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BMW M3 E36: Buying guide and review (1992-1998)

BMW M3 E36: Buying guide and review (1992-1998) Classic and Performance Car
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The second generation BMW M3 was the equivalent of a slightly difficult follow-up to a brilliant breakthrough album. With the E30 M3 having received praise from all quarters for its dynamic abilities as well as motorsport success, its larger more luxuriously positioned replacement was always going to have its work cut out to convince buyers that it too shared the same sporting genes.
 
Released in 1992 with a 282bhp straight six under its bonnet, the new M3 was a different beast. Safety regulations and the continuous drive to move upmarket meant that the new car was heavier and more luxurious than its predecessor. It was also considerably more powerful, and significant work on the suspension turned it into one of the best handling sports cars of its generation.
 
Straight line performance was now approaching junior supercar levels and continuous improvements to engines and chassis as well as the introduction of more body styles ensured that the E36 M3 remained popular throughout production. While not as coveted as some of the other M3s from the past, these cars are rising in popularity and there is little doubt that well looked after examples will follow in the footsteps of the highly collectable E30 M3.
 
Which one to buy?
 
The E36 M3 was initially available in coupe form, with convertible and saloon body styles following soon after. Early models had five-speed gearboxes and came with a 3.0-litre 282bhp engine. Facelift models introduced at the end of 1995 brought in a larger 3.2-litre 316bhp engine and the option of a six-speed manual or SMG sequential manual gearbox. Being a first generation unit, the SMG can be jerky for town use, and the manual versions are generally more preferable from a reliability and usability point of view.
 
US-spec cars were detuned versions of their European counterparts, with a 243bhp 3-litre engine and the option of an automatic gearbox.
 
The manual coupes, especially in face lifted 3.2-litre Evo form are the ones to have, and second hand values reflect this. The rare saloons do add an extra level of practicality, and the convertibles are great for sunny days. however the added complexity of the folding roof mechanism can add to the running costs. Be very wary of abused or overly modified cars as restoring them can be an expensive proposition.
 
Performance and specs
 
1994 M3 3.0 Coupe
Engine 2996cc, 24valve DOHC I6 
Power 282bhp @ 7000rpm 
Torque 236lb ft @ 3600rpm
Top speed 155mph (limited)
0-60mph 5.4 seconds 
Fuel consumption 21.7 mpg 
Gearbox Five-speed manual
Insurance group 20
 
Dimensions and weight 
 
1994 M3 3.0 Coupe
Wheelbase 2700mm
Length 4433mm
Width 1710mm
Height 1335mm
Weight 1460kg
 
Common problems
 
• There are a huge number of specialists that specialise in M3s, with parts and spares are readily available. Certain M specific trim items and smaller parts may require a bit of searching for, and can be very expensive.

• Engines can tick at idle and this is normal, however a grumbly, rough sound may indicate Vanos issues. This is sadly not uncommon, especially if frequent oil services have not been adhered to. Leaking solenoid seals are generally the culprit with Vanos units, and can be replaced cost effectively at a specialist.

• Rear shock mounts and trailing arm bushes wear out and can be diagnosed by a wallowy or unstable rear end through mid- to high-speed corners. Mounts are easy to replace however the trailing arm bushes require specialised tools to fit.

• If the steering has a lot of play, and noises can be heard when turning at low speeds, the lower control arm bushes may require replacing.

• The cooling system is a known problem area and water pumps tend to require replacement every 60,000miles. Coolant expansion tanks can also rupture so it is best to get the system pressure tested.

• Manual gearboxes can suffer from worn second gear synchros while SMG ‘boxes will pop out of gear if the hydraulic fluid levels are too low. Hydraulic clutch pipes tend to expand leading to delayed clutch action, replacement pipes are easy to source.

• Original exhaust systems are very expensive OEM items and most cars will have had aftermarket items fitted.

• Rust tends not to be a major issue however water leaking past the boot seals can collect in the spare wheel well and this combined with leaking acid from the boot mounted battery can badly corrode this area.
 
