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Tim
01-06-1999, 10:31 PM
I am in the market for a new (to me) BMW. I am considering both the 3 series and 5 series. ALthough I currently own a E28 M5, I may be willing to consider either a 325is or 328is (something that I can throw around a turn a little bit easier). What are the differences between the 325is and the 328is. THere is a pretty substantial difference in cost. Thanks.<p>Tim<br>

yukon dave
01-06-1999, 10:40 PM
<i>: I am in the market for a new (to me) BMW. I am considering both the 3 series and 5 series. ALthough I currently own a E28 M5, I may be willing to consider either a 325is or 328is (something that I can throw around a turn a little bit easier). What are the differences between the 325is and the 328is. THere is a pretty substantial difference in cost. Thanks.<p>: Tim<br>: <p></i>

Bruce
01-06-1999, 10:46 PM
<i>: I am in the market for a new (to me) BMW. I am considering both the 3 series and 5 series. ALthough I currently own a E28 M5, I may be willing to consider either a 325is or 328is (something that I can throw around a turn a little bit easier). What are the differences between the 325is and the 328is. THere is a pretty substantial difference in cost. Thanks.</i><p>let's see how much i can remeber...<br>1) first and foremost OBD-II<br>2) 0.3L (obviously), creating more torque but the same HP<br>3) digital climate control<br>4) body colored panels (below the doors)- i think that was added in 96<br>5) hmmm...i have come the end of my list...really not that much difference<p>if you are going to modify the car, get an OBD-I car (the 325) if not go for the 328<p>Bruce<p>

Mike
01-07-1999, 12:28 AM
The 2.8 is a lot stronger than the 2.5 motor. The difference can really be seen on the track and at low rpm's where the new engine pulls and pulls. <p>You CAN modify the OBDII cars now by "flashing" the chips... it's not that hard.<p>There are cosmetic changes all around, but nothing really significant other than the torque under the hood.<p>You will be much happier in the 2.8 than the 2.5 if you are coming from an M5 (the 2.5 is slower than your M5, while the 2.8 will be faster).<p>I've had many friends drive the cars back to back... and they all spend the extra cash and go for the 2.8 liter if they enjoy spirited driving.

yukon dave
01-07-1999, 08:35 PM
<i>: I am in the market for a new (to me) BMW. I am considering both the 3 series and 5 series. ALthough I currently own a E28 M5, I may be willing to consider either a 325is or 328is (something that I can throw around a turn a little bit easier). What are the differences between the 325is and the 328is. THere is a pretty substantial difference in cost. Thanks.<p>: Tim<br>: <p></i>

Steve Sacco
01-22-1999, 07:10 AM
I recently bought a 328 after having looked hard at 325's. I had also seen the lower prices and greater availability of the 325's, but didn't like the lack of low-end torque in the 325. The 325 (stock) has to be revved over 3500 rpm to begin to feel good. The 328 has a lot more torque at low (2500 - 3500) rpm, although the peak HP numbers are very similar at about 190 hp. A chip will help the 325, but won't do as much for the 328.


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