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BMW 318i

The BMW 3-series has been a core part of the brand since 1975 and has spanned six generations over 40 years.

The 318i is the entry point of the 3-series range and is offered purely as a sedan. Power comes from a 1.5-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder which can be connected to either a six speed manual or eight speed automatic transmission.

Pricing starts off at POA for the 3 Series 318i M-Sport, with the 3 Series 318i Luxury Line topping the range at $51,810.

BMW 318i Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 318i here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is the fuel consumption of a BMW 318i?

    BMW's F30-series 318i is claimed to average 5.4-litres of fuel consumed per-100km, measured on a combined cycle of city and highway driving. This is quite efficient for a large four-door car.

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  • Is the BMW 318i a good & reliable car?

    So long as it is serviced on time and looked after well, the BMW 318i can be a great, reliable and enjoyable mode of transport. Although it is no tar-burning supercar the 318i has been known for 30 years as a well-made, pleasant way to get around town. Older second-hand models should have a professional inspection before purchase to make sure they have been serviced regularly and not driven without car, as this can affect the car's long-term reliability.

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  • How can you make a BMW 318i faster?

    Trade it in on an M3. Realistically, modifying your 318i is a legal minefield and doesn't really make sense given BMW produce higher-performance models in the 3-series line-up, starting with the 328i and going all the way to the ridiculously fast M3.

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  • How can you make a BMW 318i faster?

    Trade it in on an M140 or one of BMW's many performance-oriented models.

    While you can theoretically make a 318i faster, you're wasting money - and potentially making your car illegal to drive on the road - when there are faster models available from BMW.

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BMW 3 Series Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW 3 Series varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $82,170
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $107,030
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $68,900 $108,900
2021 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $78,900 $78,900
2020 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $82,170
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $107,030
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $38,800 $86,900
2019 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $42,000 $70,070
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $48,900 $76,230
2018 Sedan 1.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $29,800 $78,540
2018 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $36,000 $63,360
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $42,100 $68,970
2017 Sedan 1.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $24,100 $69,850
2017 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $30,800 $72,710
2017 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $35,300 $61,270
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BMW 3 Series Fuel Consumption

The BMW 318i is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.4L/100km for Sedan /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2018 Sedan 5.4L/100km 1.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 5.4L/100km 1.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 5.5L/100km 1.5L PULP 6 SP MAN
2015 Sedan 5.4L/100km 1.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2005 Sedan 6.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
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BMW 3 Series Wheel Size

The BMW 318i has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x45 R18 for Sedan in 2018 with a wheel size that spans from 18x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2018 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2017 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2016 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2015 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2005 Sedan 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 318i Wheel Sizes

BMW 3 Series Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW 318i Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2018 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2017 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2016 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2015 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2005 Sedan 1415x1739x4471 mm 107 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 318i Dimensions

BMW 3 Series Towing Capacity

The BMW 318i has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2018 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2017 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2016 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2015 Sedan 1300kg 1300kg
2005 Sedan 1400kg 1400kg
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