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Prehlad modelov M

Piatok, 16. Novembra 2007, 00:23

BMW E26 M1 3,5l

M1 M88 6 valec 277 HP 262 km/h 1979 - 1981



BMW E30 M3 2,3l

M3 S14 4 valec 200 HP 225 km/h 1986 - 1989
M3 kat S14 4 valec 195 HP 225 km/h 1986 - 1989
M3 S14 4 valec 215 HP 230 km/h 1989 - 1992
M3 Evo 2 S14 4 valec 220 HP 244 km/h 1988 - rarita
M3 Sport Evo S14 4 valec 238 HP 250 km/h 1990 - rarita - 2467ccm



BMW E36 M3 - sedan 3,0l a 3,2l

M3 S50 6 valec 286 HP 250 km/h 1994 - 1996
M3 S52 6 valec 321 HP 250 km/h 1996 - 1997



BMW E36 M3 - coupe 3,0l a 3,2l

M3 S50 6 valec 286 HP 250 km/h 1992 - 1996
M3 S52 6 valec 321 HP 250 km/h 1996 - 1999



BMW E36 M3 - convertible 3,0l a 3,2l

M3 S50 6 valec 286 HP 250 km/h 1994 - 1996
M3 S52 6 valec 321 HP 250 km/h 1996 - 2000



BMW E46 M3 - coupe aj corvetible 3,2l

M3 S54 6 valec 343 HP 250 km/h 2000 - 2006



BMW E46 M3 CSL - coupe 3,2l

M3 S54 6 valec 360HP 250km/h


BMW E90-92 M3 4,0l

M3 S65 8 valec 420 HP 250km/h 2007 - 2010



BMW E28 M5 3,5l

M5 S38/M88 6 valec 286 HP 245 km/h 1985 - 1988



BMW E34 M5 - sedan 3,6l a 3,8l

M5 S38 6 valec 315 HP 250 km/h 1988 - 1992
M5 S38 6 valec 340 HP 250 km/h 1992 - 1995



BMW E34 M5 - touring 3,8l

M5 S38 6 valec 340 HP 250 km/h 1993 - 1995



BMW E39 M5 - 4,9l

M5 S62B50 8 valec 400 HP 250 km/h 1998 - 2004



BMW E60 M5 - sedan a touring 5,0l

M5 S85 10 valec 507 HP 250 km/h 2005 - 2009



BMW E24 - M6 - 3,5l

M635 CSi M88/3 6 valec 286 HP 255 km/h 1983 - 1989
M635 CSi cat. S38 6 valec 260 HP 250 km/h 1987 - 1989
M6 USA S38 6 valec 256 HP 250 km/h 1985 - 1988



BMW E63 - M6 5,0l

M6 10 valec 507 HP 250 km/h 2005 - xxxx



BMW Z3 M - coupe + roadster 3,0l a 3,2l

M Coupe S52 6 valec 321 HP 250 km/h 1998 - 2001
M Coupe S54 6 valec 325 HP 250 km/h 2001 - 2005



BMW Z4 M - coupe + roadster 3,2l

Z4 M Coupe 6 valec 343 HP 250 km/h 2006 - xxxx


Prehlad zrychlenia by Xader:

BMW M3

1993 BMW M3 - 2990 cc (281.0 bhp/286.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 6.00s
1995 BMW M3 - 3201 cc (317.0 bhp/321.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 5.50s
2000 BMW M3 - 3246 cc (338.0 bhp/343.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 5.20s
2007 BMW M3 - 3999 cc (414.0 bhp/420.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 4.90s

BMW M5

1985 BMW M5 - 3453 cc (282.0 bhp/285.9 PS) - 0-100km/h = 6.10s
1988 BMW M5 - 3535 cc (311.0 bhp/315.3 PS) - 0-100km/h = 6.40s
1992 BMW M5 - 3535 cc (311.0 bhp/315.3 PS) - 0-100km/h = 6.50s
1992 BMW M5 - 3795 cc (340.0 bhp/344.7 PS) - 0-100km/h = 5.70s
1994 BMW M5 - 3795 cc (335.0 bhp/339.7 PS) - 0-100km/h = 5.90s
1998 BMW M5 - 4941 cc (394.0 bhp/339.5 PS) - 0-100km/h = 5.30s
2004 BMW M5 - 4999 cc (500.0 bhp/507.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 4.70s
2007 BMW M5 TOURING - 4999 cc (500.0 bhp/507.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 4.80s

BMW M6

1984 BMW M635Csi - 3453 cc (282.0 bhp/285.9 PS) - 0-100km/h = 6.70s
2004 BMW M6 - 4999 cc (500.0 bhp/507.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 4.20s
2005 BMW M6 Convertible (cabrio) - 4999 cc (500.0 bhp/507.0 PS) - 0-100km/h = 4.80s

Krútiace momenty by LuCKy


motor hodnota (Nm/RPM)
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M88
S32B35 330/5000
S31B35ME 340/4500

S14B23 241/4800

S38B36 354/4750
S38B38 393/4500

S50B30 321/3600
S50B32 351/3250

S52B32 351/3250

S54B32 366/4900

S62B50 502/3800

S70B65 550/4000

Podľa informácií z rovnakého zdroja, z ktorého som čerpal krútiace momenty (uvedené vyššie), tak M88 bol vlastne S31 (S31B35ME dával sa do E24 M635CSi, E28 M5) a S32 (S32B35 sa dával do E26 M1), potom bol M88/1 a dával sa do E21 M1 Procar, a ešte bol M88/2 biturbo, ten neviem kam dávali.

S38 sa dávala do E34 M5.


Info by Bavo1:

BMW E36 M3 3.0

Production Versions
BF91: European-spec coupe S50 B30 (LHD), 03/92-07/95
BF99: European-spec GT coupe S50 B30 (LHD), 02/95-06/95
BF92: European-spec coupe S50 B30 (RHD), 03/93-07/95
CB91: European-spec sedan S50 B30 (LHD), 06/94-07/95
CB92: European-spec sedan S50 B30 (RHD), 10/94-07/95
BJ91: European-spec convertible S50 B30 (LHD), 03/94-08/95
BJ92: European-spec convertble S50 B30 (RHD), 09/94-08/95
BF93: U.S.-spec coupe manual S50 B30 USA (LHD), 03/94-12/95
BF03: U.S.-spec coupe automatic S50 B30 USA (LHD), 12/94-01/96
BF98: South African-spec coupe S50 B30 (RHD), 09/93-04/94

History
What makes the three-liter E36 M3 unique?
The E36 M3 3.0 is the original BMW Motorsport (later called BMW M) version of the E36 3 Series. Available as a coupe, convertible or sedan, it uses one of two 3.0-liter S50 engines, both based to some degree on the standard production M50 powerplant. The European S50 has individual throttle bodies and a more complex cylinder head, while the U.S.-spec S50 more closely resembles the normal production M50 engine. All E36 M3s also have a BMW M-tuned chassis and unique cosmetic items both inside and out. Unlike its E30 M3 predecessor, the E36 M3 was not designed primarily for competition use, but rather as a road-going GT car.

