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1996 BMW 320i Touring

Until the current model year, BMW’s “what if?” pantheon was generally reduced to a few paths. What if BMW had given us the full M treatment on the 7-Series and 8-Series models? What if Chris Bangle hadn’t taken the styling reins? And what if they made an M3 wagon? Well, the last finally came true, but today’s car somewhat answers the question several generations earlier. That’s because what started here as an unassuming German-market 1996 320i Touring has become something more with the addition of M3 Lightweight-style bodywork and graphics, along with some neat 1995-specification Style 22 wheels. Inside we’ve also got a little M treatment, with M Rain cloth covering the seats. While it hasn’t had the full drivetrain swap, this one looks like a winner:

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Year: 1996
Model: 320i Touring
VIN: WBACE51040EN65541
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,000 mi
Location: New York, New York
Price: $27,500 Buy It Now

Hope all is well and that everyone had a great summer . Here is your chance to grab this amazing touring tat has recently gone
thru a little bit of a change all around . So here is your chance to grab it before it hits the auction block and save on commision fees .

For sale is this absolutely beautiful 1996 euro spec BMW E36 320i touring . Finished in alpine with brand new freshly done M-rain
interior makes this manual 5 speed touring a must have . This car was imported from germany and has being title and ready to be registered anywhere in usa . All taxes and importation paperwork have being taken care off .

This is a all original 76,000 miles touring that drives and handle as such . All new interior , brakes and rotors all around . The suspension
has being updated to a bilstein sport shocks and H&R sports springs . Brand new radio , oil and full coolant system . So the water pump,belts ,thermostat all have being freshly change . A aftermarket exhaust has also being installed . Nice and smooth sound .

All the electric items work on the car such as power front windows / sunroof /radio / dash accessories / wipers and lights . I also replaced the headliner as it had a little sag and it was grey which didn’t go well with new interior So all new black headliner has being installed . The car comes with its original service book and 2 keys . Yes the daytime lights work as well ( original bosh ) and they look mint . An aftermarket front LTW look spoiler and ltw flag has being added as you can see and yes both are easy to remove if one chooses to . Spare new tire and set of bmw original road service kit is in the trunk as well .

Please note this is not a brand car and therefor it has some super minor paint chips here or there . The tires are all brand new all around
225-45-17 and i will also include a set of spare rims with tires as well at no additional charge . The car will come fully polish / detail / ceramic coated etc . I will do before it gets shipped or picked up .

Please feel free to reach out and ask for additional photos or videos which i have and will send . NO trades . Please read before you
contact me . No i will not come and meet you 100 miles out . You are welcome to come and see the car in NYC by appointment only .
thanks

comes with
Clean Virginia state title
bill of sale
2 keys and service book
import records
extra set of rims with tires
extra set of rear lights
extra fabric for seats just incase
spare box of misc parts
Right and left front aftermarket splitter

NOW FOR THE LEGAL STUFF .

General Terms

I welcome third-party pre-purchase inspections I take pride in descriptions, photos, and videos but i am human and ultimately not perfect. Unless otherwise noted, all vehicles are sold AS-IS with No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales are final.

I do offer shipping within the continental United States. If you would like a shipping quote, please don’t hesitate to contact me .

A Bill of Sale and a Virginia State title will be provided so buyers can register the vehicle in their own state and/or country. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me Thank you.

To be honest, the result is a bit all show and no go, since the M52B20 was only rated at 148 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque; basically, not much more than the US-market 318i motor. That said, it’s got just about everything else except sport seats going for it. It’s a clean presentation, there are a lot of nice upgrades, and it just looks cool. Is it $27,500 cool? Well, I guess that depends on your preferences, as you can buy a real M3 for that amount almost any day of the week – from the E36 right through the E9x generation. Granted, most will probably need more work than this car and will be more expensive to run, but the clincher here is that one thing is shared in common with all the other M3s you could buy for this money – none would be a wagon.

-Carter

One Comment

  1. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston October 3, 2022

    Perfect car for a euro S52 swap

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