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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Good for its age, almost all models have ABS but earliest cars may have no airbags at all and some were retro-fitted. Passenger airbags generally optional and side bags only optional on the later models. No Euro NCAP result. Good immobiliser fitted from 1992 onwards.

Isn't built for practicality, but the boot will meet the needs of most. The rear seat backs however do not fold so if you need greater capacity perhaps consider the saloon or Touring model with its estate back. Glovebox and a few pockets are the only storage areas in the cabin.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series Coupe (92-99).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

S equipment

S standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
None available