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  1. 2005 BMW 330i
  2. WBAEV53405KM43213
  3. 149K Miles
  4. Options and Packages below
  5. Owner for 10.5 years
  6. Maintenance records below
  7. Houston, Texas Location 77479
  8. Yes will ship at buyer expense
  9. Asking $9,500
I have a beautiful and immaculately maintained E46 2005 BMW 330i that need to find a new home. Family obligation is the only reason why I am selling.

Please closely inspect all photos and reach out with questions or for additional information and more photos.

This 330i has 149k miles on it. I purchased it 10 years ago with 62k miles. Clean title, no accidents, always garaged and not abused/beaten. I have taken care and serviced this car religiously inside and out. I also kept it as stock and original as possible with some oem upgrades.

Come with Sports Package and M Aerodynamics Package from the factory. This car was made 01/2005 which was the last month of production for E46 Sedan in Germany.

Oil is changed every 5k miles full synthetic Castrol with oem filter. Premium fuel always used. I routinely flushed and refilled brake, power steering fluid and coolant. Engine and transmission are in great condition, responsive, fast and smooth. No leaks at all. The front and rear suspension has less than 5k miles on it (details below).

black paint
natural brown interior
auto trans
M aerodynamics body package
xenon headlights
Harman Kardon sound system

Rear Fog Light – very rare! Probably the only or one of the few American E46 with rear fog light. I got the switch overseas and programmed it (wasn’t easy). Only European models came with rear fog light.
Bluetooth Telephone
Homelink garage door opener on headliner
Rear view mirror with auto dimming, compass and additional Homelink transmitter
BMW alarm
Mechanical fan replaced with Electric fan
Amber taillights and front signal lights replaced with clear lights from Germany

In addition to the rear fog light, I also programmed the following options that were typically found on European models:
Double flash hazards
Adaptive Brake Lights
Speedometer Real Speed (stock is +5.7%)
Front corner marker lights delete
Front fog lights with high beams activated
Follow me home lights activation
Speed limiter removed

I did everything possible to stay ahead of maintenance and fix issues, leaks, problems before they began. All work was done by me unless otherwise noted.

Passenger window regulator, AC evaporator, CCV system, pulleys, radiator expansion tank, front/rear brakes and regular oil changes.

100K – 130k
Spark plugs
Ignition Coils
Valve Cover Gasket
Oil filter housing Gasket
Vanos seals replaced
Vanos oil line
O2 sensors
Radiator replaced
All radiator and coolant hoses replaced
Pulleys replaced
Power steering reservoir and all hoses replaced
Power steering pump lines replaced
Fuel pump replaced
Fuel filter replaced
Engine mounts
Transmission mounts

Transmission fluid flushed and filled by Motorwerks in Houston

Rear Brake Discs and Pads

Front Brake Discs and Pads. Valve Cover Gasket replaced, spark plugs replaced.

Front and Rear Hankook Ventus S1 Noble Tires

Power steering rack and pinion replaced
Lower control arms and bushings
Tie rods
Front and rear struts and shocks, all Bilstein
Front and rear sway bar bushings
Front and rear sway bar links
Rear trailing arm bushings
Suspension all around is literally brand new with only OEM parts.

CCV System replaced

Engine mounts, rear control arms.

The body and paint on this car is an amazing shape considering the age. No dents or major imperfections. There are scratches, scuffs and small imperfections. The hood, roof and trunk can use some elbow grease to bring back its shine and buff out the look. I would give the hood 7/10, roof 7/10 and truck 6/10.

Overall for the age the whole body is 8/10.

The interior is close to excellent condition. I had the headliner fixed as they always come apart on these cards. Front pillars are new, rear pillars are original but some clips broken. Door panels, dash and bezels are all in excellent condition. Sunglasses compartment, cup holder, coin holder, sun visors and mats are new.

The rear seats are in excellent condition. The front seats are great for their age, with the passenger seat getting a 8/10 and the driver seat 5/10.

The steering wheel stitching is coming apart so that will need to be redone at some point if it bothers you.

There is a dash cam that comes with the car. There is a rock crack in the middle of the windshield and about a 5-inch crack on the passenger side that has not expanded in 10 years.

Some curb rash and scratches on all wheels. Overall 6/10 for their age.

There are very little issues with this car. If you are familiar with the E46 platform these shouldn’t be a big problem.

The trunk lights are not working. I have done a lot of troubleshooting and replacing of parts but the lights will not activate. Checked all the wiring and there is not short.

The radio sometimes flashes BMW assist message but goes away. This is tied somehow to the Bluetooth installed (oem).


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