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Old 07-25-2005, 06:19 PM   #46
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Damnit. It would have been sweet to see that thing.........and race it.

Oh well, where are you located anyway? I know you've said it before and something in the back of my mind says florida for some reason, but I think im thinking of Steven.

Ehhh, thats nice I guess
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:31 PM   #47
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T=touring (wagon or hatchback)
I=injected
C=Coupe or convertible (which is why the 330ci is the same for the coupe and conv)
X=All Wheel drive
L= I have no damn clue.....
S=sport (I think)

and of course the most powerful letter in the world:
M= Motorsports

Then the first number in the name is the series, the next two are its literage, and the letters are its trim.

So a 318ti is a touring edition 3 series with a 1.8l fuel injected engine.

BUT.... BMW is somewhat retarded so they switched up the numbering a few times on a few cars. For example, the e36 328is is actually a 2.5 liter, but they felt that 325 and 323 were too close and nobody would make the distinction between the two. So, because the 328 is so much more doomful then the 323, they rebadged as a 328 instead of a 325.

Sorry If I don't make sense, I spent the night at a ladyfriends house drinking smirnoff and I didn't get much sleep. Thus I am only functioning because of my Starbucks quad shot Caramel Machiato and newports.


And in his case, the '95 850Ci is a 5.4 liter (up from 5 liters the previous years) with 326 hp, and the same year 850CSi is a 360 hp 5.6 liter (there were only 1500 CSi's made from 1992-1996)

And there are no 5.4 liter, manual transmission cars. Those cars had the 5 speed automatic. The earlier 5 liter cars had either the 4 speed automatic or a 6 speed manual. And all the 850CSi examples (aka the M8) had the 6 speed manual)
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:05 PM   #48
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T=touring (wagon or hatchback)
I=injected
C=Coupe or convertible (which is why the 330ci is the same for the coupe and conv)
X=All Wheel drive
L= I have no damn clue.....
S=sport (I think)

and of course the most powerful letter in the world:
M= Motorsports

Then the first number in the name is the series, the next two are its literage, and the letters are its trim.

So a 318ti is a touring edition 3 series with a 1.8l fuel injected engine.

BUT.... BMW is somewhat retarded so they switched up the numbering a few times on a few cars. For example, the e36 328is is actually a 2.5 liter, but they felt that 325 and 323 were too close and nobody would make the distinction between the two. So, because the 328 is so much more doomful then the 323, they rebadged as a 328 instead of a 325.

Sorry If I don't make sense, I spent the night at a ladyfriends house drinking smirnoff and I didn't get much sleep. Thus I am only functioning because of my Starbucks quad shot Caramel Machiato and newports.

L = long-wheelbase. heince the 745/50/60 iL/Li. BMW changed the designation from iL to Li when they changed the styling in...i don't remember the year, but it was the change from the good design to the shit design, with the so called 'Bangle Butt' which has sparked controversy, and possibly numerous gunfights. but not that last bit.
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:17 PM   #49
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OHHHHHHH!!!!

Long wheelbase!, sweet thanks for the info man!

And BTW the only gunfights that have broke out over the Bangle butt have been between me and Bangle himself...He got me in the shoulder last time, But don't think he walked away unscathed either. He may have won last time, but im not finished with him yet!

*shouts to a dark sky filled with lightning*
YOU HEAR THAT BANGLE!?!?!? IM NOT DONE WITH YOU YET!!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:49 PM   #50
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OHHHHHHH!!!!

Long wheelbase!, sweet thanks for the info man!

And BTW the only gunfights that have broke out over the Bangle butt have been between me and Bangle himself...He got me in the shoulder last time, But don't think he walked away unscathed either. He may have one last time, but im not finished with him yet!

*shouts to a dark sky filled with lightning*
YOU HEAR THAT BANGLE!?!?!? IM NOT DONE WITH YOU YET!!!!!!

You realize that Bangle did the work on your M3, too, right? He's the one that turned it from that base, black bumper 318i I posted to the M3 visually...
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:44 PM   #51
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Yeah, but apparently he had a stroke and forgot how to make cars...pretty.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:01 AM   #52
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sometimes the iS meant sport package and sometimes it meant coupe (before the Ci designation). Read it in European Car Magazine back when they did an excellently comprehensive E30 buyers guide.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:33 AM   #53
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Yep, thats right, I finally broke down and bought one. Cost me $17,660, but I got it! I bought it off of eBaymotors because I couldnt find one around here. On Monday I go out to Arizona to pick her up, so I wont be around for a couple days. Now congratulate me before I kick all of your asses!
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Don't guess you'd be swinging by Charlotte anytime soon....
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