1988 BMW 320is 'Italian M3'

Price: US $18,000.00 Item location: Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • SubModel: 320is
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 320is
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 120,000
  • VIN: WBAAK950502800824
  • Color: Delphine Metallic
  • Engine size: S14B20
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Dogleg
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Anthracite
  • Options: Rear Headrests
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 BMW 3-Series 320is

A total of 3745 (2540 coupes and 1205 sedans) 320is were built for the Italian and Portuguese markets between 1988 and 1990. Nicknamed the ‘Italian M3’, the 320is is powered by a 2.0L version of the famous S14 engine. Despite the slight displacement difference due to a shortened stroke the otherwise nearly identical S14B20 produces just 8hp less than the USA market M3 S14B23. Some argue that driving the 320isis a better experience than the M3 of the same generation. All I will say is that this is an incredibly unique car that provides unending thrills whether you find yourselfdriving through the windingmountains of Northern Italy oracross the long straight roads of America.

This is a well preserved, all original vehicle that has been meticulously maintained and garage kept. The vehicle is currently located in Orlando, FL. There are six know 320is coupes in the USA. I have imported two of them. Of the other four, two of them are track cars and one of those track cars has been completely modified and fit with an LS motor. This is a very rare car that is becoming exceedingly hard to find in original condition. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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- Delphine Metallic (184) paint

- M-Technic II Aero Pack

- Slick Top (no sunroof)

- 15” BBS euro basketweave wheels

- Brand new tires

- Front grill ///M badge

- Euro smiley headlights

- 320is badge will come with the car (deleted)


- Crack free dashboard

- Unique instrument cluster featuring oil temp gauge

- Immaculate anthracite cloth interior

- Original radio

- A/C

- Correct dogleg shift knob and boot

- Central locking

- Power windows

- Rear headrests

Power Train:

- S14B20

- Close ratio Getrag 260 5sp dogleg

- Electric fan

- 3.46:1 rear with limited slip diff

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