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==BMW 3-Series==
 
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|title=BMW
===1991===
 
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BMW's compact line covered a broad range by juggling engines and body styles on a rear-drive chassis. The least expensive 318i sedan was powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and competed with other compact sedans like Honda's Accord, Toyota's Camry and Infiniti's G20. The same car with upgraded suspension, fancier interior and a 2.5-liter inline Six was the 325i. It competed with Volvo's front-drive 850 and the Mercedes-Benz C280. 
 
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'''BMW''' (abbreviation for '''Bayerische Motoren Werke''') was founded almost 100 years ago in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
   
There was also a more expensive 2-door coupe built on the same wheelbase that sacrificed rear headroom for style, and a convertible version of the coupe. The convertible was available with either the Four (318iC) or the 2.5-liter Six (325iC). The coupe was had with the 4-cylinder as the 318iS, or with the 6-cylinder as the 325iS.
 
   
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==Car models==
The 3-series was very highly rated by car enthusiasts and quite sophisticated, but despite its high price, such expected features as limited-slip differential, metallic paint, and even cruise control were options on many models. Also optional was AST traction control. The convertible was available for ordering with an optional rollover protection system featuring dual roll bars that shoot up behind the rear seats if the car threatens to flip over.
 
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This list comprises of cars manufactured between the 1990–1999 model years.
===1993===
 
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The 318iC convertible was temporarily unavailable in the U.S. market for this year.
 
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!Name
===1994===
 
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!Model years
A new 189-horsepower 325iC was introduced in 1994.
 
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!Type
===1995===
 
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In 1995, two new models were introduced: the 318Ti and the M3.
 
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|[[BMW 3-Series]]
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|1977-present
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|[[Sedan]], [[coupe]], [[convertible]]
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|-
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|[[BMW 5-Series]]
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|1972-present
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|[[Sedan]], [[station wagon]]
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|-
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|[[BMW 7-Series]]
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|1977-present
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|[[Sedan]]
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|-
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|[[BMW 8-Series]]
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|1991-1997
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|[[Coupe]]
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|}
   
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==Sales==
The M3 was a high-performance model that features a fancy leather interior, heavy-duty suspension, racy bodywork, 17-in. alloy wheels with 235/40ZR17 tires and a top speed of 137 mph at a price that is $3600 more than a regular 325i. It competes with the Mazda RX-7, Lexus SC 300, Mustang GT, Camaro Z-28 and other high-performance sport coupes.
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
==BMW 5-Series==
 
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|-
===1991===
 
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!Model year
BMW used the same philosophy on most of its car lines: Design a sophisticated front-engine/rear-drive car, then fit it with a variety of drivelines to create different models across a broad price range. It has done this with the compact 3-series, the large 7-series and the midsize 5-series as well.
 
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!1991
 
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!1992
In the early '90s, the 5-series consisted of only a 4-door sedan, either as a 525i, 535i or M5. The entry-level 5-series, the 525i, shared its 189-hp 2.5-liter inline Six and 5-speed gearbox with the smaller 325i.
 
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!1993
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!1994
For this year, a new station wagon version of the 525i was introduced. BMW preferred to call it a "Touring" model.
 
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!1995
===1994===
 
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!1996
Styling of the 5-series was virtually identical to that of the much more expensive 7-series, which would be nice if one impresses the neighbors on a limited budget. Competitors for these BMWs ranged from Chrysler's LHS to Mercedes' E420, including such mid-price luxury models as the Lexus GS 300 and the Infiniti J30.
 
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|- align="center"
 
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|318i 4DR Sedan
For 1994, there were two new models in the U.S. market -- a 530i and a 540i. The 530i had a torquey 215-hp 3.0-liter V8; the 540i had a 282-hp 4.0-liter version of this same engine. The top-line 540i was available only as a 4-door sedan, while the 530i was also available as a 4-door station wagon. A 6-speed manual transmission was optional on the 540i.
 
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|3,063
 
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|3,584
The 540i was a high-performance sport sedan in the $50,000 range. It was fast, handled superbly, had excellent brakes and was as comfortable as any other midsize luxury sedan. Comfort is something you don't always get when a car's emphasis is on "sport" rather than "luxury."
 
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|5,941
 
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|7,071
BMW's AST computerized traction control was standard on the 530i Touring station wagon and available on all other 5-series models. The 530i Touring wagon also came with a unique dual sunroof as standard. It was optional on the less expensive 525i Touring.
 
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|2,290
===1996===
 
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|860
The E34 BMW 5-series was discontinued in 1996.
 
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|-
===1997===
 
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|318iS 2DR Coupe
==BMW 7-Series==
 
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|3,873
==BMW 8-Series==
 
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|3,771
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|5,904
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|5,562
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|4,131
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|2,274
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|-
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|318iC 2DR Convertible
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|1,640
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|1,538
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|0
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|3,156
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|3,383
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|2,876
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|-
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|325i/328i 4DR Sedan
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|4,486
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|17,062
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|17,977
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|14,027
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|13,555
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|12,194
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|-
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|325iS/328iS 2DR Coupe
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|248
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|7,980
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|10,315
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|8,693
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|6,359
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|6,375
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|-
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|325iX 4DR Sedan AWD
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|454
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|0
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|0
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|0
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|0
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|0
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|-
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|325iX 2DR Coupe AWD
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|258
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|0
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|0
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|0
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|0
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|0
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|-
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|325iC/328iC 2DR Convertible
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|3,742
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|3,718
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|1,174
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|7,778
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|7,204
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|7,283
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|-
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|M3 2DR Coupe
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|384
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|0
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|0
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|0
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|5,806
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|3,175
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|-
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|318Ti 2DR Coupe
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|7,238
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|7,238
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|-
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|M3 Lightweight 2DR Coupe
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|N/A
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|180
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|0
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|}
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The last seven 318ti hatchbacks, 34 318i sedans, and two 318is coupes were sold in 2000.
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[[Category:European automotive companies]]

Latest revision as of 18:42, 4 June 2020

BMW (abbreviation for Bayerische Motoren Werke) was founded almost 100 years ago in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.


Car models[edit | edit source]

This list comprises of cars manufactured between the 1990–1999 model years.

Name Model years Type
BMW 3-Series 1977-present Sedan, coupe, convertible
BMW 5-Series 1972-present Sedan, station wagon
BMW 7-Series 1977-present Sedan
BMW 8-Series 1991-1997 Coupe

Sales[edit | edit source]

Model year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
318i 4DR Sedan 3,063 3,584 5,941 7,071 2,290 860
318iS 2DR Coupe 3,873 3,771 5,904 5,562 4,131 2,274
318iC 2DR Convertible 1,640 1,538 0 3,156 3,383 2,876
325i/328i 4DR Sedan 4,486 17,062 17,977 14,027 13,555 12,194
325iS/328iS 2DR Coupe 248 7,980 10,315 8,693 6,359 6,375
325iX 4DR Sedan AWD 454 0 0 0 0 0
325iX 2DR Coupe AWD 258 0 0 0 0 0
325iC/328iC 2DR Convertible 3,742 3,718 1,174 7,778 7,204 7,283
M3 2DR Coupe 384 0 0 0 5,806 3,175
318Ti 2DR Coupe N/A N/A N/A N/A 7,238 7,238
M3 Lightweight 2DR Coupe N/A N/A N/A N/A 180 0

The last seven 318ti hatchbacks, 34 318i sedans, and two 318is coupes were sold in 2000.

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