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GE 1998 BMW 323

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 BMW 323 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 BMW 323 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

1998 BMW 323 is 2dr Coupe1998 BMW 323 iC 2dr Convertible
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$28,700$34,700
    Invoice *$25,260$30,510
    Engine2.5L I-6 168 HP 181 ft.lbs. @ 3,950 rpm2.5L I-6 168 HP 181 ft.lbs. @ 3,950 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City20.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy30.0 mpg30.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L I-6 168 HP 181 ft.lbs. @ 3,950 rpm2.5L I-6 168 HP 181 ft.lbs. @ 3,950 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator80 amp80 amp
    Battery65 amp70 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:2.93Available:4.44Standard:2.93Available:4.44
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank16.4 gal.16.4 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/AN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/A
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/AN/A
    Ride ControlN/AN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/AN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/AN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoil
    Front Torsion BarN/AN/A
    Front ShocksN/AN/A
    Rear SuspensionN/AN/A
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoil
    Rear ShocksN/AN/A
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfront and rear
    Wheels15.0 " silver aluminum15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P205/60HR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P225/50ZR16.0BSW ASStandard:P205/60HR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P225/50ZR16.0BSW AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity54
    Front Seat Typebucketbucket
    Heated Front SeatsAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushionAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion
    Front Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:centerAvailable:center
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entryrear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way
    Rear Seats50-50 benchbench
    Rear Headrestsadjustablefixed
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/Acenter
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leatherStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leather
    Door TrimStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leatherStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leather
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsN/AN/A
    Dashboard InsertN/AN/A
    Gear Shift Knob TrimAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Convertible RoofN/AStandard:manual with lining, glass rear windowAvailable:manual with lining, glass rear window, hard toppower with lining, glass rear windowmanual with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/A
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove Boxlockinglocking
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome Lightfadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront
    Floor Consolefullfull
    Overhead ConsoleN/AN/A
    Cup Holderfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbin
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback Storage22
    Refrigerated BoxN/AN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door Binsdualdual
    Rear Door BinsN/AN/A
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplastic
    Cargo CoverN/AN/A
    Cargo NetN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air Conditioningdual zone frontdual zone front
    Climate Controlautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air Filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/AN/A
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AN/A
    MP3 PlayerN/AN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    SpeakersStandard:10Available:10 performanceStandard:10Available:10 performance
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennawindow grid diversitypower retractable diversity
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/AN/A
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Cell Phonepre-wiringpre-wiring
    Power Outlets11
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/AN/A
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/A
    Smokers PackageN/AN/A
    Lighter ElementsN/AN/A
    First Aid KitN/AN/A
    Emergency SOSN/AN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/AN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems MonitorN/AN/A
    Check ControlN/AN/A
    Trip ComputerAvailable:trip computerAvailable:trip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/AN/A
    Navigation SystemN/AN/A
    Steering WheelN/Atilt
    Steering Wheel Materialleatherleather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front Windowspowerpower
    Rear Windowsmanual ventedpower
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/AN/A
    1-Touch Opendriver and passengerfront and rear
    Tinted Windowslightlight
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsN/AN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersAvailable:jetsAvailable:jets
    Rain Detecting WipersN/AN/A
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield WiperN/AN/A
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor StripN/AN/A
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/AN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running LightsN/AN/A
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsdoor mounteddoor mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagdoor mounteddoor mounted
    Overhead AirbagN/AN/A
    Occupancy SensorN/AN/A
    Childseat SensorN/AN/A
    Head ProtectionN/AN/A
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side AirbagN/AN/A
    Side Impact BarsN/AN/A
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic AlarmN/AN/A
    Tracker SystemN/AN/A
    Security SystemAvailable:security systemAvailable:security system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume14.3 cu.ft.8.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/AN/A
    Exterior Length174.5 "174.5 "
    Exterior Width67.3 "67.3 "
    Exterior Height53.1 "53.1 "
    Wheelbase106 "106 "
    Front Tread55 "55 "
    Rear Tread56 "56 "
    Turning Radius17.1 '17.1 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating4,045 lbs.4,211 lbs.
    Curb Weight3,075 lbs.3,296 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Payload970 lbs.838 lbs.
    Max Trailer WeightN/AN/A
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag Coefficient.31.36
    Front Legroom41.1 "41.1 "
    Rear Legroom32.7 "28.1 "
    Front Headroom36.7 "38.1 "
    Rear Headroom35.9 "36.3 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front Hiproom53.2 "53.2 "
    Rear Hiproom52.1 "43.6 "
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder Room55.6 "55.6 "
    Rear Shoulder Room54.9 "44.1 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger Volume82 cu.ft.74 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume9.2 cu.ft.8.1 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded14.3 cu.ft.N/A
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/AN/A
    Rear Spoilerliplip
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    Rear BumperN/AN/A
    Rear Step BumperN/AN/A
    Bodyside Moldingsblackblack
    Bodyside InsertN/AN/A
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/A
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Wheel WellN/AN/A
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille Moldingschromechrome
    PaintStandard:monotoneAvailable:clearcoat monotoneStandard:monotoneAvailable:clearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heated
    Trailering HarnessN/AN/A
    Trailering HitchN/AN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/unlimited72/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Maintenance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 BMW 323 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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