Where was the E36 M3 3.0 introduced?
The E36 M3 coupe was first shown at the 1992 Paris Motor Show. The U.S.-spec version did not appear until the 1994 Los Angeles International Auto Show.

Where was the E36 M3 3.0 built?
All 3.0-liter E36 M3s were built on the regular 3 Series assembly line at the Regensburg factory near Munich with the excpetion of a small batch of coupes assembled in South Africa from German-supplied Semi Knocked-Down kits exclusively for that market.

Production Data
How many versions the 3.0-liter E36 M3 were there?
BMW initially produced the European-spec E36 M3 3.0 only as as a coupe. Convertible and sedan versions were introduced two years later. Each body style was offered in left-hand drive and right-hand drive configurations. There was also a limited run of E36 M3 GT coupes built in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive. The U.S.-spec version of the 3.0-liter M3 was offered only as a coupe, with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Finally, there was a small number of South African-spec coupes assembled for the 1994 model year at the Rosslyn, South Africa factory from German-supplied Semi Knocked-Down kits (SKD).

How many of each version were produced?
ECE coupe (LHD): 11,284 built from 03/92 thru 07/95
ECE coupe (RHD): 3,152 built from 03/93 thru 07/95
ECE GT coupe (LHD): 350 built from 02/95 thru 06/95 (plus 6 pre-production in 12/94)
SA coupe (RHD): 748 built in SKD form from 09/93 thru 04/94
USA coupe manual (LHD): 8,515 built from 03/94 thru 12/95
USA coupe automatic (LHD): 1,705 built from 12/94 thru 01/96
ECE convertible (LHD): 1,403 built from 03/94 thru 08/95
ECE convertible (RHD): 572 built from 09/94 thru 08/95
ECE sedan (LHD): 868 built from 06/94 thru 07/95
ECE sedan (RHD): 415 built from 10/94 thru 07/95

How did the U.S.-spec version of the E36 M3 come about?
When the E36 M3 made its European debut in 1992 there were no plans to produce a North American version. Sales of the previous M3, the E30 of 1988-91, had amounted to just under 5,000 units and BMW’s only other North American-spec M car at the time, the E34 M5, was not selling in large enough quantities to justify the addition of another M model in the American market. However, a letter-writing campaign initiated by the BMW Car Club of America sparked such an overwhelming response by the enthusiast BMW community that BMW of North America decided to reconsider. The main issue was price: BMW NA was determined to keep the MSRP down to around $35,000, about the same as the last of the E30 M3s. The only way to meet this price point was to develop a specific version of the S50 engine without the costly individual throttle bodies and continuously variable VANOS valve timing system of the European-spec motor. Just such a car entered production in February, 1994 (as a 1995 model) and went on to be produced in almost equal numbers to the European version despite a production run of only half as many years. (Note: This model was not available in Canada see question below)

What chnaged during the production of the European-spec E36 M3 3.0?
There were no major mechanical alterations to the E36 M3 3.0 during its production. However, the model did receive the following equipment changes:
-M tri-color stitching added to four-spoke airbag steering wheel (9/92 production)
-M-design four-spoke airbag steering wheel offered (9/93 production)
-Passenger-side airbag available (9/93 production)
-Light Silvergrey Nappa leather replaced by Light Grey Nappa leather (9/93 production)
-Alpine White II (218) replaced by Alpine White III (300) (12/93 production)
-Sterling Silver metallic (244) replaced by Arctic Silver metallic (309) (12/93 production)
-Diamond Black metallic (181) replaced by Cosmos Black metallic (303) (3/94 production)
-Violet Blue/Black extended Nappa leather added (3/94 production)
-Classic Red/Black extended Nappa leather added (3/94 production)
-Mugello Red (274) replaced by Bright Red (314) (9/94 production)
-Revised temperature controls for HVAC (9/94 production)

What changed during the production of the U.S.-spec 1995 M3?
Though all 3.0-liter U.S.-spec M3s are officially 1995 models, production actually spanned from March of 1994 thru January of 1996. During that time, the following changes were introduced:
-On-board computer added to option list (mid-1994 production)
-Height-adjustable steering wheel deleted (9/94 production)
-Console Valet with cupholders added (9/94 production)
-Mugello Red (274) replaced by Bright Red (314) (9/94 production)
-Revised temperature controls for HVAC (9/94 production)
-Automatic transmission available (12/94 production)
-Luxury Package option introduced (12/94 production)
-Forged Double Spoke alloy wheels, sized 7.5x17-in. (front) and 8.5x17-in. (rear), added to option list (12/94 production)
-Coded Driveaway Protection introduced (1/95 production)
-Rear spoiler becomes a factory option (was dealer-installed) and adds integrated third brake light (1/95 production)
-All exterior colors available with and without optional Luxury Package (5/95 production)
-Polished finish added to optional forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels (9/95 production)
-Radio changed to version used on 1996 models (11/95 production)

Was the European version of the three-liter E36 M3 ever sold in North America?
Yes. Through an agreement that existed between Canada and several European nations, any car federalized in one country could legally be sold in any of the others. With no North American version of the E36 M3 on the horizon in late 1993, BMW Canada took advantage of this agreement and imported 45 European-spec M3 coupes for the 1994 model year. Pulled at random off the standard assembly line during December of 1993, these cars were fitted with a third brake light and daytime running lights (required by Canadian law), while the rear fog light was deleted. Each car also received a numbered plaque on the inside of the glovebox door.

All paint colors and interior trims from the Euroepan-spec M3 were offered on the 45 Canadian examples. Each was equipped as standard with dual airbags, air conditioning, a green-tinted windshield stripe and an anti-theft AM/FM cassette radio. However, almost the entire European option list (including remote locking, power sunroof, front armrest, rear headrests, power front seats, heated front seats, on-board computer, hi-fi speakers, headlight washers, rear sunshade and forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels) was available at extra cost.

Was the 1995 U.S.-spec M3 ever offered outside the United States?
No, the 3.0-liter, 240-hp version of the M3 was exclusive to the United States for the 1995 model year. Even Canada, which received 45 Euro-spec M3s for 1994, was not offered the M3 again until the 1997 model year.

