This picture was taken at Zolder back in 1990 by the author when Hans-Joachim Stuck scored the first podium finish for the big Audi V8. Total production was of the E9x M3 was 40,092 coupes, 16,219 convertibles and 9,674 sedans. Sport Evolution models have enlarged front bumper openings and an adjustable multi-position front splitter and rear wing. The car was totally dismantled and restored in house from the chassis, a lot of attention was putted into keeping it as original as possible. Three were designated as engineering development vehicles and later recycled.
With the E36, look around the trunk, rear quarter panels, jacking points, rocker panels, and front swaybar mountings. If not, laugh and walk away. Former F1-world champion Keke Rosberg scored the first championship points in the second car. Also available is a 2. From czech deposit was the car sold to racing cars collector, Mr Florent Moulin and after some revision was sold back to Czech Republic into our collection in 2013. Mmmm, nothing else like it. North American models used the less powerful engine instead.
The convertible features a special leather surface for the seats that reflects sunlight. I remember a Group A M3 showing up at the track — you had to warm it up on one set of plugs, then change to race plugs. Steering rack leaks are common and perhaps less serious; coolant leaks should be a red flag. Each one of the 148 cars, painted exclusively in Macao Blue and produced between October and November 1988, was fitted with a sticker signed by Italian racing driver and winner Roberto Ravaglia. To keep the car competitive in racing following year-to-year homologation rules changes, homologation specials were produced and sold in limited volumes. The E36 has a reputation for fragility, and we'll look at a few preventative maintenance items in a bit. The rear shock towers are mounted on very thin metal with just two nuts to secure them.
Archived from on 11 April 2012. The experience gained on probably the most demanding race track in the world served to ensure both the series and racing versions were durable. As per other European specification M3s, these 45 cars had the 213 kW 286 bhp version of the S50 engine, vented brakes with floating rotors and glass headlights. Forced induction power adders like superchargers can make real power, but will also accelerate the failure of driveline parts. Worn bushings can exacerbate the problem, and there are weld-in aftermarket reinforcements.
Archived from on 27 September 2011. The M3 also competed as a rally car, with -prepared examples contesting several national championships and selected rounds of the between 1987 and 1989. They would be replaced by Audi, who entered the championship with the big, but mighty, V8 Quattro. Needless to say, running one of these cars is very expensive, but they are just incredible cars. The F80 M3, as well as its coupe counterpart the M4, were revealed at the 2014.
If you happened across one, it wouldn't be a difficult cross-border import. M3 — every sports car fan knows this letter-number combination. First, and oddest, are the forty-five Canadian-spec cars that predated the M3's official entry into North America by a year. The remaining eleven were sold to the general public, however buyers were required to possess a motorsport licence in order to purchase an M3-R. The aerodynamics were also revised, including a carbon fibre front splitter that improved down force at high speeds by 50%, and a carbon fibre rear diffuser. The convertible uses a power retractable hardtop which adds 200 kg 441 lb to the weight of the car, bringing the total to 1,810 kg 3,990 lb with a negative impact on the convertible's overall performance.
There is an aggressive wing on the trunk lid. The interior remains largely unchanged, but the Competition Package cars get new lightweight sport seats along with the M-striped woven seat belts. When the North American specification M3 was released in 1995, it was initially not available in Canada. The head of exterior design was Ulf Weidhase and the head of interior design was Martina Bachmann. Suspension upgrades consisted of new springs, adjustable struts and rear perches. Exterior enhancements include a carbon fibre front spoiler, a rear diffuser and a rear lip spoiler along with new 763M wheels 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear. Don't be turned off by the long list of potential issues here with the E36 M3.
The curb weight of the 2000 M3 coupe is 1,570 kg 3,461 lb. It's a rewarding car to own, if a little more challenging than something Japanese. Archived from on 14 May 2010. The trunk floor cover was made of lightweight fibre-board not cardboard as infamously described on the Top Gear television show. The basis for this was the two-litre four-cylinder from the then 3 Series, which was completely revised. In total, 46,525 coupés, 12,114 convertibles and 12,603 sedans were produced.
This carried the risk of an accident or major technical failure in R1 leading to a non-participation in R2. Keke Rosberg decided to use a softer compound and Lohr knew that by the end of the race she would have the chance to get the win. Like the Porsche 911, both the E30 and E46 chassis M3s have pricing that's climbing for the stratosphere. The under body insulation is thinner and there is special carpeting to lower weight. This vehicle is a 1993 318is convertyed and modified to M3 specifications with all the chassis strengthening components welded in. It also incorporated visual clues to the race car, such as carbon flaps and gurney, dark chrome elements and matt black wheels. Launched in 1986 and raced since 1987 this is probably the most successful touring car ever having won in every major races or championships it was entered.
Archived from on 16 June 2009. The original Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft, or German Touring Car Series, began in 1984 and consisted of privateer racers, with factory backed teams joining later that decade. These guys took the basic-but-capable 318is and stuck M3 bits all over, including some body parts, suspension, transmission, and engine. Archived from on 23 September 2009. The typical M power treatment included increasing the displacement to 2. In addition, keeping an eye on the bushings for the rear trailing arms and rear strut mounts can help prevent much more serious wear to metal components and the chassis.