• (4.5) 11 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $1,249–$7,261
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 27
  • Engine: 138-hp, 1.9-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 BMW 318

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Second most reliable i have owned.

by George BMW enthusiast from Fort Lauderdale - NYC on January 17, 2018

Excellent performance and handling, Very easy to maintain, great on gas. BMW 318IS manual transmission overall a true immortal car.

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