Drivetrain
What makes the European-spec S50 B30 powerplant unique?
Though based on the regular production M50 24-valve inline-six used in many BMW models of the era, the European version of the S50 B30 engine has a number of unique components developed by BMW Motorsport (later renamed BMW M). These include:
-Increased bore (to 86mm) and stroke (to 85.8mm) for a total of 2990cc
-Increased compression to 10.8:1
-Ported and polished cylinder head
-Individual throttle bodies for each cylinder
-Heavy-duty valve springs
-Continuously-variable VANOS valve timing on the intake stroke
-Bosch Motronic M3.3 engine management control
-Dual mass flywheel
-Free-flowing intake and exhaust systems

In this guise, the S50 B30 produces 286 hp (DIN) at 7,000 rpm and 236 lb/ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. These engines are equipped with dual catalysts for all markets.

How do the U.S. and European versions of the S50 engine differ?
The European and U.S. versions of the S50 B30 powerplant share similar cast iron engine blocks and have an identical capacity of 2990cc. However, the U.S. version (known as the S50 B30 USA) retains the less complex head design and two-stage (non-stepless)VANOS valve timing system of the normal M50 engine upon which it is based. It also does without the European-spec model's individual throttle plates for each cylinder. Compression is slightly lower at 10.5:1. One benefit of the U.S. version is that it retains hydraulic lifters, thus periodic valve adjustments are not needed.

The S50 B30 USA is rated at 240 hp (SAE) at 6,000 rpm and 225 lb/ft of torque at 4,250 rpm.

What kind of gearbox does the 3.0-liter E36 M3 have?
All 3.0-liter E36 M3s regardless of engine type have a ZF Type C five-speed manual gearbox with the following ratios: 4.20 (1), 2.49 (2), 1.66 (3), 1.24 (4), 1.00 (5). This is mated to a limited slip differential (25%) with a 3.15:1 final drive.

In addition, the U.S.-spec 1995 M3 was available with a ZF 5HP18 five-speed automatic transmission as an option starting with 12/94 production. This unit offers three driver-adjustable modes (normal, manual and winter) and uses the following ratios: 3.67 (1), 2.00 (2), 1.41 (3), 1.00 (4), .74 (5). It comes mated to a 3.23:1 final drive with limited slip differential.

Chassis
How is the M3's chassis different from that of a normal E36 3 Series?
The E36 M3’s suspension is based on that of the regular E36 3 Series, with MacPherson struts in front and the multi-link “Z-axle” in the rear. However, BMW M made the following changes when adapting the system to the M3:
-Height decreased by 31mm (1.2-in.)
-Track increased by .55mm (front) and .90mm (rear)
-Firmer shocks and springs
-Reinforced spring mounting plates
-Thicker anti-roll bars
-Revised suspension geometry

In addition, all 3.0-liter M3s have a special M-tuned steering rack with a variable ratio (from 15.4:1 to 19.8:1) and engine-speed-sensitive power steering.

What size brakes does the 3.0-liter E36 M3 have?
All 3.0-liter E36 M3s are fitted with four-wheel vented disc brakes measuring 12.4-inches or 315mm (front) and 12.3-inches or 313mm (rear) in diameter with a thickness of 28mm.

What size wheels and tires was the 3.0-liter E36 M3 equipped with?
For the E36 M3 3.0, BMW M specified 235/40ZR17 tires on all four corners. However, each body style was given a unique set of wheels. The coupe (both Euro-spec and U.S.-spec) wears 7.5x17-inch M Double Spoke cast alloy wheels. A lighter forged M Double Spoke version was optional on European-spec models from the start of production, and became optional on U.S.-spec M3s starting in December, 1994. These are always fitted in a staggered configuration, with 7.5x17-inch wheels in front and 8.5x17-inch wheels in back. A polished version of this wheel was standard on the E36 M3 convertible. The sedan has its own wheel design, the M Contour II, also in the staggered (7.5x17-in./8.5x17-in.) configuration. This wheel is also fitted to the U.S.-spec M3 coupe with Luxury Package, though only in the narrower 7.5x17-inch version.

How does the chassis of the U.S.-spec M3 differ from that of the European version?
The U.S.-spec M3 received the same chassis enhancements as the European-spec model, with the exception of slightly less aggressive spring and shock rates.

Cosmetics
How does the M3 3.0 differ cosmetically from the regular E36 3 Series?
Aside from the wheels, E36 M3s can be distinguished from a normal E36 3 Series by their more aggressive lower body panels consisting of a front airdam with body-color mesh intake, highly-sculpted side valance panels and lower rear diffuser with large-diameter exhuat tips. In addition, the protective side rub strips are wider and contain the “M3” logo, and the side-view mirrors are of the aerodynamic M design. A body-color M-Technic rear spoiler with either the "BMW Motorsport" script or a third brake light could be fitted as an option in most markets (except on convertibles).

How is the three-liter E36 M3 convertible cosmetically different from the coupe?
The three-liter M3 convertible shares all of its M body panels with the M3 coupe. However, the front airdam lacks the black plastic lower lip extension and the M-Technic rear spoiler was never available as a factory option on the open-top model.

How is the three-liter E36 M3 sedan cosmetically different from the coupe?
In order the appeal to a more conservative buyer, the M3 3.0 sedan is fitted with a more restrained M-Technic front airdam. Though similar to the one used on M3 coupes and convertibles, it contains three body-color horizontal slats in place of the mesh intake and (like the convertible) lacks the black plastic lower lip extension. Also, the side valance panels are less heavily sculpted.

How is the U.S. version of the E36 M3 3.0 cosmetically different from the European version?
There are few external differentiators between the two versions. However, like all E36 3 Series sold in America, the M3 is not fitted with ellipsoid headlights or a rear fog light, both standard features of the European version. Also, U.S.-spec models were never available with headlight washers.

How does the interior of the E36 M3 3.0 differ from that of a regular E36 3 Series?
The interior of the 3.0-liter E36 M3 has several special items that are unique to this model: an M instrument cluster with red needles and the M logo, door sill plates with the "M3" insiginia, a black headliner and a shift knob with the M tri-color stripe. All E36 M3s are equipped with the Check Control vehicle function monitoring system.

Several different steering wheels were offered on the E36 M3. Some very early examples have the three-spoke M-Technic II wheel without an airbag, but most have either a non-M three-spoke wheel with a Euro-size airbag or a four-spoke wheel with a full-size airbag. Cars built before September, 1993 use this wheel in the normal BMW design. After that time, the standard airbag wheel was replaced with an M version featuring a thicker rim and raised thumb grips plus a redesigned horn pad and M tri-color stitching on the rim. This was the only wheel available on North American M3s.

Unique to the E36 M3 coupe are M Design sport seats with integrated headrests in either M cloth with Amaretta suede bolsters or Nappa leather with the M tri-color insignia. The M3 sedan and convertible, as well as the U.S.-spec M3 coupe with Luxury Package, have regular BMW sport seats covered in Nappa leather. Luxury Package-equipped coupes and all E36 M3 sedans are further fitted with Burl Walnut wood trim on the center console, shift knob, parking brake handle and door pulls. They also have chrome interior door handles.

