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Old 08-06-2008, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. I'm a new bmw owner, I just bought a used 323is. Does anyone know what the s stands for?
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Usually, it stands loosely as sport, for the lightly sport upgraded model of that car.
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yep...only sport tuned coupes got the S...usually a sliiiiiiiiiiiightly higher spring rate and sportier seats and trim
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Not true exactly. In this case the S denotes a coupe. The 323i is a sedan or convertible. Those that came with "sport packages" had 16in bbs basket weaves or double spoke "sport" wheels, "sport" seats, "sport" shocks and springs, and if I'm not mistaken an m steering wheel as well. The regular 323is came with 15in radial wheels. I know this because I owned one. =]
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I can't believe 'shark and kyle have no idea what the S stands for when it comes to e36s.
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I can't believe 'shark and kyle have no idea what the S stands for when it comes to e36s.
I know they are like totally e36 experts/lovers =]
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im proud to admit im DONT know anything about the body portion of E36s except that they are flimsy and have crappy door panels...lots of electrical bugs too...have no interest....the only thing from an E36 that i give a rats ass about is under the hood...

blome...woot so i was wrong about seats and trim....snap....i must burn in hell
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im proud to admit im DONT know anything about the body portion of E36s except that they are flimsy and have crappy door panels...lots of electrical bugs too...have no interest....the only thing from an E36 that i give a rats ass about is under the hood...

blome...woot so i was wrong about seats and trim....snap....i must burn in hell
No it's fine we know you hate e36's that was the joke.
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No it's fine we know you hate e36's that was the joke.
i know any chance i get to rip into them...

but in all seriousness i like most E36s that are gutted down to nothing and caged....all the problems are solved...lol
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i know any chance i get to rip into them...

but in all seriousness i like most E36s that are gutted down to nothing and caged....all the problems are solved...lol
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Thanks, I had pretty much figured out that the 's' meant coupe, although honestly that makes no sense to me. And Bill "da bull", thanks for the welcome but other than that, I have no idea what the hell you are talking about. I'm guessing, with the binary code reference, it's some kind of computer nerd smack/trash talk.
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not really, we were just talking about the known problems of the E36 chassis BMW's, they are notorious for being a more flimsy chassis and have problems with breaking interior pieces...no binary I337 speek here

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Kyle, love that momo steering wheel, looks awesome. I was referring to Bill da bull writing about taking the keys to my car and only 10 kinds of people in the world, those that understand binary and those that don't. Huh??????? Bye the way, sure hope I don't run into half the problems w/ my car as were discussed here. So far I love it, and I think it feels really tight and handles unbelievable for the compromise between sports and luxury car that it is. But then again, I haven't owned a sports car in over 20 yrs., been driving pick-ups and a jeep.
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