BMW M Series
The M3 based on the E30 3-series from 1986 was only available in coupé and cabriolet versions. The E30 M3 used the BMW S14 inline-4 engine. In 1988 the sportier "Evolution" model was introduced. It had larger wheels, thinner rear and side window glass, lighter boot lid and an extra rear spoiler. Later followed a more powerful and lighter "Sport Evolution" model, with a limited production of 600 units and 786 cabriolets.
The E36 M3 debuted in February 1992. It was the first M3 model driven by a 2990cc S50 six-cylinder engine, good for 210kW. Initially only available as a coupé, BMW introduced the M3 cabriolet and station versions in 1994. BMW also produced the M3 GT in limited numbers in 1994. All GTs were British Racing Green and had a 291 hp 3.0-liter engine. At the end of 1995, the M3 coupe and sedan were equipped with the 3.2 L S50B32 Inline six-engine, new wheels and a 6-speed gearbox. The cabriolet did not receive these changes until February 1996. Most E36 M3s were produced at the Regensburg plant. A small number of low-compression, low-pressure M3s were built at the Rosslyn BMW factory in Pretoria, South Africa. A total of 46.525 coupes, 12.144 cabriolets and 12.603 ??sedans were produced. The production of the station stopped in December 1997, the coupe stopped in late 1998 and the convertible stopped in December 1999. The E36 chassis M3 was touted as one of the best in the 90s according to tests from Car & Driver. Known for its good handling and balance, the car is popular with track racers and track fans.
The first BMW E28 M5 made its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in February 1985. It was the product of the demand for a car with the payload of a sedan but the appearance of a sports car. The 535i chassis had various mechanical changes. Mainly the M88 / 3 engine that was derived from the engine that was used in the M1. The cars sold in America were equipped with an emission-friendly variant of this engine, the S38. Back then, the E28 M5 was the fastest sedan in the world. The first generation M5 was handmade in Preussenstrasse / Munich prior to the summer holiday in 1986. Later the M5 production was moved to the Daimlerstrasse in Garching, where the rest was hand-built as well. The European and South African M5 models used the M88 / 3 engine. North American models from 1988 used the S38B35 engine, equipped with a catalytic converter.
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The E34 M5 was produced from September 1988 to August 1995. The car was hand-built at BMW M GmbH in Garching, Germany and was based on the E34 chassis manufactured at BMW's Dingolfing plant. Changes on the outside of the standard E34 were unique front and rear bumpers and lateral rocker panels. The inside got specific M5 and shifter headrests. In 1992 a left-hand five-door Touring version was introduced. The E34 M5 Touring was the first car of BMW M Division, as well as the last hand-built M-car.
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