How is the interior of the U.S.-spec E36 M3 3.0 different from that of the European version?
The sole item that is unique to the interior of E36 M3s built for the American market is the instrument cluster. Though it shares its red needles and M logo with that of the Euro-spec car, the U.S. version has a 160-mph speedometer (in place of the 280 kph/170 mph unit) and a unique tachometer with a graduated redline and integrated economy-meter (in place of an oil temperature gauge).

Also, standard equipment was more extensive than on the European-market M3, and included:
-Air conditioning
-10 speaker Alpine radio/cassette sound system, prewired for CD changer
-Choice of M cloth/Amaretta suede or Nappa leather seating at no extra cost

What items were optional on the E36 M3 3.0?
European-market E36 M3s could be fitted with almost any 3 Series option including headlight washers, metallic paint, a rear spoiler (not available on the convertible), air conditioning, leather upholstery (standard on the convertible and sedan), power sunroof, power seats, heated seats, manual rear window sunshade, the fourth-generation on-board computer, cruise control and rear headrests.

On U.S. models, options were initially limited to a power sunroof, cruise control and heated front seats. The fourth-generation on-board computer became optional a few months after production began, and forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels were added to the option list by the end of 1994. An M-Technic rear spoiler was a dealer-installed option from the start of production and became a factory option in January, 1995.

What is the Luxury Package for the E36 M3?
The Luxury Package debuted exclusively for the U.S. version of the E36 M3 starting with December 1994. This package, with its more understated exterior trim and more luxurious interior appointments, included the following features:
-M-Technic front spoiler with three-slat, body color air intake and no lower lip
-Less sculpted side valance panels
-M Contour II alloy wheels (sized 7.5x17-in.)
-Eight-way power BMW sport seats
-Nappa leather door panels
-Extended Burl Walnut wood trim including the center console and door pulls
-Chrome interior door handles
-Front armrest
-Cruise control
-On-board computer
-Exclusive (until 5/95 production) choice of Arctic Silver metallic (309) and Boston Green metallic (275) paints
-Exclusive choice of Mulberry and Champagne Nappa leather upholstery

Special Versions

Were there any special versions of the three-liter E36 M3?
Five special versions of the E36 M3 3.0 were created by BMW M, though only three, the M3 GT, M3 GT Individual and M3 Lightweight, can truly be considered production models. The other two, M3 GTR and M3-R, are highly specialized models built in very limited numbers and not generally available to the public.

What is an E36 M3 GT?
The E36 M3 GT is a limited-edition version of the European-market 3.0-liter M3 coupe developed to homologate engine and bodywork enhancements to the equivalent competition model in the FIA GT Series (Division II) and the American IMSA GT Series. A total of 350 examples were produced in left-hand drive form from February thru June of 1995 (in addition to six pre-production vehicles produced in December of 1994) with the following special equipment:
-A retuned version of the S50 B30 powerplant with 264-degree cams, a BMW Motorsport dual-pickup oil pan, duocentric oil pumps and upgraded VANOS software producing 295 hp at 7,000 rpm and 238 lb/ft of torque at 3,900 rpm
-Shorter 3.23:1 final drive
-Stiffer springs and shocks
-M strut tower brace
-British Racing Green (312) paintwork
-Adjustable front and rear GT spoilers
-Clear front turn signal lenses
-Aluminum doors
-"BMW Motorsport International" emblems on exterior door mouldings and interior sill plates
-Forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels (7.5x17-in. front, 8.5x17-in. rear)
-Mexico Green Nappa leather upholstery with Anthracite Amaretta bolsters
-Three-spoke steering wheel with airbag
-Carbon fiber dashboard and center console trim

What is an E36 M3 GT Individual?
The E36 M3 GT Individual is a special edition of 50 right-hand drive E36 M3 coupes produced for the UK market in July of 1995. Though based mechanically on the standard E36 M3 instead of the more powerful GT version, these cars have the following special features:
-British Racing Green (312) paintwork
-Adjustable front and rear GT spoilers
-Clear front turn signal lenses
-Aluminum doors
-M strut tower brace
-Forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels (7.5x17-in. front, 8.5x17-in. rear)
-Mexico Green Nappa leather upholstery with Anthracite Amaretta bolsters
-Three-spoke steering wheel with airbag
-Graphite Birds Eye Maple wood interior trim (including shift knob)
-Chrome interior door handles
-Power sunroof

What is an E36 M3 Lightweight?
The M3 Lightweight (sometimes referred to as the M3 CSL) is a special version of the U.S. model E36 M3 designed for track driving. Approximately 120 were built between July and October of 1995 by BMW Individual (the division of BMW M responsible for special orders). These cars retain the stock 240-hp S50 B30 USA powerplant, though BMW claimed that all engines fitted to the Lightweights were tested to make sure they were operating at the top of the acceptable range. According to BMW figures, the Lightweight weighs 2,950 lbs., 225 less than the regular M3 coupe. All M3 Lightweights are painted Alpine White III (300) and include the following special features:
-Shortened 3.23:1 final drive
-Top speed limiter removed
-Aluminum doors
-Reduced sound insulation
-Stiffer springs and shocks from the European-spec M3
-M shock tower brace
-Forged M Double Spoke wheels (7.5x17-in. front, 8.5x17-in. rear)
-M3 GT front spoiler lip
-Standard M3 rear spoiler with integrated third brake light
-Chequered flag decals in BMW Motorsport colors on left-front and right-rear corners of bodywork
-"BMW Motorsport International" emblems on exterior door mouldings and interior sill plates
-manual BMW sport seats covered in anthracite "Hurricane" cloth with red highlights
-Anthracite carpeting from the four-cyilnder E36 coupe
-Air conditioning delete
-Radio delete
-Tool kit delete
-Console Valet delete
-Carbon fiber-look dash and center console trim

In addition, the following items were offered as special-order options that could be installed by the dealer:
-M3 GT-style adjustable rear spolier (with integrated third brake light)
-Lower chassis X-brace (for added stiffness)
-Upper strut tower brace
-BMW M oil pan and dual-pickup oil pump
-Ride-height adjustable suspension
-Cross-drilled brake rotors
-Adjustable camber plates

