About BMW 325Ci
As a member of the BMW 3 Series, which is BMW's top seller in the United States market and the successor to the BMW 02 Series, BMW 325Ci was built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW, between 2001 and 2006 as an entry-level luxury car. Originally introduced as a model in the fourth-generation 3 Series, 325Ci was available in both European and North American markets. Competing against the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry Solara, and Saab 9-3, 325Ci was discontinued after being manufactured for only five years.
BMW 325Ci (E46) made its debut for the 2001 model year in the North American market when the 3 Series was in its fourth generation. It was offered in two body styles, 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible and came in only one trim level. Built based on the E46 platform, 325Ci shared a lot of equipment with the second-generation 3 Series. Equipped with standard features including automatic climate control, one-touch power windows, a power moonroof, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a CD player and keyless entry as well as optional DVD-based navigation system with iDrive, adaptive xenon headlights, parking sensors, active cruise control, leather seating and active steering, BMW 325Ci was powered by a 2.5 L inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 184 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through a 5-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels.
BMW 325Ci Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Endowed with world-class suspension, steering and brake components, BMW 325Ci has an ability to communicate with drivers. And that is why it has been a solid choice for many car enthusiasts. However, as the accumulation of mileage, you still need to be prepared for these common problems on your 325Ci just in case:
First, just as expected, engine failure is BMW 325Ci's primary and biggest problem while driving, according to the data collected from reliable car repair statistics site repairpal.com. In fact, the worse situation is the cooling system often also fails together with the engine failure. When the cooling system starts to leak coolant, the engine will keep overheating and stay at a high operation temperature consistently, which is harmful to engine performance. Gradually, you will notice the engine performing worse so that it will misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues. Before the 325Ci breaks down completely, it will lose power while acceleration and consume excessive oil while operating. Once both Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light are activated, please inspect the working condition of the 325Ci radiator, spark plug, water pump, cooling hose, oil pan, starter, oxygen sensor, intake manifold gasket, oil filter and air filter immediately.
Second, another same serious issue on BMW 325Ci that troubles drivers a lot is the braking failure. I believe nearly every driver knows the significance of a well-functioning braking system, even though for those who have not enough knowledge about working principle of automobiles. According to some 325Ci drivers' experience, the braking failure on the vehicle often starts with noisy sounds from the brakes, the brakes may also respond poorly, the brake pedal pulsates intensively and braking fluids leak on the ground. Gradually, it will evolve in rear brakes getting locked up without reason, especially on wet surfaces and parking brake could not hold the car properly. Finally, when the Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light come on, it is high time for you to make sure the 325Ci brake pad, brake disc, brake drum, brake caliper, brake line, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable are working properly.
To enjoy pleasure brought by your BMW 325Ci invariably, please attach enough importance to the routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts on it. Some parts such as 325Ci seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight and cabin air filter should be maintained routinely as they all play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment.
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