BMW’s E30 remains one of the Bavarian automaker’s most-hallowed generations of the popular 3-series compact sedan. Produced between 1982 and 1994, the E30 would see a minor refresh in 1985 and a major update in 1987, and was produced as a two and four door sedan, two-door convertible, and five-door wagon. Over 2.4 million E30s were sold worldwide. This New York-based 1989 BMW 325is is a two-door sedan example that comes with 140,000 miles on the odometer, although the seller notes that the odometer does not function now. It’s also got original German plates for the front and rear supplied as well, for that added bit of authenticity. If you’re looking for an iconic E30, why not go for this instead of the sedan that most people tend to go for?
BMW’s Chief Designer Claus Luthe had no idea that the design he led would become so iconic, and remain fresh and desirable to this day. In fact, E30s are even being bought by those who weren’t even born when the model debuted, such is its hallowed status. This 1989 BMW 325is has reportedly been recently repainted and presents its lines in a silver suit, with exterior pinstriping. It also carries the discrete trunk lid spoiler and iconic Eighties BMW alloy wheels shod in Falken tires. Twin tailpipes jutting out at a rakish angle from beneath the rear bumper signal its playful nature, much like a slightly-skewed cap. The interior maintains a black theme, and you can note the driver-focused layout that the E30 is famous for, including the center console that is slightly angled towards the driver. This example has leather seats, rubber floor mats, and air conditioning which the seller notes, works with a slight noise. Entertainment is courtesy of a modern JVC head unit with CD and AUX inputs. The desirable trip computer is also present.
This 1989 BMW 325is is powered by the 2.5L M20 straight-six gasoline engine that puts out 168hp and 164lb-ft to the rear wheels via a five-speed Getrag manual transmission. This combo has been much praised for endowing the E30 with the right amount of power to have fun, not too much or too little. Braking is via discs on all wheels.
Car Location: New York JVC stereo Leather seats Rubber floor mats Seller noted A/C works with a small noise Reported to have been recently repainted Seller noted odometer does not function Front and rear German license plate Exterior pin striping Rear spoiler
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