1990 BMW 320is MTechnic II "Italian M3"

Price: US $5,480.00 Item location: Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 3-Series
  • SubModel: 320is
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: MTechnic II
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 109,000
  • VIN: WBAAK95000AE27720
  • Color: Diamond Schwartz Metallic
  • Engine size: 2.0L S14B20
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Anthracite
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1990 BMW 3-Series 320is

FOR SALE

1 of 2,540 2-Door E30 320is built for the Italian and Portuguese markets

1 of only 3 registered 2-Door 320is in the USA(Imported and titled in the USA in 2015)


Engine: S14B20 2.0L S14 de-stroked producing 192HP versus 200HP produced by the E30 M3's S14B23

Gearbox: Close-Ratio 5-Speed Dogleg

Rear End: 3.46LSD

Mileage: 109,000

Trim: MTechnic II (Suspension, odywork)

Exterior: Diamond Schwartz Metallic

Interior: Anthracite

Options:

Sport Seats

Electric Windows

Electric Sunroof

Map Lights in Rear View Mirror

SuedeMTechSteering Wheel


The 320is was built as a replacement for the overly taxed and poorly selling 325i in the Italian and Portuguese markets. Nicknamed the 'Italian M3' for its capabilities and limited market exposure the 320is is so much more than a 325i replacement.Sporting a modified S14 engine, lose ratio dogleg gearbox andMTechnic suspension the 320is is the ultimate E30 sleeper.


This is one of the most unique E30s ever built and if you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact me. The car was recently serviced with new engine oil, iff oil, nd tires.


Additional information about the 320is can be found at:

http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=10


A popular article written about the 320is can be found at:

http://www.theeurophile.com/reviews/2014/3/8/the-bmw-320is-is-better-than-an-m3


A few excerpts from the Europhile article:

When the German car magazine Auto Motor Und Sport tested the 320is against the M3 they wrote, The bigger engine actually has less power in the lower rpm range. A fourth gear run from 40 to 100kphtook the M3 13.6 seconds but the 320is only took 12.8.” They said the 2 liter engine revved more smoothly and finished the article by writing, Less is indeed more.”


Or as Auto Motor Und Sport wrote, The 320is reacts to the slightest steering action more willing than the M3, ppears to be handling better, ut also demands more attention from its driver than the good-natured and understeering M3.”


BMW World Magazine tested the 320is against an EVO2 M3 and came away saying, It’s the 320is I’d take home.”


BimmerMagazine tested the 320is in 2009 and wrote,” Like the E30 M3 sold in the US, he Italian 320is is highly strung. But unlike the M3, owever, t hides its demeanor beneath an elegant and restrained exterior. Don't be fooled by appearances: driving the 320is is like an affair fueled by passion and adrenaline. I want it, nd badly!”