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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.

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Old 03-03-2005, 01:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi , i want to buy a bmw used car (E46) and i dont know which model i will choose! i am interest in :
1) 320 Ci year 2000 ( M52 6 cylinder 150 HP)
2) 318 Ci year 2001 ( N42 4 cylinder 143 HP)
both 2000cc
their price is very close. I would like an advice and your opinion about those 2 models , which is better , max speed , better engine and more.
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Old 03-03-2005, 02:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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personally go with the 320. the little extra power goes a long way ( i believe there is more torque than the 318.)

what is the mileage on both ?
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I think you should go for the 320 as it is a 6 cylinder engine. BMW 6 cylinder engines make the most beautiful noise.... With the sound it will feel lots more powerful....
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personally go with the 320. the little extra power goes a long way ( i believe there is more torque than the 318.)

what is the mileage on both ?
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look the best 318ci I can find is 27000 km and 320ci 40000 km.
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the four-cylinder trades less power (7 bhp) for more torque (8 lb-ft), is more economical, and 80 kg lighter.
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