1997 BMW 3 Series Overview

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 36,044 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,200.


Not sure what you want?

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



8 national listings
318i Convertible
1 national listing
4 national listings
Show 4 more trims

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,140
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,100
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 870
View All

Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 60 reviews

'97 Bmw 318ti Sport by Justin
 — Car is a '97 318ti Sport 5-speed (2-door hatchback) Bought this car used about one year ago with 178,000 miles. Previous owner took great care of the car. Maintenance has been very inexpensive, and... Read More
The True Spiritual Successor To The Bmw 2002tii by RickELake
 — Fans of the BBC's Dr.Who know that his preferred method of transportation - The Tardis - is much bigger on the inside than its exterior dimensions would suggest. Much the same is true of the BMW 318ti... Read More
The 318ti: The Spirit Of The 2002tii In A Hatchback! by RickELake
 — I worked for BMW during the '95-'99 period that the 318ti was imported as the "entry level" offering. The base MSRP was a mere $19,900 with a fuly optioned M-Sport version going for just under $25k. ... Read More

People researching a 1997 BMW 3 Series contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1997 BMW 3 Series, exterior
BMW 3 Series
35% of the time
Ford Mustang
5% of the time
BMW 5 Series
4% of the time
3 Series
Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?
CarGurus has 36,044 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,200.

BMW 3 Series Questions


My 328 1997 Convertable Switch Won't Work. My Trunk Latch Is Broken And Wo...

3 views with no answers yet

Was The 1997 Bmw 328i Equally Offered In All 4 Wheel Drive Propulsion?

As just reiterated I would like to know if yes or no at 100% was the 1997 BMW SERIES 328i equally offered in AWD =All Wheel Drive???

132 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
Terry Thorpe

Bmw 328i Coupe E36, The Remote For The Central Locking Just Does Not Work I...

458 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

What Type Of Automatic Transmission Fluid Should I Use In My 97 Bmw 328i An...

1,290 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Which Gas Station In California Has The Best Gas And What Should I Use For ...

I just wanna know if I should be using 91 octane and from what gas station.

118 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)