This 1988 BMW 325i is a left-hand drive coupe with no sunroof that was sold new in Spain, where it is said to have spent most of its life until being purchased by its current owner out of Switzerland and imported to the US in 2020. The car wears M-Technic II bodywork finished in metallic black over a two-tone interior with cloth upholstery, and power is from a 2.5-liter inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Additional equipment includes 15″ basketweave wheels, sport seats, European grills and lighting, air conditioning, and a factory stereo. This E30 shows 22k kilometers (~13k miles) and is offered on dealer consignment in California with a clean Montana title.
The car is finished in Diamantschwarz Metallic and features M-Technic II bumper covers, valances, and rocker trim as well as a bi-level trunk lid spoiler. Additional details include “smiley” low-beam headlamps in European-style grilles, fog lights, and Shadowline window trim. The selling dealer notes a handful of chips on the front end.
BBS 15″ basketweave alloy wheels wear BMW center caps and Yokohama Advan tires. A matching spare wheel with an older Goodyear tire is housed in the trunk along with a jack, tow hook, and tool tray. Replacement brake pads were fitted under previous ownership according to the selling dealer, and a caliper was adjusted in June 2020.
Manually-adjusted sport seats with extendable thigh supports are trimmed in gray cloth and black vinyl. Matching carpets are protected by charcoal floor mats. Amenities include power windows, air conditioning, a European-market analog clock and map light mirror, a BMW Bavaria CIII cassette stereo, and an overhead systems check panel with Spanish labeling.
An M-Tech I steering wheel frames VDO instrumentation including a six-digit mechanical odometer that reads 22k kilometers (~13k miles), approximately 300 of which were added by the current owner. A cassette holder is mounted in the center console.
The 2.5-liter M20 inline-six was factory-rated at 168 horsepower and is said to have been fitted with a replacement alternator under previous ownership. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.
Additional underbody photographs can be seen in the gallery. Start-up, walk-around, and driving footage can be seen below.
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