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1997 BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 138 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 BMW 3 Series

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  • Pros

    Great steering, top-notch suspension, and nice exterior styling.

  • Cons

    Spartan interior and cramped passenger compartment.

  • What's New for 1997

    Traction control and heated side mirrors are now standard across the line. Additionally, all cars receive minor styling revisions to the grille and rear fascia, as well as in the cockpit.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Never want to give it

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback

I love my baby beemer! Would not want to drive anything but a BMW since owning this car.




Great car

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback

Great car. Handling is excellent, fun to drive, decent acceleration with 5 speed, fit and finish is perfect.




Bmw

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback

The handling of this car is exceptional and very perdictable. This car combines very good performance with good fuel economy. Interior layout is excellent.




My terrific ti

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback

The ti was billed as an entry into the BMW line but inappropriately aimed at college-age men. Properly marketed, it would have sold, and the new compact available here. A 63-year-old grandmother who loves to drive, I have averages 25,000 miles/year, averaging 32 mpg. Service has been excellent. I can't imagine driving anything but a BMW after owning this car. Nimble, it hugs the road, shifts like a dream, and looks and feels new after almost 100,000 miles.




Bmw 318ti hatchback

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback

Fun to drive. Lots of zip. Holds lots of cargo.



Full 1997 BMW 3 Series Review

What's New for 1997

Traction control and heated side mirrors are now standard across the line. Additionally, all cars receive minor styling revisions to the grille and rear fascia, as well as in the cockpit.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 29
  • highway
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