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Old 01-24-2004, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. I plan on buying a 318ti in the near future and have a few questions.

1. How much lower is the 318ti Sport (w/the M package) than the regular 318ti?

2.Did they lower it by a few mm's since 1995 (ex: for 1997 or 1998) or were they always the same height?

3. With the M package, they say they have added side skirts, but it looks to me like the exact same rocker panels found on the regular 318ti. Are they both the same?

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Old 01-24-2004, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The sport is marginally lower, but the non-sport remained the same height throughout the produciton years. The sport should have the M panels as well.

Also, a word of advice. DO NOT GET AN AUTOMATIC. My stepbrother had a 95 318ti and it was rediculously slow compared to my manual sedan.
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Old 01-24-2004, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Of course I am getting manual. Thanks for the help.
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Can somebody clarify question 3 please?
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Here is a pic of my 99 sport (only model available for this-the final year).. every thing here is stock nothing has been added. just bought this in dec. It only has 48,000 miles. only problem.....it's an auto... but I could not beat the price....
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Thanks, but what i would really like to know is if the Sport M package came with side skirts or are they just the same rocker panels found on the regular 318ti. They look very similar to tell. Please somebody?
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hmm, in that picture they are the standard skirts, not the M. I guess the sport only comes with the front and rear M body junk.
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Yea, thats what I figured, but wanted to make sure. Thanks.
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