The Specifications of a 1995 BMW 325iS

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The 1995 BMW 325iS is a 2-door automobile built on the E36 3-Series platform. With its smooth, six-cylinder engine and precise German handling, this vehicle garnered praise that has become typical for BMWs. 1995 was the last year that an E36 3-Series would carry a 325 badge, as it was replaced the following year by the 328.

Engine

  • The 325iS was powered by a 2.5-liter inline-6 dual overhead cam 24-valve engine. This engine produced 189 horsepower and 189 pound-foot of torque. The car was able to go from 0 to 60 in 7.3 seconds and had a top speed of 145 miles per hour.

Transmission

  • Two transmissions were available for the 325iS in 1995. An optional automatic could be equipped and gave the car four speeds. The standard transmission was a five-speed manual. The five-speed manual is known for its smoothness and is part of the reason the car made "Car and Driver" magazine's 10 Best Cars list in 1995.

Fuel Economy

  • This 3-Series came with a 17-gallon gas tank and an engine that got decent mileage for a 6-cylinder car. City driving is an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon while highway driving leads to an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon. Regular unleaded gasoline is the recommended fuel for the 325is.

Suspension

  • The standard suspension made use of struts in the front and anti-roll bars in the front and the rear. An optional Sport suspension lowered the ride by about 1 inch and gave the car a stiffer and more sporty ride. Stability control was also added with the Sport package.

Wheels and Tires

  • 15-inch wheels and P205/60PR15 AS tires were standard for the 325is. The optional Sport package added 16-inch wheels and 225/50ZR16 tires, further increasing the vehicle's handling characteristics.

Standard Features

  • Standard features included a sunroof, power windows and door locks, CFC-free air conditioning and leather seats. A cassette player was also standard while a CD player was optional. Other features included a six-speaker stereo, exterior temperature gauge and digital clock.

Safety

  • The car came standard with front passenger and driver airbags. The brake system included four wheel disc brakes with two ventilated discs as well as a standard antilock braking system. Traction control and side air bags were not added until the following year.

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