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BMW 3-SERIES (four cylinder)

2-door 4/5-seater saloon.

Work it out for yourselves - an all-new steel two-door shell (no four-doors until re-styled version came in 1983), built at Munich, with typical BMW-style suspension but rack and pinion steering and choice of existing overhead cam engines. Direct replacement for 1602/2002 cars, on 100.9ins (compared with 98.4ins) wheelbase. 316/318 with two headlamps, 320/320i (109/125bhp) with four lamps. These last 2-litre 'fours' only lasted two years, to be replaced by new M60 'small' six. Baur coachbuilt convertibles also built, not sold in UK.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1573cc/1766cc/1990cc (S4 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1975 to 1982  
Number produced:
953,487