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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:49 AM
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Hello gents (and ladies), I've come across someone selling a 1982 325e that he says is a two-door. There were no pictures and limited information on the site I saw it. I've researched a bit, but can't find any solid evidence that BMW actually made it. The four-door info comes up, but nothing about two-door... can someone clarify if it exists? TIA

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clarify that what exists ? a 2 door 325e ? there were hundreds of thousands of them.

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clarify that what exists ? a 2 door 325e ? there were hundreds of thousands of them.

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I think he means '82 325e
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clarify that what exists ? a 2 door 325e ? there were hundreds of thousands of them.

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Thank you Steve, guardian of the e30 forum, for trying to keep n00bs out- your efforts are noted. Check my post count- it may not be 6000 like yourself, but I have been around for a while, and know how to search both here, and on teh intarweb.

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I think he means '82 325e
My question is: is there such a thing as a 2-door 1982 325e. All previous search efforts have turned over this same spec list:

General Information
Make BMW
Model 325e
Production Year 1982
Country
Designer
Production Number
Model Code
Model Family E30
Chassis and Dimensions
Chassis Type 4/5S SAL
Number of Doors 4
Wheelbase 2570 mm (101,2 in)
Front Track 1407 mm (55,4 in)
Rear Track 1415 mm (55,7 in)
Length 4325 mm (170,3 in)
Width 1645 mm (64,8 in)
Height 1380 mm (54,3 in)
Ground Clearance
Length / Wheelbase Ratio 1,68
Weight 1140 kg (2511 lb)
Weight Distribution (front/rear) %51 / %49
Fuel Capacity 55 litre (12,1 Imp gal , 14,5 US gal)
Aerodynamics
Drag Coefficient 0,37
Frontal Area 1,86
Cx 0,69
Engine Specifications
Engine Manufacturer BMW
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine Construction
Coolant Type Water
Engine Type SOHC
Number of Cylinders and Placement S-6
Valves per Cylinder 2 (Total of 12 Pieces)
Engine Displacement 2693 cc (164,34 cu in)
Bore 84 mm (3,31 in)
Stroke 81 mm (3,19 in)
Bore / Stroke Ratio 1,04
Unitary Capacity 448,83 cc/cylinder (27,39 cu in/cylinder)
Number of Main Bearings 7
Compression Ratio 9 : 1
Fuel System Type Bo Mo fuel injection
Aspiration Type Normal
Compressor Type -
Intercooler Type None
Catalytic Converter Yes
Maximum Engine Power 120 HP (89,5 kW)
Maximum Engine Power rpm 4250 d/d
Maximum Engine Torque 230 N.m (169,7 lb.ft , 23,5 kg.m)
Maximum Engine Torque rpm 3250 d/d
Engine Torque at Max. Engine Power rpm 201,1 N.m (4250 d/d)
Power / Weight Ratio 105,3 HP/ton (78,5 W/kg)
Power / Engine Displacement Ratio 44,6 HP/litre (33,2 kW/litre)
CO2 Emissions
Fuel Consumption 5.9/7.8/11.4 l/100km 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban
Performance
0 - 80 km/h 6,6 s
0 - 60 mph
0 - 100 km/h 10,1 s
0 - 160 km/h 28,3 s
80 - 120 km/h (in top gear)
0 - 400 m Acceleration
0 - 1000 m Acceleration
Top Speed 194 km/h (120,6 mph)
Gearbox and Transmission
Transmission Type 5M
Top Gear Ratio 0,81 : 1
Final Drive Ratio 2,93 : 1
Drive Wheels RWD (Rear Wheel Drive)
Handling, Suspension Geometry and Brakes
Steering Type rack & pinion
Steering Turns (lock to lock) 4,25
Turning Circle Diameter
Suspension (front)
Suspension (rear)
Brakes (front/rear)
Brake Disc Diameter (front)
Brake Disc Diameter (rear)
Wheels (front)
Wheels (rear)
Tyres (front)
Tyres (rear)
Blah
Blah
Blah
Blah
Blah

Whether it is here: http://eng.motorsporlari.net/car/tec...21837&make=BMW

Or here: http://www.carinf.com/en/86d046267.html

Or here: http://www.getcarspecs.com/bmw/1982-bmw-325e

Or here: http://www.scorpiocars.net/cars/car.php?ID=1718

No where have I seen mention of a 1982 325e with 2 doors.

Search results are a little squirrelly, since it was the first year of the e30.

I will know more when I see the car, but that won't be for another week, when the guy has some time to show me. He has no pictures to send of the car in the meantime. I wanted to do a little homework before-hand so I know what I'm looking at, but I'm flying blind at the moment... TIA (again).
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Global E30 production totals by model
Model Year Units produced
318i 19871991 89,637
318is 19891991 41,234
320is (2 door) 19881990 2,542
320is (4 door) 19871990 1,206
325i (2 door) 19851991 113,906
325i (4 door) 19851991 83,080
325ic 19851993 85,246
325ix 19851991 29,589
325e (2 door) 19831988 114,498
325e (4 door) 19831988 74,789
M3 19861991 17,184

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Global E30 production totals by model
Model Year Units produced
318i 19871991 89,637
318is 19891991 41,234
320is (2 door) 19881990 2,542
320is (4 door) 19871990 1,206
325i (2 door) 19851991 113,906
325i (4 door) 19851991 83,080
325ic 19851993 85,246
325ix 19851991 29,589
325e (2 door) 19831988 114,498
325e (4 door) 19831988 74,789
M3 19861991 17,184

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You can write anything you want in Wikipedia. I could say that sasquatch was CEO of BMW in 1981. That would be a lot of fun actually . . .
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You can write anything you want in Wikipedia. I could say that sasquatch was CEO of BMW in 1981. That would be a lot of fun actually . . .
He was responsible for the Z1.
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So according to ole reliable Wikipedia, no E30s were made in 1982!

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So according to ole reliable Wikipedia, no E30s were made in 1982!

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no, but they were sold in 1982. just like how 2012 models are out now.
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no, but they were sold in 1982. just like how 2012 models are out now.
That would be MY 83. I don't think he's referring to production date, but I could be wrong
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Yes, MY 82 is correct. Thanks markseven.

They made E30s in 1982, and deemed them 1983, just as they now make 2012 models in 2011... but did they make them in 1981, and deem them a 1982 model? Wikipedia notes the e30 was from 1983 to 1993, while our very own site notes the start of the model in 1982.

Anyhow, it seems a moot and insignificant point now. I will just have to wait until I see the car this weekend. Carry on.

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Yes, MY 82 is correct. Thanks markseven.

They made E30s in 1982, and deemed them 1983, just as they now make 2012 models in 2011... but did they make them in 1981, and deem them a 1982 model? Wikipedia notes the e30 was from 1983 to 1993, while our very own site notes the start of the model in 1982.

Anyhow, it seems a moot and insignificant point now. I will just have to wait until I see the car this weekend. Carry on.

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Maybe it's an E21 and the seller is wrong about the model. Or someone slapped a 325e badge on it.
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Anyhow, it seems a moot and insignificant point now.
its trying to prove whos right and whos wrong and whos right on the intrawebz. remember only one of them leaves you with alil dignity.

and....a moot? wtf? must be my misunderstanding of you east coasters
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he was using moot and insignifiicant to describe the point .. which is redundant.
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he was using moot and insignifiicant to describe the point .. which is redundant.
i knew that. i just thought moot was some weird acronym.
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