Is there a good source of information as to what packages were available in the various models for their various years and what was included in those packages for those years?
In anycase, for now, what does the sports package imply when referring to a 1996 328is? Edmunds.com tells me the /standard/ features include 15" wheels and vinyl bucket seats, so maybe the sports package has 16" wheels, different seats (doesn't look diff. in the pic), and "sports" suspensions? Am I missing or adding anything?
Also, does anyone recommend a good site explaining the effects of various susepensions and/or wheels and tires? I assume "sports" suspensions means lowered suspensions and physics common sense would infer that means less roll and possibly less lift as well. People seem to have an obsession with getting bigger wheels... they have a more rubber on the ground, so I guess they have a better grip, but I thought I also read they're slower to get started (makes sense, but I'd expect them to be slower IN GENERAL, not just accelerating from nothing, since they are, in effect, a change in gear ratio)?