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What does the e in 528e mean.
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What does the e in 528e mean.
Economy

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what was so economical about them?
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what was so economical about them?
its more of a commuter car, supposely save gas

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The e's had a different head I think, they were made to be torquey and economical. Not sure if it means economical though, could be.

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The e's had a different head I think, they were made to be torquey and economical. Not sure if it means economical though, could be.

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ya it means that. like the 325e (e30) was actually a 2.7l not 2.5l like the 325i or 325is

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the 'e' means ETA which is the greek letter for efficiency.
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i think only the 85 325e had the 2.7l, the rest were 2.5s

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i think only the 85 325e had the 2.7l, the rest were 2.5s
all 325e, 528e, 525e, or any ETA had a 2.7L M20
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Wasn't it just a different crankshaft, to get that to be 2.7l?

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Wasn't it just a different crankshaft, to get that to be 2.7l?
yes, it had a 81mm crankshaft vs the 325i's 75mm, but there are many other differences between the two
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