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Dakar Yellow | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 3.0 litre Inline 6 | 17,985 kms | SOLD
It was the first M3 powered by a six-cylinder engine displacing 2990 cc producing 282 horsepower. It was the first M3 to be built in right-hand drive and the first BMW generation to offer VANOS- a variable valve timing system that perpetually adjusts the engines camshafts so maximum torque is available under partial and full load. The E36 M3 is also one of the best-handling cars money can buy.
At the time, it compared favourably against the NSX, F355, the Carrera S, and the Supra Turbo and its less ostentatious styling cleverly hid race-proven tech like aerodynamic side mirrors, front and rear aprons, motor-sport 17-inch lightweight alloys, arguably the finest sport seat ever manufactured and a 3-centimetre lower ride height than its less powerful siblings.
There’s a famous saying for the E36 Generation that goes, “those who become fans, mostly stay fans”. It’s the perfect storm of power, handling and supreme build quality. Available here is one of the first E36 M3’s sold in Australia and one of the few ever made by the factory in the hero colour Dakar Yellow.
Delivered new by Auto Classic BMW, Western Australia in March of 1994 and optioned with manual transmission and Anthracite “M” cloth interior, well maintained, this M3 looks, feels and drives like new as you’d expect from example that’s travelled an original 17,985 kilometres.
One of the best we’ve ever seen, all tell-tale signs from the original and flawless interior trim with the correct stereo and M bucket seats, to the mint original BMW Motorsport alloys and excellent paintwork show that this car has been fastidiously preserved.
Accompanied by all of its original owners’ manuals, warranty and service booklets this M3 also comes with a complete and original tool kit, original keys, original head unit, factory alarm and cruise control.
Arguably the finest E36 M3 in Australia, there’s never been a better time to secure this modern classic as this generation of Youngtimer collectables begins to climb stratospheric heights in interest and value.
Australian delivery is important too because we received higher-compression European engines producing forty-six more horsepower than its U.S. counterparts.
An appointment is a must to truly appreciate how well this 25-year-old M3 has been kept and experiencing the incredibly well-balanced drive will underscore why BMW are renowned for building the ultimate driving machines.