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.
I just bought a 1989 318i (Euro Specs). I don't know anything about BMWs so I would like to know some of the car specs like HP, torque, what parts are interchangeable between models, etc. The car is black, manual everything except mirrors, cloth seats, the engine is a m10 as far as I know (4 cyl, 1.8), is manual transmission, 4 doors and it has the bottlecap rims which are 4x100 pattern. I would like to know what other factory or OEM wheels fit my car and what other options are available for this model. Another thing I would like to know is that since this car didn't came to U.S., what U.S. model can I compare it to since most of the websites for aftermarket parts don't have my car listed, I mean they have it but for 1991 or other years not 1989. Sorry for the long post and thanks for any info.
if its an '89 then its an m40, any of the aftermarket parts that fit an e30 and dont have anything to do with the engine will work they are all the same in that aspect. As far as engine performance goes i dont think they made an m40 in the US so that may be a little difficult. I dont know how similar the m40 is to the m42 since ive never seen one here
if its really a european car then it is an m40. they did not make a 318 in the US after '85 until 11/89 which would be an "is" which had a m42, but in europe they had a 318i that came with a m40. what is the production date on the car? if it is before 11/89 then it is european and it has an m40
Originally posted by e30fanm3@Mar 15 2005, 10:55 PM if its really a european car then it is an m40. they did not make a 318 in the US after '85 until 11/89 which would be an "is" which had a m42, but in europe they had a 318i that came with a m40. what is the production date on the car? if it is before 11/89 then it is european and it has an m40
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