Used 1997 BMW M3 Coupe

1997 BMW M3

1997 Highlights

To the delight of sports car enthusiasts who need the practicality of four doors, BMW releases a sedan version of the M3. Identical to the coupe in virtually every respect, the 1997 BMW M3 sedan is available with either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Note that the coupe is no longer available with the automatic.


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


  • Spartan interior and cramped passenger compartment.

Used 1997 BMW M3 Coupe for Sale

BMW M3 1997 4dr Sedan Estorial Blue Pearl Metallic 127,830 miles
Used 1997BMW M3Base
Est.Loan: $308/mo
BMW M3 1997 4dr Sedan Cosmos Black Metallic 56,221 miles
Used 1997BMW M3Base
Est.Loan: $546/mo
Avazi Auto Group
19.8 mi away
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Features & Specs

2dr Coupe
Transmission5-speed manual
Horsepower240 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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The King of the Crop
This is the best car I have ever owned, bar none. You can't buy an all around better mix of performance, luxury, and style for less than $50,000. Pre-owned values have really started to come down on the E36 M3 (95-99). Pick one up today before they are all gone!
I love this car
This is a car that was built to be driven. Plenty of power and great handling makes this a very fun car to drive. For the most part it is very predictable and feedback provides plenty of warning when pushing the limits on corners.
This is the car for you!!!
After being the laughing stock of my high school football teammates with a 1991 bright teal Acura Integra, I decided that it was time to upgrade to a BMW. I have always liked BMWs, but I didn't think that I could afford the repairs, but I was completely misinformed. With a total of 171k miles, I couldn't be any happier with my M3. After 4 years of ownership, my repairs pair bills have been half the price of my girlfriend's Nissan 200sx, which she has had for 2 years. If you are looking for a true sports car with the body of a tank and reliability of a Honda, this is the car for you!!!!!
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