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Old 10-21-2017, 04:37 PM
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Hello guys, i am new here. So i've been planning to buy a car. At first i wanted japanese ones but in my country it's hard to find any parts for those kind of cars. After switching to German ones i was stuck with either MB C300 or Audi's equivalent. As i preffered coupe with decent hp and normal fuel consumption i stopped with E92 3series. I've done some research on this cars, but it was too much for me, so i would like you to explain what's diffirence between 325i and 328i and 330i and 335i. At first i was into 325i then found 328i. I'm worried about fuel consumpion in 330/5 versions, so i will probably stick with 325/8 ones. What engines do they have, how modable the car is? can it fit other e92 model parts? And if there's any post for all of those information combined, please notify. thanks.

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Old 10-21-2017, 08:19 PM
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Hi. Welcome to the forums.

Ummmmm, well, there's a lot to discuss here. There are a LOT of differences between all those models.

You say this is going to be your first car ?
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Old 10-22-2017, 01:35 AM
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You say this is going to be your first car ?

Yes. Considering the way you asked i assume those models run into problems?



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Old 10-22-2017, 03:37 AM
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It's gonna be my first car

Wikipedia is your friend - search for BMW 3 Series.

Renarkably good English for Tiblisi. Ya'll from USA?
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:31 AM
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Wikipedia is your friend - search for BMW 3 Series.



Renarkably good English for Tiblisi. Ya'll from USA?

Thanks. Yea Ive searched on wiki, but it didnt say much about problems that occur in those vehicles. Ive heard that there was engine problem but after upgrading engine on lil bit later models it was gone
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:17 AM
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Yes. Considering the way you asked i assume those models run into problems?
Well, no, not necessarily. The 325i and the 335i are two COMPLETELY different cars, with all the models in between being different as well. The 325i is naturally aspirated and the 335i is turbocharged. That's just the start of the discussions about the differences.

CAL is correct, you should do some research on the differences between the different models. We can definitely help you in your shopping decision, but as for which model is right for you ? That would result in hours of back-and-forth posting with you, explaining the differences. A lot easier and quicker to look up that info beforehand, then we can have some more informed discussions
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:23 PM
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As Cal said Wikipedia is your friend .
The models in your country will vary from what we have in the
US as far as motors go . The knowledge on this board is more
than 90 percent concentrated on the 6 cylinder gas cars we
get here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_3_Series_(E90)

Fuel consumption on the 6 cylinder cars we have here in average to terrible in town
and pretty good on the freeway by US standards it isn't a Hybrid or a Honda though.

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Old 10-24-2017, 11:46 AM
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look into a 2007 335xi twin turbo 300 hp. do your research. if your interested... private message me!
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:24 AM
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look into a 2007 335xi twin turbo 300 hp. do your research. if your interested... private message me!
Yes because research never tells you to stay away from the first year of a model.
BTW, OP is probably looking for something to buy a bit more local...at least on the same side of the globe.

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Old 10-25-2017, 04:41 PM
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I have been thinking about 2007-8 328i e92 version. Decent hp without any turbochargers. +better version of 325i (right?). Average and slightly+ fuel consumption for city , N52 engine which seems to be best out of N52-5 versions (at least in my country, as ive searched in groups). I dont want 330-335 version. I think that would be too much for first car.

So average price for normal 2007/2008 e92 328i with N52 engine in Georgia is 7k-9k$ depending on wheels, exterior. Is that normal price?


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Old 10-25-2017, 05:27 PM
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look into a 2007 335xi twin turbo 300 hp. do your research. if your interested... private message me!
Xi, 2007 and a 335i.. the perfect storm
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:41 PM
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I have been thinking about 2007-8 328i e92 version. Decent hp without any turbochargers. +better version of 325i (right?). Average and slightly+ fuel consumption for city , N52 engine which seems to be best out of N52-5 versions (at least in my country, as ive searched in groups). I dont want 330-335 version. I think that would be too much for first car.

So average price for normal 2007/2008 e92 328i with N52 engine in Georgia is 7k-9k$ depending on wheels, exterior. Is that normal price?


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Pretty sure the new Toyota Camry is faster than a 328i these days. I think a 330i would be the perfect car. More power than the 328i and more reliable than anything with a turbo.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:49 PM
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I think a 330i would be the perfect car. More power than the 328i and more reliable than anything with a turbo.


Im looking into 2007 models. Whats the difference between them (328 and 330, both without x drive) which engine does 2007 330i has?


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Old 10-25-2017, 05:57 PM
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Im looking into 2007 models. Whats the difference between them (328 and 330, both without x drive) which engine does 2007 330i has?


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The 330 has the same engine as the 328i but it has a different intake and tune from my understanding. Giving it 20 more HP. Id get 2009 or newer that way you get the LCI that looks less out of date.
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