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1 series E87 The only rear-wheel drive hatchback on the market, diesel engines are best to go for if you're after economy and good fun, but the powerful 130i will attract many with its 265bhp. great for modifying.
Model________Production YR______Engine___power___0-62_____top
116i---------------2004-present-----1596/4/n42---115-----10.8--------125
118i---------------2004-present-----1995/4/n42---129------9.4---------130
118i---------------2007-present-----1995/4/n43---143------8.7---------130
118d--------------2004-present-----1995/4/n47---143------8.9---------130
118d--------------2007-present-----1995/4/n43---170------7.7---------138
120i---------------2004-present-----1995/4/n42---150------8.7---------135
120i---------------2007-present-----1995/4/n43---170------7.7---------138
120d--------------2004-present-----1995/4/n42---163------7.9---------137
120d--------------2007-present-----1995/4/n47---177------7.5---------142
120d coupe-------2007-present-----1995/4/n47---177------7.6---------141
123d coupe-------2007-present-----1995/4/n47---204------7.0---------148
130i---------------2005-present-----2996/6/n42---265------6.1---------155
130i---------------2007-present-----2996/6/n52---177------7.5---------142
135i coupe--------2007-present-----2979/6/n52---306------5.5---------155



3 series E21 The forgotten Three. 316 and 318 are great bases for modifying, while the 323i is a very good car. Avoid the 320, and buy as late a model as you can. They look great with custom styling and will take bigger engines.
Model________Production YR______Engine____power____0-62_____top
315----------------1981-83----------1573/4/M10----75--------16.0-------90
316----------------1975-83----------1573/4/M10----90--------14.0-------99
318----------------1975-80----------1754/4/M10----98--------12.0-------104
318i---------------1979-83----------1754/4/M10----98--------12.0-------104
320----------------1975-79----------1990/4/M10---109-------11.5-------108
320----------------1977-82----------1990/6/M20---122-------10.7-------112
320i---------------1975-78----------1977/6/M10---123-------10.1-------113
323i---------------1978-82----------2315/6/M20---143--------9.5--------118



3 series E30 An ideal way to start BMW modifying on the cheep, with mainy ecelent four and six pot examples available at affordable prices. Their over-engineered nature means they'll be running for years to come.
Model________Production YR______Engine____power____0-62_____top
316-------------------1982-88-------1766/4/M10-----90------12.4-------109
316i------------------1988-88-------1766/4/M10-----90------12.0-------109
318i------------------1982-88-------1766/4/M10----105------11.5-------115
318iS-----------------1989-91-------1796/4/M42----136-------9.9-------126
320i------------------1982-91-------1991/6/M20----129------10.4-------123
323i------------------1982-86-------2316/6/M20----139-------9.2-------126
325i------------------1985-91-------2494/6/M20----170-------8.3-------135
M3--------------------1986-90-------2302/4/S14----195-------7.2-------146
M3 EVO---------------1987-88-------2302/4/S14----215-------6.7-------149
M3 EVO Sport----------1989---------2467/4/S14----238-------6.1-------154



3 series E36 Arrived in '91 with smoother, sleeker lines, a slightly larger body and improved chassis. A resounding favourite for modifying, later models are the better buys, with plenty of good engine options.
Model________Production YR______Engine____power____0-62_____top
316i---------------1990-94----------1596/4/M40----101------12.3-------117
316i---------------1994-98----------1596/4/M43----101------12.3-------117
316ti--------------1993-00----------1596/4/M43----101-------12.3------117
316ti--------------1998-00----------1895/4/M43tu--105------11.9-------120
318i---------------1990-98----------1796/4/M43----117------11.3-------123
318iS-------------1991-95----------1796/4/M42----140-------10.2-------132
318iS-------------1995-98----------1895/4/M44----140-------10.2-------132
318tds------------1995-98----------1665/4/M41-----90-------14.2-------113
318ti--------------1994-96----------1895/4/M44----140--------9.9-------130
320i---------------1990-96----------1991/6/M52----150--------9.9-------133
323i---------------1994-98----------2494/6/M52----170--------8.0-------141
325i---------------1990-94----------2494/6/M50----192--------8.0-------144
325td-------------1993-98----------2498/6/M51----115-------12.0-------123
325tds------------1993-98----------2498/6/M51----143-------10.4-------133
328i---------------1994-98----------2793/6/M52----193--------7.3-------147
M3-----------------1992-95----------2990/6/S52----286--------6.0-------162
M3 Evo------------1995-98----------3201/6/S52----321--------5.5-------155



