The further developed heating and air conditioning technology ensures that the interior maintains the desired temperature throughout the year. Engine selection: the greatest variety and highest level of efficiency in the segment. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate. Optional Active Steering This high-tech adjunct to the standard power steering varies the effective turning ratio to correspond with vehicle velocity, making it easier to maneuver at low speeds while enhancing stability under freeway cruising conditions. Styling changes are subtle but numerous and include a new hood with additional character lines, new side mirrors, reshaped taillamps, and a sharper crease running down each side. The rear: sporty and tight with a new lighting design.
Side view with elegantly elongated lines. So, if you want to buy a clunker that willets likely need major repairs within weeks, if not within days of purchase, then this is your place. Controlled by the vehicle's safety electronics system, this feature ensures that in the event of a rear-on collision the front section of the headrest is moved forward by up to 60 millimetres and upwards by as much as 40 millimetres. So for its third year on the market, is giving its bread-and-butter model a healthy list of small improvements to make it even more desirable. As before, the 2009 3 Series will be available as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and hardtop-convertible in either 328i and 335i form, utilizing a 3. They would reset and tell me there were no codes and the light would come right back on. The basis for internet use in the vehicle is provided by the further developed functions of iDrive.
A turbodiesel-powered 335d is also available, which generates 265 horsepower and substantially more torque than its gas-powered siblings. Major functions also can be accessed via four direct-select buttons, and much of the system is now voice-activated. There have been many imitators over the years, but when you're in the market for a comfortable, everyday car that's as equally at home canyon-carving at triple-digit speeds as it is taking the kids to school, the is hard to beat. Their 4-cylinder diesel engines have been modified in a number of details, and the further reduction of exhaust emission levels has been implemented so as to have no impact on fuel consumption and the acoustic properties of the engines. I had brought it up to the dealer on every service. Though at a distance the updates are hard to spot, overall the 2009 3 Series has a slightly sharper, more muscular appearance than its predecessor.
Had to replace windshield sealer. As one of a number of features which are unique within the competitive field, all petrol engines are fitted with High Precision Injection and all diesel engines combine an all-aluminium crankcase, turbo charging and common rail direct injection of the third generation. In the 335, twin turbochargers up the output to 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The new generation of iDrive is available in conjunction with the optional navigation system Professional. Opting for all-wheel drive or the more potent 335i drops fuel economy slightly.
Head protection Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat. Another new feature is the exterior mirrors with two distinctive character lines, echoing the interplay between the convex and concave shaping of the surfaces. As before, the 2009 3 Series will be available as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and hardtop-convertible in either 328i and 335i form, utilizing a 3. Among the changes are slightly revised styling, an upgraded interior, simpler iDrive interface, in-car Internet access, a new audio system, and an optional dual-clutch transmission. For 2009, the automaker is finally offering an oil-burning option in the form of the 335d.
For the first time it is possible to fit 4-cylinder models of this series with xDrive. Five of the six fuel injectors replaced and just about 6 months ago all six injectors replaced again and I had to pay half of the cost. Introduced as a 2006 model, the fifth-generation of 's iconic 3 Series sport sedan has continued this tradition -- especially after receiving a much-needed horsepower upgrade the following year. A relatively long wheelbase coupled with short front and rear overhangs, plus a slight wedge shape, gives the compact 3 Series a dynamic flair that reflects common styling cues with the larger 5 Series and 7 Series, elements that are further reinforced by the signature twin-kidney grilles. This function is performed by one of the two inside headlamps, depending on the direction.
Critics said the A4 sedan and A5 coupe have agile, refined handling and a high-quality, upscale interior. The Sport Package nets tauter suspension, sport seats and 17-inch wheels and tires. There is no water temperature gauge on the car, only oil temperature, so there was no way to know car was overheating till engine power cut out. The dual-arm tension strut axle with stabiliser is largely made of aluminium. Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. The mirrors also offer an enlarged field of vision. Control Display with high-resolution graphics and variable layout.
The clean, elegant look is highlighted by standard leatherette upholstery set off by Burl Walnut, Poplar Natural Wood or aluminum trim. All 3 Series models are fitted with extended-mobility run-flat tires, so no spare is included. Though at a distance the updates are hard to spot, overall the 2009 3 Series has a slightly sharper, more muscular appearance than its predecessor. The rear-wheel drive 3-Series comes with three engines that distinguish trim levels. With its high image resolution it offers significant improvement in the display of detailed graphics. Even at its entry level, the 3 Series package provides an engaging mix of character, quality and performance.