Since both '01 and '02 are 325i, you don't need to know the difference. ;->
'00 was the last year for the 323i : the engine is virtually the same
as the '01 2.5l and has only slightly different hp/torque curves.
Most of the changes were in the engine controller.
In BMW parlance, the 2.3 and 2.5 refer to the displacement/size.
However BMW often fudges a little - the 2.3 was actually a 2.5.
On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 08:24:48 GMT, "Kyle and Lori Greene"
Sounds like the aftermarket will be able to re-tune it. Of course,
if it's like most cases, getting the faster model up front would be
The 330i comes with Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Logic7 audio, power seats,
17" wheels and chrome trim. The 325i has these as options (except the
chrome). If you add these to the 325i you're only about $1600 short of a
base 330i with now comparable features. Try it at
I would imagine changing out the engine stuff on a 325i to get to the 330i
performance level would cost a bit more than that $1600.
I live in Manchester UK, so I fit standard profile Uniroyal. OK so they are
not quite so good at the limit in the dry, but I rarely go near the limit in
the dry, and would get an awful lot of tickets if I did. It is however very
easy to find the limit unintentionally in the wet. It rains most days in
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