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BMW 3 Series 1997

The 1997 BMW 3 Series range of configurations is currently priced from $2,300.

The 1997 BMW 3 Series carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

BMW 3 Series 1997 Price and Specs

The BMW 3 Series 1997 is currently available from $2,300 for the 3 Series 318i up to $13,970 for the 3 Series 328i High-Line.

Pricing guides

$8,135
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$2,300
Highest Price
$13,970
BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
328i Convertible 2.8L PULP 5 SP AUTO $9,200 $13,860
328i Convertible 2.8L PULP 5 SP MAN $9,000 $13,530
328i Executive Convertible 2.8L PULP 5 SP AUTO $9,100 $13,640
328i Executive Convertible 2.8L PULP 5 SP MAN $8,800 $13,310
318is Coupe 1.9L PULP 4 SP AUTO $6,700 $10,340
318is Coupe 1.9L PULP 5 SP MAN $6,500 $10,010
328i Coupe 2.8L PULP 5 SP AUTO $8,100 $12,540
328i Coupe 2.8L PULP 5 SP MAN $8,000 $12,320
316i Hatchback 1.6L PULP 4 SP AUTO $4,100 $6,710
316i Hatchback 1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN $4,000 $6,490
318ti Hatchback 1.9L PULP 4 SP AUTO $5,400 $8,360
318ti Hatchback 1.9L PULP 5 SP MAN $5,200 $8,030
318i Sedan 1.8L ULP 4 SP AUTO $4,600 $7,370
318i Sedan 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,300 $3,960
318i Executive Sedan 1.8L PULP 4 SP AUTO $5,600 $8,690
318i Executive Sedan 1.8L PULP 5 SP MAN $5,500 $8,470
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BMW 3 Series 1997 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 3 Series here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Ignition switch on 97 BMW 318i

    It's unlikely to be the battery, as you've proved when the fully charged one didn't fix the problem. BMWs of that model had problems with the ignition switch and I would suspect that that's your problem. Next time it happens rapidly turn the switch on and off several times and see if you get any response. If you do it's the switch that is your problem.

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  • What's the difference

    THE 1997 model was an upgrade of the E36 introduced in 1991. There were two 328i coupes -- the Executive and the High Line. The Executive boasted air, dual airbags, ABS, alloys, CD sound, cruise, alarm, fog lamps, leather wheel and trim, and traction control. The High Line added sports seats. They go through brakes and tyres and can have radiator problems.

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BMW 3 Series 1997 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1997 BMW 3 Series are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1710mm x 1393mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the BMW 3 Series 1997 Dimensions  include 1348mm height, 1710mm width, 4433mm length.
BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
328i Convertible 1348x1710x4433 mm
328i Executive Convertible 1348x1710x4433 mm 102 mm
328i High-Line Convertible 1348x1710x4433 mm 102 mm
318is Coupe 1393x1710x4433 mm
328i Coupe 1366x1710x4433 mm
328i Executive Coupe 1366x1710x4433 mm
328i High-Line Coupe 1366x1710x4433 mm
316i Hatchback 1393x1698x4210 mm
318ti Hatchback 1393x1698x4210 mm
318ti Sport Hatchback 1393x1698x4210 mm
318i Sedan 1393x1710x4433 mm 125 mm
318i Executive Sedan 1393x1710x4433 mm
318is Sedan 1393x1698x4433 mm
318i Limited Sedan 1393x1710x4433 mm
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BMW 3 Series 1997 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1997 BMW 3 Series will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the BMW 3 Series vary from 15x6 inches to 15x7 inches.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
328i Convertible 15x7 inches 15x7 inches
328i Executive Convertible 205x60 R15 15x7 inches 205x60 R15 15x7 inches
328i High-Line Convertible 205x60 R15 15x7 inches 205x60 R15 15x7 inches
318is Coupe 15x7 inches 15x7 inches
328i Coupe 15x7 inches 15x7 inches
328i Executive Coupe 15x7 inches 15x7 inches
328i High-Line Coupe 15x7 inches 15x7 inches
316i Hatchback 185x65 R15 15x6 inches 185x65 R15 15x6 inches
318ti Hatchback 205x60 R15 15x7 inches 205x60 R15 15x7 inches
318ti Sport Hatchback 15x7 inches 15x7 inches
318i Sedan 15x6 inches 15x6 inches
318i Executive Sedan 15x6 inches 15x6 inches
318is Sedan 15x7 inches 15x7 inches
318i Limited Sedan 15x6 inches 15x6 inches
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BMW 3 Series 1997 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1997 BMW 3 Series is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The BMW 3 Series currently offers fuel consumption from 7.1 to 8.9L/100km. The BMW 3 Series is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
328i Convertible 2.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 8.9L/100km
318is Coupe 1.9L,PULP,5 SP MAN 7.8L/100km
316i Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 7.5L/100km
318i Executive Sedan 1.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 7.6L/100km
318i Sedan 1.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8L/100km
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BMW 3 Series 1997 Towing capacity

The BMW 3 Series’s towing capacity ranges from 900kg to 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
328i Convertible 2.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
328i Executive Convertible 2.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
328i Convertible 2.8L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 1400kg
328i Executive Convertible 2.8L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 1400kg
318is Coupe 1.9L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
318is Coupe 1.9L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
328i Coupe 2.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1600kg
328i Executive Coupe 2.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1600kg
316i Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
316i Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 900kg
318ti Hatchback 1.9L,PULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
318ti Hatchback 1.9L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 900kg
318i Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
318i Sedan 1.8L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
318i Executive Sedan 1.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
318i Executive Sedan 1.8L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
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