Model history

1992: E36 M3 coupe introduced with 282bhp 3-litre straight six engine
1994: M3 GT introduced as a homologated racing special. 356 units built all in British racing green for the UK market. Convertible and saloon body styles introduced
1995: M3 coupe and sedan upgraded to 316bhp 3.2 litre engines. Facelift included twin airbags, digital climate control and clear indicator lenses. Six-speed manual and optional SMG gearboxes replaces five-speed manual. M3 Lightweight built in very limited numbers available only in white, with weight saving measures reducing weight by 90kg. 
1996: Convertible models receive face lifted changes
1997: Saloon ceases production with over 12,600 built
1998: Coupe ceases production with over 46,500 built
1999: Last E36 M3 convertible rolls off the production line with a total of over 71,000 of all body styles manufactured.
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• forums.m3cutters.co.uk
• www.bmwcarclubgb.uk
• www.m3forum.com
 
Summary and prices
 
Pristine early coupes and GTs command the highest prices with some trading for up to £25,000. This is the exception rather than the rule and useable well maintained examples range between £5000 and £7000. 
A fully documented service history is essential though, as these cars tend to lead harder lives than most. One of the best handling cars of the ‘90s with the now legendary straight-six engines, the E36 M3 added luxury and practicality into the mix which was to become the way for M cars that followed. Prices are about as low as they will get for these underrated cars and if you get the right one you may even have an appreciating classic in the years to come.

Words: John Tallodi
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Last updated: 11th Dec 2015
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    • Mileage: 60300 mi
    • Engine size: 4
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    • Mileage: 16000 mi
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    • Mileage: 57000 mi
    • Engine size: 3246
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  • BMW M3

    £19,995 £19,995

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A phenomenal BMW E46 M3 Convertible with 31,509 miles and full BMW history. EQUIPMENT M Aerodynamic Bodystyling, side airbags, automatic stability control + traction (ASC+T), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Bi-Xenon headlamps, auto headlamps, front air dam, rear apron, heated screen washer nozzles, Park Distance Control (PDC), M leather multi-function steering wheel, electric M Sports seats with memory, automatic climate control, remote key memory, cruise control, auto wipers. Factory options: CD changer, front centre armrest, front seat heating, satellite navigation, TV, M Sport double spoke alloy wheels, SMG Drivelogic transmission. Dealer options; BMW Turbulence deflector with storage case. EXTERIOR Chosen by BMW as the promotional launch colour for the E46 M3, this phenomenal example is finished in Phoenix Yellow Metallic (Code 445). The spectacular vibrant finish is flawless with the original paintwork entirely commensurate with 31,509 miles and cherished enthusiast ownership. Hyper-fussy meticulous scrutiny will find nothing other than the tiniest of markings to the driver’s door handle. All trim sections and discreet BMW M badging are in excellent condition and the front screen still has the BMW airbag warning sticker attached. The black fabric hood is in excellent condition and operates perfectly. All wheel arch apertures and underside are beautifully clean. A fantastic BMW M Car, one of the best in existence. INTERIOR Soft luxurious Nappa leather in Kiwi, (Code N50V), with Black interior trim is the perfect combination for the vivacious exterior colour scheme. Hugely supportive M sports seats and the driver inclined cockpit hint towards the race breed pedigree of this awesome machine. The beautifully clean upholstery portrays all the hallmarks of fastidious ownership and the super low mileage of this example. The spotlessly clean carpets have been protected by genuine BMW carpet mats from new. The chunky M leather multi-function steering wheel displays the blue and red stitching and the door shuts are beautifully clean. Light scratches to the centre ashtray are visible and a IO Talk 2 Bluetooth system has been neatly installed. Far superior to the usual offerings, this M3 has been beautifully preserved. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION A ferocious and true performance legend. Designed solely with pure driving exhilaration in mind, to experience the E46 M3 is an unforgettable drive and truly addictive. The 6 cylinder in-line powerplant is nothing short of a genius in engineering and under bonnet splendour is guaranteed as the area is spotlessly clean, exactly as it left the production line. All correct stickers and identification plates remain fixed. An electronically limited top speed of 155mph and 0-62 time of just 5.2 seconds is quoted. The factory optional SMG Drivelogic system offers a hugely diverse range of settings to suit the driver’s mood delivering everything from the fully automatic relaxed and smooth to the phenomenally quick manual gearchanges. In maximum Race mode, rocker switches on the steering wheel allow shifting in less than 80 milliseconds with power flow interrupted for less than 150 milliseconds. True supercar credentials. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Expensive factory optional 19in BMW M light alloy wheels in double-spoke styling 67 are polished and forged and remain in amazing condition with absolutely no lacquer peel, damage or scratches. Matching branded Kumho Ecsta SPT measuring 225/40 ZR19 and 255/35 ZR19 front and rear respectively have masses of tread remaining. The high-performance braking system featuring compound discs brakes safely masters the staggering power and is everything you would expect of this ultimate driving machine. HISTORY FILE Built in week 43 2001 and supplied new by Main Dealer Specialist Cars BMW Ltd of Stevenage on the 23rd November 2001, this example has covered an incredibly low 31,509 miles with just three keepers. A BMW print out reveals a purchase price of £47,060 excluding on the road charges. Full BMW Main Dealer condition-based servicing is recorded in the service book with seven stamped entries all from the supplying BMW Main Dealer with exception of the most recent at 29,581 miles with Sytner BMW of Solihull. The original leather bound BMW wallet houses a complete book pack along with full dealership literature. The previous keeper, Mr C Harvey, purchased the car as an Approved Used BMW from Sytner Harold Wood of Romford in June 2015 to add to his extensive classic car collection, and indeed an invoice from them confirms the purchase price of £17,350. A BMW Main Dealer is only permitted to sell a used car through the network providing it conforms to high standards, including full BMW service history. This enthusiast owned cherished example with delight and amaze in every conceivable way. MOT January 2019, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please copy the link below: https://youtu.be/G4B-AApRi9Q To see a complete set of photographs of this car please copy the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskwYUi5T 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 2001
    • Mileage: 31509 mi
    • Engine size: 3.2
    For sale
    £19,995 £19,995
  • BMW M3

