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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 01-22-2004, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering what models of an older 325 i should get and in the long run which model is the best for an all around fast good lookin machine. Thanks for the input.
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bmw started putting the 2.5i engine in the e30's in 87 for the sedans, coupes, and cabrios, and is the most powerful engine you can get in a e30 except for the M3. any 325 with no letters after it, with an 'e', or 'es', has a 2.7L eta engine which makes more tq than a 325i/is but lacks about 50hp and is factory limited to 4500rpm.
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I owne a 87' 325 IS and i love it. i have also had very few problems, and it is faster than most of the other cars that are either this old or even early 90's. My car is stock and i would like it to be a little bit faster.[/FONT]
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the e30 m20 (6 cyl) is a good car. You can get them loaded up nicely, and they are pretty quick. They are 170 hp. The engine is very well engineered, and lasts a long time. There is lots you can do with them. If you get tired of the performance, converting to a m50 (1992-1995 325 motor) is reletively easy, and yields a nice power increase.
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