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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 BMW 318 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 BMW 318 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

1997 BMW 318 ti 2dr Hatchback1997 BMW 318 i 4dr Sedan1997 BMW 318 is 2dr Coupe
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$21,960$26,520$28,270
    Invoice *$19,215$22,755$24,285
    Engine1.9L I-4 138 HP 133 ft.lbs. @ 4,300 rpm1.9L I-4 138 HP 133 ft.lbs. @ 4,300 rpm1.9L I-4 138 HP 133 ft.lbs. @ 4,300 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City23.0 mpg23.0 mpg23.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy31.0 mpg31.0 mpg31.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine1.9L I-4 138 HP 133 ft.lbs. @ 4,300 rpm1.9L I-4 138 HP 133 ft.lbs. @ 4,300 rpm1.9L I-4 138 HP 133 ft.lbs. @ 4,300 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator80 amp80 amp80 amp
    Battery65 amp65 amp65 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:3.45Available:4.44Standard:3.45Available:4.44Standard:3.45Available:4.44
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank13.7 gal.16.4 gal.16.4 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    WheelsStandard:15.0 " steelAvailable:15.0 " silver aluminum16.0 " silver aluminum15.0 " steel15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P185/65TR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P205/60HR15.0BSW ASP225/50VR16.0BSW ASStandard:P185/65TR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P205/60HR15.0BSW ASP205/60HR15.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat TypeStandard:bucketAvailable:sportbucketbucket
    Heated Front SeatsAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushionAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushionAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion
    Front Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entryN/Arear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Rear Seats50-50 benchStandard:benchAvailable:50-50 bench50-50 bench
    Rear ArmrestsN/AAvailable:center with pass-thru and skibagcenterN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:clothAvailable:leathercloth/leatherStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leatherclothStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leathercloth
    Door TrimStandard:clothAvailable:leatherStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leatherStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leather
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Gear Shift Knob TrimAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel StorageN/Abinbin
    Seatback Storage222
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplasticplastic
    Cargo CoverrigidN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualdual zone frontdual zone front
    Climate ControlN/Aautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Air FilterN/Aair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:clockpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Speakers10Standard:10Available:10 performanceStandard:10Available:10 performance
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennafixedwindow grid diversitywindow grid diversity
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Heated Door LocksAvailable:heated door locksAvailable:heated door locksAvailable:heated door locks
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)N/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/Arear child safety door locksN/A
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Cell PhoneN/Apre-wiringpre-wiring
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Exterior TemperatureAvailable:exterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Trip ComputerAvailable:trip computerN/AN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowsmanual ventedpowermanual vented
    1-Touch Opendriver and passengerfront and reardriver and passenger
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersAvailable:jetsAvailable:jetsAvailable:jets
    Rear Windshield Wiperrear windshield wiperN/AN/A
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Rear Side AirbagN/AAvailable:rear side-impact airbagN/A
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Security SystemAvailable:security systemN/AN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors4 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume36.4 cu.ft.15.4 cu.ft.14.3 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length165.7 "174.5 "174.5 "
    Exterior Width66.9 "66.8 "67.3 "
    Exterior Height54.8 "54.8 "53.8 "
    Wheelbase106 "106 "106 "
    Front Tread55 "56 "55 "
    Rear Tread56 "56 "56 "
    Turning Radius17.1 '17.1 '17.1 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating3,715 lbs.3,946 lbs.3,946 lbs.
    Curb Weight2,745 lbs.2,976 lbs.2,976 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating1,830 lbs.1,830 lbs.1,830 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating2,083 lbs.2,326 lbs.2,326 lbs.
    Payload970 lbs.970 lbs.970 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.35.30.31
    Front Legroom41.1 "41.1 "41.1 "
    Rear Legroom28.0 "34.0 "32.7 "
    Front Headroom38.7 "37.1 "36.7 "
    Rear Headroom37.0 "36.7 "35.9 "
    Front Hiproom54.0 "53.5 "53.2 "
    Rear Hiproom53.1 "53.3 "52.1 "
    Front Shoulder Room56.1 "55.5 "55.6 "
    Rear Shoulder Room55.5 "56.3 "54.9 "
    Passenger Volume74 cu.ft.86 cu.ft.82 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume11.3 cu.ft.15.4 cu.ft.9.2 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded36.4 cu.ft.N/A14.3 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Spoilerlipliplip
    Bodyside Moldingsblackblackblack
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Grille Moldingschromechromechrome
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 BMW 318 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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