How to buy an old BMW M3
The new one is fantastic, but what if you want a classic M3? Here’s TG’s guide
Posted: 13 May 2014
BMW M3: E36
Probably the most unloved of the bunch, but still a cracker of a car and now steadily increasing in desirability, the E36 was a clear move away from the ‘uncompromising' E30. BMW stated as much.
Debuting in the early 90s, the E36 initially came with a 3.0-litre straight-six producing 286bhp, while the one you really want - the 3.2-litre - arrived in 1995. That car produced 321bhp and recorded a 0-62mph time of 5.5 seconds.