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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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iv been reading on here and i think i know what i want. im into auto-x so handeling is more important than all out power. so from what iv gathered on your board here is that im looking for a 320i? sound about right too all of you? just figured that would fit the auto-x setup better due to everyone saying it is more balanced and slightly lighter.

so other than that, what price range should i be looking at for a strong running, good body but not neccesarily good interior bimmer?

i did see the sticky for aftermarket parts and i was honestly surprised at how big the market actually was, i drive a '88 mk1 mr2 right now and the aftermarket is slim to none. and information on specs for the car are all over the place as well.

could you give me a quick breakdown on horsepower for a couple of the engines including the 320? and possibly a quarter mile time so i can compare and contrast alittle.

i know im asking alot and i thank you in advance for the information
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I don't have specs for the 320i, but I do for the 318i, 325, 325e, and 325i. They are as follows:



318i (1984-1985)

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M10 1766cc SOHC chain-driven inline 4, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
101 hp @ 5800 RPM
103 lb-ft torque @ 4500 RPM
Compression ratio: 9.3:1
Bore/stroke: 89x70 mm
Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 11.4 seconds (manual)
Top speed: 113 mph
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.74
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 27/38 (manual), 27/34 (auto)



325 (1988 "Super Eta")

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M20 2693cc SOHC belt-driven inline 6, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
128 hp @ 4800 RPM
170 lb-ft torque @ 3200 RPM
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Bore/stroke: 84x81 mm
Bosch Motronic 1.1 fuel injection w/ DME
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 8.8 seconds (manual)
Top speed: 122 mph
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.79
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 21/28 (manual), 20/27 (auto)



325e (1984-1987)

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M20 2693cc SOHC belt-driven inline 6, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
121 hp @ 4250 RPM
170 lb-ft torque @ 3250 RPM
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Bore/stroke: 84x81 mm
Bosch Motronic 1.0 fuel injection w/ DME
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds (manual)
Top speed: 122 mph
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.79
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 21/28 (manual), 20/27 (auto)



325i/325iC/325iX (1987-1991)

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M20 2494cc SOHC belt-driven inline 6, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
168 hp @ 5800 RPM
164 lb-ft torque @ 4300 RPM
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Bore/stroke: 84x75 mm
Bosch Motronic 1.3 fuel injection w/ DME
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds (325i manual)
8.1 seconds (325iX manual)
Top speed: 136 mph (325i)
132 mph (325iX)
130 mph (325iC)
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.79
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 18/23



I also have some other specs for these cars, including transmission ratios, dimensions and carrying capacities. I don't know that they'd be helpful to you, but if you need them, let me know.

I hope this helps.
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My 1987 325 is no longer. Rain and an relatively inexperienced driver are not a good combination, to say the least. Luckily no one was seriously injured.
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I just realized that you were asking for specs for different engines; the ones I posted are the same engine, just tuned differently. I don't have any other spec sheets; if what I posted helped you, great, if not, disregard it.

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Hey, I think that this should help you figure out what kind of E30 to get. This is made by Jared Fenton, as it says in file. I think that I got this from this forum, long time ago though.
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you should get the 318is, they're hella good as far as handling goes and have a decent amoutn of power, especially if you're gonna auto-x

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you should get the 318is, they're hella good as far as handling goes and have a decent amoutn of power, especially if you're gonna auto-x
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thanks for info guys, that word doc along with the first reply answered alot of questions. now im just looking to buy after i sell the mr2 now. if anyone happens to know anyother useful websites and/or information that could be handy ill learn what i can. thanks agian
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plusnone, you said you had dimensions to the e30's. could you or anyone else here give me an overall length for the entire car. and a curb weight would be good to know too. thanks
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dude, get a 325is, i dont understand why every-one on this forum has this thing about 318 handling better than the 325. i have driven many of both and have seen little difference, except that the 318 has way less power when coming out of a turn. Everyone on here wants to act like they are a race car driver, so they try to make up technical reasons why the 318 is a better choice for racing cause its lighter and other stupid reasons, but the reality is that a 325 built to race would smoke a 318 that was built cause it would be way faster. The weight difference between the two does not make up for the power disadvantage the 318 has.
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the 318 only weighs 220 lbs less than the 325
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the 320i only weighs 90 lbs less than the 325, so i would definately get a 325 over a 320 anyday
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I love the handling and power of my 325i. A good choice I think

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Originally posted by plusnone@Jan 30 2005, 05:09 PM
I don't have specs for the 320i, but I do for the 318i, 325, 325e, and 325i. They are as follows:



318i (1984-1985)

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M10 1766cc SOHC chain-driven inline 4, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
101 hp @ 5800 RPM
103 lb-ft torque @ 4500 RPM
Compression ratio: 9.3:1
Bore/stroke: 89x70 mm
Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 11.4 seconds (manual)
Top speed: 113 mph
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.74
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 27/38 (manual), 27/34 (auto)



325 (1988 "Super Eta")

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M20 2693cc SOHC belt-driven inline 6, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
128 hp @ 4800 RPM
170 lb-ft torque @ 3200 RPM
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Bore/stroke: 84x81 mm
Bosch Motronic 1.1 fuel injection w/ DME
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 8.8 seconds (manual)
Top speed: 122 mph
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.79
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 21/28 (manual), 20/27 (auto)



325e (1984-1987)

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M20 2693cc SOHC belt-driven inline 6, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
121 hp @ 4250 RPM
170 lb-ft torque @ 3250 RPM
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Bore/stroke: 84x81 mm
Bosch Motronic 1.0 fuel injection w/ DME
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds (manual)
Top speed: 122 mph
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.79
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 21/28 (manual), 20/27 (auto)



325i/325iC/325iX (1987-1991)

-ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
M20 2494cc SOHC belt-driven inline 6, 2 valves/cylinder, cast crankshaft
168 hp @ 5800 RPM
164 lb-ft torque @ 4300 RPM
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Bore/stroke: 84x75 mm
Bosch Motronic 1.3 fuel injection w/ DME
Exhaust control: 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda sensor
-PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds (325i manual)
8.1 seconds (325iX manual)
Top speed: 136 mph (325i)
132 mph (325iX)
130 mph (325iC)
Skidpad, lateral g: 0.79
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy: 18/23



I also have some other specs for these cars, including transmission ratios, dimensions and carrying capacities. I don't know that they'd be helpful to you, but if you need them, let me know.

I hope this helps.
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are you sure those are right why is the 325e faster in 0-60 then super eta??? super eta has more hp and torque


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