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Old 03-06-2004, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im just curious what the differances are between the I and Is models?
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Old 03-06-2004, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I= 4doors= sedan
IS= 2 doors= coupe

but 325 is a 2.5litre engine and a 328 is a 2.8litre engine.
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Old 03-07-2004, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sorry but you are wrong. The s stands for sport. You get sport suspension and low gear ratio. There are other options and it depends on the car and what the original owner chose to have.
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He's wrong?

Please show me a 4 door IS.
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sorry but you are wrong. The s stands for sport. You get sport suspension and low gear ratio. There are other options and it depends on the car and what the original owner chose to have.
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i own a 325 sedan, 325i as it is badged, i have the sport package (16"s, suspension etc) and it isn't badged 325is. S = coupe, C = convertible I = sedan.
i'll post a pic of my badge for you when i get home.
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sorry but you are wrong. The s stands for sport. You get sport suspension and low gear ratio. There are other options and it depends on the car and what the original owner chose to have.


i think my statement is correct. like stated above when was the last time you saw a 4 door IS and as far as i know not all coupes came with sport suspension it was an option. so in that case not all 2 door e36s would come with the "IS" badging.

for instance my car came out of the factory with Mtech suspension and i still have IS on the back of my car.
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Im with Furious with this one.
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and i have a 325i SE 4 door lol
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