Oh Lord Almighty.
The BMW E30 M3 has been increasing in value over the past couple of years for many reasons. It is the original M3, the very start of the iconic nameplate. Obviously it’s grown in size and power since 1985, and the E30 M3 is the car that’s consistently remained a fan favorite. How come? Because everything about it just worked, and worked damn well. BMW design director Adrian van Hooydonk recently spoke to Autocar and stated that "The E30 M3 has a really big fan base, and we are going to be taking cues from it for a future product."
This September the M2 will debut, the modern day M car that’ll be most similar size-wise to the E30. And next year will be BMW’s 100th anniversary. Because of those factors, a pretty good guess is that there’s going to be some sort of special edition M2 to commemorate both. If so, what changes can we expect? "With M cars," van Hooydonk continued, "we try to get the downforce right without moveable aero. It’s the only authentic way." So, perhaps, uniquely shaped wheel arches reminiscent of the E30 M3? A fixed rear wing? Both are entirely possible and we’re anxious to see what turns up.