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.
Yeah. The Eta has another two tenths of a liter, but it's got almost fifty fewer horsepower than the E30 iS motor, too. You're comparing the most economical engine of the old generation to the most sporty engine of the new. Kind of one-sided.
ah but with about 1000$ of work you can get an E way faster than an is.
By swaping the intake manifold, cam, and exhuast with normal iS parts and then changing the differential gearing to something just below the normal 3.73:1. To top it off you get a new chip to raise the rev limiter and remap the fuel curve. That will be faster than a 325is. Both a e30 and e36.
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