What is an E36 M3-R?
In late 1994, BMW Australia ordered 15 special road-going E36 M3-R models to compete in the Australian Super Production series (GT Production class). Originally built as standard M3 models on the normal German production line, these cars were converted to M3-R specification by Frank Gardiner Racing in Australia and were all completed in March and April of 1995. All 15 coupes are painted Alpine White III (300) with an Anthracite M cloth/Amaretta suede interior, plus the following unique features:
-A retuned version of the 2,990-cc S50 B30 powerplant developed in conjunction with BMW M GmbH and Schnitzer Motorsport GmbH featuring different camshafts, revised intake and exhaust ports, a lightened flywheel and a dual-pickup oil sump (as used in the later S50 B32 motor) . With these changes, the engine was re-rated at 324 hp (DIN) at 7,200 rpm and 258 lb/ft of torque at 4,400 rpm.
-Stronger drivershaft from the E31 850Ci
-Shorter 3.23 final drive
-Reinforced AP Racing clutch
-Top speed limiter removed
-Stiffer BMW Group N springs and shocks
-Larger AP Racing front brake rotors with four-piston calipers, stock rear rotors with AP Racing calipers
-Adjustable front and rear GT spoilers with additional rear rubber lip extensions
-M cross-spoke alloy wheels, sized 7.5x17-inch (front) and 8.5x17-inch (rear)
-Fog lights delete
-Rear "M3" badge delete
-Air conditioning delete
-Radio delete
-Central locking delete
-Check Control system delete
-Non-functional rear seat
-Individually-numbered silver plaque under the parking brake handle

What is an E36 M3 GTR?
The E36 M3 GTR is the road-going version of the competition machine built to compete in the 1994 ADAC German GT Cup Touring Car series. Essentially a race car with license plates, it features a stripped out interior and lightweight body panels (dropping the curb weight to 1300kg), fender flares to accommodate the 18-inch wheels and tires, adjustable front and rear spoilers, a full roll cage and a 300-hp version of the S50 B30 engine. Only two street-legal examples were built.

Color and Upholstery Selections

Exterior Colors (ECE models):
Alpine White II* (218), Al[pine White III** (300), Mugello Red**** (274), Bright Red***** (314), Dakar Yellow (267), Sterling Silver metallic* (244), Arctic Silver metallic** (309), Avus Blue metallic (276), Daytona Violet metallic (283), Diamond Black metallic*** (181), Cosmos Black metallic**** (303), Boston Green metallic (275/sedan and convertible only)
*thru 11/93
**from 12/93
***thru 2/94
***from 3/94
****thru 8/94
*****from 9/94

Interior Colors (ECE models):
Grey M cloth/Amaretta suede (coupe only), Anthracite M cloth/Amaretta suede (coupe only), Black Nappa leather (regular or extended), Light Grey Nappa leather (regular or extended), Lotus White/Black extended Nappa leather, Classic Red/Black extended Nappa leather, Violet Blue/Black extended Nappa leather, Hazelnut/Black extended Nappa leather (sedan and convertible only), Mulberry extended Nappa leather (sedan only), Anthracite Buffalo extended leather (coupe only)

Exterior Colors (USA coupe):
Alpine White III (300), Mugello Red* (274), Bright Red** (314), Dakar Yellow*** (267), Arctic Silver metallic**** (309), Avus Blue metallic (276), Boston Green metallic**** (275), Daytona Violet metallic*** (283), Cosmos Black metallic (303)
*thru 8/94
**from 9/94
***not available in combination with the Luxury Package until 05/95 production
****available only in combination with the Luxury Package until 05/95 production

Interior Colors (USA coupe):
Grey M cloth/Amaretta suede*, Anthracite M cloth/Amaretta suede*, Black Nappa leather**, Light Grey Nappa leather*, Champagne Nappa leather***, Mulberry Nappa leather***
*not available with Luxury Package
**available with or without Luxury Package
***available only with Luxury Package

BMW E36 M3 3.2

Production Versions
BG91: European-spec coupe S50 B32 (LHD), 09/95-12/98
BG92: European-spec coupe S50 B32 (RHD), 11/95-12/98
BG93: North American-spec coupe S52 B32 (LHD), 04/96-04/99
CD91: European-spec sedan S50 B32 (LHD), 11/95-01/98
CD92: European-spec sedan S50 B32 (RHD), 12/95-01/98
CD93: North American-spec sedan manual S52 B32 (LHD), 09/96-05/98
CD03: U.S.-spec sedan auto. S52 B32 (LHD), 09/96-05/98
CD98: South African-spec sedan S50 B32 (RHD), 11/96-10/98
BK91: European-spec convertible S50 B32 (LHD), 11/95-09/99
BK92: European-spec convertible S50 B32 (RHD), 12/95-09/99
BK93: U.S.-spec convertible man. S52 B32 (LHD), 03/98-08/99
BK03: U.S.-spec convertible auto. S52 B32 (LHD), 03/98-08/99

History
What makes the E36 M3 3.2 unique?
For the 1996 model year, BMW M replaced the E36 M3 3.0 with the faster and more refined 3.2-liter version. For the European market, this model was fitted with the new S50 B32 engine, an evolution of the S50 B30, as well as a six-speed manual gearbox and detail refinements to the chassis. For the U.S. (and later Canadian) market, the M3 received its own powerplant, the S52, plus ASC+T traction control and a host of chassis upgrades. Both versions were also treated to a few cosmetic alterations.

Where was the E36 M3 3.2 introduced?
The 3.2-liter E36 M3 was first shown at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show. The North American-spec version did not appear until the 1996 New York International Auto Show.

Where was the E36 M3 3.2 built?
All 3.2-liter E36 M3s were built on the regular 3 Series assembly line at the Regensburg factory near Munich, with the exception of a small batch of M3 3.2 sedans built in BMW’s Rosslyn, South Africa factory from both Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Complete Knock Down (CKD) kits.

Did Canada receive a version of the 3.2-liter E36 M3?
An E36 M3 powered by the 3.2-liter S52 engine was not introduced in Canada until the 1997 model year (9/96 production). This was the first official Canadian-spec M3 of any kind since the 45 limited-edition European-spec coupes that were sold there in 1994, and the first Canadian E36 M3 to use the North American-spec engine. The 3.2-liter E36 M3 was available in Canada as a coupe or sedan, but never as a convertible. Aside from minor differences in standard and optional equipment (see Production Data below), they are identical to the U.S. versions.

Did BMW ever produce an E36 M3 3.2 Compact?
BMW M GmbH only built one example of an E36/5 M3 Compact (hatchback) in honor of the 50th birthday of Auto Motor und Sport magazine in 1996. In addition to the S50 B32 engine and Getrag six-speed manual gearbox, this car featured a special quad-tip exhaust configuration that previewed the similar arrangement that would later appear on the E36/7 M roadster and E36/8 M coupe. It also included an M-tuned suspension, M3-spec brakes and 17-inch forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels. An M-Technic aero package, M aerodynamic rear-view mirrors and clear turn signal lenses dressed up the Bright Red (314) exterior, while the interior was treated to the M3 instrument panel, Recaro racing seats in black cloth with red four-point seatbelts, plus an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob. It is not known if this car still survives.

