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Old 01-08-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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USA BMW vs German BMW

just bought another bmw E36 1993 325i imported from USA. , it has more specifications than what I have before ( 320i imprted from Japan ). And ofcourse the performance is better .

But I want to know What is the deffernce between the Euro or German bmw & Usa bmw?

Is there differnt in parts?

Is there deffernt in computer program??


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325i Vanos / 4 doors usa edition -
Transmssion : Auto
Out side color : Black
interior color : Sport Black lether
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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its small things that most people wouldnt notice like the euro cars lights have glass lenses with ellipsiods, the usa versions has regular lights with plastic lenses, im sure there is other differences aswell but youll have to ask some one else in the forum, but mostly thats what its going to be, cheaper parts.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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where do you live that you import Bimmers from Japan or US? Somewhere in the Pacific or what?
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where do you live that you import Bimmers from Japan or US? Somewhere in the Pacific or what?
Lots of Japanese cars come into the UK. Cheap, low low km and wheel is on RHS - usually but certainly not always.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:26 AM   #5
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Lots of Japanese cars come into the UK. Cheap, low low km and wheel is on RHS - usually but certainly not always.
I'm from Arabian Gulf. I bought these cars form UAE. There is a big Cars market thier, imported from different countries, but the best is Japan (Cheap, clean and low Km).

My new 325i Usa is also imported from Japan, but how it's a USA edition , I dont know. Maybe some one in japan imported it from USA!!!.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:41 AM   #6
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its small things that most people wouldnt notice like the euro cars lights have glass lenses with ellipsiods, the usa versions has regular lights with plastic lenses, im sure there is other differences aswell but youll have to ask some one else in the forum, but mostly thats what its going to be, cheaper parts.

Yeah .. I note that the lighting of my last Japanies BMW is Better than the Usa edition, But I think I can replace it right?
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:47 AM   #7
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USA model comes with full option but i think the gear box is not same, also i found the the weight of USA model is more that japanese models , any way iam happy with my 325is
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:29 AM   #8
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usually bimmers from europe have slightly more power than those made for the US. this is because the US requires more restrictive exhausts and engine mgmt systems. for example the power output of an E30 325i euro spec is supposed to be 171 hp, while the US version is 168.
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[QUOTE=celsdogg;160268]usually bimmers from europe have slightly more power than those made for the US.


i agree with you but i think the gear box for us model is better than others (japan or europe )
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usually bimmers from europe have slightly more power than those made for the US. this is because the US requires more restrictive exhausts and engine mgmt systems. for example the power output of an E30 325i euro spec is supposed to be 171 hp, while the US version is 168.
Yeah, that's right mate,This one different. I'm planning to replace the whole exhausts sys.We Have exhausts manufacture in my erea.

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USA model comes with full option but i think the gear box is not same
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agree with you but i think the gear box for us model is better than others (japan or europe )
What I know that the Japanies BMW have different gear box made in Japan. And I heard that the German Bmw & of our contry (Arabian Gulf) is better in Gear box, specially for high speeds.

My Question : is the gear box of the Us edition same like German edition or different?
If it like German gear box, So your right ...it's better than Japan gear box.

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Old 01-12-2008, 07:45 AM   #11
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Yeah .. I note that the lighting of my last Japanies BMW is Better than the Usa edition, But I think I can replace it right?
yes its all replaceable, you just need to know what wire goes where
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i think the windshield is also different. Not that it matters, but its thicker.
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gearbox for US model built by GM, and i advice you to change its oil (BMW gearbox oil) and filter as soon as possible thats will avoid any damage ..
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gearbox for US model built by GM, and i advice you to change its oil (BMW gearbox oil) and filter as soon as possible thats will avoid any damage ..
Ohhh, that's a new information, I thought that the gearbox like any german bmw.

Is there any differnce in performance if we compare it with German edition??
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