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if u care about looks theres a pretty big difference between -87,88,89+ E30's. 83-87's had large aluminum bumpers frequently termed 'diving boards' with no rear apron. 88 E30's had the same aluminum bumpers as the 87's but had new bumper shocks so they dont stick out as far. 1989 was the best year for E30's, they had brand new plastic bumpers, had ellipsoid headlights standard, & it was the last year for the M-tech 1 steering wheel (on the iS'). 1990's and newer had the same plastic bumper, 1 airbag (E36 steering wheel), and no ellipsoid headlights, also i believe there were no pop-out rear windows on the coupe. 1990 was the last year for the E30 325is. 1991 brought about the new 318is with the same E36 M42 engine (although some 1991's were built in 4/90). the 318i Convertibles lasted until 1993.
if u dont find a 87 325e, just a plain 325 means the same thing. no 'e' just means less options standard, but has the same 2.7L eta engine. they started putting the 'e' on the car later in 88+. the e's followed the same evolution in appearance as the other e30's, and all have a rev limiter at 4500rpm, unless u get a JC chip which brings it up to 5k.
there's alot more to tell, just ask if i didnt cover something u wanted to know