BMW 3 Series (E30) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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BMW 3 Series (E30)

The BMW E30 is a compact car with rear-wheel-drive layout the all-wheel-drive 325iX) produced by The BMW M3 was first introduced on the E30 platform. The E30 was in 1982 and replaced by the BMW E36 in 1992.

BMW to produce the cabriolet (convertible ) E30 into 1993 and the touring 1994.

The cars were powered by a of inline 4-cylinder and inline engines. The E30 BMW M3 was fitted with a 4-cylinder petrol engine S14 ) which produced 175 kW 235 hp) in its final European-only [ 1 ]

Body styles Edit

The E30 was penned by Claus Luthe, the of the NSU Ro 80 and the BMW E28 5-series. [ 2 ] It was produced as four and two (often referred to as a coupe) two-door convertible (the M3 was only offered for the European cabriolet by Baur and five-door (marketed as the touring)

The BMW M3 utilised a widened and heavily variation of the 2-door body The M3 shares few body parts other E30 models; [ 3 ] however, M3 parts can be used on the other styles and are interchangeable offering the an OEM upgrade..

Production history Edit

release (1982) Edit

the appearance is very similar to the E21 however there are various changes in styling to the E30. changes over the E21 include features and revised suspension (to the oversteer which the E21 was criticised [ 3 ]

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The primary distinctive feature of the BMW E30 produced for the North American in 1984–1987 are the elongated front/rear bumpers. These bumpers are known as diving boards. [ 4 ]

update (1985) Edit

updated included changes to and interior trim. The 323i was replaced with the 325i at time. [ 5 ]

Major update Edit

In September 1987, BMW introduced a update to the E30 (often called 2 [ 5 ] or update). The changes to the lineup the addition of the touring (station variant and removal of the 325e The M10 4-cylinder engine was replaced by the

External styling changes the front bumper, rear rear apron, headlight and licence plate frame. protection was improved with the Various mechanical changes made, including updating of the range.

In 1988, the anodized aluminum for the North American market shortened by revising the cover/fillers and the shocks. In 1989 the aluminum were replaced with body-color plastic bumpers. [ 6 ]

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