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1999 BMW 3 Series Hatchback

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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 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 BMW 3 Series

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  • Safety
  • 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Simple joy

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW 3 Series

After long period, finally found my dream combination, which is M-sport package and Cal roof option. This one is equipped with fun-to-drive stick shift as well. My favourite features are too many to list. The best part is, of course, Cal roof then M-suspension/M-interior. The M44 engine always returns 31-32MPG with my driving, yet, it accelerates the ti quickly. The suspension sticks the road with minimum roll. It is not harsh either because BMW engineering tuned stiffness on the seats to match suspension characteristics. In my opinion, E36 is the best 3-series platform ever. As long as it is taken care of, it will drive for many years to come. Will keep it with my 98 M3 sedan.




Awesome

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW 3 Series

I purchased this car to drive to and from work but I drive it all the time! Gas mileage is the best, getting 34 MPG and this car is 10 years old!




Fun

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW 3 Series

The best thing about this car is that it is fun... cornering is exceptional, handling very predictable. Truly enjoyable... california sunroof rare and makes the car even more unique.



22 of 22 people found this review helpful

1998 bmw 318ti sport

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW 3 Series

Exception handling and braking. Great gas mileage. Sports package is exception and car looks great. Car is fun to drive and is a real head turner.




Love it

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW 3 Series

drives great and its very fun




I love it!!

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW 3 Series

I love my 318ti, the only thing about it that i don't like is how you can't move the steering wheel, i can never get confortable but other then that it's a pretty nice little car!!



Full 1999 BMW 3 Series Review

What's New for 1999

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

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