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BMW E30 M3 (1985–1992)
It is unusual that a car designed simultaneously to be dominant on the track could also be so successful as a road car. The original Bmw M3 E30 eclipsed the homologation requirement of 5000, with BMW going on to sell close to 18,000 cars.
The heart of the BMW M3 was undoubtedly its sophisticated four-cylinder engine. Bmw increased the displacement to 2.3lt from the regular 2.0lt 3-series engine, integrating a four-valve head. This technology was already known in a modified form from the BMW M1 super sports car.
This is Bmw's most dominant and successful touring car ever, as it won all around it in the 1980's and the early 1990's.The roadgoing Bmw M3 was no slow coach either, it's lightweight and very stiff chassis helped it in the handling department and the trusty 2.3lt 4-cylinder was good for 195hp. There were several improvements made along it's life with the upgraded M3 Evolution, before the limited-run Sport Evolution.
The final stage of the first M3 was ignited by BMW Motorsport GmbH in 1990: the displacement was increased to 2.5 litres, resulting in 238 hp in what is now the M3 Sport Evolution, the most powerful model in BMW’s E30 3 Series.
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