BMW 323i Parts and Bmw 323i Accessories
Remarkable Tidbits about the BMW 323i
- The BMW 323i is part of the BMW 3 Series. The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car that has been around since May 1975. This accounts for 30% of the annual total sales of BMW automobiles, making it the best-selling and most successful model.
- The BMW 3 Series, where the BMW 323i belongs, is a successor of the BMW New Class line. If the BMW 3 Series made the BMW brand one of the most recognizable automobile makers worldwide, the New Class was BMW's foundation that made it part of the upper tier performance carmaker.
- BMW has a unique nomenclature that is evident in its models. The 323i for instance meant that the car belongs to the 3 series as signified by the first number. The next two numbers tell how large the engine is; in this case, it's a 2.3 liter engine. The i in the end means that the engine is fuel injected.
- The 323i was one of the first models that came out from the BMW 3 series line-up. In the 1977 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 323i was unveiled to the public's eyes. It was one of the few vehicles that feature disc brakes on all wheels at that time.
- After the 323i was introduced in 1977, it wasn't to be seen again until the 90s because the second generation of the 3 series went for a bigger engine, a 2.5 liter to be exact. Thus, BMW needed to change the name to comply with its nomenclature system and the 325 was born.
- The 323 made a comeback in 1990 as a third generation 3 series model. This is when the 3 series peaked and gained momentum in the market. However, the 323 isn't all that it used to be. For one, it was the first BMW model to break their nomenclature system. Instead of having a 2.3-liter engine the 323 was fitted with a 2.5. This is because BMW has to make way for the 328i line. BMW want the numbers between the models to become far in between so that they could have a distinction.
- The 323i came back to the 3 series line-up only until the fifth generation was introduced. But at this time, the 323i was only available in Canada. In Canada, the 323i took over the 320i. However, the 2.3 liter engine didn't come back ever again because the 323i still had a 2.5 liter engine. The 323i is one of the most affordable BMWs in the market because it is priced the same with the smaller BMW 128i.