7th Nov 2005, 14:40

Did anyone ever say it has more than 150 bhp? no, why then bang on about it, you'll very rarely be able to use all 150 bhp, as it's delivered at 5900 rpm, and even then it's for a brief period. there are very few 2.0 Litre cars that give out more than 150 bhp, (civic type-r, FTO etc) save up and buy a 2.5 litre, or a 328I, and if that's not enough, it's time for the M cars, and they will NOT dissapoint, Incredible performance! E36 3.0L M3 has 286 bhp, the 3.2 has 321 bhp!

23rd Jun 2006, 08:07

You miss the point spectacularly.

Nobody said it had more than 150 bhp. What I'm saying is that the fuel consumption is dreadful for a 150 bhp car. If it was fast, I'd live with it. It wasn't.

Anyway, a dreadful dated car by today's standards.

29th Jan 2007, 09:40

Regarding MPG I have a 328 manual and am getting 40mpg motorway and about 28mpg normal driving, the 328 has loads of torque so doesn't need to be revved hard to get anywhere, 323 or 325 will have slightly better mpg than 320.

3rd Nov 2009, 06:19

I agree with the fuel issues. On a good day I get about 38 miles (if I'm lucky) out of a tenner. I wouldn't think much about this, but my last car, which was a 97 740i 4.4 V8, got more mpg, same also with my dads SL500.

I do love my 94 320i SE thou. Though I need an upgrade now.

3rd Nov 2009, 12:07

I can get nearly 40MPG from my 328i on the motorway. I struggled to get above 35 in my 318ti. The bigger engines save you fuel when you want to, and let you accelerate pretty much as quickly as you like when the mood takes you. I average 30mpg in my 328.