1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight

In 1991 BMW introduced the third generation of 3 Series sports sedans. While this new car reflected its predecessor's philosophy of Performance, Safety, and Value, it was designed from a clean sheet of paper.

This model contained a new 2.5 liter DOHC engine with the latest in engine electronic management controls; a newly developed rear suspension first developed on the Z1 sports roadster; and completely redesigned ergonomics - all wrapped in a completely new body shell designed to maximize occupant safety and aerodynamic efficiency.

Offered initially as a four-door; coupe, convertible, compact and touring versions were developed during the car's life span. This car was the inspiration for the second generation M3, which went on to achieve two manufacturer's championship titles in the U.S. Sports Car Series.

The M3 Lightweight was designed as the ultra-performance version of the M3. The car was built in limited numbers to help make American Showroom Stock Sedan racers a little more competitive on the racetrack. The main features of the Lightweight were designed to reduce the weight of the car. They included aluminum doors; Carbon fiber materials used for the center console, ashtrays, glove box, and doorsteps. Further weight reduction was accomplished by removing the radio, air conditioning, and sunroof from the standard M3. Finally, a lightweight cloth interior replaced the heavier leather.

These cars were intended to be raced and, with safety equipment installed, that is where you will most likely see them today.


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1995 Vehicle Profiles

1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: WBSBF9326SEH07534

A special track-oriented version of the E36-Series M3 was introduced to the American public in 1995. The M3 Lightweight had 225 lbs. less than the standard version. This was accomplished with aluminum doors and removing all sound deadeners and comfor....[continue reading]

1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: WBSBF932XSEH07178

This BMW M3 CSL Coupe has just under 40,000 miles. BMW produced a limited number of lightweight E36 M3 models in 1995 for performance enthusiasts and racing teams. They were labeled CSL for 'Coupe Sport Light' and were three hundred pounds lighter th....[continue reading]

1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: WBSBF9324SEH07421

BMW introduced a special track-oriented version of the E36-series M3 in 1955, with 225 pounds removed from the standard version by integrating aluminum doors, removal of all sound deadeners, removal of the air-conditioning system and radio, and cloth....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: WBSBF9326SEH07534 
Coupe
Chassis #: WBSBF932XSEH07178 
Coupe
Chassis #: WBSBF9324SEH07421 


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BMW Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
31,627
May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
32,228
February 2019
23,558
January 2019
18,102
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Price Comparison

1995 M3 E36 Lightweight
$47,895-$890,000
1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight Base Price : $47,895

$20,560 - $39,595
$35,300 - $47,950
$36,800 - $47,900
$69,900 - $100,950

Model Year Production

#1#2#3BMW
2000Ford (965,029)Pontiac (573,805)Chevrolet (547,294)
1999Ford (918,040)Honda (733,878)Chevrolet (609,100)142,810
1998Ford (878,405)Honda (751,032)Chevrolet (561,218)115,407
1997Ford (913,440)Honda (722,431)Chevrolet (650,820)177,166
1996Ford (1,036,048)Honda (680,711)Pontiac (541,844)64,231
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)64,231
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)65,806
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)65,806
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)63,618
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)63,646
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)63,646

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