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The BMW 3-series is a special mix of sporting performance, practicality and European luxury in a compact package. It's the car that defines 'sport sedan,' and the benchmark every luxury carmaker uses. The 330 comes as a coupe or convertible. It is normally rear-wheel drive, but an all-wheel drive version is also available called the 330xi. It seats up to five passengers in a luxurious wood and aluminum trimmed interior. It is powered by a 225 hp 3.0-liter inline-six engine. Transmission options are a six-speed manual, six-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox, or five-speed automatic transmission with manual gear selection. Safety features include traction control, side-impact airbags and front side-curtain airbags, antilock brakes, and Dynamic Stability Control. For 2005, the BMW 330 gets more options and standard equipment.