1996 BMW 3 Series Overview

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 37,630 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,500.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



7 national listings
318i Convertible
5 national listings
Show 3 more trims

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,500
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,180
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 930
View All

Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 63 reviews

Once You Drive One, You'll Only Want To Drive A Bmw... by Shaun
 — The 328is is by far the closest thing to an M3 you can get. It's a bit more refined with plenty of pep. The difference with my E36 is that it's modified, 90% in the suspension and handling area's. ... Read More
Love The Car by David
 — Its an 18 y/o car that came with 138hp out of the factory, so its not quite a sleeper but i'll make it one by this summer. Takes corners pretty well but right now it doesn't have enough power to hav... Read More
One Bad Crossbred Bmw by Alex
 — E36 318ti body, black with m technic appearance package. Powerplant was an e46 m3 motor with the six speed smg transmission. built internals and tuned by aa (active autowerks). Fully built track ca... Read More

People researching a 1996 BMW 3 Series contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1996 BMW 3 Series, exterior
BMW 3 Series
34% of the time
BMW 5 Series
7% of the time
Honda Accord
5% of the time
Ford Mustang
4% of the time
3 Series
Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?
CarGurus has 37,630 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,500.

BMW 3 Series Questions


I Have A 2014 Bmw 335i (x Drive). When I'm Driving At Less Than 10 Mph And ...

Is this a problem with other 2014 335 i (x drives)?

2 views with no answers yet

I Have A 1996 328i Convertible That Has Not Been Run In Over A Year And I W...

1996 328i convertible has not been started in over a year. Previously there were not problems with the engine. It has about 1/4 tank of gas. How should I go about getting it started?

19 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Can Changing Out The Alternator On My 1996 Bmw 328i Convertible Adversely A...

Can changing out the alternator on my 1996 bmw 328i convertible adversely affect the operation of the radio and cassette deck? 6 cylinder, automatic.

7 views with no answers yet

Will Large Rims Damage The Drivetrain On My 4 Cyl. 1996 Bmw 318i?

I have 22" in. rims I would like to mount on my bmw but I need to know if this will cause problems.

101 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
David Seville

Are The Throttle Bodies From A 96 318is Compatible With That Of The M3?

59 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 years ago)