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.
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
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.
__________________ 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.
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
__________________ <span style='font-size:11pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'> theres no replacement for displacement </span></span>
im so hardcore. i dont even have cup holders
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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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