Thursday 24th January 2013
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If you have ever owned a BMW 323i and had to replace any parts then we would like to hear about it. Let us know how the replacement parts performed when fitted to your vehicle and write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

BMW 323i Overview

The BMW 323i is classed as a compact executive car which was produced by the German automobile manufacturing company BMW. This car is part of the BMW 3-series range and has been in production since 1977, two years after the 3-series was introduced. The 323i is not available in the latest version, the sixth generation; it has been discontinued since 2012. These cars are great to drive, are very well-equipped and a comfortable ride. They have a decent amount of space, are very well built and extremely refined. They are expensive cars to buy but they have good engines. The BMW 3-series is a class leader and well worth considering. Does this sound like your experience of this car?

BMW 323i History

The first generation (1975-83) of the 3-series was only available in saloon version only and 3 different engines. The 323i was introduced in 1977 and was the top of the range engine at the time. The second generation (1982-91) of this car was almost double the price of the previous version, due to improved build quality, rendering it more luxurious. The third generation (1990-99) gave the 3-series a new look, having a totally new style than the two previous generations. A new 2.5L engine was introduced and marketed as the 323i, meaning the name no longer specifically referred to the engine size. The fourth generation (1998-2006) again used the 2.5L engine for the 323i and this version was hugely successful on all worldwide markets. The fifth generation (2005-12) was the last model to use the 323i name. This version was a totally new design with a new mechanical makeup which sold really well on all markets.

Model Types

Standard Trim SE Sport

Fuel Economy

The BMW 323i was available in 2.3 or 2.5L petrol engines depending on which version. The best fuel economy you will get out of these engines is around 31mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Remember to consider the age, engine size and fuel type when determining fuel economy for a vehicle.


The BMW 323i is available in 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes. 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 locate your 323i gearbox parts.


We have BMW 323i parts available here at Breakeryard. You will find parts for your 323i at amazingly low prices through our comprehensive network of UK Breakers who stock parts for all makes and models. There are two ways of searching: visiting our 323i parts page or entering your vehicle details in our part finder to find the parts you need.