1997 BMW 3 Series

The big news for the United States in 1997 was the addition of a four-door version of the performance M3. The 3 Series continued to be a very versatile vehicle, offered as a sedan, coupe, and convertible with several different engine and transmission options. Pricing ranged from $21,390 to just under $40,000. There were a total of 3,405 M3 Coupes produced in 1997, and 4,535 sedan versions.

The base engine was a six-cylinder, dual overhead cam 16-valve unit that displaced 116 cubic-inches and produced 138 horsepower. The 328 had a 24-valve engine that displaced 170 cubic-inches and produced 190 horsepower. The M3 displaced 192 cubic-inches and produced an impressive 240 horsepower.


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The success story of a global trendsetter: Five generations of the BMW 3 Series

The success story of a global trendsetter: Five generations of the BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series established the compact sports sedan segment and laid the foundation stone for the worlds most successful premium model series.If there is such a thing as a typical BMW, then it is without a doubt the BMW 3 Series. In the medium-size class it is considered the embodiment of the sports sedan and has maintained this leading role for many years unchallenged at the top....
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BMW 3 Series sedan engines: fascinating drive technology spanning five vehicle generations. In 1975, the sporty midrange BMW 3 Series established a new vehicle category. Innovative engines rendered it a forerunner for state-of-the-art technology.

BMW 3 Series sedan engines: fascinating drive technology spanning five vehicle generations. In 1975, the sporty midrange BMW 3 Series established a new vehicle category. Innovative engines rendered it a forerunner for state-of-the-art technology.

For 36 years now, the BMW 3 Series has profited more than almost any other model series from its fascinating drive technology. During a period spanning five generations, BMW 3 Series engines have time and time again been pioneers of innovative technology and milestones in engine construction. As a result, the four and six-cylinder power units, each of them having been the most modern of their time,....
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BMW Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
31,627
May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
32,228
February 2019
23,558
January 2019
18,102
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