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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 05-03-2005, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool

Hey everyone.

I just purchased a nice red BMW 323i
Its my first BMW and my second ever car.

I basically know nothing about BMW's but when i saw this car i though "I MUST HAVE IT!"
So i took it for a test drive, it was great - i was sold on it. For peace of mind i got it professionally checked/evaluated. Everything seemed cool so i got it. ive had it for 2 days and i just love it.

The only thing is i know nothing about it! People ask me the specs and i go "ummm"

The seller said it was a 86. yet i cant find a record of 323i's from 86(so maybe it was purchased in 86?). it has a zedler(?) body kit and after market suspension, and is one of 5 that were imported to Western Australia.

Anyway i just wanted some info on the history of the car just so i can tell people when they ask me.

It has a GR badge.

Thanks in advance. -Lime

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Old 05-03-2005, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hi i,m a new boy too and mad on bmw E30,s that looks a really nice one, and i love the chrome round the windows. also you dont see many with square headlights, well not around these parts anyway (england) i to was hooked when i first jumped in one and am on my second one now.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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BMW did make a limited amount Of E30 323i but as it was slower than the E21 323i They had to got to the 325i if you are in doubt about the cc find the chassis plate under the bonnet (right inner wing I think) the this plate you’ll see as few sets of numbers one will start WBA and is 17 digits long that the chassis number then there should be one than looks like 23 6S1 that the engine number and the first 2 digits of this relate to the cc of the engine:
i.e. 23 = 2300cc (this applies to all but the very latest BMWs) is it is an 323 the engine is a M20 B23
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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323i's were sold here (europe) from 83 though 86.
Shouldn't be anything iffy about it being an 86.
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that things sexy... but maybe get rid of those ugly square headlamps.
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Originally posted by lime@May 3 2005, 07:34 AM
Hey everyone.

I just purchased a nice red BMW 323i
Its my first BMW and my second ever car.

I basically know nothing about BMW's but when i saw this car i though "I MUST HAVE IT!"
So i took it for a test drive, it was great - i was sold on it. For peace of mind i got it professionally checked/evaluated. Everything seemed cool so i got it. ive had it for 2 days and i just love it.

The only thing is i know nothing about it! People ask me the specs and i go "ummm"

The seller said it was a 86. yet i cant find a record of 323i's from 86(so maybe it was purchased in 86?). it has a zedler(?) body kit and after market suspension, and is one of 5 that were imported to Western Australia.

Anyway i just wanted some info on the history of the car just so i can tell people when they ask me.

It has a GR badge.

Thanks in advance. -Lime

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Old 05-03-2005, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like the square head lights ;p they are unique
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the car is clean the square headlights are and should be on!! to each his own but ugly to me
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so can anyone tell me something about this car?

touque specs etc?
what the hell does GR mean?

anyone??
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so can anyone tell me something about this car?

touque specs etc?
what the hell does GR mean?

anyone??
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hi i,m a bit suprized no one got back to you on what the gr stands for. cant think i,ve ever seen that on an E30 i would love to know also.

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