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      08-31-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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New September engine specs? Have heard no news but...

They have kept quiet about this!

I was looking at a 325I coupe a couple of months ago and the engine specs were then 203-8 ish co2 g/km production, 0-62 in 6.9 secs and a 2500cc engine with an urban MPG of 23.3.

I bought car mag 'what car' this month, took a look at the specs and thought they had made a print error but the BMW UK webpage confirms it has changed for september!

Now a 325I has a 3000cc engine (on insurance database but the webpage cant make up its mind as it lists both 2500 and 3000cc), 170 co2 g/KM production, tax band E now, previously F, 0-60 time of 6.6 secs and an urban MPG of 28.8. Better? yes, but there is also a price hike of a couple hundred quid.

I have done a search on this forum but no-one seems to have mentioned it, and I am very surprised BMW have kept quiet about it!


http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/pricesand...-bmwuk,00.html
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      08-31-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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Hi i can say for sure the 325d is deffinatly a 2993 cc engine and has now got the paddle shift gearbox also it is a cleaner engine so it does drop a tax bracket also slight improvement economy wise due to this efficient engine managment upgrades .very little change otherwise .If you are after a petrol 2008 325i i dont know but there is a thread on this because i have read it but wouldnt know how you find it thanks
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      09-01-2007, 01:08 AM   #3
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Mike, it has been discussed a lot on here lately. Most of the engine have gone over to the Efficient Dynamic engines, co2/gm down and economy up in just about all engines. This applies to all cars build from week 36 (w/c 3 Sep).
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      09-01-2007, 03:26 AM   #4
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The e93 325 already has the direct injection 3.0 litre unit fitted so it sounds as though they might be rolling this engine out across the rest of the 3 series range.

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      09-01-2007, 08:45 AM   #5
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efficient dynamics, thks

Well I think I'm definately going to order a 325I now as the engine compares favourably to my e46 2.0 litre one in every respect!

Pretty amazed what a bit of technology can do!
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I know! My 325i (E92 coupe) does 0-60 in 6.9 secs and has a combined mpg of 33.

The new technology give a 0-60 time of 6.6 secs and combined mpg of 39.8

I remember reading on one of the other BMW forums a while back, that the 'smaller' 6 cylinder petrol engines are a lot smoother (sounding and with power delivery) than the bigger units. I would definitely recommend the 325i
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