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Old 03-09-2004, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What more HP can you get with a chip on a 1992 325i?? And what is the original HP output of this car? Can it be truth that European BMWs already have this chip....?
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Depending on the manufacturer a chip will increase power and torque 10-15. Stock HP of a 325 is 189. Euro bimmers would not have a perfromance chip standard.
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I believe the specs on the 92 325i are different since they were non vanos. Supposedly 20 hp from a chip, you be the judge.
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Thanks for the info, but when you look at autos.msn.com you see 168 HP for the 325i....... I'm still doubt........
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Thanks for the info, but when you look at autos.msn.com you see 168 HP for the 325i....... I'm still doubt........
It also lists 189hp. I have never heard of an 168hp 2.5l.?.?
If it is a 325i or is it got 189hp.
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there's no way it only has 168hp....There is no way my 325i has that, it moves a lot more than 168hp..
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I believe all E36 325's are rated at 189hp.
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A 1992 325 came with 189hp out of the box. I don't know where the 168 came from. And not to sound like an ass, but not all e36's had 189hp. The later model M52 engines had a few more ponies and a lot more torque.
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jllphan- No I don't think you sound like an ass. BTW, I still think my statement is correct, all E36 325's were rated at 189hp. I believe the M52 engine was for a x28 vehicle.
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the 2.0 had 168. Are you sure you didnt accidently click on the 320 instead?
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It's my fault..... I'd look at the 1992 325ic, but maybe they still have the 'old' e30 2.5L engine..... Here the site link where I've found that information: http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Spec_Gla...VIP&tab=2&sub=0
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a 1992 325iC was still a e30 with a M20 engine which had 168hp, as did all e30 325's. the M52's came right after the M50 along with OBD-II, they had more displacement to compensate for the new restrictions but the extra tq and flatter powercurves allowed the next generation 2.5L (323i/is around 168-170hp) to out accelerate the previous 325's with around 189hp. both the 323 (2.5L) and 328 had M52 engines, where as the 1992-1995 325's had M50's.

also about the chips, you do not increase your peak hp by 10-15, or whatever is advertised, you gain that amount somewhere along the powerband. if a chip advertises a gain of around 10hp you will probably only gain about 3-5 peak hp.
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