Production Data
How many versions the 3.2-liter E36 M3 are there?
The E36 M3 3.2 was immediately produced in coupe and convertible forms, as well as a four-door sedan. Like the original 3.0-liter E36 M3, 3.2-liter models were equipped with two different powerplants, one for North America (S52) and a second for Europe and the rest of the world (S50 B32). The latter model was offered from the start in all three body styles, and in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive configurations. Of these, a small run of right-hand drive sedans was assembled in South Africa from German-supplied components in late 1996, and a further number were fully built there during 1997 and 1998.

The North American-spec E36 M3 3.2 was initially offered only in the U.S. market and only as a coupe. For the 1997 model year (September, 1996 production), a North American-spec M3 sedan was added and Canada received the S52-powered E36 M3 for the first time. An S52-powered E36 M3 convertible was added exclusively to the U.S. market starting with March, 1998 production. Though all North American E36 M3 3.2 coupes were fitted with a manual gearbox, both the sedan and convertible could be ordered with a ZF five-speed automatic transmission.

How many of each version were built?
ECE coupe (LHD): 6,117 built from 09/95 thru 12/98
ECE coupe (RHD): 2,845 built from 11/95 thru 12/98
NA coupe (LHD): 11,793 built from 04/96 thru 04/99
ECE convertible (LHD): 1,763 built from 11/95 thru 09/99
ECE convertible (RHD): 2,107 built from 12/95 thru 09/99
USA convertible manual (LHD): 2,252 built from 03/98 thru 08/99
USA convertible automatic (LHD): 4,017 built from 03/98 thru 08/99
ECE sedan (LHD): 1,296 built from 11/95 thru 01/98
ECE sedan (RHD): 694 built from 12/95 thru 01/98
NA sedan manual (LHD): 4,574 built from 09/96 thru 05/98
USA sedan automatic (LHD): 4,036 built from 09/96 thru 05/98
SA sedan (RHD): 168 as Complete Knock Down (CKD) kits from 11/96 thru 04/97, 532 as complete cars from 04/97 thru 10/98

What is an E36 M3 Evolution?
To better distinguish the 3.2-liter E36 M3 from its 3.0-liter predecessor, BMW GB marketed the E36 M3 3.2 as the M3 Evolution within the United Kingdom. Aside from its right-hand drive configuration, it is mechanically and cosmetically identical to other European-spec 3.2-liter M3s.

How does the South African-produced E36 M3 sedan differ from the European-spec model?
The South African-spec E36 M3 sedan is essentially identical to the European-spec right-hand drive model but utilizes a low-compression version of the S50 B32 engine designed for low-octane South African fuel that produces slightly less power and torque (see Drivetrain below).

What changes were made to the European-spec E36 M3 3.2 during its producton?
The only major mechanical change during the production of the Euro-spec E36 M3 3.2 was the addition of the Sequential M Gearbox (SMG) option in 1997. In addition to SMG, various minor upgrades were introduced before production ended in late 1999 including:
-Restyled grille and side marker turn signals (9/96 production)
-Three-spoke M steering wheel available (9/96 production)
-Byzanz metallic available (9/96-8/97 production, sedan only)
-Side impact airbags available on sedans (1/97 production)
-Side impact airbags available on coupes and convertibles (9/97 production)
-Illumination added to M shift knob (9/97 production)
-Imola Red (405) paint available (3/98 production)
-Titanium Silver metallic (354) available in place of Arctic Silver metallic (309) (3/98 production)
-Fern Green metallic (386) available in place of Boston Green metallic (275) (3/98 production)
-Dark Beige leather upholstery available (9/98 production)
-In dash CD player available in some markets (9/98 production)

What changes were made to the North American-spec E36 M3 3.2 during its producton?
Though there were no further mechanical changes to the North American-spec E36 M3 after the 1996 model year, a number of equipment revisions occurred before production ended in August 1999. These included:
-Restyled grille and side marker turn signals (9/96 production)
-Byzanz metallic available (9/96-8/97 production, U.S-market sedan only)
-Side impact airbags available as an option for sedans (1/97 production)
-Power front seats available as individual option (3/97 production, already offered in Canada)
-Luxury Package option discontinued (9/97 production)
-Side impact airbags standard on all body styles (9/97 production)
-Illumination added to M shift knob (9/97 production)
-Rear headrests added (9/97 production)
-Front armrest added as standard (9/97 production, already standard in Canada)
-M Contour II alloy wheels available as a no-cost option (9/97 production)
-M cloth/Amaretta suede upholstery discontinued for U.S. market (9/97 production)
-Magma and Mulberry Nappa leather upholsteries (previously offered only in combination with Luxury Package) reintroduced to U.S. market (11/97 production)
-Three-spoke M steering wheel replaces four-spoke version on M3 coupes (3/98 production, already standard in Canada)
-Imola Red (405) paint available (3/98 production)
-Titanium Silver metallic (354) offered in place of Arctic Silver metallic (309) (3/98 production)
-Fern Green metallic (386) offered in place of Boston Green metallic (275) (3/98 production, not available on sedans)
-Radio updated from Alpine C33 to Alpine C43 (9/98 production)
-Sand Beige leather upholstery offered (9/98 production)

How does the Canadian-spec E36 M3 differ from the U.S. version?
After a two-year hiatus, the E36 M3 returned to the Canadian market for the 1997 model year. Unlike the 45 European-spec E36 M3 coupes that were sold in Canada during 1994, the 3.2-liter version was powered by the same S52 motor as the U.S.-spec model and was offered as a coupe or sedan. However, it differed from the U.S. model in the following ways:
-"Floating" front brake rotors standard (identical to the European-spec M3)
-Manual transmission only (no automatic option for the sedans
-Metric instrumentation
-Daytime running lights
-Three-spoke M steering wheel included from start of production
-Tilt steering wheel
-Standard power sunroof and cruise control
-Standard front armrest
-Standard split-folding rear seats (coupe and sedan)
-Optional heated front seats include headlight washers
-Optional power front seats offered from start of production
-Byzanz metallic paint not offered
-M cloth/Amaretta interiors still offered on coupes afterr 8/97
-Magma, Mulberry and Modena Natur Nappa leather interiors discontinued after 8/97

Drivetrain
How is the Euro-spec M3's 3.2-liter engine (S50 B32) different from the previous version (S50 B30)?
When creating the 3.2-liter M3 engine, BMW M relied upon much of the experience it had gained when designing the V12 engine for the McLaren F1 supercar. In the end, the S50 B32 incorporated the following improvements over the S50 B30 engine used in the original Euro-spec E36 M3:
-Increased bore to 86.4mm (from 86.0mm) and lengthened stroke to 91.0mm (from 85.8mm) for a total capacity of 3,201cc (from 2,990cc)
-Increased compression ratio to 11.3:1 (from 10.8:1)
-Advanced BMW/Siemens MSS50 engine management system able to compute 20 million instructions per second
-Double VANOS continuously variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust strokes
-Lightweight pistons
-Improved dual-mass flywheel
-Graphite-coated conrods
-Larger inlet valves
-More efficient intake and exhaust systems
-Second oil pump

The result of these changes boosted horsepower from 286 hp (DIN) at 7,000 rpm to 321 hp (DIN) at 7,400 rpm. Maximum torque also increased from 236 lb/ft at 3,600 rpm to 258 lb/ft at 3,250 rpm. This was the first street-legal BMW engine to achieve over 100 hp per liter.