    £11,995 £11,995

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    • Year: 2003
    • Mileage: 67585 mi
    • Engine size: 3.2
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    £11,995 £11,995
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    £22,949 £22,949

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    • Year: 2011
    • Mileage: 41000 mi
    • Engine size: 4
    For sale
    £22,949 £22,949
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    £11,995 £11,995

    *** AWARDED BEST CUSTOMER CARE 2017 *** A truly Stunning example of a modern classic BMW M3 SMG Convertible. Finished in Carbon Black, its huge Specification includes Imola Red Heated Leather, Xenon Headlights, Electric Memory Seats, Harmon Kardon Upgrade with intergrated Sub, Satellite Navigation, Digital TV Tuner, Unmarked original M3 Alloys, Rear Parking Sensors, FULL BMW Service History including the important Running in Check at 652 miles and stamps 10k, 20k, 32k, 44k, 56k, 69k, 83k, 94k and 101k, 2 Keys, long MOT, Car is in outstanding condition, runs and drives beautifully. Call us to discuss delivery anywhere in the UK on this car. AUTOGLYM LIFESHINE DEALER - Ask About having this product applied to your new car. Have a look at our testimonials on our website to read more about us and the services we can offer our clients. Video walk around of this car available. This vehicle is HPI Checked. Unless otherwise stated it is to be assumed that this car has 1 key, WarrantyWise Warranties Available for 6,12,24 or 36 Months. UK Nationwide Delivery Available. Finance Specialist - We have over 20 lenders available for all circumstances and will beat your banks quote. CarFinance247 and Zuto Applications are considered but are subject to an admin fee - WHY NOT USE US? - WE WILL BEAT THEIR FINANCE FIGURES! FINANCE & DRIVE AWAY ON THE DAY. View our website - WWW.GEORGEKINGSLEY.CO.UK - Prestige & Performance Specialist - AWARD WINNING DEALER - BEST CUSTOMER CARE 2017 - All Transac

    • Mileage: 110432 mi
    • Engine size: 3246
    For sale
    £11,995 £11,995
  • BMW M3

    £24,990 £24,990

    Variant name:M3 ,Derivative:E92 ,Variant: 2013 13 BMW M3 4.0 M-DCT Renown for our handpicked selection of sports and performance vehicles we are ecstatic to bring to market the 2013 13 BMW M3 4.0 M-DCT completed 43,911 miles whilst also benefiting from full service history. Additional specification added by the original owner when ordered from the dealership new cost an enormous £5,405 and includes; M DCT gearbox, 19" M Double-spoke forged and polished style 220M, Park distance control (PDC), front and rear, Media package - BMW Professional Multimedia, Seat Heating, Front, Aluminium Shadow, Individual sun protection glazing, Black Novillo leather and Silverstone II metallic. Also includes; Clock,Cruise control, Electric Power steering with Servotronic, M drive manager for individual set up, Navigation System Professional Multimedia, On board computer, Stop/start button, Voice control system, Auxiliary point for auxiliary devices, BMW professional radio/CD/MP3,DAB Digital radio, USB/audio interface, Anti dazzle rear view mirror, Body colour bumpers, Body colour door handles, Body colour electric adjust heated aspherical door mirrors, Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats, Chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes, Day running lights, Door mirror memory, Dynamic brake lights, Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch, Follow me home headlights ,Green tinted heat insulating glass, Headlight washers, Heated rear window with automatic switch off, Heated windscreen washer jets, M aerodynamic bodystyling, M side gills with M3 logo, M style exterior mirrors and so much more. All of our cars are subject to meticulous care and preparation by our skilled technicians and bodywork experts to guarantee peace of mind. To request a personalised presentation, arrange a test drive or to simply ask for additional info, then call 01642 813 376 or speak to us on Live Chat today.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 43911 mi
    • Engine size: 4
    For sale
    £24,990 £24,990