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BMW 3-Series 2006



  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,005
    The sport package would make no difference in shifting. The clutch and shifter are the same. Both the 3-series and 5-series have a Clutch Delay Valve that some people find bothersome--it can be removed. Is it possible that your friend's 5-series has had the CDV removed?

    The E46 3-series clutch had a "dead spot," even with the clutch pedal an inch or two off the floor, the clutch was completely disengaged. The new E90 3-series does not seem to have this characteristic. I don't know how either of these compare to the newest 5-series (the E60).
  • Thanks, Corvette. I don't think he had the CDV removed. He would have mentioned that.
  • bdr127bdr127 Posts: 950
    East coast is New Jersey........I would guess it will take about 4 weeks after built.

    Charleston, SC for dealers in the southeast and some central US...
  • lehrer1lehrer1 Posts: 54
    Hi everybody,
    does anybody know what is CDV and what it is for?
    Please, look at #5601 by corvette.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,005
    As I stated, CDV is a Clutch Delay Valve. To elaborate further, the valve prevents the clutch from being released too quickly. This reduces wear on the clutch if the driver has revved up the engine to a high RPM before releasing the clutch. Reports indicate that this may be at the expense of increasing wear on the clutch during normal driving. Also, many people who are used to driving a conventional manual transmission (without a CDV) find that the CDV's presence makes it more difficult to shift smoothly.
  • lehrer1lehrer1 Posts: 54
    Thank you, corvette.
    I think the clutch pedal travel is too long on 325i. It took a while to get used to it. The engine is very good but it comes to life starting with 2000 RPM. It is good that the red line is very high. So fun driving starts with 2000 RPM.
    The shift travel is a little too long.
    325 takes curves marvelously. In a whole it it a great machine!
  • lehrer1lehrer1 Posts: 54
    Thank you, corvette
  • toonstoons Posts: 13
    Well, I took my car in for the update. They told me that I have to leave the car for a day, because it will take 6-8 hrs. I decided to reschedule.

    I actually need some one to explain about E90? What does it mean, because they said because it's E90, it'll take longer to reprogram it.

    Oh Well!
  • davidd3davidd3 Posts: 582
    "I actually need some one to explain about E90? What does it mean, because they said because it's E90, it'll take longer to reprogram it."

    E90 means the newest generation of the 3-Series sedan that was introduced last Spring. BMW people, especially technicians, often refer to the car in this way. As of now, I believe that E90 consists of the following 2006 models: 325i, 325xi, 330i and 330xi.
  • Excellent post. I watched the end and could only share the same thougths a s you, people like that shouldn't trash a E90 that way. The only good if any can be had of this, in a way, was that no one got hurt... and for once it was nice to see the cops couldn't catch the bimmer.. :D
  • dl7265dl7265 Posts: 1,381
    "for once it was nice to see the cops couldn't catch the bimmer"

    Thats a real responsible statement ...

  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,653
    I thought it was just light hearted…hence the smiley.

    Don’t let em take ya alive boys!!
  • Never owned a BMW.
    Friend has the 2005 325. Deep discount last April.

    Test drove the 2006 BMW 325. Wow, it is fun to drive. I felt like I was playing a car racing video game. The tires felt like they were part of the road. I do like the I-drive. From the driver's view, it feels roomier than the 2005. Very nice car.

    No spare tire concerns me. Even that Houston police chase run on flat thingy isn't comforting.

    However, once you get to back seat, the legroom in particular was too tight for me. (Got in-laws bumming rides from us all the time)

    I then test drove the 525. Plenty of room. Feels even more luxurious. Not as tight handling (perhaps the size). 215 hp was plenty in my opinion. I can't imagine the 545 or 550.

    Bottom line? 325 is a beautiful car.

    I went home empty handed though. I wish I could get the 5 series for the price of the 3 series.
    If I live in a trailer home and eat just hamburgers and hot dogs everyday . . or betted big $$ on North Dakota State last Saturday . . .:P
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,207
    Thanks for the report.

    I've never driven a BMW before, let alone owned one, but have the 325 at the top of my list of potential next cars: RWD, manual transmission, excellent handling, straight six (loved my 240Z) & decent fuel mileage.

    Oh, and they offer a real color (as opposed to three silvers, black, two grays & four gold variants, which seems to be all that everyone else offers) -- Electric Red.
  • dl7265dl7265 Posts: 1,381
    OR you could do ED and get a 5er for about the price of a 330i.

  • dfosherdfosher Posts: 26
    When the temperature falls below 20 degrees, my rear window makes a squeaking sound. It goes away once the inside of the car is warmed up. Anyone else notice this problem?
  • Hi you all,

    Does anyone have the BMW service code number for the bluetooth software update? I have a date to bring the car in next Thursday and it would be nice to tell them. When I contact my sales guy he acts like it is a problem with my car only and refuses to acknowledge that it is problem with other 325 owners.

  • no_exitno_exit Posts: 15
    It is CIP 20
  • Any news out there on styling changes for the '07 sedans? I note the grill work on the upcoming coupe is different than the '06 sedans. Wonder whether this change will migrate to the sedan.
  • pearlpearl Posts: 336
    I doubt that there will be any serious styling changes this quickly; however, one change I truly hope occurs is the addition of a DIPSTICK on the 3L engine. Maybe I am too traditionalist; however, NOT being able to LOOK at my oil bothers me tremendously. Has anyone thought about the possibility of taking your 3 series in for an oil change, they claim they did it, but all you have to go on is a computer readout saying you have a "full oil level". BS. SHOW ME THE OIL! I want to be able to see it and touch it. I wonder how many people will be "taken" for $100 oil changes that never happened and you have no simple way to find out?
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