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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 04-20-2011, 01:28 PM
Waterpolo1115 Waterpolo1115 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1987 or 1989 325
Help with a 1987 or 1989 325

I'm new to the BMW game and I have a question that may sound dumb. I have either a 1987 or 1989 325 coupe. It does not have an "i" after the 325 on the back of the car. I was wondering if this meant it was different then a 325i. If it is different from a 325i please explain how. Thank you so much for reading!
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:37 AM
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Mein Auto: E39 540, E36 328is, E83x3
325 I, 325 is, 325ix
Yours is a strait six?
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:05 AM
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Mein Auto: 90 Ford Tempo
The production date of the car is on the black sticker located on the driver side door jamb.
Any car with a production date of 8/86 to 7/87 is a 1987 MY car. Production date 8/88 to 7/89 is a 1989 MY car.
3....3 series model.
25...2.5 litre slant six inline.
i....Injection.
S...Sport...added bonus of a limited slip differential.
This is what the badge on the rump means.
Since these cars are 20+ years old equipment may have been altered added or deleted by the various owners during the cars usage.

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:00 PM
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Try&CatchMy325 Try&CatchMy325 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1997 328i
i drive a 325, it is actually a 325e it mean efficiency. They bored and made the stroke longer to 2.7. I know it says 2.5 trust me its a 2.7. They took off the "e" because sales went down with it on there people thought it was economy which it basically is
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:37 PM
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Mein Auto: 03 525iA, '87 325e 5spd
+1, "325" on back without an 'e' is still the eta. Economy, 121HP, lower-revving, ( different tach to reflect lower RPM) more torque and better mileage than a 325i. If it is a late 87-88 model--then has a little more HP, like 127hp and I think different fuel-management system. I have a 87 and like it. Sturdy engine and good mileage. They last if maintained. Welcome!
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