Parts Owning a BMW has always been a dream for many and a reality for a few. Let's face it; BMW vehicles are not affordable and not too many people really has all the cash to buy such vehicles. The good new is that there have always been a lower priced option for each BMW vehicle model; and for the sporty BMW 3 Series, this is the BMW 325i. But does the BMW 325i have all the characteristics one would expect from a BMW 3 Series vehicle?
The BMW 3 Series has been around since 1975 but the BMW 325i designation appeared not until 1983 in Europe and 1987 in North America. Upon introduction, it was a compact sedan and was among the smallest of cars in BMW's line-up of vehicles. And following BMW's tradition of naming cars, the BMW 325i was equipped with a 2.5-liter engine, specifically a 2.5-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 168 horsepower.
Today, the BMW 325i is still a compact and sporty sedan, but it is no longer the same small sedan that the world knew of in 1987. The new 325i definitely no longer share the appearance of the 1987 BMW 325i, and neither does the new car share the parts of the old one. The new BMW 325i is no longer equipped with a 2.5-liter engine. Instead, it is now equipped with a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that outputs 215 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. And no longer is the car among the smallest of cars in BMW's extensive line-up, as that place has already been taken by the BMW 1 Series vehicle models.
So, does the BMW 325i have what people would expect from a BMW 3 Series? Definitely yes, especially with the new BMW 325i parts and features it is geared up with for the 2005 and 2006 model year. Aside from its powerful 215 hp engine that features Valvetronic technology, the new 325i is also equipped with a 5-link/5-beam rear suspension, 6-speed STEPTRONIC transmission, xenon adaptive headlights, dynamic stability control (DSC) system, and a Bluetooth interface for the BMW Assist, BMW's on-road assistance program. These are all aside from those parts that many people have already come to love about the BMW 325i in the past.