Used BMW 3-Series Saloon (1998 - 2005) Equipment

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In the closely fought compact executive market, one model stands out from the rest: the BMW 3-Series. It has history stretching back to the 1980s and has built a solid reputation, and is the car of choice for every young middle manager.
2 out of 5

Equipment

Base spec doesn't offer very much. SE and Sport are much better served but there’s still plenty of options to consider. As standard, all models get an adjustable steering column, front, side and head airbags, an air filter, ABS, traction control, automatic front seat belt tensioners, body coloured bumpers and side sills, a catalytic converter, digital clock, electric front windows, electric door mirrors, a lockable and illuminated glovebox, an immobiliser, head restraints, front sun visors with vanity mirrors, ISOFIX child seats, cloth upholstery, leather rim sports steering wheel, velour carpets, air conditioning, power steering, remote alarm system, height adjustable front seats, service interval indicator and 16-inch steel wheels.

ES adds sports suspension, body coloured door handles and mirrors, brake force display, and a leather gear knob and steering wheel. In addition, SE brings 16-inch alloy wheels, an automatic dimming rear view mirror, cruise control, front armrest, fog lights, map reading lights, heated exterior mirrors and washer jets, an on-board computer, park distance control, rear electric windows and a sports multi-function steering wheel.

Sport models add sports suspension, aerodynamic bodystyling, colour-coded door and grab handles, a multi-function sports leather steering wheel and sports seats. Options include bi-xenon headlights, voice control, a multi-function steering wheel, park distance control, tyre pressure monitor, automatic air conditioning, automatic transmission, rain sensors, automatic headlights, a remote alarm system, an electric glass sliding roof, light alloy wheels, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger, a headlight cleaning system, rear side airbags, front heated seats and electrically adjustable front seats.

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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