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3 Series Pricing Change Effective 4.1.03

MY 2004 3 Series Coupes and Converts:

325Ci Coupe base price $30,100.
325Ci Convert $37,300.
330Ci Coupe $36,300.
330Ci Convert $43,600.

no change in pkg prices

Xenon (adaptive) $800
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Are you going to sort out the March updates controversy for us? What's the deal on the 2003 M3? We are eagerly awaiting your input on this.
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MY 2003 3 Series Sedans & Sport Wagons:

No price increase on 325i and 325xi Sedans.
No price increase on 325i and 325xi Sport Wagons
330i Sedan base price $34,800. *6-speed manual now
standard! Wow!!! (all 330 models, not 325's)
330xi Sedan base price $36,550.00
ZHP Perf Pkg. $3,900.00
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MY 2003 3 Series Sedans & Sport Wagons:

No price increase on 325i and 325xi Sedans.
No price increase on 325i and 325xi Sport Wagons
330i Sedan base price $34,800. *6-speed manual now
standard! Wow!!!
330xi Sedan base price $36,550.00
ZHP Perf Pkg. $3,900.00
can you tell us whether M3's will get the rear LEDs?

Please?
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So many changes, I don't have time to post them all....

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can you tell us whether M3's will get the rear LEDs?

Please?
No M-specific info.

"Adaptive brake lights are now standard on all 3 Series
as of March production"...
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330i Sedan base price $34,800. *6-speed manual now
standard! Wow!!! (all 330 models, not 325's)

ZHP Perf Pkg. $3,900.00
Well, um, that makes that part of the ZHP redundant.
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can you tell us whether M3's will get the rear LEDs?

Please?
Didn't you post that M3 pic with LEDs ?
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Didn't you post that M3 pic with LEDs ?
But we have no confirmation on whether they will be on March production M3s.
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Didn't you post that M3 pic with LEDs ?
some people need more convincing
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Hmm, you're right.
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A quick summary of the MY2004 3 Series Coupe and
Convertible visual design changes:

• New headlights
• New kidney grilles
• New front spoiler
• New hood
• New front fenders with new turn signal indicators
• New taillights
• New shape to the trunk grip
• New rear apron

Note: U.S. specification 330Ci Coupes and Convertibles no longer have titanium finish in the headlight surrounds or on the front spoiler. Visual differentiation between the 325Ci and 330Ci Coupes and Convertibles still includes the wheels, tailpipes (chrome on the 330 models), and the rear badge.

New colors:
• Mystic Blue (A07) replaces Topaz Blue on all 3 Series models as of March production.
• Silver Gray (A08) replaces Steel Gray on all 3 Series models as of March production.

New wheels:

MY2004 325Ci Coupe and Convertible

• Styling 88 (16 x 7) with all-season tires replaces Styling 43.
• Styling 119 (17 x 8) with performance tires replaces Styling 44 when the sport package (ZSP) is ordered.

MY2004 330Ci Coupe and Convertible

• Styling 98 (17 x 7) with all-season tires replaces Styling 79.
• Styling 71 (18 x 8 front and 18 x 8.5 rear) with performance tires replaces Styling 72M when 18-inch wheels are ordered
with the sport package (ZSP). Use ordering code 795.

Technical changes:

• Adaptive headlights—an all-new feature for BMW—is available as an option. The headlights turn in the direction of intended travel depending on steering wheel input, vehicle speed, and yaw rate. The feature is bundled with Xenon headlights and is only available on the 3 Series Coupe and Convertible.

• Adaptive brake lights are now standard on all 3 Series as of March production. This feature was first introduced on the 7 Series. Under hard braking, the brake lights illuminate more intensely, communicating a critical safety signal to following drivers.

• The rain sensor and automatic headlight control are standard for all Coupes and Convertibles. These features were previously only available with the Premium Package (ZPP).

• Rear PDC (Park Distance Control) is now available on all 3 Series models. PDC was only available previously on 330 models and the Sports Wagon.

• A 6-speed manual is now standard on all 330 models as of March production. The automatic transmission remains a 5-speed.

