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1997 BMW 3-Series 3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA Specs

3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
MSRP based on 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
 

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 23 mpg City/31 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas I4, 1.9L
EPA Class Compact
Style Name Hatchback Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style 2dr Car
Transmission 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/economy/sport/ manual shift modes

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2,833
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6
Height, Overall (in) 54.8
Length, Overall (in) 165.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31

Performance Specs

Engine
Displacement 1.9L/116
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300
Fuel System EFI
Engine Type Gas I4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000
Transmission
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size P185/65R15
Front Tire Size P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Hydraulic energy absorbing bumpers (damage control to 9-MPH)
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system...
Auto front seatbelt tensioners
Auto locking retractors on all seat belts
All season traction control

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Corrosion Years 6
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 50,000
Roadside Assistance Years 4

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
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