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Trims

316
318i
9 national listings
318i Convertible
318is
1 national listing
318ti
7 national listings
320i
320si
323i
324d
324td
325i
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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 62 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

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BMW 3 Series Questions

Julie Gunther
10

Check Engine Light

340 and 420 I own a BMW z3 roadster 96 Above are the codes that are popping up for my check engine light. Can you tell me how much this will cost? And if it's an easy fix? I'm trying to smog it:(

40 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
Julie Gunther
10

Check Ending Light

I own a 96 BMW z3 roadster. My check engine light is bad. In order to pass smog I can not have the bad light. Is this an easy fix? I've heard it's very expensive to just change it. Also is it cons...

26 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
pillowhitter
15

Stumped 1996 Bmw 328is

ok so i have a 1996 bmw 328is has a good battery but wont stay charged that's one problem but the car wont run and when it does run it runs like it is miss firing but ive done a compression test and...

60 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
pillowhitter
15

Im Stumped

ok i have a 1996 bmw 328is its threw a code saying miss fire from the 4th cylinder i baught a new coil pack and spark plugs and erased the code now its tossing a p0173 fuel trim and it will start bu...

21 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
pillowhitter
15

Runs Like Crap

i have a 1996 bmw 328is and the cam shaft position sensor just went out i replaced that along with the valve cover seal she did not start untill i replaced the camshaft position sensor now it runs l...

14 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)