3 series E46 Bigger, more refined, safe and quicker than its older siblings. Petrol and diesel engines are award winning, with the 3.0 litre models being revelations. Prices are on the slide with the arrival of the E90.
Model________Production YR____Engine_____power___0-62_____top
316i-------------1999-2002--------1895/4/M43-----115------10.9-------129
316i-------------2002-2005--------1796/4/N42-----115------10.9-------128
316ti------------2000-2004--------1796/4/N42-----115------10.9-------128
318i-------------1998-2001--------1895/4/M43-----118------10.4-------129
318i-------------2002-2005--------1796/4/N42-----143------10.4-------136
318ti------------2001-2004--------1796/4/N42-----143------10.4-------136
318ti------------2004-2004--------1995/4/N46-----141------10.4-------136
318d------------2003-2005--------1995/4/M47-----115------10.6-------128
320i-------------2001-2006--------2171/6/M54-----170-------9.4-------141
320d------------2000-2006--------1951/4/M47-----150-------8.8-------138
323i-------------1997-2000--------2494/6/M52-----170-------8.0-------143
325i-------------2001-2006--------2494/6/M54-----192-------7.2-------150
328i-------------1997-2000--------2793/6/M52-----193-------6.8-------155
330i-------------2001-2006--------2979/6/M54-----231-------6.5-------155
330d------------1999-2002--------2926/6/M57-----184-------7.8-------155
330d------------2002-2006--------2993/6/M57N----204-------7.2-------151
M3--------------2001-2006--------3246/6/S54-----343-------5.2-------155
M3 CS-----------2005-2006--------3246/6/S54-----360-------4.9-------155
M3 CSL----------2003-2006--------3246/6/S54-----360-------4.9-------155



3 series E90/E91/E92/E93 To set itself from its competitors, BMW has packed its new Three with more gadgets than your average luxury car. With aftermarket styling, the E90 can look great. Diesels have great torque, 330i is silky smooth.
Model________Production YR______Engine____power___0-62_____top
318i---------------2005-present-----1995/4/N42----129------10.0--------129
318d--------------2005-present-----1995/4/M47----122------10.6--------128
320i---------------2005-present-----1995/4/N42----150-------9.0--------138
320si--------------2006-present-----1995/4/N42----173-------8.1--------140
320d--------------2005-present-----1995/4/M47----163-------8.3--------140
325d--------------2006-present-----M57/6/2993----197-------7.4--------146
325i---------------2005-present-----2497/6/N52----218-------6.9--------153
325i---------------2007-present-----2497/6/N53----190-------7.0--------153
325i---------------2007-present-----2996/6/N53----218-------6.9--------155
330i---------------2005-present-----2996/6/R6-----258-------6.3--------155
330d--------------2005-present-----2993/6/M57----231-------6.7--------155
335i---------------2006-present-----2979/6/N52----306-------5.5--------155
335d--------------2006-present-----M57/6/2993----286-------6.1--------155
M3----------------2007-present-----S60/8/3999----420-------4.8--------155


5 series E12 Introduced in 1972 and replaced the 1500-2000 series, now very rare in the UK. Earned respect for excellent handling, combined with space and comfort. This was long ago however.
Model________Production YR______Engine____power___0-62______top
518-------------------1974-81------1766/4/M10------90------14.8--------100
520-------------------1972-77------1990/4/M10-----115------11.8--------110
520-------------------1977-81------1990/4/M20-----122------12.4--------112
525-------------------1973-81------2494/6/M30-----150------10.1--------120
528-------------------1975-81------2788/6/M30-----170-------9.0--------124
528i------------------1977-81------2788/6/M30------181------8.8---------128
M535i-----------------1980-81------3453/6/M30-----218-------7.1--------139



E28 5 series Introduced in 1981, the second generation 5 series was an outstanding car for its time with a much improved chassis and more engine choices. M5 is a rare delight and quicker than its E30 M3 little brother
Model________Production YR______Engine____power___0-62______top
518i-----------------1987-88-------1766/4/M10-----105------12.6--------109
520i-----------------1987-88-------1990/6/M20-----129------11.4--------118
525e----------------1987-88-------2693/6/M20-----129------12.2--------114
525i-----------------1987-88-------2494/6/M30-----150------9.8---------125
528i-----------------1987-88-------2788/6/M30-----184------8.4---------134
533i-----------------1983-88-------3210/6/M30-----181------7.7---------134
535i-----------------1987-88-------3430/6/M30-----218------7.2---------143
M5-------------------1987-88-------3453/6/S38-----286------6.5---------152



