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Tuning BMW 3 Series: E30, E36, E46 – reviews, prices and advice (PICTURES)

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Used BMW 3 May opinions cars are easy to tune, especially the E30 and E36. Check their prices and technical capabilities.

Photo by Wojciech Frelic …

- These models are relatively cheap to buy, but their condition varies. The holder of the BMW 3 Series cars from the early 90s you can stay longer in two thousand. Price BMW E46 of the End of the period of production, that is, in 2005, oscillating around 40 thousand. zl – says Jacek commends the autokomisu Coma in the Tricity.

See: BMW E36 320i coupe tuned – pictures

Cars BMW E30, E36 and E46 enjoy an estimator for a large tuning world. Besides sports brand envelope essential for lovers of these cars have their very good traction in whose suspension with rear drive system are mutually complementary team. Of course, provided that the particular component is in the right condition. They also have a remarkable importance of powerful engines – glance in the specifications BMW E36 or E46 is confirmed.

Fashion from beyond the Oder

- In the case of car tuning BMW dominates the fashion for the so-called German style. The idea is that the car as much as possible of the original looked like vintage – Peter Usyk highlights, head of the BMW Club of Slupska.

In the German style recycle are also allowed, but only slight. You can therefore lower the car slightly, assume alloy wheels, but probably not with a broad rim, because they came out of fashion, but the spokes. You can also symbilicznie wheel to expand. Acceptable bumpers are also low, but its best to make this were taken away from the so-called elements. M package.

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- It is a vehicle for assimilation M version, which is signed by the company BMW sports – says Piotr Usyk.

Motors and BMW E36 BMW E46 German style should be free of chips, or pits strengthening. Of course, if someone wants to give up tuned engine can. It is important for ensuring that the power unit was in the best condition. List engines usually tuned BMW E36 and E46, and the information on how much power you can gain from this, under the text.

Expensive hobby

Processing BMW E30 and E36 with M package is not cheap. For example, stop at an authorized service costs £ 1,500 (front and rear have a similar price), side mirror £ 1,000, as well as prog at the door. Therefore, the completion of M styling package comprising of new parts exceeds the amount 10 thousand. zl.

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Of course, cheaper parts are used, the price depends on the condition, the degree of wear and tear. Bumper can be bought for half the price of a new item. The threshold price is similar, though, and there are deals for 300 zl. Used mirrors cost about £ 300-600, while the side strips about 400 zl.

Sample prices of accessories in online shops

18-inch alloy wheels (4 pieces) – £ 1.850-6.890
Front Spoiler – £ 450-1.275
Rear spoiler – £ 325-1.140
Pedals on the thresholds (2 pcs) – £ 380-1.240
Exhaust Tip (2 pcs) – £ 450-1.470
Sport springs (set of 4) – £ 890-2.850
Engine Tuning – from 1,800 € (chip)

Radoslaw Kuzemko from Ustka, owner of BMW E36 320i Coupe, 1994

- Workout this car for a year. When I bought it, was able to factory. I decided to tune it in the M-package. But the first thing Ive done is the general cut finish. Devoted to this all day, hand-honed bodywork. Then auto doposazylem package of light optical buffers (1200 £ art – perm. Ed.), wide strips on the sides (£ 600), rear diffuser (300 zl), silencer with chromed Tip Remus (350 zl), 17 – inch light alloy wheels (£ 2000 set). In addition, lowered suspension (700 zl). On the back I put a little shorter springs from the BMW E30. My BMW E36 is equipped with low-profile tires measuring 205/40 R17. The cabin seats have listed only (600 zl). May brighter, more interesting upholstery. Under the hood is running two-liter engine with 150 hp factory. Processing is the only gas installation. Car works great. But the longer I think about the next BMW – E38 740th

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BMW E36 engines out of which the most commonly used chiptuning

316i – 102 hp power increase to around 115-120 hp
318i – 113 hp power increase to around 120-130 hp
318i – 140 hp, an increase in power up to about 160 hp
318 tds – 90 hp power increase to 120 hp
325tds – 115 hp, an increase in power up to about 135 HP

Engines BMW E46 engines out of which the most commonly used chiptuning

316i – 105 hp power increase to 120 hp
318i – 118 hp power increase to 130 hp
318i – 143 hp, an increase in power up to about 160 hp
320d – 136 hp, an increase in power up to about 160 hp
320d – 150 hp power increase to 180 hp

BMW E36 specifications (basic) version of the most common motor tuningowanymi

316i
Capacity. Displacement – 1596 cc
Power – 102 hp
SPEED. Max – 195 km / h
0-100 km / h – 12,7 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 7.7 / 100 km

318i
Capacity. Displacement – 1796 cc
Power – 113 hp
SPEED. max – 198 km / h
0-100 km / h – 11,3 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 8.3 / 100 km

318is
Capacity. Displacement – 1796 cc
Power – 140 hp
SPEED. max – 213 km / h
0-100 km / h – 10,2 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 8.3 / 100 km
 
318 tds
Capacity. Displacement – 1796 cc
Power – 90 hp
SPEED. max – 182 km / h
0-100 km / h – 14,2 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 6.5 / 100 km

325tds
Capacity. Displacement – 2494 cc
Power – 115 hp
SPEED. max – 198 km / h
0-100 km / h – 12.0 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 7.4 / 100 km

BMW E46 specifications (basic) version of the most common motor tuningowanymi

316i
Capacity. Displacement – 1595 cc
Power – 105 hp
SPEED. max – 200 km / h
0-100 km / h – 12,4 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 7.8 / 100 km

318i
Capacity. Displacement – 1895 cc
Power – 118 hp
SPEED. max – 206 km / h
0-100 km / h – 10,4 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 7.9 / 100 km

318i
Capacity. Displacement – 1895 cc
Power – 140 hp
SPEED. max – 218 km / h
0-100 km / h – 10,4 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 7.9 / 100 km

320d
Capacity. Displacement – 1995 cc
Power – 136 hp
SPEED. max – 207 km / h
0-100 km / h – 10,9 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 5.7 / 100 km

320d
Capacity. Displacement – 1995 cc
Power – 150 hp
SPEED. max – 213 km / h
0-100 km / h – 9.1 s
Medium zuz. Fuel – 6.9 / 100 km

From E46 to E30 through F30


BMW E30 zadeiutowal in 1982, as a successor to E21, which was the first model series 3 Was produced in four body styles – sedan, station wagon (touring), coupe and convertible. She was also the 4×4 version (325 x) and a sports variant of the M3. BMW E30 cars were produced until 1994, was the last of the production station wagon variants.

Successor – BMW E36 – appeared on the market in 1990 for the sedan, touring, coupe and convertible in early 1994, he joined compact three-door variant. Auto was produced until 1999

The next generation of the BMW 3 Series was the E46, which entered production in 1998, the car was produced in five body styles: sedan, touring coupe, convertible and compact. Auto produced until 2005

BMW E46 was the successor to the BMW E90, which at the beginning of 2012, will replace the BMW F30.

See also: New BMW 3 Series – model F30 – coming soon

BMW E46 opinions about it are clear – its one of the best BMW in August leading stories. BMW E36 opinions about it are only slightly worse.

Wojcierch Frelichowski

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