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Old 10-29-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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what does iA mean?

I always thought it meant automatic. But the sticker on my door says mine is a 325iX/A and its a 5spd, plus my friend was telling me thats not what it means but he wasnt sure what it did mean.

Anyone?
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Old 10-29-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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maybe it started off as an automatic and someone swapped the tranny.. A is for automatic ..
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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there was a 325iA for sale in the trader...and it was tiptronic...
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:48 PM   #4
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wtf?...tiptronic 325i?..what year?(can't be e36 )

but yeah as far as i am concerned iAs are Auto trannys

i think in ur case the A just a model # or some sh!t....as long as it's not a 325ia...

i don't think 325xia's exist(ed), or 330xia's for that matter..
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:49 PM   #5
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I work at the dealership so I'm familier with it. The A after a model number means automatic like you said. It's just something for us to know instead of having to walk to the car to find out each time.
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Old 10-30-2004, 07:17 PM   #6
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NOT REALLY BOTH MY E30 were 5 speed and they all had 325IA or 318IA. all at the door sticker.
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:21 PM   #7
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Wait a sec, are you guys talking about the stickers on the windows at dealers/autotraders or the manufacturer plate inside the door panel?

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Old 10-30-2004, 08:29 PM   #8
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lol read the first post \
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:31 PM   #9
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i'm pretty sure that A stands for automatic, I've read about it in magazines before. I think that it could possibly be 325iA was a model *available* in automatic, so it was given the A. The owner of 5 speed iA's maybe just didn't want auto. What you guys think? However, I personally doubt that other models couldn't be paired with an auto. We've seen it!
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:54 PM   #10
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lol read the first post \
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Old 10-30-2004, 10:38 PM   #11
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Never mind the A, what does the i stand for?
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:38 AM   #12
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Injected (fuel injected).
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:49 AM   #13
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That's what I always thought, but that seems kinda redundant, at least for the past 2 decades no?
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:23 AM   #14
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some traditions are not meant to be broken!

the i is for sure though, i've read it on many forums before
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Old 10-31-2004, 03:07 AM   #15
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weird thing is that the 325/325e are also fuel injected
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