View Full Version : e36 proformance Q's

08-24-2005, 06:30 AM
hey, im going to be modifying my e36 quite a bit, i would like to know wether it would be better getting a 318is, 320i or 323i. my dad found the 96' 323i while on his lunch break, looks really nice, what do you think, are turbo/supercharger's available for them all, are certain engines harder to tune? the reason im asking this is the 323i may not last long and its extreamly cheap, as the guy reposesd it, and just wants his money back, and ive never even considerd one, most of them are over AUD19k...


Justin e36
08-24-2005, 10:41 AM
hey blake...

how're things in the land down under?... I would usually say get the 323i... the most to start off with, but if the car hasn't been treated properly you never know what other types of problems you'll have to deal with. The engine could just be the start of a whole series of problems.

For tuning, you're best off with the 6-banger.. so a 320i or 323i. If you can guy a 325i in melbourne, jump on that instead.


08-24-2005, 08:50 PM
320 is the worst 6 clynder BMW ever made, Power of the 4 banger but with smoothness (and unfortunatly, gas milage of a 6 banger). 323 is by far better then a 320 but as Justin e36 said wait and look for a 325. To get power out of the 2.5L 323 you have to replace parts like exhaust, Headers ect.. from a 325.
I myself like the 4 clyders, but alot harder to mod for cheap and will be nowere near what a 2.5L could put out.

08-24-2005, 09:26 PM
s/c? why dont you buy an m3.

08-25-2005, 03:52 AM
Id say get the 318is and get a turbo.