1998 BMW 318ti

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Body Color
Black
Stock
21GKM418
Vin
WBACG7320WKC30665
Miles
80,232
Engine Size
1.9L I4
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Body Color
Black
Stock
21GKM418
Vin
WBACG7320WKC30665
Miles
80,232
Engine Size
1.9L I4
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual

5 Speed Hatchback

Black
Black
1.9L I4
5 Speed Manual

1998 BMW 318ti 2-Door Hatchback

- Missouri Car
- Jet Black Paint over Black Leatherette Interior
- 1.9L Inline 4 Cylinder
- 5 Speed Manual with RWD
- 80k Miles
- Power Sunroof
- Active Package
- Original Window Sticker

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1998 BMW 318ti on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 150 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to its accident and damage-free Carfax history, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

“… a refined supercommuter for the upwardly mobile….” – Motor Trend, October 1995

“From the first time you open the 318ti's door-as a wave of the intoxicating, distinctive BMW scent sweeps over you-the impression is one of quality. The interior features a reinterpretation of the '83-91 3-Series dash: simple and effective with the same great tactile sensations found in the current 7-Series. Being shorter than the 3-Series coupe hasn't hindered the 318ti's back seat or trunk room-both areas are surprisingly generous. Our test car, packaged with multi-adjustable leather-accented seats and power equipment, certainly didn't feel like a base model. In fact, the 318ti's standard equipment list reads like options for most under-$20K cars.”

“The small-displacement four-cylinder is a little sluggish off the line, but once the pistons are pounding in high-rpm fervor, the 318ti is quite sprightly. But it's the innate crisp handling and taut steering that makes driving this new model a true pleasure.”

Offered here is a 1998 BMW 318TI (Touring International/E36 series) in Jet Black over black. Showing 80,232 miles currently, the car has traveled fewer than 3,500 miles per-year on average since being delivered new at Plaza Motor Company in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The car's original factory window sticker is included in the sale and pictured in the gallery; as a reference, it shows all standard and optional equipment on the BMW.

Demonstrating BMW's highly regarded paint-application technology, the car's non-metallic exterior (schwarz-2) black paint is in excellent condition with even gloss and deep reflectivity across every panel, including the lower-body panels. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The body is free of dings, dents, scrapes, or other damage; the power-operated sunroof is pristine. Chrome trim on the bespoke kidney-shaped grilles is likewise excellent. All factory badging—including the BMW roundel emblems—is properly in place. Cabin glass (including on the rear hatch) and lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. Factory-optioned 15-inch, round-spoke alloy wheels with BMW roundel center caps are mounted with Sentury® Touring 205/60 all-season tires.

Inside, the all-black color theme continues with black leatherette upholstery on all seating surfaces. Cabin carpeting, steering wheel, door trim, rear-hatch cargo area, and dashboard are all in black, and every interior surface is free of wear or damage, mostly appearing nearly new. The instrument cluster's lens is clear, and all gauge and switchgear graphic markings are crisp and unworn. The console-mounted shift lever for the 5-speed manual transmission features leather trim and the embossed shift pattern.

Under the hood, the 1.9-liter, dual-overhead-cam, M44 BMW engine commands a clean, complete, and unmodified engine bay. Surfaces are original and all components are properly installed. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight and free of damage as might exist from too-aggressive driving or track use.

The car's factory-mounted data and identification tags remain mounted. The aforementioned window sticker is included in the sale.

While the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '98 BMW 318ti in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

In so many ways, BMW's “Ultimate Driving Machine” slogan is accurately applied to the company's many models. This 318TI demonstrates that even at the entry-level, the look, feel, and sporty performance of the car is very satisfying for the young enthusiast, one of whom is likely reading this right now and planning to give us a call.

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