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Old 06-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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318is / 320i question...

i'm real new to the euro tuning game, and i just bought my first BMW.

on the VIN plate it says that the vehicle is a 318is / 320i...

WTF?

is it both? is it a 318is? or is a 318is actually a 320i?

it has a 2.0L engine so i would assume that it is the 320, but WTF?

i might just be a retard, but it's pretty confusing to me.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes, later model BMW's are not named exactly by engine displacement. Example, the US spec 128i and the 135i: they both 3.0 I6 powered. But the 135i is a twin turbo.
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hmmm...that's interesting.

it's making it a little hard for me to get parts for the car.

i'm assuming that parts for either model will work...right?
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man this is so frusturating!!!

i think i have a 1991 320i, apparently it's only a Euro model...

But i can't find any parts for it, apparently the E36 body didn't exsit in 1991, that was still the E30!!!!

So when i look up parts for it the E30 body comes up!!! AARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!
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ha! i started using Google Germany and found a shit-ton of stuff about my car...

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k... i just bought a 96 320i and was looking into trying to do the m50 manifold swap... i just purchased the manifold tb and feul rail for an outstandingly low price of 12 euro hahaha....
can anybody tell me if this will work on my 320?
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