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.
By Chassis type:
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.
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!
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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