BMW 3 series E36 Coupe 1992

This generation of BMW 3 series E36 has been produced from January, 1992 to December, 1999. We can provide information about 14 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with classical rear wheel drive.

This BMW is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.8 litres and power of from 102 to 193 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (7 versions), as well as automatic (7 versions) gearbox.

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BMW 3 series E36 coupe average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 7.7 to 10 litres per 100km. The most economical BMW 3 series version is BMW 316i Coupe, consuming 7.7 litres of petrol per 100km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.3 seconds has BMW 328i Coupe version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW 316i Coupe reaching this speed only in 14 seconds.

Lenght of BMW 3 series is 443 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - BMW 3 series is about 7 cm longer than Ford Focus sedan, but 3 cm shorter than Honda Civic sedan. BMW 3 series gross weight is from 1695 to 1815 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 14 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This BMW is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3800 $. According to user reviews, average BMW 3 series repair costs are 150 $ per year. Users calculated BMW 3 series cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.19 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 61%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW 3 series for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about BMW 3 series prices and costs.

In user reviews BMW 3 series received average grade 7.1 (from 10) which is lower than average mark for similar aged cars (7.6). 87% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

BMW 3 series modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
BMW 316i Coupe Sep 1993 — Dec 1999 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
BMW 316i Coupe Sep 1993 — Dec 1999 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 8.4 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
BMW 318iS Coupe Jan 1992 — Mar 1996 1.8 Petrol 140 HP 8.3 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
BMW 318iS Coupe Oct 1992 — Mar 1996 1.8 Petrol 140 HP 8.5 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
BMW 318iS Coupe Mar 1996 — Dec 1999 1.9 Petrol 140 HP 8 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
BMW 318iS Coupe Mar 1996 — Dec 1999 1.9 Petrol 140 HP 8.8 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
BMW 320i Coupe Jan 1992 — Dec 1999 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
BMW 320i Coupe Jan 1992 — Dec 1999 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 10 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)
BMW 323i Coupe Mai 1995 — Dec 1999 2.5 Petrol 170 HP 9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
BMW 323i Coupe Mai 1995 — Dec 1999 2.5 Petrol 170 HP 10 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
BMW 325i Coupe Jan 1992 — Dec 1999 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 8.8 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
BMW 325i Coupe Jan 1992 — Dec 1999 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (5 gears)
BMW 328i Coupe Jan 1995 — Dec 1999 2.8 Petrol 193 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
BMW 328i Coupe Jan 1995 — Dec 1999 2.8 Petrol 193 HP 10 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)

BMW 3 series safety

During safety testing BMW 3 series has obtained 2 stars from five, which means quite low safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of BMW 3 series is evaluated with two stars, and for pedestrian protection BMW 3 series got two stars.

BMW 3 series prices

BMW 3 series 1992 - 1999 coupe price in Latvia is from 1600 $ to 6500 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW 3 series price is very high - BMW 3 series is almost two times more expensive then average coupes of this age (compare coupes 1992 - 1999 prices). Despite of price above average BMW 3 series quality is not so good (see below), so this BMW may not be the best choice for this price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW 3 series 1999 price 2700 $ 3200 $ 3900 $
BMW 3 series 1998 price 3300 $ 3600 $ 3900 $
BMW 3 series 1997 price 2600 $ 3100 $ 4200 $
BMW 3 series 1996 price 1700 $ 3300 $ 4700 $
BMW 3 series 1995 price 1600 $ 3600 $ 6000 $
BMW 3 series 1994 price 2900 $ 3700 $ 4800 $
BMW 3 series 1993 price 3100 $ 4600 $ 6000 $
BMW 3 series 1992 price 4000 $ 5500 $ 6500 $

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BMW 3 series reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) BMW 3 series quality is more below average. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2011, defects were detected in an average of 30 percent of BMW 3 series of this generation.

BMW 3 series reliability and quality

BMW 3 series E36 coupe features (options)

Percentage of BMW 3 series with corresponding feature (option)

Metallic paint
57%
Leather upholstery
42%
Sunroof
41%
Adjustable steering wheel
38%
Conditioning
35%
Climate control
33%
Heated seats
18%

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BMW 3 series reviews

Total 74 BMW 3 series owner reviews

BMW 3 series 1998 Cabrio Petrol 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2005 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 33
BMW 3 series 1992 Sedan Petrol 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 21 year) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 255.3 $ (~ 127 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 24
BMW 3 series 1999 Estate car/wagon Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 555 $ (~ 185 $ per year)
Total car rating:
6/10
   female, age 50
BMW 3 series 1996 Estate car/wagon Petrol 2.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:3`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 14.0 litres per 100km (100% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2419.8 $ (~ 604 $ per year)
Total car rating:
5/10
   male, age 42
BMW 3 series 1997 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:5`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 222 $ (~ 44 $ per year)
Total car rating:
5/10
   male, age 38
BMW 3 series 1992 Sedan Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 21 year) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 471.75 $ (~ 157 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male, age 25
BMW 3 series 1994 Sedan Petrol 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2005 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (11 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (10% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 77.7 $ (~ 7 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 47
BMW 3 series 1999 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:3`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1221 $ (~ 1221 $ per year)
Total car rating:
6/10
 
BMW 3 series 1995 Sedan Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 14 years) Owned for:13`000 kilometers (8 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 88.8 $ (~ 11 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male, age 29
BMW 3 series 1998 Sedan Petrol 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:1998 (age of car 0 years) Owned for:57`000 kilometers (19 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.6 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total car rating:
7/10
   female, age 45
BMW 3 series 1994 Cabrio Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 21 year) Owned for:40`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 77.7 $ (~ 25 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male
BMW 3 series 1996 Sedan Petrol 1.8 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 19 years) Owned for:70`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 666 $ (~ 166 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 45
BMW 3 series 1999 Hatchback Petrol 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:35`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 543.9 $ (~ 181 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 28
BMW 3 series 1994 Sedan Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 21 year) Owned for:4`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 166.5 $
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 21
BMW 3 series 1992 Coupe Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2018 (age of car 26 years) Owned for:6`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1332 $ (~ 1332 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 42
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