E34 5 series The E34 was truly an all new car, significantly roomier than before and a leep forward in sophistication, refinement, performance and overall comfort. Established BMW as the king of the executive saloon
Model________Production YR______Engine____power___0-62______top
518i------------------1990-94-------1796/4/M40----115-----12.5---------116
518i------------------1994-96-------1796/4/M43----115-----12.5---------116
520i------------------1988-90-------1991/6/M20----129-----11.9---------127
520i------------------1990-96-------1991/6/M50----150-----11.3---------127
525i------------------1990-96-------2494/6/M20----127-----11.5---------128
525i------------------1990-96-------2494/6/M50----192------9.5---------138
525iX----------------1992-96--------2494/6/M50----192-----10.0---------135
525td----------------1993-96--------2498/6/M51----115-----12.9---------121
525tds---------------1993-96--------2498/6/M51----143-----11.0---------129
530i------------------1988-90--------2986/6/M30----188-----8.6---------142
530i------------------1993-96--------2997/8/M60----218-----7.8---------144
535i------------------1988-93--------3430/6/M30----211-----7.7---------147
540i------------------1993-96--------3982/8/M60----286-----7.0---------149
M5--------------------1989-92--------3535/6/S38----315-----6.4---------157
M5--------------------1992-95--------3975/6/S38----340-----5.9---------155




E39 5 series Beautiful lines, incredible refinement and performance peaking with the mighty 400bhp M5. This car is becoming increasingly popular for modifying - but not much needs improvement.
Model________Production YR______Engine____power___0-62______top
520i-----------------1996-98--------1991/6/M52----150------10.2--------137
523i-----------------1996-00--------2494/6/M52----170-------8.5--------142
525i-----------------2001-04--------2494/6/M54----192-------8.1--------149
525tds--------------1996-98--------2498/6/M51----141-------10.1-------131
525d----------------2001-04--------2497/6/M57----163-------8.9--------136
528i-----------------1996-00--------2793/6/M52----193-------7.5--------147
530i-----------------2001-04--------2979/6/M54----231-------7.1--------155
530d----------------1999-04--------2926/6/M57----193-------8.1--------141
535i-----------------1997-03--------3498/8/M62----235-------7.0--------155
540i-----------------1996-04--------4398/8/M62----286-------6.2--------155
M5------------------1999-03---------4941/8/S62----400-------5.3--------155



E60/E61 5 series Yet another step forward in gadgetry and refinement. Diesels have proved to be the most sensible buy, while the 550i is one BIG beast. The ultimate is the M5, but don't figure on keeping your licence long.
Model________Production YR___Engine____power___0-62_____top
520i-------------2003-present----2171/6/M54---170-----9.0--------143
520d------------2005-present----1995/6/N42----163-----8.6--------139
523i-------------2005-present----2497/6/R6-----174-----8.5--------146
523i-------------2007-present----2497/6/N53----190-----8.2--------147
525i-------------2003-05---------2494/6/M54---192-----7.9--------148
525i-------------2005-present----2497/6/R6-----215-----7.5--------152
525i-------------2007-present----2996/6/N53----218-----7.1--------154
525d------------2007-present----2993/6/N57----197-----7.6--------147
530i-------------2003-05---------2979/6/M54----231-----6.9-------155
530i-------------2005-present----2996/6/R6-----258-----6.5--------155
530i-------------2007-present----2993/6/N53----272-----6.3--------155
530d------------2005-present----2993/6/M57----231-----6.8--------155
530d------------2007-present----2993/6/M57----235-----6.8--------155
540i-------------2005-present----4000/8/N62----306-----6.2--------155
545i-------------2003-present----4398/8/N62----333-----5.8--------155
530d------------2003-present----2993/6/M57----218-----7.1--------155
535d------------2005-present----2993/6/M57----272-----6.5--------155
535d------------2007-present----2993/6/M57----286-----6.4--------155
550i-------------2005-present----4000/6/N62----367-----5.5--------155
M5--------------2005-present----4999/10/S85---507-----4.7--------155



E24 6 series The shark nosed Six's image was helped by its touring car dominance in the 70's and 80's, and the classic coupe boasts many fans. M635CSi is a formidable weapon and represents a fantastic buy.
Model________Production YR_____Engine____power___0-62______top
628CSi-----------1979-88----------2788/6/M30----184-------8.8--------132
635CSi-----------1978-89----------3430/6/M30----218-------218--------140
M635Csi----------1984-89----------3453/6/S38----286-------286--------156