How does the South African-spec S50 B32 engine differ from that of the European-spec version?
Due to low-octane fuel requirements, the S50 B32 motors produced for South Africa utilize different pistons which result in a reduced compression ratio of 10.5:1. These engines produce 310 hp (DIN) at 7,400 rpm and 251 lb/ft of torque at 3,250 rpm.

How is the North American 3.2-liter M3 engine (S52) different from the 3.0-liter (S50 B30 USA)?
Unlke the Euro-spec S50 B32, the S52 powerplant is an evolution of the standard production M52 engine. However, it incorporates the following changes over its S50 B30 USA predecessor:
-Increased bore to 86.4mm (from 86.0mm) and increased stroke to 89.6mm (from 85.8mm) for a total displacement of 3,152cc (from 2,990cc)
-More finely balanced camshafts
-Valve lifters, springs and spring seats with reduced mass
-Revised intake and exhaust systems
-OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics, version II) compliance
-Horsepower unchanged at 240 hp (SAE) at 6,000 rpm
-Torque increased to 236 lb/ft at 3,800 rpm (up from 225 lb/ft at 4,250 rpm)
NOTE: E36 M3s equipped with the ZF five-speed automatic transmission are rated at 225 lb/ft of torque at 3,800rpm.

What kind of gearboxes does the 3.2-liter M3 use?
There were four different transmissions used on 3.2-liter M3s. European-spec models have a Getrag six-speed manual transmission with the following ratios: 4.23 (1), 2.51 (2), 1.67 (3), 1.23 (4), 1.00 (5), .83 (6). This same gearbox was later used (with the same ratios) as the internals of the Sequential M Gearbox (SMG).

The North American-spec 3.2-liter E36 M3 retains the ZF Type C five-speed manual gearbox of the 3.0-liter version, with the same internal ratios: 4.20 (1), 2.49 (2), 1.66 (3), 1.24 (4), 1.00 (5). Starting with the 1997 model year, the ZF 5HP18 five-speed automatic returned as an option with the same internal ratios used on the 3.0-liter model: 3.67 (1), 2.00 (2), 1.41 (3), 1.00 (4), .74 (5).

All 3.2-liter M3s equipped with a manual gearbox (including SMG) use a shorter 3.23:1 final drive and limited slip differential. North American-spec M3s with the ZF five-speed automatic transmission have an even shorter 3.38:1 rear end, also with limited slip. In addition, all 3.2-liter North American-spec E36 M3s are equipped with Automatic Stability Control plus Traction (ASC+T) which can apply the brakes and/or reduce engine power in order to maintain traction. It includes an orange warning light under the M logo in the instrument cluster and can be switched off via a console-mounted button.

What is the Sequential M Gearbox (SMG)?
In 1997, BMW introduced the Sequential M Gearbox (SMG) as an option on the European-spec E36 M3 in some markets. Using the internals of the Getrag six-speed manual gearbox, SMG employs an electronic clutch operated by a magnetic valve that is triggered by pulling or pushing on the gear lever. Two further valves operate a pair of hydraulic cylinders that electronically engage each gear, thus allowing for shifts to occur in as little as 0.4 seconds. The SMG electronics are integrated with the Siemens engine management system to put the engine and gearbox in synch. The system includes an automatic mode, gear indicator in place of the engine oil temperature gauge below the tachometer, and a flashing upshift light under the M logo in the instrument cluster.

Chassis
What chassis upgrades were made to the 3.2-liter E36 M3 compared to the 3.0-liter model?
All 3.2-liter E36 M3s incorporate the following chassis revisions compared to the 3.0-liter version:
-Revised suspension geometry with increased front castor
-Firmer springs and shocks
-Stronger wheel hubs
-Front anti-roll bar linked to struts for lighter weight
-Quicker steering ratio (mean reduced from 17.6:1 to 15.6:1)

Note: European-spec E36 M3 3.2 sedans utilize the same suspension settings as the E36 M3 3.2 coupe.

What size brakes does the 3.2-liter E36 M3 have?
All 3.2-liter E36 M3s are fitted with four-wheel vented disc brakes of the same size as the E36 M3 3.0: 12.4-inches or 315mm (front) and 12.3-inches or 313mm (rear). However, European-spec and Canadian models also utilize two-piece front "floating" rotors.

Why was the U.S. market denied the “floating” front brake rotors?
The U.S. market was denied the more efficient two-piece rotors offered in the rest of the world because BMW of North America was concerned that, if not properly maintained, the rotors presented the possibility of failing, thus creating a legal liability.

What are the factory wheel and tire sizes for the M3 3.2?
For all versions of the 3.2-liter E36 M3, BMW M replaced the previous model's 235/40ZR17 tires with a staggered setup, specifically narrower 225/45ZR17s in the front and wider 245/40ZR17s in back. The tires are mounted on one of three wheel designs, all measuring 7.5x17-inch (front) and 8.5x17-inch (rear).

European-spec models continue to utilize one specific wheel design for each body style: M Double Spoke II for the coupe, forged M Double Spoke with a polished finish for the convertible (optional on the coupe) and M Contour II for the sedan. On North American models, the M Double Spoke II became the standard wheel for all body styles, with the forged M Double Spoke and M Contour II as options. The latter was fitted to all M3s equipped with the optional Luxury Package and became an individual option as of 9/97 production.

Cosmetics
What distinguishes the 3.2-liter E36 M3 cosmetically from the 3.0-liter version?
The E36 M3 3.2 can be identified from the 3.0-liter version by the following features:
-Black mesh front airdam insert in place of the body-color version
-M Double-Spoke II alloys in staggered 7.5x17-in. (front) and 8.5x17-in. (rear) sizes (not available on the European-spec convertible or sedan)
-Dakar Yellow II (337) offered in place of Dakar Yellow (267)
-Techno Violet metallic (299) offered in place of Daytona Violet metallic (266)
-Estoril Blue metallic (335) offered in place of Avus Blue metallic (276)

In addition, European-spec models are further enhanced by:
-Aluminum doors (coupe and convertible only)
-Clear turn signal lenses
-Third brake light in rear window or on rear spoiler

Note: All European-spec E36 M3 3.2 sedans share the mesh front airdam insert with the other M3 models but retain the less sculpted side valance panels. Like the 3.0-liter versions, both the European-spec sedan and convertible lack the black lower lip extension under the front airdam.

