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Old 08-17-2005, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at buying an M3. The ones that are in my general price range are from 95 - 97. So here it is...

1995 M3 has OBD-I and a 3.0L motor.

1996 M3 has OBD-II and a 3.2L motor.

I guess the real questions are which will give me less overall trouble and which could be tweaked into producing more power from modifications?
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I think the general consensus on these boards is that the OBDI motor is much more amicable to modification.
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Yes, yes the OBDI is much more tolerant to engine modifications.


If you do go witht he OBDII, take a little look at the 97+. It has the slightly mroe agressive front grill which really makes it look better, in my opinion.
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