BMW M3 E30 zostało stworzone, by jeździć szybko. Poprawione zarówno aerodynamicznie, jaki i mechanicznie powstało, by stawić czoło konkurencji z silnikami Coswortha. W efekcie zbudowano najbardziej utytułowany samochód w historii wyścigów samochodów turystycznych. Sukcesom na torach towarzyszyły te w salonach sprzedaży… zamiast początkowo planowanych 5 tysięcy, powstało ich 16202. W ogłoszeniu – niewiarygodnie zachowany egzemplarz z niskim przebiegiem. To zadziwiające, że ktoś tak doskonale jeżdżący wóz po prostu schował w garażu na długie lata.
BMW E30 M3
MOT Expiry: 12 Months
Tax Expiry: Expired
Exterior Colour: Alpine White
Interior Colour: Grey Houndstooth Cloth
Top Speed: 141
0 – 60: 6.9
Transmission: 5 Speed manual
Engine Capacity: 2302cc
Engine Configuration: Straight 4
The E30 M3 made its debut at the 1985 Frankfurt motor show and was a BMW motorsport division development based on the E30 3 Series. The reason for the development was to allow BMW to compete in Group A touring car racing against the likes of the Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V Cosworth, for some excellent footage of this racing follow this link to one of our favourite youtube videos – Touring car racing 1980s.
Group A rules demanded that each race car share its main components with the production road car, hence the wide arches to accommodate race wheels and tyres. The series required a high number of units to homologate the M3 (5000 units), so production was carried out by special teams at the normal Munich-Milbertshofe factory rather than the Motorsport unit in Garching.
While based on the E30 3 series, the M3 was a totally revised car designed and focused for use as a race car. The suspension was reworked resulting in three times more steering castor, a front anti rollbar linked to the struts, re-valved shocks and stiffer shorter springs, a wider track and stronger wheel bearings were added to cope with intense mechanical stress of track work. The power assisted rack and pinion steering is quicker (19.6:1). All the exterior panels on the M3 apart from the bonnet and sunroof are unique to the car with the rear screen re-angled for better airflow. Both front and rear screens are bonded in to the car to increase body stiffness.
The M3 weighed a mere 1200kgs and coupled with the cars immense handling and driving behaviour it is no surprise that BMW had no problem selling all 5000 units.
Electric operated windows, PAS, Electric operated mirrors, Heated rear windscreen, Boot spoiler, Central locking, Electric sunroof, Multi-function computer, ABS, Air conditioning, Cigarette lighter, BMW toolkit, BMW torch, Spare wheel.
This low mileage E30 M3 presents in superb condition with its glossy coat of Alpine White paint, a rare colour option for this iconic German sports car. The finish is stunning with only one or two stone chips to the front end and absolutely no scuffs or scrapes to be found on any panel. On closer inspection, there is no bubbling or corrosion around any of the usual problem areas including the sills, sunroof, chassis rails, or arches.
All of the rubber seals remain soft and supple and all of the plastic trims are undamaged and retain their matt black finish, with no signs of cracking or perishing. Similarly, all of the glass and lights are free from chips, cracks, and moisture.
Opening the driver’s door of this M3 reveals a stunningly fresh interior dressed in the original hound’s-tooth cloth. The seats are in remarkable condition without even the hint of any wear to the bolsters. The dash and centre console are immaculate with no scratches or signs of cracking, and the switchgear still remains solid to operate.
The steering wheel and gearknob are in good order too, as are the door cards which are free from any scuffs or damage. The rear seats look as though they have never been sat in with no sagging to be found. The carpets throughout are well protected in the front with a correct set of M3 mats. Opening the boot reveals an immaculate luggage area, tool kit, and spare wheel.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine compartment is completely free of corrosion with none to be found in the usual problem areas such as the inner wings and chassis rails.
Mechanically the car is strong with the 5-speed dogleg gear box still feeling precise, handling the engine’s power smoothly through the gears.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This example comes with the desirable the 16″ BBS wheels, all of which are immaculate after receiving a professional refurbishment; they are all shod in a new set of Toyo Proxes TR1 tyres with ample tread on each one.
The disks and pads are clean and looking inside the arches reveals pristine plastic inner arches and metalwork.
This E30 M3 was first registered on 2nd August 1988 and has covered only 78,404 km, which equates to 48,717 miles. The car has a complete and up to date main dealer BMW service history, stamped 13 times in its original booklet. The most recent service took place on 2nd July 2013 at 43,555 miles.