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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 06-07-2004, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 91 318i and it's got about 130 something horsepower to 140 I think correct me if I'm wrong. Has anyone every tried going heads up agaisnt a corolla with their 91 eo 318i? Because my g/f bought a new corolla and it's automatic but it still feels a lot faster than my 318ib standard although I keep that car in a tip top shape with tune ups oil changes, differtial fluids. I guess a car that is 13 years old is a little limited compared to the brand new engine.
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Haha, mine is an 85. If I was in tip top shape, I'd race.
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mine is tip top but 318i is a little weak.
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u might keep up with your stick...but i doubt that
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E30 318i pics.

Check this link for E30 motor ratings. Standard e30 is 115hp, i.S. version is 136hp, kat version is 113hp.

Check out this Corolla link. Engine is rated at 130hp at 6k rpm.

Obviously, the bimmer will handle better (if in top shape) and should win in a road race.

0 to 60? Since the bimmer is older, you would prolly just have to race. The gearing on the Toyota may give it more rapid response also from 0 to 40 or so.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lol. I have the same experiance, my boyfriend has a 2001 Neon 3 speed, and he can stop faster and accelerate faster then my 325i auto .
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lol. I have the same experiance, my boyfriend has a 2001 Neon 3 speed, and he can stop faster and accelerate faster then my 325i auto .
so your a girl
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Check out this 318i link. Engine is rate 118hp.

Check out this Corolla link. Engine is rated at 130hp at 6k rpm. So most of the hp is not usable during acceleration.

Obviously, the bimmer will handle better (if in top shape) and should win in a road race.

0 to 60? Since the bimmer is older, you would prolly just have to race. The gearing on the Toyota may give it more rapid response also from 0 to 40 or so.
i belive he has the E30.... if he does have the E36 like in the link then he wouldnt be in this section of the forums
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Originally posted by schneider252+Jun 7 2004, 03:28 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (schneider252 @ Jun 7 2004, 03:28 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-greenlightracer@Jun 7 2004, 02:12 PM
lol. I have the same experiance, my boyfriend has a 2001 Neon 3 speed, and he can stop faster and accelerate faster then my 325i auto .
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i would hope so....


318 would def. win, even against a corolla s
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No I'm actually a guy, I don't see why that would matter tho... (in this day in age)
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They made three-speed transmissions as late as 2001?
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They made three-speed transmissions as late as 2001?
i was thinking a 4 speed
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yea check it out. All the reviewers complained about it. goto consumerguide.com and check out their used auto sections for the specs on the 2001 Neon. they soon changed over to their craptacular 604 4 speed tranny shortly after 2001
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Well, crappy as it may be (we are talking about a Dodge Neon, anyway), I still can't imagine what would make their engineers think that three forward gears would be able to cover the acceleration and cruising demands of everyday driving.

Long as the 318 driver knows what he's doing, I'd put money on the Bimmer.
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i belive he has the E30.... if he does have the E36 like in the link then he wouldnt be in this section of the forums
Updated my previous post to reflect E30 specs.
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