Here's Everything You Need To Know About The BMW E30 M3

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The story of God's Chariot, according to BMW.

Back in the mid-1980s, BMW decided it was time to see another series production car on the race track and a new legend was soon born. The original M3, the E30 generation, also fondly known as "God's Chariot," was the most successful touring car ever. It was, in the words of BMW, a compromise between a race car and a normal road car. Along with more power (a total of 195 hp from its upgraded 2.3-liter four-cylinder), the E30 M3, compared to the standard 3 Series, featured a significantly stiffer chassis and unique building techniques.

Along with improved aerodynamics and lightweight construction, the E30 M3 sold incredibly well despite having a price tag that was one and a half times that of the top trim 325i. All told, some 18,000 examples of this icon were built, and BMW is here to tell its story.


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