Research 1998 BMW 3 Series specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

318ti Hatchback Manual


Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -


Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.6
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4
Height, Overall (in) 54.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9
Length, Overall (in) 165.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.4
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.0


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32


Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1


Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series
Body Style 3 Door Coupe


Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar


Front Tire Size P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/60R15
Front Tire Size P225/50R16
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15
Rear Tire Size P225/50R16
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.22
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.52
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2778


Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact