2003 BMW M3

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2003 bmw m3 Reviews and News

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2003 All-Star GT: BMW M3

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From the moment you slip into the sport seat, fire up that masterful 3.2-liter in-line six, engage first gear, and pull away, it's obvious that the M3 is full of the right BMW stuff. The cool, classy look and feel of the whole car is absolutely top drawer, and you immediately sense that this is a serious driving tool put together by enthusiasts in Munich who really know what they're doing. And boy, is it fast. The M3 is the complete package. Under the hood, the engine's deep, rich sound is classically BMW, and the delivery and the free-revving response are wondrous. The six-speed shifter is another quality deal. The degree to which suspension, wheels, and tires all work together to deliver fast, fluid, and unflappable cornering is extraordinary. For a car with supercar limits, the M3 is surprisingly accessible and easy to place, turning in beautifully even at unpublishable speeds. The steering is slightly too light for some people's taste, but it has the high precision that is stamped all over the car. At a time when "flame surfacing," "iDrive," and "aesthetic value systems" are the new buzzwords at BMW, the M3 is a celebration of traditional BMW strengths.

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2003 BMW M3
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Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe I6
16 MPG City | 24 MPG Hwy
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2003 BMW M3
Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe I6
333hp
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2003 BMW M3
2003 BMW M3
Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe I6
333hp

2003 BMW M3 Specifications

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Engine
3.2L I6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
24 MPG
Horsepower:
333 hp @ 7900rpm
Torque:
262 ft lb of torque @ 4900rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:33:50
Component
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE WINDOW LIFTING ANTI-PINCHING DEVICE MIGHT NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.
Consequences
OCCUPANTS COULD BE PINCHED BY A WINDOW THAT IS BEING CLOSED.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FOR THE WINDOW LIFTING ANTI-PINCHING DEVICE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 27, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
Potential Units Affected
13,100
Notes
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
BMW is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans; 325Ci and 330Ci coupes and convertibles; 325iT and 325xiT Sports Wagons; and M3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy
BMW intends to issue initial notifications to owners informing them of the safety defect in June 2013. Once replacement parts are available, estimated for July, BMW will notify owners again to contact their dealers and schedule a replacement of the passenger air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Potential Units Affected
42,080
Notes
BMW of North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sports Wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-2005 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sport Wagons; 2001-2005 325xi sedans and Sports Wagons; 2006 325i coupes and convertibles; 2001-2006 330i sedans, coupes, and convertibles; 2001-2005 330xi sedans; and 2001-2006 M3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the air bag inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the inflator resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side frontal air bag, free of charge. An interim notice was mailed to owners in September 2014. A second notice was mailed when an adequate supply of parts became available, on December 1, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Potential Units Affected
573,935
Notes
BMW of North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi Sedans, and 325xi and 325i Sportswagons, 2002-2006 330Ci, 325Ci, and M3 Convertibles and 325i, 330i, and M3 Coupes, 2002-2003 M5, 540i, 525i Sedan, and 530i Sedans, and 540i and 525i Sportswagons, and 2003-2004 X5 3.0i and 4.4i Sports Activity Vehicles. Please note that the 5-series and X5 vehicles are only included if they are equipped with the optional sports steering wheel. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag module, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 13, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-348 in its entirety. Additionally, vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well.
Potential Units Affected
420,661
Notes
BMW of North America, LLC


NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Tested
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Tested
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R

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