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      02-15-2006, 04:36 PM   #67
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is the 323i , a detuned version of the 325i with 2497cc? what is the quoted century sprint and horspower figures? sadly, the 323i is not available in singapore currently.
The BMW quoted horsepower is 174 horsepower and 170 ft-lbs of torque. Feels closer to 200 horsepower when you drive it.

I haven't read any century sprints for it, but seat of the pants tells me something between 7.0 seconds and 7.5 seconds. BMW quotes 8.0 seconds, I believe, but they always quote a little conservatively.
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hi epiphone3, are you planning to keep your runflat tyres?
i did the unthinkable, i replaced my stock 16inch rims and runflats and changed it to 18 inch rims with normal tyres. Also made my own 'M Mobility kit'- bought 'fix a flat' x2 and a tyre air compressor.
I have my doubts about runflats, they cause twice as much as conventional tyres, if one is badly damaged, you will need to change to 2 runflats and that works out to be 4 conventional tyres. Could runflats be a fad/bmw gimmick?
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hi epiphone3, are you planning to keep your runflat tyres?
i did the unthinkable, i replaced my stock 16inch rims and runflats and changed it to 18 inch rims with normal tyres. Also made my own 'M Mobility kit'- bought 'fix a flat' x2 and a tyre air compressor.
I have my doubts about runflats, they cause twice as much as conventional tyres, if one is badly damaged, you will need to change to 2 runflats and that works out to be 4 conventional tyres. Could runflats be a fad/bmw gimmick?
I am going to hang on to my runflats until they wear out (hopefully I won't get a flat tire!). At that point, depending on the cost of runflats, I will evaluate whether I want to move to conventional tires and a tire 'fix a flat' kit.

I did some looking at the prices of runflat tires and it seems to me that they cost approximately $50 extra per corner over the same convential tires (I did a comparison of 16-inch Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22s). I don't know if this is different elsewhere or if the price has gone up since then... the one thing I do know is that you should avoid getting tires changed by the dealer as it is always more expensive there and I believe that they charge labour ($90 per hour)
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      02-16-2006, 11:59 PM   #70
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hi epiphone 3, do you you know why they label us with silly army ranks on this website. i am a private and you a second lieutanant. wonder whether we get promoted with more forum input?
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is the 323i , a detuned version of the 325i with 2497cc? what is the quoted century sprint and horspower figures? sadly, the 323i is not available in singapore currently.
With lexus now taking orders for the I250, I'm sure the 323 will arrive soon in Singapore.
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