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tali

Never seen one of these before....

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class...&price-from=500&logcode=p


http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-revi...w/3-series/first-drives/bmw-320si
JohnC

They were built to commemorate BMW's entries(victories) in the World Touring Car Championship.

It was just a 320i with a bit more power and special wheels. That's quite a lot of car for the money though, if it has a full history.
PR

I knew these had carbon fibre bits under the bonnet but I hadn't appreciated the extent of the mechanical differences from a regular 320i. I've only ever seem two or three of them.
gooner

Can't believe they put so much effort into the engine and only managed an extra 23bhp. I would expect them to get it up to at least 200bhp (ie a similar level that Renault and Honda have easily managed from a 2ltr NA engine).
gonnabuildabuggy

gooner wrote:
Can't believe they put so much effort into the engine and only managed an extra 23bhp. I would expect them to get it up to at least 200bhp (ie a similar level that Renault and Honda have easily managed from a 2ltr NA engine).


IIRC they weren't built to commemorate the WTC but as a homologation special as a base for the competition cars. I'm sure they are capable of a lot higher power outputs in a non road stage of tune.

Described by Autocar as a junior M3, certainly worth buying at that price, but beware spares availability I suspect.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

9 years old, but with a light-coloured interior it looks much better than many similar cars half its age
Scouse

Bit shit compared to the last touring car championship edition

Frank Bullitt

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
gooner wrote:
Can't believe they put so much effort into the engine and only managed an extra 23bhp. I would expect them to get it up to at least 200bhp (ie a similar level that Renault and Honda have easily managed from a 2ltr NA engine).


IIRC they weren't built to commemorate the WTC but as a homologation special as a base for the competition cars. I'm sure they are capable of a lot higher power outputs in a non road stage of tune.


Agreed, they also got some nice extras fitted on top of the 320 models to ease the pain of the cost
Martin

That seems to be a bit of a bargain to me.  I've always liked them because they're a bit special but very subtle, most people wouldn't know it was anything other than a standard 320i.
Michael

According to that Autocar article it was 400 cheaper than the regular 320i M sport so those extras added up to a bargain.
I've seen a few around, the wheels alone make them highly covetable.

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