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      12-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #1
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Question F30 320si ?

What do you guys think/know if BMW will make another "si" or equivalent car based of the current F30? A road model for WTCC or some other homologation needed racing purposes? Supposedly to meet the emissions requirements is the problem with a naturally aspirated and high revving race ready street engine...
It'll be nice to see another "poor mans, when I grow up I'll be an M3" car.
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never seen an "si". any pics?
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Do you mean 'is'? There have been 'is' models like 335is.
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never seen an "si". any pics?
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Do you mean 'is'? There have been 'is' models like 335is.
You guys aren't true-blue BMW aficionados. The 'si moniker goes back to the early days (1970s) where the the letters were in opposite order to modern times.

For instance, Csi stands for Coupe, Sport, Injected. The batwing 3.0Csl was Coupe, Sport, Light.

It was around 1990 that BMW changed to the current scheme.
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_3_Series_(E90)

Here is some info.

http://www.bohp.net/club320si/start_e.html

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Do you mean 'is'? There have been 'is' models like 335is.
Love the 335is, but 320is was a limited run (2600 built) for WTCC homologation.
It was sold only in Europe ( ) but it had a high revving 2.0 four banger built by the same guys that built BMW F1 engine.....anyways, google it, really cool car
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My first car in 1986 was a 1981 E21 320is. I loved that car. Read about it here: http://www.bmwe21.net/?page_id=140
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never seen an "si". any pics?
Heres one pic
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never seen an "si". any pics?
FYI, carbon fibre valve cover comes stock
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never seen an "si". any pics?
An extra 1000rpm's on 320si's tach is standard too.
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An extra 1000rpm's on 320si's tach is standard too.
Please note that interior pic is not an "is" even though it was tagged as one.
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You guys aren't true-blue BMW aficionados. The 'si moniker goes back to the early days (1970s) where the the letters were in opposite order to modern times.

For instance, Csi stands for Coupe, Sport, Injected. The batwing 3.0Csl was Coupe, Sport, Light.

It was around 1990 that BMW changed to the current scheme.
guess not! i've only been into BMW since i got my car and am still learning a lot.
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Does BMW still even have a factory backed team in WTCC?
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Does BMW still even have a factory backed team in WTCC?
Good question, gotta check
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