E63/E64 6 series Continuing BMW's heritage of the first six, the E63 is a design triumph - its smooth and powerful engine, outstanding agility and ample interior space setting new standards in the luxury sports coupe market.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
630i-------------2005-2007--------2996/6/R6----258-----6.5---------155
630i-------------2007-present-----2996/6/N52---272-----6.2---------155
630i convertible--2005-2007-------2996/6/R6-----258-----6.9---------155
630i convertible--2007-present-----2996/6/N52---272-----6.7---------155
635d------------2007-present-----2993/6/M57---286-----6.3---------155
645ci------------2004-present-----4398/8/N62---332-----5.6---------155
645ci convertible-2004-present-----4398/8/N62---332-----6.1---------155
650i-------------2005-2007--------4799/8/N62---367-----5.4---------155
650i-------------2007-present-----7899/8/N62---367-----5.1---------155
650i Convertible--2007-present-----7899/8/N62---367-----5.5---------155
M6--------------2005-present-----4999/10/S62--507-----4.6---------155



E23 7 series Replacing the E3, the E23s were sophisticated for their time but not particularly quick, comfy or rewarding to drive. If you must, go for the injected rather than the carburettor models, but don't expect to find many about.
Model________Production YR_____Engine____power__0-62_____top
728--------------1977-79----------2788/6/M30---170-----10.1-------120
728i--------------1979-86----------2788/6/M30---174-----9.5--------125
732i--------------1979-86----------3210/6/M30---197-----8.7--------127
733i--------------1977-79----------3210/6/M30---197-----8.9--------128
735i--------------1978-86----------3430/6/M30---218-----8.0--------131
745i--------------1980-83----------3210/6/M30---252-----7.8--------137



E32 7 series A great step forward over its predecessor in all areas, the E32 soon evolved with and 8- and later a 12- cylinder 300bhp engine in the 750i. Bargains to be had today, but fuel and servicing bills are a real killer.
Model________Production YR____Engine_____power__0-62_____top
730i-------------1987-94----------2986/6/M30----188-----10.5-------131
730i-------------1992-94----------2997/8/M60----218-----9.8--------139
735i-------------1987-92----------3430/6/M30----211-----9.0--------145
740i-------------1992-94----------3982/8/M60----286-----7.9--------146
750i-------------1988-94----------4988/12/M70---300-----7.3--------152



E38 7 series Regarded as superior to Mercedes overweight S class, this executive saloon has an astonishing mix of high technology, luxury and performance. Again, you'll need shares in an oil company to cover running costs.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
728i-------------1996-02----------2793/6/M52---193-----8.6-------141
730i-------------1994-96----------2997/8/M60---218-----8.3-------146
735i-------------1996-02----------3498/8/M62---236-----7.6-------153
740i-------------1994-02----------3982/8/M60---286-----7.1-------155
740i-------------1996-01----------4398/8/M62---286-----6.9-------155
750i-------------1995-02----------5379/12/M73--326-----6.6-------155



E65 7 Series Controversially styled, the new 7 series has been universally praised as the best-driving luxury saloon in the world. More for the chauffeur than the modifier. The gangsters like squeezing on 22" chromes.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62___top
730i-------------2003-present-----2979/6/M54---231-----8.1-------148
730d------------2003-present-----2993/6/M57---218-----8.0-------147
735i-------------2002-present-----3600/8/N62---272-----7.5-------155
740i-------------2005-present-----4000/8/N62---306-----6.8-------155
745i-------------2002-present-----4398/8/N62---333-----6.3-------155
745d------------2005-present-----4423/8/M57---300-----6.8-------155
750i-------------2005-present-----4799/8/N62---367-----5.9-------155
760i-------------2003-present-----5972/12/N73--445-----5.5-------155




E31 8 Series A technological marvel at the time with traction control, four-wheel steering and adaptive suspension. Prohibitive price when new meant few were sold, but incredible bargains to be had today.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
840Ci------------1993-96----------3982/8/M60---286-----8.1-------155
840Ci------------1996-99----------4398/8/M62---286-----7.2-------155
850i-------------1990-92----------4988/12/M70--300-----7.1-------155
850Ci------------1993-94----------4988/12/M70--300-----6.8-------155
850CSi-----------1993-97----------5576/12/S70--380-----6.0-------155




