The E36 3 series was introduced at the end of 1990. It was available as 4 door sedan. There were four models available: 316i, 318i, 320i, and 325i. The six cylinder models all had a new 24 valve engine from the E34 5 series. The four cylinder models had the M40 engine from the E30 3 series. In 1991 the 325td came available. It had a six cylinder diesel engine with 115 HP. In 1992 the new coupe was introduced. It was available as 318is, 320i and 325i. The 318is had the same 16 valve engine as the E30 318is but now had 140 HP. In 1993 the 325tds and the 325i convertible came available. The 325tds was almost the same as the 325td but now had an intercooler. The old M40 four cylinder engines were replaced with the new M43 four cylinders. In 1994 the 318i and 320i convertible came available.
In that same year the new compact was introduced. First it was only available as 316i but a 318ti soon followed. The 328i replaced the 325i and a four cylinder diesel was introduced: the 318tds. In 1995 the 318tds compact came available and the grille received a small …Read more →