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E30 M3 [ edit ]

2,865#160;lb (1,300#160;kg)

on the 1986 model year E30 the E30 M3 used the BMW S14 engine.

In contrast to M3 iterations, the E30 M3 was campaigned by BMW as well as racing teams including and AC Schnitzer competing in many of racing including rally as as German, British, Italian, French, and Australian touring. The of the E30 road car was to homologate the M3 for Group A Car racing. It was to compete with the of the Mercedes-Benz W201 190E was introduced in 1983.

In its final of competition, the 2.5-litre S14 engine in race trim was capable of 250#160;hp (190#160;kW) naturally

The E30 M3 road car [ edit ]

The road car produced 192#160;hp (143#160;kW) a catalytic convertor and 197#160;hp without a catalytic convertor.

The model (also called produced up to 217#160;hp (162#160;kW). Evolution model changes larger wheels (16 X 7.5#160;inches), rear and side window a lighter bootlid, a deeper spoiler and additional rear [ 3 ]

Later the Sport Evolution production run of 600 (sometimes referred as increased engine displacement to and produced 235#160;hp (175#160;kW). Evolution models have front bumper openings and an multi-position front splitter and wing. Brake cooling were installed in place of foglights.

An additional 786 convertibles were produced.

Changes from the 3-series [ edit ]

The E30 M3 differed the rest of the E30 line-up in many The M3, although using the same unit-body shell as the standard was equipped with 12 different and body panels for the purposes of aerodynamics, as well as box flared in the front and rear to accommodate a track with wider and wheels and tires. The only body panels the standard 3-series and the M3 shared were the roof panel, and sunroof.


The E30 M3 differs from the E30 by having a 5×120 wheel patern. The E30 M3 had increased caster through major front changes. The M3 had specific solid offset control arm bushings. It aluminum control arms and the strut tubes were to a design similar (bolt on and swaybar mounted to strut to the E28 5-series.

This included over the 5 series front bearings and brake caliper spacing. The rear suspension is a over from the E30 .


The E30 M3 had front and rear brake and rotors. It also has a special master cylinder.

The E30 M3 had one of two Getrag 265 5-speed US models received an overdrive while European models outfitted with a dogleg with first gear down and to the left, and fifth being a direct 1:1 ratio. differentials installed included a final-drive ratio for US models.

versions were equipped a 3.15:1 final drive All versions were clutch-type differentials with 25% lockup.

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To keep the car competitive in following year-to-year homologation changes, homologation specials produced. Homologation (motorsport) roughly stated that the version must reflect the car aerodynamically and in engine displacement.

These include: the Evo 1, Evo 2, and Sport some of which featured weight, improved aerodynamics, front wheel arches Evolution; to further facilitate (460#160;mm) wheels in DTM), ducting, and more power. limited-production models (based on models but featuring special and/or unique interior commemorating championship wins) the Europa, Ravaglia, Cecotto, and

Production of the original E30 M3 ended in 1992.

The M3 also saw service as a car, Prodrive-prepared examples several national championships and rounds of the World Rally between 1987 and 1989. By the year, the cars, based on the M3, were equipped with gearboxes and produced 295#160;bhp. The M3 was not with the four-wheel-drive cars on surfaces, but a very effective car on Its most notable success was on the Tour de Corse in 1987, by Bernard Beguin .

Notable publication accolades [ ]

In 2007, Automobile Magazine the E30 M3 in their 5 greatest drivers of all time under their 25 Cars of All Time.

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