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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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