I want to know, in what year was the E36 325i discontinued, and when did the E36 323i come on the market? also, i believe they are both 2.5L engines straight sixes, but i have heard that the 325i had 141kw/191HP(euro spec) and when it was replaced by the 323i, the 323i came with only 125Kw/170HP(euro spec). because of touhger emissions, the US spec ones i believe had a slightly less power output quote.
I am from Australia by the way. so, are these figures true or not? and please correct me if i am rong.
If you judge a car as being better by power, then yes, the 325 is better. The 323 has more modern features, such as digital climate control and one touch sunroof control, and the changes made during the facelift, but other than that, the 325 is better.
The 325 can be modded easier, has less technical parts to break (the digital climate control units are very finiky), and is faster. It does not have angled kidneys, body color skirts, or any of the aforementioned though.
__________________ <span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
Originally posted by Ohrid+Aug 31 2004, 01:59 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ohrid @ Aug 31 2004, 01:59 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-El Presidente@Aug 31 2004, 01:45 AM Actually, the e36 325 is slightly faster than the e46 325.
wow, u serious? what was the price of the vehicle wen new? was it pricier than the equivelent 325i now?
also...wen the 325i was on sale, was it the top of the line at the time, for a 3-series?, or was there a 328i in the line up as well? [/b][/quote]
The e36 328i replaced the e36 325i in 1996, so before 1996 the e36 325i was the top of the line. Excluding the M3 of course.
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