The BMW 325is, a unique combination of high performance, European luxury and common sense in a compact package, defines “sport sedan” and is the benchmark used by every luxury carmaker. The 325is is also the least expensive automobile BMW sells in the United States.
The engines BMW install in the 325is provide mechanical enchantment. The 325is’ unanimously praised ride-and-handling balance continues to remain intact. It’s powerful, yet smooth and, in full throttle, gives even the most cynical automotive enthusiast goose bumps. The BMW 325is’ 2.5-liter, six-cylinder engine generates 189 horsepower and 181 foot-pounds of torque and feels strong at 2500 rpm or racing along at its 6500 redline. In fact, BMW was the brand winner at the 2007 International Engine of the Year Awards in the 2.5-to-3.0-liter division.
Increases in displacement, size and power notwithstanding, the BMW 325is continues to command 20 miles-per-gallon in city traffic and 30 miles per gallon on the open road. The compact executive car has been known to average an inspiring 31 miles per gallon on a 300-mile trip with the cruise control set between 70 and 80 miles per hour.
The six-speed manual transmission in the BMW 325is are among the best in the business. Shifting, even at high speeds, is extremely straight and smooth.
The 325i does a super job of impersonating the performance characteristics of a production sports car. This sports sedan handles so well, it’s the benchmark other car companies are wracking their brains to imitate.
The brakes in the 325is are stunning, as they are on all BMWs. The brakes may seem large for a sedan but, in the interest of safety, bigger is better.
An outstanding automobile – and investment – like the BMW 325is deserves to be maintained with quality BMW used parts. Replacement car parts and car accessories worthy of a 325is are available at a reliable foreign auto parts dealer like All-Import Auto Parts.