In Reply to: No New 323 with Launch of 330 (long) posted by Jim in Chicago on October 06, 1999 at 12:20:13:
Just about everything you've mentioned has already been discussed here. Search the archives for "touring", "3.0l" or "330" and you'll find plenty of info.
It is "known" that the 328 will be replaced by the 330 and that the 323 will be renamed the 325. Then engine will remain the same but the tag will be updated to reflect the true engine configuration (the physical engine will not be changed)
The expectation of the 3.0l next spring has not diminished sales, at least not to the point that it has hurt BMW sales.