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: Newb question 1982 320i

04-05-2009, 05:42 AM
What is the difference between an E21 and an E30? I just recently purchased a 1982 320i and I see that year falls in both the E21 and E30 forums. How do I tell what I have?

Thanks, Chuck.

Ok, I figured out int an E21. with an M10 engine.

04-07-2009, 04:53 AM
e21 is from 1977 up to 1983. e30 is from 1984 up to 1991.. euro models are diffrents cause e30 euro is from 1983 and up and e21 in euro is up to 1982 .. that is as far as i know..

your car is for sure e21... good cars but usually need a lot of work depend on who owns that car before.. welcome to the forum and good luck with the car.

04-07-2009, 05:29 AM
Thanks, I'll check the engine for numbers now.