Z1 A left hand drive only model, uses the engine and transmission from the E30 325i. The doors drop down in to the cars sills, creating an open air cockpit. With a limited number built, you wont find many for sale.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
Z1---------------1988-91----------2494/6/M20---171-----7.9-------140




Z3 E36 Bond made the world fall in love with them, but poor chassis meant people never really embraced them. Falling prices are making the Z3 more popular to modify, while the M cars are ridiculously quick and desirable.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
Z3 1.8i----------1999-00----------1895/4/M43---118-----10.4-------123
Z3 1.9i----------2001-02----------1895/4/M43---140-----8.4--------123
Z3 2.0i----------1999-00----------1991/6/M52---150-----8.9--------130
Z3 2.2i----------2001-02----------2171/6/M54---170-----7.9--------139
Z3 2.8i----------1997-00----------2793/6/M52---193-----7.1--------135
Z3 3.0i----------2001-02----------2979/6/M54---231-----6.0--------149
Z3 M roadster---1998-00----------3201/6/S50---321------5.4--------155
Z3 M roadster---2001-02----------3246/6/S54---325------5.4--------155
M coupe--------1999-00----------3201/6/S50---321------5.4--------160
M coupe--------2001-02----------3246/6/S54---325------5.4--------155




Z4 E85/E86/E89 Known for its engaging handling, thrilling six cylinder engine and distinctive styling. Although its horsepower ratings are surpassed by less expensive cars, its far more rewarding that the Z3 it replaced.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
Z4 2.0i----------2005-present-----1995/4/N46---150-------8.2--------138
Z4 2.2i----------2004-present-----2171/6/M54---170-------7.7--------140
Z4 2.5i----------2003-present-----2494/6/M54---192-------7.0--------146
Z4 2.5si---------2006-present-----2497/6/N52----218------6.5--------149
Z4 3.0i----------2003-present-----2979/6/M54---231-------5.9--------155
Z4 3.0si---------2006-present-----2996/6/N52---255-------5.8--------155
Z4 M Roadster---2006-present-----3246/6/S54---265-------5.7--------155
Z4 M coupe-----2006-present------3246/6/S54---343-------5.0--------155



Z8 E52 Probably one of the most beautiful cars ever made was intended to evoke and celebrate the legendary 507, just 5703 of the M5-engined aluminium bodied roadster with nearly 400bhp were built and would have cost you a whopping £80,000.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
Z8 5.0-----------2000-03---------4941/8/S62----393------4.7--------155



M1 E26 A sensible and usable supercar, just 455 were built between 1978 and 1981. Most M1's have now either been retired to museums or private collections although some are still driven.

Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
M1---------------1978-81---------3453/6/M88---277------5.6--------162


X1 E84
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
X1
X1 18d----------2009-Present------1995----------141------



X3 E83 The X3 wears a sharp suit over its muscular physique, and body control for such a big, tall machine is astounding. A top speed of 149mph puts it on a par with most sporty saloons.
Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
X3 2.0i-----------2005-present----1995/4/N42---150-----11.5------123
X3 2.0d-----------2005-2007-------1995/4/M57---150----10.2------123
X3 2.0d-----------2007-present----1995/4/N47---177-----7.6-------141
X3 2.5i------------2004-present----2494/6/M54---192-----8.9------129
X3 2.5si-----------2006-present----2497/6/N52---218-----8.4-------137
X3 3.0------------2004-present----2979/6/M54---231-----8.1-------130
X3 3.0si-----------2006-present----2979/6/N52---272-----7.5-------142
X3 3.0d-----------2005-present----2993/6/M57---218-----7.4-------130
X3 3.0sd----------2007-present----2993/6/M57---286-----7.0-------146


X5 E53/E70 BMW's first foray into the premium off-road market has proved a resounding success. 3.0d is the most sensible option, although top of the range 4.8 is the must have for ultimate respect.

Model________Production YR___Engine_____power___0-62_____top
X5 3.0i-----------2001-present----2973/6/M54---231------8.3-------127
X5 3.0si-----------2006-present----2996/6/N52---272------8.1-------140
X5 3.0d-----------2006-present----2993/6/M57---231------8.3-------134
X5 3.0Sd----------2007-present----2993/6/M57---286------7.0-------146
X5 4.4i------------2001-03---------4398/8/M62---286------7.5-------130
X5 4.4i------------2003-present----4398/8/N62---320------7.0-------149
X5 4.6is-----------2002-03---------4619/8/M62---350------6.5-------155
X5 4.8is-----------2003-present----4799/8/N62---360------6.1-------155
X5 4.8si-----------2006-present----4799/8/N62---355------6.5-------150
X5 3.0d-----------2001-03---------2926/6/M57---184------8.3-------125
X5 3.0d-----------2003-present----2993/6/M57---218------7.5-------135


Well folks that all of them done now, unfortunately I don't have all recent data including latest models
BMW X6


M1 prototype


Cs prototype


GINA prototype


335i twin, but hopefully this guide will help you understand what people are talking about on forums now when they post if you are not familiar with their model!
 

