BMW
M3
1996
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1996 BMW M3 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1996 BMW M3 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 BMW M3 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$38,960
Invoice *
$33,685
Engine
3.2L I-6 240 HP 236.0 ft.lbs. @ rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Fuel Economy City
20.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
28.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Engine
3.2L I-6 240 HP 236.0 ft.lbs. @ rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Alternator
80 amp
Battery
75 amp
Axle Ratio
3.23
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
17.2 gal.
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential

Steering and Suspension

Ride
sport
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
strut
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Front Tires
P225/45ZR17.0 performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
245/40
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size

Seating and Interior

Front Seat Type
sport
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 8-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 8-way
Rear Seats
full split-bench
Seat Trim
leather
Door Trim
leather

Comfort and Conveniences

Sunroof
power
Reading Lights
front
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
dual zone front
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Radio
AM/FM stereo
CD
single
Speakers
performance
Cruise Control
cruise control
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Trip Computer
trip computer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
174.5 "
Exterior Width
67.3 "
Exterior Height
52.6 "
Wheelbase
107 "
Curb Weight
3,175 lbs.

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler
lip
Paint
clearcoat
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
48/50,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1996 BMW M3 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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