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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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| Originally posted by MrM3@Sep 16 2003, 08:56 PM |
the 4cyl 320's stopped production in 77 so a 82 320 would be the 6cyl. the 1.8's were called 318s in that year. there was also a 323, but that was probably only available in europe.
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| Originally posted by m42technic@Sep 17 2003, 03:28 AM |
Thats more like it.
320i's didnt even start production until 1977.
The 77-79 models came with the 2.0 4cyl. The 80-83 had the 1.8l 4cyl. Apparently they decided not to change the name for marketing reasons. Theyve done the same thing with new models too for the same reason.
Europe also saw the 323i with the 2.3l 6cyl as well as the 320i 6cyl with a 2.0l six.
A 323i probably wouldn't be the best idea for the average person. They were a grey market car in the states so parts availability over here definitely isn't the best.
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