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1999 BMW 3 Series

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BMW 3 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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Review of the 1999 BMW 3 Series

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  • Pros

    BMW rewrites their best seller. Bigger and more luxurious than last year, the 3-Series should quell complaints about the former model's only shortcoming.

  • Cons

    Not all the models get revised at the same time. Coupe and convertible fans will have to make do with the former design.

  • What's New for 1999

    New standard goodies adorn 3 Series two-door models in 1999.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Bmw 328i

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible

When you go for BMW 3 Series you have to check which engine as their are 2 types VANOS system and double" VANOS both engine parts are not available if some one knows he might guide me!!! Make sure if you buy any BMW 3 Series 1999 and above model once its heat up (red light blink for any reasons) I advise you to go to nearest junk yard and through the car there. I spend on repairing it more than the price I bought . its second BMW I own . I don’t advise anyone for BMW 328 I at all




Convertibles rock

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible

BMW must have made the convertibles much better because they seem to get much better reviews! I (and the previous owner) experienced NO problems other than routine maintenance (and I just passed 108,000 miles with no problems). Great vehicle - sure, it it stiff and tight, but its a sports car that rides and drives like a race car and get excellent gas mileage (average 24 mpg if I can keep my foot out of the fuel tank!). At 8 years old, the only thing I really need to upgrade is the stereo speakers. I did install a new top, but that's a given at the 6 to 8 year mark. Keep it clean and tuned up and the convertible's run fast, hard, and forever!



18 of 18 people found this review helpful

1999 bmw 323i

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible

This car is the best car I have ever owned in reliability, fun to drive, and utility. It has only been in the shop a few times for routine maintenance and performs nicely to this day.




The ultimate driving machine!

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible

I get so many coments about my dark green '99 328ic convertible. "Nice car!" It gets a personal hand detail about twice a month. A four hour labor of love. Many ask: How do you like your BMW? The best way for me to sum it up is to honestly say: I could win the lottery Saturday night, and that would change a lot of things about my life. However, I would NOT change my car. Perhaps buy others, but this BMW is a keeper.



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What's New for 1999

New standard goodies adorn 3 Series two-door models in 1999.

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Talk About The 1999 3 Series

1999 BMW 3 Series Discussions See all Started By

fdg07
fdg07
08-08-2006
Which of these is better buy, 1999 M3 2dr or 2001 330ci? I have seen that a used 1999 m3 can cost as much as nearly a 2002 or 2003 BMW 330ci. Thats pretty interesting despite that fact that the M3 is?...


aschribe
aschribe
08-06-2006
I'm considering buying a 330i and hesitate only for the lack of AWD. I've heard competing things about AWD in this car. On the one hand I've heard that it really does enhance traction in the 2-3 mo?...


anthonym
anthonym
06-05-2005
Just to add to the discussion, I purchased the redesigned 3 series in 1999 (automatic 323i) and currently still have it until I sell it. The handling is unbelievable and quick enough for me even with...



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