Im getting my first car a 1994 BMW 325is with the 2.5L engine. I am new to cars especially BMW's and i was wondering how i could decrease the acceleration time, I found online that it was 7.2 seconds and i really want it in the 6 second range. Which upgrade would help me the most, performance engine chip, performance automatic transmission chip, high flow cold air intake system, free flow exhaust, or the high flow throttle body? I am open to other suggestions but have a limited budget. Thanks
umm dude..are u sure a 1994 325is can crack 7.2 secs?
its got 125kw (170hp...depeding the spec). The new (2001-current) 325i's can probably hit the 7 second barrier, but they got more hp (184hp-192hp...depending on euro or US spec). PLus...being an auto. i seriously doubt it, because that would be hell of a weopon a decade ago!
the quickest easiest way to get a six second car is to buy 5.0 mustang, or a 95 and up Z-28 camaro. With the camaro you even get the unusual benefit of running slightly faster 0-60 times with the auto...
If you are new to BMW's and cars in general as you say... learn to drive first and dont worry so much about your 0-60 times. driving is about going fast when the road is curved not straight. If you want a drag car, BMW's are not it. They wont stand up to the constant abuse and they are very expensive to fix when you do break them. if you want to screw around and street race in a straight line (nothing wrong with that mind you.. i made a lot of money racing my z-28 when i was younger) get a pony car not a BMW.
It wont be cheap.. or quick.. but you could do the usual.. like intake.. exhaust... chip... rear end... intake man.... headers... throttle body.... and so on.. it will take a lot for that sucker to haul ass.. under 7 sec.. but it'd be worth it!
I found a site (http://www.hostultra.com/~ford/performance_stats.htm) that says that the 1994 325is has 189hp and it can do 0-60 in 7.2 seconds and true that probably is the manual not the auto. But seeing as how your right in BMW's arent ment for drag racing what upgrades would be recommened for under 2000 and increasing performance, handling, and are fairly easy to install(wont take 200 hours). And also what brand would be recommended i know of Dinan and thats about it. Thanks
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