The BMW M3 is a loaded version of the BMW 3 Series Sport Coupe. The excellent dynamics and perfect sport handling combine in this car with a prestigious and recognizable appearance and high reliability. The E30 body was replaced by the previous E21 body of the third third BMW series in 1983. Initially, the E30 was more corvette cover than the E21, instead of a new car and mainly used the same engines. The main design changes were the front and rear suspension and cab ergonomics. However, the designers have worked so well on the appearance that the magnificent E30 proportions still delight the BMW fans, and the style of this machine was considered a classic. In August 1986 fans of the brand would like injector 200-horsepower model of the 6-cylinder, 2.3-liter M3 engine. Although due to mandatory catalytic converter and due to the higher resistance in the exhaust tract power was in fact 5 hp less Externally, the expanded wings M3 distinguish dimension of the low profile 205/55 R15 tires and “developed” bumpers and sills.


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The acceleration of the dynamics (6.8 to hundreds) has a long separation function, which has already begun to support this sport. But from the second hand, it is worth taking an emku very carefully, since most lovers of “stimulus” do not differ in the precision of driving (especially here in Russia). In mid-1987, the body has undergone slight aesthetic changes. It was a bit more limited grill, chrome fenders were replaced by the more fashionable black (and subsequently painted in the color of the car) increased the size of the taillights. Almost all cars after 1987 have power steering and a much gentler accelerator pedal. The BMW models of the third series in September 1988 were redesigned. In the car began to install new headlights. Improved shape of the taillights and rear lights. In the wide range of engines, a new 1.6-liter 1.6-liter injection engine appeared that did not differ in fuel efficiency or acceleration dynamics. But the stiffer suspension and the needle of the tachometer, which jump over the half shells when pressing the accelerator pedal, were made to believe that the “316i” is the brother of the M3, but very small and weak. From that moment “emku” was launched in the form of a convertible.


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And only near the end of the production of E30 Bavarians generalist pleased. It is true that the trunk could not boast a significant amount. But the car looked great. Another unusual modification, the 325iX all-wheel-drive model, borrowed the transmission of the all-wheel-drive unit “five” on the rear of the E34. Produced and diesel versions of the sedan. All engines, in addition to manual 5-speed gearboxes, and 4-band automatic transmission fluid.


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The 325iS model, produced in 1989-90, deserves special mention. The car was completed with special plastic ailerons, bumpers and thresholds, the suspension of sports facilities and M3. Of course, the most notable car in body 30 is the M3 division of Motorsport for its participation in the FIA   GT races. This model has undergone many modifications and had 3 evolutionary versions to meet the changing requirements of the FIA. At the same time, the M3 was also widely available. The model was incredibly successful, constantly occupying the upper rows of tables. Paying tribute to the excellent qualities of the E30, it is worth noting that for the M3 Motorsport was forced to perform a special suspension, the design is similar to that of the fifth series (body E28). Initially, the younger E30 models used the old M10 four-cylinder engine, which was installed in 2002 and E21. Then, the M10 was discontinued and replaced in 1987 with the M40 with a new injector and more power. But the real miracle was the appearance in 1989 of a modification of the M40 with the M42 code. This engine with two camshafts and 24-valve valves could compete with the large M30 power engines, tightening 140PS of all the same 1800 cubes and with unprecedented dynamism. M42 remained in production until 1996.


By the way, the SMG system was also installed in the M3 (6-speed manual manual gearbox with hydraulic gear change, which made it possible to drive both in the automatic gearbox and in the manual gearbox without a clutch pedal) . The purchase of tuning versions of the famous Alpha company is usually done only in the presence of a highly qualified specialist. Only he can give an objective evaluation of the state and degree of wear of the suspension, the engine and the gearbox. new range of convertibles replaced the old model of March 1993. As an option, it offers a removable aluminum cover. M3 – E46 The coupé family is now headed by the leader generally recognized among cars of this M3 class. The external differences of the car are found in a different front-spoiler bumper with a larger air intake, elegant vents on the side walls of the front fenders and special chrome alloy wheels. In the living room there are sports seats, a “three-spoke” steering wheel with a lot of various functional buttons and now round chrome wheels on the instrument panel.


