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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-18-2004, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just wanted to know what this motor came out of. I had purchased the car from one of my dad's friends and the motor had perviously been rebuilt. I think it might be the 2.7L from the 325e but i'm not sure. and i was wondering how much HP does a 2.7L have originally. Mine is rated over 220HP. Thanks for any tips you guys
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the 2.7L M20B27 from 325es before 1989 was rated for 121hp @ 3250rpm and 170lb-ft. @ 4250rpm. After that, they made the 'super eta' that put out the same torque but seven more horsepower. What your dad's friend probably did was use the B25 (i-spec) valvetrain and stuff with the eta crank and bottom-end parts, among some other things.
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