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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-15-2009, 07:39 PM
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what difference between 325i and 328i

i know that the engines are different, but what on interior,and exterior are different?
i just cant put my finger on it.
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i think in 97 they started manufacturing 328's.... so... everything is much newer...

they came with cupholders different front bumper... etc. its a bunch of stuff...
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:37 PM
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Well not to mention the 2.5 liter and the 2.8.

The transmission I believe is different, I know the 328's came standard with the sideskirts and bumpers painted to match the color, some 325's had sport suspension and LSD, while the 328's did not unless the sport package was available (w/ 16'' rims). Hmmm what else?

I read all these on other posts and stuff, so they might not be 100%, chad would know the real answer.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:12 AM
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i think in 97 they started manufacturing 328's.... so... everything is much newer...

they came with cupholders different front bumper... etc. its a bunch of stuff...
i think it was 96
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...... Google is really smart too. Has all sorts of pictures and specs all only a few button clicks away! It's pretty amazing.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:24 AM
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...... Google is really smart too. Has all sorts of pictures and specs all only a few button clicks away! It's pretty amazing.
LOL just go to wikipedia and type in BMW E36 from there just look up the 328 specs and 325 specs, i havent done this yet im just assuming u will find all your stuff
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are the front, rear, grilles, and sideskirts different?
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The difference is that if you drive a 325i, you are a cheapskate that can't afford a newer and improved 328i.

They are both E36s, the differences stem from the fact they were manufactured in different years. There is no difference until the 328i and all other E36s had the facelift in 1997.

The detail, well you can look that up for yourself.
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are the front, rear, grilles, and sideskirts different?

Rear grills????

Front yes

Side skirts only came on m3's.
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Rear grills????

Front yes

Side skirts only came on m3's.
my bad. i should have put front, rear, sideskirts, and grilles.

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Dude its the same car with a 2.8 L. which is super pointless because it has the same amount of horsepower and slightly better fuel efficiency.

It has painted skirts, a different front bumper, steering wheel has the emblem on it, cupholder.

Nothing major expect the 2.8L engine
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Dude its the same car with a 2.8 L. which is super pointless because it has the same amount of horsepower and slightly better fuel efficiency.

It has painted skirts, a different front bumper, steering wheel has the emblem on it, cupholder.

Nothing major expect the 2.8L engine
completely pointless because it has the same amount of horsepower.

you ever heard of torque? well it has about 25 ft/lbs more of that. the 328s power also comes in at slightly lower RPMs. and once u get a new manifold on it and do some mods you will be making much better power than the 325, completely pointless? not so much...
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