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Old 11-27-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
I don't endorse putting a 4 cylinder in these cars. I think it was a silly move.
Furby, EVERY 3 series has been available with a 4 cyl gasoline since the E21. In the US, they just often decided not to include it in the lineup. In Germany and Europe, the 3er has always come with a 4-cyl and been extremely popular. BMW knows how to build a 4 cyl and if you had a 328i recently as a loaner, I'd venture to say you'd find little difference in performance to your 330i; though it will make different noises.

Everything is relative. Gas prices in Europe demand offering 4 cyl engines, and BMW, Audi, and Mercedes have always offered them in their entry level cars. I had an E36 316i in Germany that was a pleasure to drive in comparison to other 4 cyl cars I had. My dad briefly had an E30 316i as well and it was a great little car.

Especially when mated to the manual gearboxes, these old 4 cyl did great. These days, a 4-cyl turbo with 8 speed automatic will out-accelerate an E36 M3!
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Originally Posted by furby076 View Post
You will rue this day, RUE THIS DAY

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