The BMW 325i, a compact executive automobile, is the German car manufacturer’s all-time highest-selling vehicle. BMW has built five different generations of the 325i, and there have been five singular body styles.

The BMW 325i has been the longest-running vehicle on Car and Driver’s annual Best 10 list, having been place on the prestigious register 19 times between 1992 and 2010. The powerful and athletic 325i is a member of BMW’s E30 3 Series group of automobiles that brought the sports-car feel back to American car buyers since the 1970s. It can sprint 0-to-60 miles per hour in 7.4 seconds and achieve 88 miles per hour in 15.6 seconds in a quarter of a mile … hear that, Dr. Emmett Brown from “Back to the Future”?

Today’s BMW 325i comes with a weight-saving aluminum and magnesium power plant that generates 306 horsepower, increases efficiency by changing valve lift instead of simply using a throttle plate and comes with expensive run-flat tires standard – all for less than $35,000. It also comes equipped with dual climate controls, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a powerful 10-speaker stereo with two subwoofers and a six-speed manual transmission.

Safety features on the 2011 BMW 325i include curtain air bags and seat-mounted front side-impact airbags, dual airbags with two-stage employment, dynamic stability control, traction control, a tire-pressure observation system and a post-impact system that unlocks doors, disables the fuel pump and turns on the interior and hazard lights.

The 325i is a comfortable coupe with sports car pretenses, which brings BMW back to the high-performance class of automobile in the United States. BMW currently enters 325i racecars in the Grand American Road Racing Association Series and the SCCA Pro Racing Speed World Challenge Touring Car Series.

The 325i is a BMW favorite because it’s a well-constructed, premium compact vehicle endowed with world-class finish and fit, abundant power and a relaxed ride and handling marvel that is unrivaled by most cars at any price.

Genuine BMW used parts are available from suppliers of auto parts online like All Import Auto Parts. They save BMW 325i owners time and money on car accessories and replacement car parts every day.