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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 07-27-2006, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E30s by the numbers.

There was a question asked about how many e30's that were built... Here's a total list of the number of e30s ever built.

Market Total Production
anon 10295
ECE 1812718
IDN 6334
MYS 2771
THA 20631
URY 432
USA 396649
ZAF 94511

Model Total Production
316 126659
316i 385294
318i 556679
318is 41234
320i 461479
320is 3745
323i 98483
324d 76039
324td 28904
325e 152000
325i 352993
325ix 34862
M3 17970
Z1 8000

By Chassis type:
CONVER 143371
ROADST 8000
SAL 2089266
TOUR 103704

There were 7 VIN ranges in the data that were discarded because they were invalid.
They were for: M10/Manual ECE 316, M10/Manual ECE 318i, M20/Manual ECE 320i,
M20/Manual ECE 325i, M20/Manual USA 325e and M20/Automatic ECE 325i
Convertible. There were a total of 2,344,341 E30s. These numbers include the Z1, but
not the 7 invalid VIN ranges.

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I'm guessing that the 325es and the 325is are included with the 325e and 325i?

oh, and the best term to describe E30's? Ubiquitous.
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Damn.... I never realized the mass amounts of sheet metal this country consumes on a yearly basis! That's amazing. Imagine how many Ford Escorts and Toyota Corrollas there are running around out there: . I guess the M3's are fairly rare comparitivly speaking!
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These are world wide numbers. The USA got only 396649 of the grand total.
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Here is a break down of the cars total numbers.

By Motor Type:
M10 653159
M20 1107817
M21 104943
M40 404674
M42 52033
S14 21715

By Transmission Type:
AUT 419529
MAN 1924812

By Drive Type:
4WD 34862
RWD 2309479
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what is an M21?
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Naturally aspirated or turbocharged diesel used in the E30 3 Series 324td. (never sold in the usa) It's an inline 6 cylinder 2.4-liter diesel. Like the base model BMW M20, the M21 engine has a single overhead camshaft, 2 valves per cylinder and a timing belt. In the usa these motors were found in the the 5 series 524td models.

P.S. These provide the highly sought after cast turbo manifold that people use on the M20...

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thats a good crank shaft to grab for making 2.8i's the 524td crank
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