How is the interior of the E36 M3 3.2 different from that of the 3.0-liter model?
Though essentially identical in design and equipment to the earlier model, the interior of the 3.2-liter E36 M3 differs in the following ways:
-Restyled M cloth upholstery (coupe only)
-Shift knob with "M" logo instead of M stripe
-Leather door inserts included with leather upholstery on all models
-Magma leather interior in place of Champagne leather interior (only with Luxury Package on North American-spec cars built before 9/97)
-Modena Natur leather interior available
-Dark Beige leather interior available (from 9/9
-Hazlenut leather interior available (not for North America)

In addition to the above M3-specific upgrades, the 3.2-liter M3 interior benefits from the following improvements made to most E36 3 Series models as of September 1995 production:
-Automatic climate control in place of manual system
-One-touch feature added to the optional power sunroof
-Revised audio systems and optional Harman/ Kardon upgrade with 320 watts and 6-disc CD changer (optional in most markets)
-Console-mounted door lock switch added (North American models only)
-Redesigned Console Valet (North American models only)

Was the optional Luxury Package continued on North American 3.2-liter M3s?
Yes. The Luxury Package option of the 1995 North American M3 continued unchanged (with the exception of additional leather on the seatbacks) for the later 3.2-liter model, but only on those built before September, 1997 (1996 and 1997 model years). The package was discontinued starting with the 1998 model year (9/97 production), at which time the front armrest became standard equipment (already standard in Canada) and the M Contour II wheels were offered as a no-cost option.

What items were optional on the E36 M3 3.2?
The option list of the 3.2-liter E36 M3 continued largely unchanged from that of the 3.0-liter model, with the exception of a few new items including: Harmon/Kardon audio system, door-mounted side airbags (standard in North America from 9/97 production), power rear vent windows for the coupe (not available in North America), Extended Burl Walnut wood interior trim for the coupe and convertible (not available in North America), and the SMG gearbox (not available in North America).

How do the South African E36 M3 sedans differ cosmetically from the German-built versions?
The South African-built E36 M3 sedan appears essentially identical to that of the German-built model though it is equipped with the black lower lip extension on the front airdam, sculpted side valance panels and forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels, none of which were officially available on European-spec M3 sedans. The interior of the South African model is essentially identical to the German-built version and is fitted with most available features as standard equipment including Nappa leather upholstery, wood trim, cruise control, power seats, on-board computer and premium sound system.

Special Versions
Were there any speical versions of the 3.2-liter E36 M3?
There were two official special editions of the 3.2-liter E36 M3, both introduced in late 1998. A limited edition of 50 right-hand drive M3 coupes was produced by BMW Individual exclusively for the United Kingdom to commemorate the end of E36 M3 production. In addition, 120 right-hand drive E36 M3 coupes and convertibles with special equipment were produced for the Australian market in order to commemorate 25 years of BMW Motorsport.

What distinguishes the UK-market E36 M3 Special Edition coupe?
BMW GB celebrated the end of E36 M3 production with a special edition of 50 UK-market M3 coupes in late 1998. Although mechanically identical to the standard model, these were all painted Imola Red (405) and featured additional front "splitters" below the standard airdam, the complete M3 GT-spec rear spoiler with third brake light and the forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels. The interior was trimmed in Bicolor Imola Red leather with Anthracite Amaretta suede bolsters and was equipped with a special M steering wheel featuring red stitching on the rim. Similar stitching appeared on the parking brake handle. All examples were further equipped with side airbags, power sunroof, power front seats, power rear vent windows and the Harmon/Kardon audio system.

What distinguishes the Australian-market E36 M3 Anniversary Edition?
The Australian-market E36 M3 Anniversary Edition coupes and convertibles were produced for 1999 to celebrate 25 years of BMW M GmbH. These models were mechanically identical to the standard M3 but all featured the forged M Double Spoke alloy wheels, remote locking with alarm, power sunroof (coupe only), power folding top (convertible only), automatic climate control, 10-speaker audio system with CD changer, on-board computer, cruise control, front armrest, rear headrests and heated front seats (convertible only). Options were limited to the SMG gearbox, power front seats, the Harmon/Kardon audio system and a removable hardtop (convertibles only). Coupes were available exclusively in Dakar Yellow II (337), Cosmos Black metallic (303), Estoril Blue metallic (335), Fern Green metallic (386) or Aegean Blue metallic (336) while convertibles were offered only in Dakar Yellow II (337), Imola Red (405), Cosmos Black metallic (303), Estoril Blue metallic (335), Fern Green metallic (386), Titanium Silver metallic (354) or Techno Violet metallic (299). Both body styles were fitted with extended Nappa leather upholstery in Black, Light Grey, Mulberry or Modena Natur, as well as extended wood trim in either Burl Walnut or Anthracite Birch. An indivudally-numbered sterling silver plaque appears on the center console of each of the 50 Anniversary Edition E36 M3 coupes and 70 Anniversary Edition E36 M3 convertibles. Note: These were the only E36 M3 convertibles ever officially imported into Australia.

Color and Upholstery Selections
Exterior Colors:
Alpine White III (300), Bright Red (314), Imola Red**** (405), Dakar Yellow II (337), Arctic Silver metallic* (309), Titanium Silver Metallic** (354), Estoril Blue metallic (335), Boston Green metallic* (275), Fern Green metallic** (386), Techno Violet metallic (299), Cosmos Black metallic (303), Byzanz metallic*** (355/sedan only)
* thru 2/98
**from 3/98
***thru 8/97
****from 8/98

Interior Colors (ECE models):
Grey M-Cross cloth/Amaretta suede (coupe only), Black M-Cross cloth/Amaretta suede (coupe only), Black Nappa leather (regular or extended), Light Grey Nappa leather (regular or extended), Modena Natur Nappa leather (regular or extended), Mulberry extended Nappa leather, Magma extended Nappa leather, Hazlenut extended Nappa leather, Anthracite extended Buffalo leather ((coupe only)

Interior colors (North American models):
Grey M-Cross cloth/Amaretta suede* (coupe only), Black M-Cross cloth/Amaretta suede* (coupe only), Black Nappa leather, Light Grey Nappa leather, Modena Natur Nappa leather**, Mulberry Nappa leather***, Magma Nappa leather***, Sand Beige Nappa leather****
*Canada only from 9/97
**USA only from 9/97
***Luxury Package only through 8/97, USA only from 9/97
****from 8/98
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