• This 1991 BMW 325iX is one of the very few seemingly stainless examples we’ve seen in a long time.
• All-wheel drive E30s have not jumped in price as much as rear-wheel drive options, and they are also more practical.
• This is a pure example for sale right now on Bring a Trailer, and the auction ends April 11th.
It has been known for some time about the 3rd series of the BMW E30 generation, which was sold in the US from 1984 to 1991, and prices are constantly rising. Inconspicuous examples are hard to find, and even harder to find a solid example of the much rarer all-wheel drive version sold in the U.S. from 1988 to 1991, being the tail of the E30. Although they receive a premium of $ 4,400 when they are new, they are usually cheaper than rear-wheel drive cars in the used market.
Why? Simple: you drive any BMW 325 daily, but drive the iX daily anything –that’s why most of the 325ix cars they currently sell have been pretty well hit by the weather. Many of them were sold in the northeast, where there is a lot of snow to be defeated, and the iX was an absolute monster in that. The fact is that a lot of snow means a lot of road salt. A lot of road salt means great corrosion. This one avoids this by spending his life in Seattle, Washington, from a new era. It got wet, but not salty.
Relying on the enhancement provided by the all-wheel drive system, the iX was 0.8 inches taller than the conventional 325, and thanks to the wing extensions it was also about half an inch wider. There can be nothing that proves the effectiveness of this AWD system better than that this videofilmed at the tank range (we’d love to see how the modern 330i xDrive performs the same trick).
The system was basically simple: the transfer case, mounted behind the transmission, used a viscous LSD to distribute power between the front and rear wheels with a nominal displacement standard of 37/63 (at the time BMW took care of maintaining rear-wheel drive character). The torque distribution can vary from 10 to 100 percent if wheels slip. The other clutch worked the same way from right to left in the rear differential.
These couplings wear out over time, and at the time of writing, commentators are waiting for proof of their function. Otherwise, a lot of recent work has been done on this 325iX, which is said to include brakes, a generator, a propeller shaft, U-shaped hinges and floppy disks. This is in addition to a few unwanted modifications that are well advised, such as stainless brake lines and an upgraded switching mechanism.
Also, 1991 was the last year of production, and it’s a five-step. In 31 years, 96,000 miles is not so much, especially considering the figure, which today is over 200,000. It seems that in the past there may have been some damage to the front end, although nothing in Carfax appears. Here and there are abrasions and meal, but perhaps they will serve to maintain the final price. . . more importantly, if you buy something that is less collectible and more that you want to use without guilt. And if you do, you have until Monday, April 11th place your bet.
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