The BMW 3-Series models from 2005 to 2011, known as the E90 (sedan) and E91 (wagon), marked another successful chapter in the 3-Series’ legacy. Renowned for their dynamic driving characteristics and balanced performance, these vehicles catered to many buyers. The E90 and E91 offered a variety of body styles, including sedan and wagon, along with a lineup of trims and options to suit individual preferences. Inside, the cabin boasted high-quality materials, comfortable seating, and intuitive controls. Advanced technology, including iDrive infotainment systems, was available in later models, enhancing connectivity and entertainment. The M3 variant, powered by a high-performance engine and sport-tuned suspension, was a favorite among driving enthusiasts.



BMW 3-Series specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 2.5L 6-Cylinder  DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Oil capacity: 8.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.5L 6-Cylinder: 0.032″

Engine Coolant

  • Capacity: 7.4qt (7.0L)


  • Capacity: 15.8 gal (60.0L)

Washer Fluid

  • Capacity: 3.1 gal (3.0L)


  •  Type: DOT4

Manual Transmission Fluid

  • Type: BMW Lifetime Transmission Oil
  • Capacity: 3.17qt ( 3.0L )
  • 5-Speed Transmission
    • Capacity: 1.58qt (1.5L)
  • 6-Speed Transmission
    • Capacity: 1.84qt (1.75L)

Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Type: BMW Lifetime Transmission Oil



  • Petrol:
    • 1.6–2.0 L N43/N45/N46 I4
    • 2.5–3.0 L N52/N53 I6
    • 3.0 L N54/N55 I6 turbo
    • 4.0 L S65 V8
  • Diesel:
    • 2.0 L M47/N47 I4
    • 3.0 L M57/N57 I6


  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed ZF 6HP automatic
  • 7-speed dual-clutch

Fuel Consumption

bmw 3 series fuel consumption


Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H11-55W
  • Front Inner Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496
  • Front Outer Turn Signal Light Bulb: 2827
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2825
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H7-55W
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • H7-55W
    • HID-D1S

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 64136
  • Brake Light Bulb: 7506
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 6418
  • Parking Light Bulb: 2825
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7506
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Courtesy Light Bulb: 2825
  • Dome Light Bulb: 2886X
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 6418
  • Trunk Light Bulb: 6411