Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-16-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
M3ti Compact
Fuel Efficient 318 Member
 
M3ti Compact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,465
New E90 323i specs released

For anyone who cares, BMW has relased the specs on the new 323i as the new base model starting at just $35,200.

It will come with a de-tuned version of the european 325i motor, which is a 2.5L inline-6, producing 173hp and has a crazy 11:1 compression ratio. The euro motor puts out 217hp.

Other cost saving deletions include saying goodbye to: xenon lights w/angel eyes and foglamps, 17 inch wheels (even as options), dual resonance intake, body colour roof strips, chrome pipes, auto dimming mirrors, automatic dual control HVAC, cruise control, chrome BMW kickplates, heated seats, folding seats with ski bag, and a 6 speaker stereo instead of a killer 10 speaker with dual subwoofer setup.
__________________
M3ti Compact is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
Gamite
Moderator
 
Gamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 21,083
E90 w/o elipsoids looks weird.
__________________
www.gamite.net

Gamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
King Luis
The King.
 
King Luis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Milton
Posts: 7,380
Send a message via MSN to King Luis
with all that stuff taken out, how can it still be worth $35,200???
__________________
Current:2013 Candy White VW Golf TDI
Mods: TBD.

Sold:2004 Silver Gray M3
Mods: Dice Unit, EAS Angel Eyes, Painted Reflectors, CSL Diffuser, Smoked Corners, PSS10s, 15mm Front and 10mm Rear Spacers.

Gone:1990 Brilliantrot 325is
Mods: Alpine speakers and HU, Euro Projectors, Magnaflow Muffler, Euro Smoked Tails and GC Coilovers.
King Luis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2005, 09:42 PM   #4
Justin e36
---
 
Justin e36's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: etobicoke
Posts: 12,331
Send a message via ICQ to Justin e36 Send a message via AIM to Justin e36 Send a message via Yahoo to Justin e36
what the.. the 325i has rear folding seats AND a skibag?.. how'd they manage that?
Justin e36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2005, 10:25 AM   #5
///MAC
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,882
damn, im thinking the same thing, with all that stuff taken out, how is it still worth so much, it should be well under 30 for what your getting now, like at least 29,999 or something...
///MAC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2005, 08:14 PM   #6
Hound
V-Dub in da House
 
Hound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ancaster
Posts: 4,881
Send a message via MSN to Hound
yea i guess cause it a bmw that adds the extra $$$ still damn that's a fair ammount of stuff taken out. and 173hp seems a little bleak donno maybe it will be enough. time will tell.
__________________
Sean

07 GTI, Revo Stage II, 3" catless GHL exhaust, OEM R32 rear conversion, 17x9 + 17x11 215/45/17 all around on genuine BBS RS's, B&G RSII coilovers

96 Harliquin Golf
Hound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2005, 08:53 PM   #7
Gamite
Moderator
 
Gamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 21,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin e36
what the.. the 325i has rear folding seats AND a skibag?.. how'd they manage that?

Easy!.. its magic.
__________________
www.gamite.net

Gamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2005, 08:54 PM   #8
Gamite
Moderator
 
Gamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 21,083
It seems to me that BMW is too concerned with that lower market than the market they 'should' be concentrating on. "M Division"

I think 325 should remain the base. and if they want to bring in a lower market, consider 1 series comming to NA.
__________________
www.gamite.net

Gamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2005, 09:58 PM   #9
M3ti Compact
Fuel Efficient 318 Member
 
M3ti Compact's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,465
They should come up with a 330i enthusiast special, which would be a 330i with NO toys. The only thing it will come with is the 258hp 3.0L, the 18" sport package rims, M appearance package, manual adjust sport seats and sport suspension. Nothing else. NO fancy radio, NO traction control, NO dual auto HVAC, NO chrome kickplates, NO auto headlights, NO rain sensing wipers, NO adaptive brakelights, hell, no useless little flashlight in glovebox- you get the idea, NO useless stuff!!

The only option: the 325i...$40,300

the weight <2600lbs,
0-60: 5 sec range.
price $35,200.

Now THAT would be a base model. You force everyone who wants to cheap out into a real performer- when they come back for more, they sure won't be looking for something "slower". You'll satisfy posers with the M appearance. You'll satisfy old time enthusiasts. You'll attract a generally younger crowd who would normally be heading for similarly priced WRX's, SRT-4's, RSXes....
__________________
M3ti Compact is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2005, 11:57 PM   #10
Gamite
Moderator
 
Gamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 21,083
well they definately need something to fill the 150hp gap that will be between the 330 and the new M3.
__________________
www.gamite.net

Gamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 06:57 PM   #11
Justin e36
---
 
Justin e36's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: etobicoke
Posts: 12,331
Send a message via ICQ to Justin e36 Send a message via AIM to Justin e36 Send a message via Yahoo to Justin e36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamite
Easy!.. its magic.
Figures. Everything is done with magic now a days.
Justin e36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2005, 10:17 PM   #12
sexyjess
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3
tell me about...lol
sexyjess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 03:33 PM   #13
Mr seville
6th Gear Member
 
Mr seville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: places
Posts: 4,849
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin e36
what the.. the 325i has rear folding seats AND a skibag?.. how'd they manage that?

so does the e46 man lol mine does anyway
Mr seville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 10:49 PM   #14
Axxe
Over 9 F**KING THOUSAND!!
 
Axxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oakville
Posts: 9,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by M3ti Compact
They should come up with a 330i enthusiast special, which would be a 330i with NO toys. The only thing it will come with is the 258hp 3.0L, the 18" sport package rims, M appearance package, manual adjust sport seats and sport suspension. Nothing else. NO fancy radio, NO traction control, NO dual auto HVAC, NO chrome kickplates, NO auto headlights, NO rain sensing wipers, NO adaptive brakelights, hell, no useless little flashlight in glovebox- you get the idea, NO useless stuff!!

The only option: the 325i...$40,300

the weight <2600lbs,
0-60: 5 sec range.
price $35,200.

Now THAT would be a base model. You force everyone who wants to cheap out into a real performer- when they come back for more, they sure won't be looking for something "slower". You'll satisfy posers with the M appearance. You'll satisfy old time enthusiasts. You'll attract a generally younger crowd who would normally be heading for similarly priced WRX's, SRT-4's, RSXes....

Bingo. I would be all over that like a fat kid on a rolo.
__________________

S52|ZF|TRM Coilovers 670/895|Staggered 18" 5's
Axxe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 05:17 PM   #15
Hound
V-Dub in da House
 
Hound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ancaster
Posts: 4,881
Send a message via MSN to Hound
mmmm would be like a m3csl only in 4 door mmmmmm. also folding seats and ski bag are an option on the new bimmers. 1200 option on the E60......... stupid if you ask me cause the car needs more cargo capacity for the times you HAVE to take it to home depot.
__________________
Sean

07 GTI, Revo Stage II, 3" catless GHL exhaust, OEM R32 rear conversion, 17x9 + 17x11 215/45/17 all around on genuine BBS RS's, B&G RSII coilovers

96 Harliquin Golf
Hound is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.