From digest.v6.n571 Wed Apr 23 06:22:48 1997
From: Harris Yong <>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 22:25:56 -0400
Subject: E46 as 99 model

Steve Foster asked:
One other choice keeps me holding back. The '98 328i's should be out the about the
time my lease expires. Will this be the new E46, or just a cosmeticized E36? Will
it have the aluminum engine with slightly more power? Does anyone know??

The 1998 models will still be the E36 (at least in North America). The 1999 E46s should arrive in the fall of 1998 however, so I guess that means a slightly shorter run of the 1998 E36s. From what I've heard, the inline 6 engines in the E46 will be very similar, if not almost a direct carryover from the E36s. However, the inline 4s will alumin(i)um new engines.

                                        Harris Yong
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