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1990 BMW (E30) 325iS

1990 BMW (E30) 325iS

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Price: SOLD

Mileage: 118,500 Miles (Total Mileage Unknown)

Engine: M20B25 Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Red Exterior (Brilliantrot 308)

Interior: Natur Leather Interior w/ Recaro Seats

Additional features:

3:73 Limited Slip Differential

Bimmerheads 274 Cam

Miller MAF Conversion

Miller WAR Performance Chip

MAC Autosport Tune

Custom Exhaust w/ Magnaflow Muffler

OBDII Catalytic Convertor

161 Wheel Horsepower / 159 ft/lbs Torque at

Urethane Motor Mounts

Front Strut Brace

H&R Race Springs

Bilstein Sport Shocks

Camber Plates

M3 Offset Control Arm Bushings

Stainless Steel Brake Lines

M Tech I Steering Wheel

Recaro Seats

Condor Weighted Shift Knob

Map Light Mirror

Air Fuel Ratio Gauge

Premium Sound

Euro “Smiley” Projector Headlights

Working City Lights

Fog Light Blanks

Smoked Indicators

Euro Grills

Ryan G Splitter

Gates Kevlar Timing Belt

Cross-Drilled Front Rotors

Yellow Stuff Brake Pads

15-Inch Ronal LS Wheels

Dunlop Direzza DZII Tires

Arizona / Texas / Colorado Car

Clean Carfax

Background

1990 BMW (E30) 325iS exterior photo

The 1984-1991 BMW 3 Series, known generationally as the E30, is the one model more than any other that earned BMW its Ultimate Driving Machine reputation. E30s are one of our specialty vehicles at Glen Shelly Auto Brokers. I have restored, rebuilt, and sorted a dozen E30’s over the years and currently own an iX and a Touring. Post lifecycle update E30s started in 1988, which consisted of modernized plastic bumpers, the M20B25 “i” engine, and other minor changes. The i motor had a higher redline and produced more power than the efficiency focused M20B27 “e” motor that preceded it. 325iS models featured an aggressive front valence, rear deck lid spoiler, sport seats, an M Tech 1 steering wheel, 13-button onboard computer, and a limited slip differential. The end result was a significant improvement over the base model 325 and arguably one of the best driver-focused E30s produced.

Summary

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This 1990 325iS has been in my circle of E30 enthusiast friends for many years. It came to Colorado via Arizona and Texas and was built it into its current form, which is a mild track / autocross build that is still street legal and daily drivable. The odometer reads 118K miles, but based on the previous owners’ records, the actual mileage is likely closer to the 150K range. Regardless, this is one of the strongest pulling E30’s I’ve driven. Power upgrades include a Bimmerheads 274 Cam, Miller MAF conversion, Miller WAR chip, MAC Autosport tune, headers, and a custom exhaust producing 161 wheel horsepower and 159 foot-pounds—impressive numbers for an E30 in Colorado’s mile-high atmosphere. A redline pull is properly fast and sounds F’ing glorious! Power reaches the road through H&R Race springs, camber plates, and Bilstein Sport shocks. The interior features premium sound, a 13-button OBC, map light mirror, M Tech 1 steering wheel, Recaro seats, and a Condor weighted shift knob. The exterior highlights are Euro “Smiley” projector with working city lights, smoked indicators, a Ryan G splitter, and very nice 15-inch Ronal wheels wearing fresh Dunlop Direzza DZII tires. Recent maintenance includes a tune, O2 sensor, odometer gear rebuild, oil pan gasket, cam seal, valve cover gasket, intake manifold gaskets, front swaybar end links, steering joint, power steering pump and lines, and the timing belt. The result is a sorted E30 that will make its new owner a hero on the track or autocross while looking great and turning heads on every drive. Performance driving and coaching are available.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • VIN: WBAAA1316LEC68795
  • Type: AA13
  • Model: 325i – USA
  • Development Code: E30
  • Chassis: LIM
  • Steering: LL
  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: M20
  • Displacement: 2.50
  • Power: 168 Horsepower (Stock)
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Color:  Red (Brillantrot - 308)
  • Upholstery: Natural Leather (Natur Leder – 0295)
  • Production Plant: Regensburg
  • Production Date: 2/8/1990

Options

  • 209 Limited Slip Differential (25%)
  • 226 Sports Suspension Settings
  • 240 Leather Steering Wheel
  • 281 Lm-Rad 6 ½ x 14 Wheels
  • 324 Front and Rear Spoiler
  • 401 Sliding / Vent Roof Electric
  • 410 Window Lifts Electric
  • 481 Sport Seats Front Driver / Passenger
  • 530 Air Conditioning
  • 540 Cruise Control
  • 551 On-Board Computer
  • 562 Map Light Mirror
  • 675 BMW Sound System
  • 925 Shipping Protection Package