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Funny you've done this.... You've saved me a job:thumbsup

It was on my "To Do List":lol

Excellent work.

Can you PM me your source of information if you don't mind please.

I think this once finshed will become a "Sticky Thread":thumbsup
 

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right quick question, ive had a look at the list, and basically how can i tell which engine model is mine i have a 1995 (n reg) 318 is coupe. is it the m42 or m44 and does it make any difference?
 

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right quick question, ive had a look at the list, and basically how can i tell which engine model is mine i have a 1995 (n reg) 318 is coupe. is it the m42 or m44 and does it make any difference?
Simple for all, any one who wants to know info like this should type the LAST 7 DIGITS of the VIN NUMBER into Realoem, see here http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do

It will tell you the engine, body style, year, e.t.c
 

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Wow thats a comprehensive list...a fine bit of work...But...unless im mistaken(which im not) lol. you have left out the slightly earlier E46 330D 184BHP engine.
 

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car data

have just noticed that the data submitted is almost identical -apart from the pics and sum of the blurb for each model- as the information entitled 'E numbers' in the back of Preformance BMW Feb 07
 
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0-60mph 325i/323i

I never understood the 0-60 time 8 seconds for the e36 325i and 323i (especially in such a well known mag). We got 7.6 out of my brothers pre-vanos 325i with two of us in it..
 

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Your data is incomplete and incorrect...

I haven't looked at all models but:

E21:

The 320i was a M10 with the 2002Tii Kugelfischer motor

E30
the M10 engined models were discontinued in 1987 (1988 model year) in favour of the M40 belt drive units...Came as the same time as the facelift (except for Cabrios and the M3) along with a slightly different spec M20 in the 6cyl cars and new Motronic ignition.
The M3 came with 195bhp CAT, 200bhp no CAT, and later 215bhp CAT engines
The Evo1 had the 200bhp engine only
The Evo2, Cecotto and Ravaglia had a 220bhp non-CAT engine
The Euromeister had the 195bhp CAT engine
There was also a 320is (Euro only) with a 2litre S14 192bhp motor

E12:
The spec for the higher output 520 is incorrect as that had the M20
There was also a 520i (M10 with the mechanical Kugelfischer motor from the 2002tii) a 528i (M30) and a 530i (M30, US only) and a 533i (SA only)

What happened to the "classics"?

Nueue Classe
1800
1800ti
2000
2000ti
2000CS
ti and CS models had twin carbs

E2 (02 models)

1502
1602
1802
2002
2002ti
2002tii
2002Turbo

all had M10 motors...
The Ti had dual Solex 40 twin choke carbs
The Tii had Kugelfischer mechanical injection
The Turbo was injected and 'charged

E3 saloons
2500
2800
3.0s
3.0si
3.3L
3.3Li

all with M30 engines

E9 coupes
2800CS
3.0CS
3.0CSi
3.2CSi

All with M30 engines
The 3.2 motor was only available in the last of the "batmobiles"
 
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good work!!!!!

That's some mighty fine work you've done there. Really fascinating reading. Saved me loads of time on the net researching. Cheers again.:thumbsup
 

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Derestricted Top Speeds?

Interesting info, however any chance of information on the derestricted top speeds of all (or as many as possible) BMWs?

Obviously the real top speed of many quoted as 155mph is not really 155 with the artificial limiter removed. I have scoured the internet high and low to find information on this all in one place so i dont have to spend forever searching for every car individually, but without success so far.

All i know at this point from the top of my head is the current M5 has a top speed of 204mph, and the 95-98 M3 Evo is capable of 174mph! - According to this...

http://www.carsurvey.org/reviews/bmw/m3/r93925/

So any chance of getting that information, or anyone have an idea on how to go about getting it? Even BMW's own website don't appear to list top speeds of their current cars let alone ones no longer in production! :(

Also, it goes without saying i guess that all the models listed come in various forms such as coupe, saloon, hatchback etc (although i understand the bmw term for a hatchback is actually a "compact"?), but it would perhaps also be useful to know what forms each model was available in. I personally prefer the look of hatch/compacts however i have found that the fastest bmws are not ussually available as a compact which is rather annoying :(. Infact, correct me if i'm wrong but unbelievably, I don't think there were any bmw compacts made in the 1990s capable of even reaching 155mph!
 

