3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
The 323i produced between 99-00 had a 2.5L inline 6 that produced 170HP the 325i produced between 01-05 also has a 2.5L Inline 6 that produces closer to 184HP...as far as reliablility of either, neither had any huge issues that I've seen. Hope this is useful for you.
In all honesty, I test drove my friends '06 330i that now has 255hp and then drove a 2001 330ci and then drove and purchased my 325i (2002) and the differences in "feel of acceleration" were not very significant. And this is coming from a guy who grew up driving crappy american cars. I have owned and driven Mustang GTs and the like and the Bimmers are much smoother and sportier.
chances are you'll be happy with any bimmer you buy.
__________________ Ari Cohen
2002 BMW 325i
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