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Car identification.

Post by Flight » Thu 28 Apr, 2016 07:46

Why are some cars badged 2.2i or 3.0i, and some just badged 2.2 or 3.0. What is the significance of the ( I ).
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Re: Car identification.

Post by peter2b » Wed 04 May, 2016 18:01

I'd like to know as well
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Re: Car identification.

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 04 May, 2016 18:13

I'm not aware of any significance. Probably just whatever bmw had available at the time.

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Re: Car identification.

Post by Brian H » Wed 04 May, 2016 18:28

The i denotes the car is a sport version of the car AFAIAA.

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Re: Car identification.

Post by ALPHA 3.0i Z3 » Wed 04 May, 2016 21:11

Brian H wrote:The i denotes the car is a sport version of the car AFAIAA.
I believe you are correct.
Who says size doesn't matter? After a straight 6 3.0 litre....Its hard to go back .

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Re: Car identification.

Post by peter2b » Thu 05 May, 2016 15:42

ta very helpfull
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Re: Car identification.

Post by Flight » Thu 05 May, 2016 17:41

Thanks for the information, but what feature of the car makes it a sport. I thought that M54 engines of a particular size were of equal output, and brakes gearing etc, were all alike. Sorry for my ignorance.
Thanks again
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Re: Car identification.

Post by Robert T » Thu 05 May, 2016 17:48

Wheels, seats and suspension. No difference in engine.

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Re: Car identification.

Post by whiteminks » Thu 05 May, 2016 21:23

Rob you forgot to mention the illuminated gear knob PMSL x
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Re: Car identification.

Post by ALPHA 3.0i Z3 » Thu 05 May, 2016 22:17

Robert T wrote:Wheels, seats and suspension. No difference in engine.

Cheers R.
Front grill/bumper and clear third brake light
Who says size doesn't matter? After a straight 6 3.0 litre....Its hard to go back .

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Re: Car identification.

Post by RockyDave » Fri 06 May, 2016 09:00

Hi there,
Hopefully this extract from the original brochure will help :rtm:
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Robert T
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Re: Car identification.

Post by Robert T » Fri 06 May, 2016 09:33

So the i doesn't denote a Sport and also note that it is Sport and not M Sport. Prices came down a little, as I paid around 23k for my 1.9 a couple of years before the 2.2 came out.

I forgot about the LSD - must've been dreaming. No glowing knob listed though. Lol

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Re: Car identification.

Post by therealdb1 » Fri 06 May, 2016 23:14

Some of the options prices were a bargain!
I paid more than that for metallic paint and cruise control on my Volvo V70 purchased new in 1999. It does have air con and wood trim as standard though and as for powered hood it doesn't even have a sunroof!
I'll have to think about changing it in a couple of years as the salesman who took my money promised I'd get 20 years out of it!
As for the Z it is 9 months younger, has twice as many miles on the clock, and has considerably more rust underneath but then I have only had it 7 years....

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Re: Car identification.

Post by peter2b » Thu 12 May, 2016 19:49

my 2.2 I has both heated seats m stearing wheel m gear knob electric lined hood sport seats, no Ali centre piece, nice alloy wheels as but red boot stop light front fogs( only got 1 in as the other got knocked out by a rabbit breaking the 2 fixing lugs)
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Re: Car identification.

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 14 May, 2016 13:20

whiteminks wrote:Rob you forgot to mention the illuminated gear knob PMSL x
always handy to find it in the dark :lol:
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