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1988 Bmw 325 With M20 E To I 2.8 Liter Engine Conversion on 2040-cars

Year:1988 Mileage:178000
Location:

Johnston, Iowa, United States

Johnston, Iowa, United States

This 1988 BMW 325 is too much car for my 17-year-old. It is built to race but is ready for the road. First the good: The engine is a conversation that gives the car the low end torque along with top end power. Read more by searching strictly eta. The car is fun to drive with the manual sunroof back and the electric windows down....and did I mention that it is fast! The interior is solid with great seats.

This is a rebuild from a 1990's accident. Cosmetically it is a true 15-footer. Looks great but a closer examination and you see paint is peeling and you have the typical rust of the e30. The rear quarter has rust through where the repair in the 90's was done (it appears it was hit in rear quarter). A replacement panel will be included in the sale. There is no radio or speakers. Heater is not hooked-up and there is no air (did I mention this car was built for racing). Runs strong with a rough idle. Shifts smoothly.

This is an as is sale with NO warranties. If you have questions please ask before bidding. Pick-up is in person or I can arrange to have the car ready for a shipper. Deposit due within 48-hours. 

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Car companies may need to start curbing model proliferation

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:59:00 EST

Looking at the current automotive landscape, especially from German makers, you quickly get the impression that less definitely isn't more. BMW alone offers its 3 Series platform in practically every segment possible, including the regular sedan and 4 Series Gran Coupe, which would seem to be direct competitors. Porsche might be the winner, though, with 20 different variants of the 911 listed for sale on its US website. However, some of this model madness might be reaching an end as companies begin cutting back spending or shifting money to other priorities.
According to Yahoo Finance, the offerings from the German automakers are up 25 percent over the past three years to over 200 models in Europe. The peak is expected to come around 2018 at 230 separate vehicles, according to consulting company PwC.
Amazingly, BMW, which is among the poster children for this model explosion, might be changing its tune. "I'm sure there will be points in the future where we look at certain cars and say, 'Maybe we need to think differently now,'" said head of sales Ian Robertson in an interview, according to Yahoo Finance. The statement certainly sounds shocking coming from a company rumored to have 23 front-wheel-drive vehicles all using a single platform on the way.

2015 BMW M3 and M4 priced at $62,000 and $64,200

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:01:00 EST

When the BMW M3 and M4 debuted on Monday at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, it was to much fanfare and excitement. At that time, though, we were missing a big piece of the M3/M4 puzzle - the price.
According to a report from our roundel-obsessed friends at Bimmerfest, the four-door M3 will star at $62,000, while the M4 Coupe is priced at $64,200. Those prices do not include a $925 destination charge. That's a pretty significant jump over the $56,275 starting price of the old M3 Sedan and $59,275 starting price of the last M3 Coupe, although we'd argue that these cars should easily outpace their V8 counterparts in terms of overall performance. In other news, a six-speed manual will come standard, while the seven-speed M DCT will be an optional extra.
Bimmerfest also came up with a timeline for the M3 and M4's arrival. We should expect the official announcement of pricing, along with the full order guides, released near the end of this month or in early February. Production will kick off in March, while customers will be able to begin placing orders in late April. We'll get our first crack at both cars in June, with deliveries beginning later that month.

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An annual market study of the strongest brands across various industries has seen Toyota leapfrog BMW as the world's most valuable automotive brand. Toyota's 2013 brand value rose to $24.5 billion, up 12 percent versus 2012 numbers according to market research company Millward Brown's BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list. BMW's value fell slightly; down by 2 percent to a total of $24 billion.
Mercedes-Benz finished in third place in the automotive category, up 11 percent from 2012 for a valuation of $18 billion. Honda ($12.4 billion, down 2 percent) and Nissan ($10.2 billion, up 3 percent) rounded out the top five for the category. Volkswagen was the only other auto brand that finished in the top 100 overall, in 100th place. Audi made the greatest percentage gain over 2012, up 18 percent to $5.5 billion, but finished outside of the top 100.
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