The E36 generation 318ti was an odd little hatchback from BMW that combined the E30 generation rear semi-trailing arm suspension with a 1.8 liter non-turbo 4-banger. It was fun to drive and economical — like a sport compact car should be, but today’s version has taken an interesting turn. It has a twin turbo N55 inline-6 from an E90 BMW 335i, which is unfortunately mated to an automatic transmission, but otherwise this looks like the correct way to double (or triple with a chip and some tuning) the horsepower of the original vehicle. Find this 1995 BMW 318ti offered for $6,500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.
The BMW 318Ti was launched in 1994 and has the dubious honor of being the first hatchback offered from BMW since the 2002 Touring was canceled in 1974. The E36/5 318Ti is interesting because it uses the previous generation (E30) semi-trailing arm rear suspension and a 1.8 liter 4-banger for the ultimate in “sport compact” […]
This next car has a very optimistic asking price — particularly when you consider you can find a totally stock 318ti for a lot less…but if you want to go REALLY fast and you love the truncated look of the E36/5 and the oversteer handling of the E30 style semi-trailing arm suspension..this could be your […]