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Have you ever owned a BMW 320i and had to purchase any replacement parts for the vehicle? If so, then let us know about the experience and the performance of the parts by leaving your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

BMW 320i Overview

The BMW 320i is classed as a compact executive car and is produced by the German automobile company BMW. The 320i is part of the BMW 3-series range and has been in production since 1975. The 320 numbering system works by the first number representing the series, i.e. 3 for 3-series and the last two numbers being the engine size, e.g. 20 = 2.0L. The BMW 320i is a top of the range car in its class and they are extremely well built, well refined and look really good. They drive and handle really well and you would be hard pressed to find a better compact executive car on the market. Does this sound like your experience of the 320i?

BMW 320i History

The first generation (1975-83) 3-series was introduced to attract buyers looking for both prestige and economy. The 320 was one of the first three models available for the 3-series. The second generation (1982-91) was much more expensive than the previous version, almost doubling in price but this was due to improvements to the vehicle. A touring version was introduced in 1987 and the 320i was one of the first three engines available.

The third generation (1990-99) changed the look of the 3-series giving it a much more modern look. This version was extremely popular and successful. The fourth generation (1998-2006) offered a 2.2L engine for the 320i from 2000 and a compact version of this car was introduced in 2001.

The fifth generation (2005-12) again had a complete redesign from previous versions, modernising the car and also a total upheaval with the mechanics of the car. The sixth generation (2012-present) is the current version on the market and has some great technological features taken from the 5 and 7-series.


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Fuel Economy

The BMW 320i has a 2.0 or 2.2L petrol engine and the best versions offer up to 42mpg which is not too bad for a car of this class. Which version of the 320i do you have and how does it perform economically? On any motor vehicle the age, fuel type and engine size will help determine the fuel economy.


You can either get a 5 or 6-speed manual or a 5 or 6-speed automatic gearbox for the BMW 320i. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to BMW gearbox parts where you can begin to search for cheap parts for your 320i.


If you are looking for BMW 320i parts then we are sure to help you find them. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at amazing prices. Check out our 320i parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.