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Here's in-depth info on all the E36's - credits to Freddybear for posting it originally here :thumbsup



E36 Full Specifications (all models)


316i m40/m43
In-line four-cylinder, alloy head, iron block, SOHC, 8 Valves 1596cc
Comp Rat: 9.0:1
Max Power: [email protected] (1993-1998: [email protected])
Max Torque: 102lb [email protected] (1993-1998 [email protected])
PWR: 81bhp / 1000kg (highest found 88.65)
BorexStroke: 84x72mm
Fuel Injection: Bosch Motronic
Transmission: 5-Speed Man. / (opt) 4-Speed Auto
FDR: Man: 3.45:1 Auto: 4.45:1
Brakes: Discs & Drums (Discs from 1991) ABS opt. then stand from Nov 91 (?)
Performance: Max Speed 119mph (highest found 120mph (1991)) / 117mph auto.
0-62mph 12.9 (lowest found 11.2) / 14.4 auto
Standing 1/4 mile 18.2 (1991)
Suspension: Front: Mac Struts, coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti roll bar Rear: Multi-link axle with cent pull rod, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Steering: Rack and Pinion 5.1 turns lock to lock
Wheels: 6jx15 185/65 15
Weight: 1255kg (lowest found 1128kg (1991)) Auto + 40kg..?

318i m40/m43 as 316i except:
Comp Rat: 8.8:1
Max Power: [email protected] (1993-1998 [email protected])
Max Torque: 117lb [email protected] (1993-1998 124lb [email protected] rpm)
Standing 1/4 mile: 17.2
PWR: 88bhp / 1000kg
BorexStroke:84x81
Performance: Max Speed 123mph / 123mph auto. 0-62mph 11.3 (lowest found 9.7)/ 12.3 auto
Weight: 1250kg auto + 40kg..?

318is/ti m42/m43
In-line four cylinder
Max Power: 140 [email protected])
Max Torque: 129lb [email protected] (ti/is:1996-1998 133lb [email protected])
PWR: is: m42 : 113 m44: 115 ti: 110
Brakes: Discs all round
Performance: Max Speed ti: 129.9mph / 125.5mph ti auto. is 130mph / 129mph is auto.
0-62mph: ti: 9.9 / ti auto 10.2 (lowest found 8.5) is: 10.2 / 11.2 auto
Transmission: 5 speed man / 4 speed auto
Weight: is: m42 1240kg / m44 1335kg auto +40kg..? ti: m44 1275kg / auto 1315kg

320i m50/m52 as 318i except:
In-line six cylinder, DOHC, 24 Valves 1996cc
Comp. Ratio: 10.5:1
Max Power: [email protected]
Max Torque: 140 lb [email protected]
PWR: 109 bhp / 1000kg
Bore x Stroke: 80x66
Performance: Max Speed: 133mph / 133mph auto
0-62mph: 9.8 (10.8 auto)
Transmission: 5 speed man or (opt) 5 spped auto
FDR: 3.45 man 4.45 auto
Brakes: Discs all round
Wheels: 6.5j x 15 wheels tyres: 205/60 15
Weight: 1375kg / auto..?

323i m52 as 320i except:
2494cc
Comp Ratio: 10.0:1
Max Power: [email protected]
Max Torque: 181lb ft @3950rpm
PWR: 123bhp per 1000kg
Bore x Stroke: 84 x 75
Performance: Max Speed:145mph / 143 mph auto
0-62mph: 7.9 sec / 8.9 auto
Weight: 1385kg / auto..?

325tds inline six cylinder 12 valves 2489cc
Production: 01 Feb 1996 until 07 Sep 1998
Max Power: [email protected]?rpm
Max Torque: 192 lb ft
Performance: Max Speed: 134mph
0-60pmh: 10.1
Weight: 1440kg / auto..?


325i m50 as 323i except:
Max Power: 192 [email protected]
PWR: 140bhp / 1000kg
Max Torque:177lb ft
0-62mph: 7.6 / 8.6 auto
Weight: 1370kg / auto..?

