Description: "Mr. Rosche", Eberhard von Kuenheim, the BMW Chairman, said to Paul Rosche, engineering manager of M GmbH, "we need a sporty engine for the 3 Series." With that, von Kuenheim set t...
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Nick El-Khoury Apr 20, 2012
Those are great choices, Zain. Work hard, and you'll have them in no time!
Nick El-Khoury Apr 19, 2012
The birth of a legend.
Description: One Sunday, I drove to von Kuenheim's flat and gave him the car for a test drive. When he came back he said: 'Good, I like it.' And that's how the M3 came into being." The mai...
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Barney Sakhai Apr 19, 2012
I could be wrong, but from what I remember- BMW says the engine should never be faster than the chassis. But I could be wrong.
Marshall Keller Apr 19, 2012
nvm, took me a sec to realize. but all the weight is on the outside wheels. duh!
Marshall Keller Apr 19, 2012
dat camber.. i think they have a little much on the inside wheel
Description: Therefore it is no wonder that the technician who was chosen and was most competent to lead the development team was Paul Rosche, a mechanical engineer with sound knowledge and experience of engine de...
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Description: The reason was probably frugality; BMW had an off the shelf block which could be adapted to Formula 1 (and in qualifying setup could produce up to 1500hp). To go back from F1 to a powerful sportive en...
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Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
It had to compete in a certain groupe race. I forget which one. I think that was the reason for the engine specs it has
Das Stig Apr 19, 2012
I don't think he has an account on any of em but if he Is ill let you know
Das Stig Apr 19, 2012
Um, I know he reads em when he needs to but isn't on very often.
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
Is your friend on any forums that you know of?
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
Yea I've seen plenty of vids of E30's tailing plenty high end cars through the twisty's all the way until you get to the straights. But that's saying alot for a 20+ year old car without an engine swap or a bunch of aftermarket work. BMW did work!
Das Stig Apr 19, 2012
Ya, we had the opportunity to ride around a local track in an e30 with the cup kit on it and my friend loved it and decided that was the one. But, when I was in it we kept up with a gord gt all the way around the track untill we got to the straight.
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
Yea and alot of people don't realize it. I hear the h&r cup kit is beast. Im torn between the cup kit, h&r race and the sports. I want the race but I think it might be lower than I want for street.
Das Stig Apr 19, 2012
True but I dont think hes that worried about weight. Hes still got full interior in it and everything. I helped him put on an h&r cup kit a few weeks ago and that thing handles better than a lot of modern cars now do.
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
If he wanted he could've built a 318is. The M42 is lighter but building it Might have cost more money though depending what he has done to the M20. if he wanted he could swap the M20 into it and save more weight.
Das Stig Apr 19, 2012
It will be turboed shortly
Das Stig Apr 19, 2012
My friend has am e30 as a track car and he ended up getting a for door with the i6 because they have an extra support bar for the passengers and it had a lot stiffer handling and the weight difference of like 45 pounds.
Description: The four-cylinder block was taken from the M10 engine which was developed for the New Class series. It was over bored and reinforced to the M88 inline-6 engine block specifications. Head architecture ...
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Description: A simple set of different washers solved the problem and the car was successfully tested at high speed at the Nardo test track. The M3 body was different to the regular E30 due to 12 new panels that w...
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Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
And kicked butt in those years
Carlton Salmon Apr 19, 2012
The E30 M3 is to date the most successful touring car racer in history with far more wins than any other.
August Burrichter Apr 19, 2012
Somebody got a little bumped around there..
Description: It was homologated for Group A Touring Car racing and also found a true adversary in the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V that was introduced in 1983. In its final years of competitions, known as Evolution ...
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Description: Larger wheels, thinner rear and side window glass, a lighter trunk, a deeper front spoiler and an additional rear spoiler, were found on the evolutions models. As expected, these original M3s have inc...
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Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
For a decent one with no maintenance needed you're looking at 18k-22k. Immaculate 25k-28k+. Heck for a rolling shell it's still around 4-8k no rust or mostly none.
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
I have this pic on my computer. That's the only color combo I don't like in the M3. Black with the red stripe through the trim.
Vito Portanova Apr 19, 2012
///M Power!! Nothing better than an ///M. IMO.
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
That is a rare beast there.
Carlton Salmon Apr 19, 2012
Gorgeous colour combination in Diamond Black.
Garrett Carpenter Apr 20, 2012
I am so in love with this car.
Paul Lissona Apr 19, 2012
Yah I'm really reading these ha.
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
Man they finally got a group of articles tailored for us Bimmer lovers
Carlton Salmon Apr 19, 2012
My best friend had one identical to this. His car had the rare switchable suspension option.
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
Can I has ITB's???
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
I need this for a poster
Kenneth Williams Apr 19, 2012
Not back then in the M3
Marshall Keller Apr 19, 2012
damn no beamer blue