1986 BMW E30 M3

The M3, launched in 1986, was the first purpose built BMW saloon designed specifically for racing. These were 'homologation specials' that had a track and wheelbase optimized for racing. Power was from a high revving 2.3-liter four-cylinder 16 valve engine mated to a close ratio 5 speed gearbox with a direct drive top gear. Improvements were made throughout the vehicle, including fully optimized brakes and suspension. Bodystyles initially included a coupe, with a convertible soon added to the lineup.

The first generation E30 was produced from 1986 through 1991.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2019
1986 BMW E30 M3 vehicle information

Two-Door Sedan

The E30-series, the first M3, was launched in 1986. It was a fabulous street car and an equally successful race car. Even World Championship rally car. The Evo (for Evolution) was three-sub-series to make good use of BMW's constant competition upgrad....[continue reading]

Two-Door Sedan
 

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1986 BMW Models

Concepts by BMW

BMW Monthly Sales Volume

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
December 2018
34,357
November 2018
28,330
October 2018
23,262
September 2018
25,908
August 2018
23,789
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