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1998 bmw 3-series Sedan Gas Mileage
1998 bmw 3-series 328i 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/26 highway MPG
1998 bmw 3-series 318i 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 20 city MPG/29 highway MPG
used 1998 BMW 3 Series Sedan Overview
The used 1998 BMW 3 Series Sedan is offered in the following styles: 328i 4dr Sedan, and 318i 4dr Sedan. Pre-owned 3 Series Sedan models are available with a 2.8-liter gas engine or a 1.9-liter gas engine, with output up to 193 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1998 3 Series Sedan comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Review With out a doubt the BMW e36 M40 engines are a very reliable engine. These cars require routine maintenance such as oil changes with synthetic oil, oxygen sensor replacement every 30,000 - 60,000 miles for best fuel air mixture ratio and mpg performance. The cooling systems are prone to wear due to plastic BMW OEM parts however, replacing the thermostat, water pump and radiator with full metal parts is highly suggested. BMW parts for the E36 series are relatively inexpensive and can be found on the internet comparable to the price of Honda, or Toyota parts. I bought my 1998 BMW 318I in August of 2012 with 176,000 miles. I have not had any mechanical issues with it. I do my own maintainence
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Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Post-collision safety system, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Power Driver Seat, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Alarm, Upgraded Headlights, Heated seats, Parking sensors, Navigation, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Back-up camera, Leather Seats, AWD/4WD, Keyless Entry/Start, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Heads up display, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Stereo, Lane Departure Warning, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Soft Top, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control