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Old 08-25-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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E36 or E46?

I have a 1999 BMW 323is...
Is this a e36 or e46. I'm super confused bout it all! Plz help
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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E36. Should be pretty simple to tell by looking at it.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:51 AM   #3
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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323 can't be an e36 can it...?
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:05 AM   #5
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323 can't be an e36 can it...?
Absolutely not. Must be an F30
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #6
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E36. Should be pretty simple to tell by looking at it.
Mine is a '99.. And it's an E46. :sigh:
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:27 AM   #7
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:29 AM   #8
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:48 AM   #9
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Mine is a '99.. And it's an E46. :sigh:
Yeah, and yours is a sedan. The sedan E46 was released a year before the coupe version. In that year the coupes were E36.

He has a 323is.

OP, post a pic of your car.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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I had two '99 E36s.
This thread is great!
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:44 AM   #11
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #12
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Yeah, and yours is a sedan. The sedan E46 was released a year before the coupe version.
I guess BMW didn't save the best for last with the E46... They just went all out from the start.
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Its an E53.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #14
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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it should be a e46, i have the bmw manual for 3 series, e46 is 99- 05
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #16
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it should be a e46, i have the bmw manual for 3 series, e46 is 99- 05
close but no
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we have e36 318i,320i,323i,328i
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we have e36 318i,320i,323i,328i
but they are not 1999, e36 is 91-98, they stopped at 98.
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but they are not 1999, e36 is 91-98, they stopped at 98.
e36 coupe stopped at 99
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A 1999 323is is the last year of the E36 Coupe.
It's an E36.
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