• Cleaner engines as of March production on all 3 Series. Both the 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter inline 6 cylinder engines will be classified as ULEV2 (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) engines in all 50 states. The 2.5-liter was formerly classified as a LEV and the 3.0-liter was classified as a ULEV. The 325i Sedan, 325Ci Coupe and 325i Sports Wagon remain SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) in the CARB states (CA, MA, NY, and VT) when equipped with automatic transmissions.
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330i Performance Package (ZHP)

Retail Price: $3,900

Brief summary of features:

Performance

• New camshafts and a reprogrammed engine management system yield an additional 10 horsepower for a
total of 235 hp SAE
• Shorter rear axle 3.5%
• Preliminary BMW AG test 0-60 mph test results: 5.9 seconds. (Compared to 6.4 seconds for the MY2003
5-speed 330i Sedan.)
• Stiffer suspension than standard 330i Sedan sport suspension
• 6-speed manual transmission with a Short Shifter

Exterior differentiation

• Aerodynamic Package including headlights in black
• High gloss shadow line trim around the windows
• Styling 135 18 x 8 front/18 x 8.5 rear wheels with 225/40ZR 18 front tires and 255/35ZR 18 rear tires
• Exhaust (looks and sounds more aggressive)

Interior differentiation

• New instrument console with 300 rpm higher redline and red speedometer and tachometer needles.
• Sport seats
• 3-spoke steering wheel covered in alcantara
• Standard cloth/alcantara upholstery (Montana leather upholstery can be ordered as an option, but the
steering wheel remains alcantara.)
• Anthracite roof liner
• Standard black cube aluminum trim
• Silver cube aluminum trim will be available as a no cost option. (Not available with Beige Montana
Leather.)

Performance Package colors

• Non-Metallic colors: Jet Black, Alpine White, and Imola Red (only available with the Performance
Package)
• Metallic colors: Mystic Blue, Silver Gray, Orient Blue, Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, and Oxford Green.
(Steel Blue and Gray Green will not be available in conjunction with the Performance Package.)

3 Series Sedan and Sports Wagon

New colors:

• Mystic Blue (A07) replaces Topaz Blue on all 3 Series models as of March production.
• Silver Gray (A08) replaces Steel Gray on all 3 Series models as of March production.

March Technical changes:

• Adaptive brake lights are now standard on all 3 Series as of March production. This feature was first introduced on the 7 Series. Under hard braking, the brake lights illuminate more intensely, communicating a critical safety signal to following drivers.

• Rear PDC (Park Distance Control) is now available on all 3 Series models. PDC was only available
previously on 330 models and the Sports Wagon.

• A 6-speed manual is now standard on all 330 models as of March production. The automatic transmission
remains a 5-speed.

• Cleaner engines as of March production on all 3 Series. Both the 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter inline 6 cylinder engines will be classified as ULEV2 (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) engines in all 50 states. The 2.5-liter was formerly classified as a LEV and the 3.0-liter was classified as a ULEV. The 325i Sedan, 325Ci Coupe and 325i Sports Wagon remain SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) in the CARB states (CA, MA, NY, and VT) when equipped with automatic transmissions.
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Hey Jon,

Thanks for the great site.

I have a deposit on a 330i for mid March production with end of April delivery. Now based on what you just wrote, my new baby should be a 2003 330i with a 6 speed?

I still think that it's fishy that BMW would still say that these 330is are still MY2003 models. Dollars to doughnuts that BMW comes clean in March and state that all 3 series produced in March will be MY2004.

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Hey Jon,

Thanks for the great site.

I have a deposit on a 330i for mid March production with end of April delivery. Now based on what you just wrote, my new baby should be a 2003 330i with a 6 speed?

I still think that it's fishy that BMW would still say that these 330is are still MY2003 models. Dollars to doughnuts that BMW comes clean in March and state that all 3 series produced in March will be MY2004.

C.
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The only 2004s will be the coupes and convertibles...
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Any 330Ci's in the allocation?

Not a single one....

Believe me, they are going to (now) be in tight supply
(for everyone)...

We rec'd. (1) 325Ci, and (1) 325Cic - that's it...

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And is it me or are those 88s identical to the old E36 wheels?
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Believe me, they are going to (now) be in tight supply
I was afraid of that...

I was hoping to find an allocation for late April delivery. So it looks like I may have to figure out how to get my hands on one of the '04's...
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Not a single one....

Believe me, they are going to (now) be in tight supply
(for everyone)...

We rec'd. (1) 325Ci, and (1) 325Cic - that's it...

So I assume the factories are retooling for the new facelifted coupes and convertibles and thus leaving extra workers to work on the M3s? This could explain the high number of M3 allocations.

psssss... how many m3 allocations did cutter receive?
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So I assume the factories are retooling for the new facelifted coupes and convertibles and thus leaving extra workers to work on the M3s? This could explain the high number of M3 allocations.

psssss... how many m3 allocations did cutter receive?
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