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1998 BMW M Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1998 BMW M specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 BMW M warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$42,200
Invoice *
$37,065
Engine
3.2L I-6 240 HP 236.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man
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. @ 3,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man
Alternator
80 amp
Battery
75 amp
Axle Ratio
3.23
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
13.5 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential

Steering and Suspension

Ride
sport
Front Suspension
strut
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
17.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P225/45ZR17.0BSW performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
245/40
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
sport
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way (4-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way (4-way power)
Seat Trim
leather
Door Trim
leather
Floor Trim
carpet
Gear Shift Knob Trim
leather

Comfort and Conveniences

Convertible Roof
power with roll-over protection
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
fade
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
brand AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
compatible
Speakers
10 performance
Amplifier
premium
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Fuel Filler Door Release
fuel filler door release
Cell Phone
pre-wiring
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
analog
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel
sport
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
1-Touch Open
driver and passenger
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
door mounted
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
door mounted
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
immobilizer

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
158.5 "
Exterior Width
68.5 "
Exterior Height
50.9 "
Wheelbase
96 "
Turning Radius
16.4 '
Drag Coefficient
.41
Front Legroom
41.8 "
Front Headroom
37.6 "
Front Hiproom
54.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
51.7 "

Exterior Features

Bumpers
body-colored
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Grille Moldings
chrome
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
48/50,000
Major Components Months/Miles
48/50,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
48/50,000
Maintenance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1998 BMW M 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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