In Reply to: Italian E30 320is was a tariff beater posted by JamesM on December 19, 2001 at 14:00:37:
I'd be interested to know why they didn't just offer de-stroked M3s.
This was built as a 2 liter to beat a hefty tax on cars with over 2.0L displacement. It is a de-stroked 2.3L engine. Bore is 81 or 80mm vs 2.3L/84mm stroke. 96HP/liter is incredible.
320is this car is only build(88-90) for italy and has a 2litre S14 engine with 192ps and non cat.
There were only 5000 cars build by the motorsport GmbH