This 1989 BMW 325i Touring is a German-market example that was imported to the US in 2013 and acquired by the current owner in July 2020. The car is finished in Salmon Silver Metallic over black leather and powered by a 3.2-liter S52 inline-six paired with a ZF six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Equipment includes 16″ wheels, a sunroof, CATuned coilovers, European-market “smiley” headlights, heated sport seats, air conditioning, an M-Tech steering wheel, and a Kenwood head unit. Recent work consisted of changing the fluids and replacing the driveshaft, control arms, ball joints, and tie rod ends. This E30 Touring is now offered on dealer consignment in Oregon with service records, owner’s manuals, an accident-free Carfax report, and a clean Washington title.
The body is finished in Salmon Silver Metallic (203), and equipment includes European-market “smiley” headlights, fog lights, a sunroof, and a rear window wiper. Close-up photos of the paintwork, trim, and glass are provided in the gallery.
16″ basketweave wheels are wrapped in 205/55 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires. The suspension is fitted with CATuned coilovers, a Wiechers Sport strut-tower brace, polyurethane rear subframe and trailing arm bushings, along with replacement control arms, ball joints, and tie rod ends. Braking is handled by four-wheel discs.
The cabin is upholstered in black and the heated front sport seats wear replacement leather covers. Equipment includes power windows, dual-zone climate control, floor mats, an aftermarket six-speed shift knob, and an aftermarket Kenwood head unit.
A three-spoke M-Tech steering wheel sits ahead of a 150-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and a six-digit odometer that shows 96k miles. Total mileage is unknown.
The 3.2-liter S52B32 inline-six was reportedly installed by CAtuned Motorsports in Sacramento, California with an OBD1 intake manifold and 535i engine mounts. Recent work consisted of replacing the driveshaft and changing the fluids.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a replacement ZF six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential with 3.25:1 gearing. A 2.5″ exhaust with catalytic converters has been added, along with a stainless steel skid plate.
A 2020 dyno sheet indicates a maximum output of 246 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque.
A California Bureau of Automotive Repair Vehicle Information Label is affixed to the door pillar and describes the car as a “1989 BMW 320i.”
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other issues, with registration activity in Florida, California, and Washington. A mileage inconsistency is noted in 2014.
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