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I will be buying a 2001 or 2002 BMW and I was wondering what the difference is between all the 3 series models..... 325I, 330CI 325IS ect, ect.

Is there a link that someone could point me to that explains all the differences?

I also noticed that there is a 2.5 6 cylinder, and 3.0 6 clyinder. Is this indicated by any letter after the 3xx?
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Usually, the series is the first number, followed by the engine size. So, a 325 would be a 3 series with a 2.5 liter engine and a 330 would be a 3 series with a 3.0 liter engine. The letters are simple:

i = fuel injected
C = Coupe
s = sport
x = all-wheel drive

Now, there are exceptions to the rules, like the 323 has a 2.5 liter engine. Which ever care you want to buy, run a search on that specific year and model to find more info.

Are you located on the East Coast, by chance? I know of a 2002 325i auto for sale. Eh, just checking.
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