At 45 cc, the displacement of the M3 motor increases. Force allowed to bring the power of this exceptional engine to 343 HP. at 7900 rpm The world premiere of the convertible on the troika chassis was held in March 2000 at the Geneva Motor Show. The appearance of a convertible with a coupe is obvious, although the cars have different doors and rear fenders. The convertible has a safety arc that fires automatically when overturned and a soft folding lid that fits in a special volumetric container and can be disassembled. In the cold season, a rigid roof is installed, which turns the car into a full-fledged coupe. Since August 2000, the BMW M3 in the coupe and convertible versions has been offered with a Sequential M sequential second gearbox (SMG II). It is a manual gearbox without clutch, built with the technology “Formula 1” and that has an automatic mode of change. With the new BMW M3 CSL, the Bavarian company is reviving the traditions of the 70s in the construction of sports cars. Based on the M3, BMW engineers replaced most of the body elements with lighter composites and aluminum. The most prominent event of the M3 “diet” program is the roof, which is completely made of carbon. Thanks to all these changes, the weight of the car was reduced by 110 kg to 1,385 kilograms.


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The performance of the engine also increased (from 343 to 360 hp), and now, for each “horse” under the hood of the car, there are 3.85 kg of the car. Greater power is achieved by installing an updated exhaust system and optimizing the distribution of the valve. By overclocking at 100 km / h, the M3 CSL gains three tenths of its M3 “younger sister”. Already after 16.8 seconds, the car reaches a speed of 200 km / h. And the maximum speed is limited to 250 km / h. However, the improvement in dynamic performance was not only the result of a decrease in vehicle mass and an increase in engine power, Drivelogic 6-speed gearbox. In addition, for the M3 CSL to definitely win the “traffic lights races”, they placed a launch control system in the car, similar to the one used in Formula 1. Naturally, the brakes were also reinforced. In order to make the car more docile, the track of the car was increased by installing larger 19-inch wheels. The interior is sporty simplicity. Without seat heating or navigation system. Audio and air conditioning are on the list of additional equipment. But the owner of the car will receive luxury sports seats and a lounge, which the Bavarians have tried to give the maximum similarity to a race car.


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The official debut of the new generation of the M3 coupe took place at the Motor Show in Frankfurt in September 2007. The series model was preceded by a concept, presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The new M3 is based on the coupe of the third series, but it seems more sporty. Among the innovations are a front spoiler, chrome air vents behind the arches of the front wheels, new exterior mirrors and four chrome exhaust pipes. In addition, the model is equipped with new wheels of 18 inches and a little more in size. The most important thing: under the hood now there are not six, but eight cylinders! The M3 is equipped with a four-liter four-cylinder gasoline V8 engine, derived from a 5.0-liter V10, which is used in the M5 model. The engine produces 420 HP.


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at 8,300 rpm, and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. Thanks to the use of variable valve timing technology Double Vanos, 85 percent of the torque (340 Nm) will be available from 2000 rpm. and the moment curve of the new engine has a smooth increase in the range of 2 to 6 thousand revolutions. The engine is added with a six-speed manual gearbox. At the “hundred”, a coupe of that type accelerates in 4.8 seconds, and the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 kilometers per hour. Externally, the M3 coupe, although it echoes the simple coupe, but is very different from it.


All the design elements of the concept shown in Geneva are preserved. The new “emka” turned out to be a daring and complete aggressiveness, which stands out in the original front bumper with powerful air intakes, extended wheel arches, rear bumper with a heavy diffuser and a small spoiler in the boot lid, gills air in the front wings. The image is completed with a different rubber front and rear, traditionally the rear wheels of the M3 are somewhat wider than the front. After the debut of the BMW M3 coupe, the Bavarian automotive company officially launched the sport sedan of the same series. The four-door car with the letter “M” returned to the BMW model range for the first time since 1994. The sedan is designed on the same rear-drive platform as the coupe, but the two additional doors, a spacious boot and a Decent space for rear passengers increase their functionality. At the same time, the car’s weight increased slightly, only up to 1,605 kg. Under the hood is the same 4.0-liter V8 with 420 hp, as in the two-door version. The dynamics deteriorated slightly. A car from one point to a hundred accelerates in 4.9 seconds. BMW M3 is also planned to be produced in the coupe-cabriolet version. It is hoped that the novelty will receive a three-section metal folding roof. According to the preliminary data, with the roof raised, the volume of the open luggage compartment will be 350 liters, and when it is removed, 250 liters.

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