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e36_m3_Turbo pretty much covered the engine part of the answer, but in response to your query about the 3 the 5 or the 7...those first numbers (the "series") generally are representative of the size/luxury level of the car. The 3 series is the smallest, then the 5 series is the midsize, and the 7 is the largest and most luxurious. Now the 6 series has been added, which is a large coupe based on the 5's platform. And soon there will be a 1 series, which is a super-compact.
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