Used BMW 325i For Sale
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In 1984, with the 3-, 5-, and 7-Series firmly in place, BMW first introduced the BMW 325i for sale to the motor public. The BMW 325i was based off the 320 but utilized a 2.7-liter I-6 engine making 121 horsepower. It was originally called the 325e and despite having one of BMW’s biggest six-cylinder engines, it was the most fuel efficient 3-series car at the time. In 1987, the engine saw its first bump in power to 168 horsepower and a name change to 325i. The engine size also now correlated to the name; so the 325i now came with a 2.5-liter engine. Back in 1986, Car and Driver named the 325i the sportiest BMW since the 2002tii.
In 1992, BMW changed the form of the BMW 3-series to one of its most celebrated to date. A new DOHC 24-valve aluminum head bumped the 325i's output to a robust 189 horsepower; it was actually as fast as the prior M3. In 1996, the 325i’s engine grew in displacement to 2.8-liters and thus its name changed to 328. It was not until 1998 that BMW brought back a 2.5-liter engine but in a weird twist: decided to name the car the 323i.
In 2001, BMW decided to bring back the 325i nomenclature to lineup with the 2.5-liter engine, which just a year prior, was in the 323i. In 2006, the BMW was redesigned and the 325i’s name/engine alignment was once again thrown off. The 325i no longer had a 2.5-liter engine, but came with a 3.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine making 215 horsepower. In 2008, the engine choices once again changed as did the names. The 3.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine grew to 330 hp, and changed its name to the 328. The 325i name has yet to be resurrected since.
The small letters next to the numerals may seem confusing. For the most part, these letters have been consistent since the beginning of BMW time. Here is a list of some of the letters and their meanings:
i = fuel-injected (this has become pretty much standard)
x = all-wheel drive
L = long-wheel base
C = coupe
T = touring wagon
t = hactchback
s = sport package
d = diesel
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