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Old 08-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to buy a 1995 to 1999, 325 When i read the ads I see all these letters
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Old 08-26-2004, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am looking to buy a 1995 to 1999, 325 When i read the ads I see all these letters
eg. 325is, 328ix, etc
wrong forum... someone move it!! this questoin is for E36
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Old 08-26-2004, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i used to denote injection, maybe it still does. Specifically I dunno what s is, but it's on the slightly upscale models. x is for all wheel drive models
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"is" = e36 coupe
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i = sedan (e30,e36,e39,e46,e34)etc
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wtf? iS is on the e30 also bubs! i have one...well the iS is teh model under the m spec one...such as the m3 the ix is the all wheel drive one, the E is the economy model...
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iS = sport version, or coupe, will come with better springs and shocks and some other goodis

i = normal sedan or coupe with injection

e = eta, economey

iX = all wheel drive

iC = convertible

Ci = coupe or sport version for E46.
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what spiff wrote is good enough for someone who is just learning and doesnt want to to have to memorize all the screwy model designations bmw has done in the past. since your just looking at e36's you'll only run into 'i','is', and 'ti.' in the US, cabrio's and sedans are badged with just an 'i', coupes 'is', and hatchback's 'ti', but this does not apply to the other 3series generations. i'm sure if you use the search function you'll find plenty of info on e36's 95-99.

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iS = sport version, or coupe, will come with better springs and shocks and some other goodis

i = normal sedan or coupe with injection

e = eta, economey

iX = all wheel drive

iC = convertible

Ci = coupe or sport version for E46.
Great thank-you. When looking at ads I can now understand what I am looking at and why the prices vary so much for the same year.
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