328i m52 as 325i except:
2793cc
Comp. Ratio: 10.2:1
Max Power: [email protected]
Max Torque: 206 lb [email protected]
PWR: 138bhp / 1000kg
Bore x Stroke: 84 x 84
Steering: 3.2 turns lock to lock
Performance: 145mph 0-60mph 7.5 secs / 8.0 auto
Weight: 1395 / auto..?

M3 s50:
In-line six cylinder, alloy head, iron block, DOHC, 24 valves, 2990cc
Comp. Ratio: 10.8:1
Max Power: [email protected]
Max Torque: 236lb [email protected]
PWR: 190bhp / 1000kg
Bore x stroke: 86x85.8
Fuel Injection:Bosch Motronic 3.3
Transmission: 6 speed man
FDR: 3.15:1
Brakes: Vent Discs all round
Performance: Max Speed: 155mph
0-62: 5.4 secs
Steering: 2.8 turns lock to lock
Wheels:7.5 x 17 with 235/40 ZR17 tyres
Weight: 1510kg

M3 Evo s52 as M3 except:
3201cc
Comp. Ratio: 11.3:1
Max Power: [email protected]
Max Torque: 258lb [email protected]
PWR: 209bhp / 1000kg
Bore x Stroke: 86.4 x 91
Performance: Max Speed: 155mph
0-62mph: 5.0 secs
FDR: 3.23:1
Wheels: (f)7.5x17 with 225/45 zr17 tyres (r)8.5x17 with 245/40 zr17 tyres
Weight: 1535kg
 

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And one link from me ,e-types etc etc...

http://www.sun-diagnostics.com/germany/pdf/html/full_bmw.html

+ a bit E-types again

1928-34 BMW 3/15 Dixi, 3/20 Dixi
1933-41 BMW 303, 309, 315, 319, 320, 321, 326, 327, 328, 329, 335
1952-64 BMW 501, 502 (E501 / E541, 502/E542)
1955-62 BMW Isetta 250, 300, CKD lub SKD (E100, E101, E102, E103)
1956-59 BMW 507 (E507 / E547/1)
1956-60 BMW 503 (E503/E543)
1957-59 BMW 600 i 600SKD (E106, E111, E112)
1959-65 BMW 700 (Saloon, Cabrio), LS (Coupe) (E107, E110, E119)
1962-72 BMW 1500, 1600, 1800, 2000 (E115, E116, E118, E121, E8 )
1965-75 BMW 2000C, 2000CS, 2800CS, 2.5CS, 3.0CS, 3.0CSL, 3.0 CSi (E120, E9)
1966-77 Serie "2" - BMW 1502-2002, 1600-2000 Estate + Cabriolet (E6, E10/C/T/Cab, E20, E114/C)
1968-77 BMW 2500, 2800, 3.0S, 3.0Si, 2.8L, 3.0L, 3.3L, 3.3Li (E3)
1972-81 BMW "5" (E12)
1972 BMW Turbo Concept
1973-75 BMW 2002 Turbo (E10T,and after E20)
1974-77 BMW 2.8L, 3.0L, 3.3L, 3.3Li, long E3 (E3 Lang)
1975-83 BMW Series "3" (E21)
1976-89 BMW Series "6" (E24)
1977-86 BMW Series"7" (E23)
1978-81 BMW series "M1" (E26)
1981-83 BMW 315 (E21/LA)
1981-87 BMW Series"5" (E28)
1982-91/93* BMW Series "3" (E30) / *touring
1986-94 BMW Series "7" (E32)
1988-95 BMW Series "5" (E34)
1988-91 BMW Z1
1989-90 BMW Series "8" (E31)
1991-98 BMW Series"3" (E36)
1994-2000 BMW Series"3" Compact (E36/5)
1994-2001 BMW Series "7" (E38)
1995-2003 BMW Series "5" (E39)
1995-2002 BMW Z3 (E36/7)
1998-? BMW Series"3" (E46)
1999-2001 BMW L7 (E38/L7)
1999-? BMW X5 (E53)
1999-2003 BMW Z8 (E52)
2001-06 BMW Series "7" (E65, E66, E67)
2002-? BMW Z4 (E85)
2003-? BMW Series "5" (E60)
2003-? BMW Series"6" (E63)
2003-? BMW X3 (E83)
2004-? BMW Series "5" estate (E61)
2004-? BMW Series "6' Cabriolet (E64)
 

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no 8 series picture. you couldn't find one single picture of the most beautiful car bmw ever made. (except the Z1 perhaps) should of asked me, Nialls, phill, gareth etc for one.
 
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