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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

Has a four-star Euro NCAP rating and Boasts six airbags as standard and a full compliment of electronic safety measures. Puts up a very good fight in the face of thieves who might otherwise find it a very tempting target.

More roomy than it used to be, but rear drive compromises boot capacity somewhat - it's a good effort and very useable space, but there are more accommodating rivals which offer greater load space.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series Convertible (00-06).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Ci equipment

Ci standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Traction control
Ci optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Ci Sport equipment

Ci Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Central locking
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Ci Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
M Sport optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint

M Sport Edition equipment

M Sport Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
M Sport Edition optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint