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BMW E30 M3 Coupe

Well, another BMW. This time it's the original M3 coupe. It made its debut in 1986. It was produced to homologate the Group A race car they wanted to use to compete in the European and German touring car championships.

Engine: S14 Straight 4
Displacement: 2.302 liter
Power: 195 bhp @ 6,750 rpm
Torque: 177 lbft @ 4,750 rpm
Weight: 1,200 kilo (2,645.5 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 6.5 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 19 seconds
Top speed: 146 mph (235 km/h)
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I like the original M3
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Re: BMW E30 M3 Coupe

Another one of mine I think... cool as sin.

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Re: BMW E30 M3 Coupe

Cool BMW,I had the South African version, 2.7 Evo2 engine in 1991.Chipped with sports exhaust.Still miss it.
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Re: BMW E30 M3 Coupe

I'm sorry, I know it's a Beemer, but this is a seriously cool car.

I have always, always wanted one - an E30 2.5 was one of my first cars in university, and I loved it.

It's on my list of cars to own before I die (although they are like hen's teeth now)
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BMW's arent cool, unless, it seems, they are at least 20 years old. It's funny how prejudices are so easily forgotten when the old grey matter flicks on the nostalgia switch and plays familiar music into our ears from a bygone era when Rick Astley was worshipped like a God, Milli Vanilli were faking records, and cars were nothing more than motorised metal shoeboxes on wheels with interiors so dreary they could have been from the decade before, and instruments so basic they almost serve no purpose at all.

It's a funny old world. I can remember all those things and i can think of nothing worse than reliving those times all over again. Maybe my nostalgia switch is faulty, or maybe i can remember them better than most and am able to see through the fog of lies that it presents.

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Sub Zero for me. Great cars. Started something special
 
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Sub zero for me. My favourite beemer ever and from what ive read, the best handling M3 of the lot.
Id have one of these in me dream garage.

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Cool BMW,I had the South African version, 2.7 Evo2 engine in 1991.Chipped with sports exhaust.Still miss it.
You lucky lucky man.

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Re: BMW E30 M3 Coupe

I quite like this one
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BMW's arent cool, unless, it seems, they are at least 20 years old. It's funny how prejudices are so easily forgotten when the old grey matter flicks on the nostalgia switch and plays familiar music into our ears from a bygone era when Rick Astley was worshipped like a God, Milli Vanilli were faking records, and cars were nothing more than motorised metal shoeboxes on wheels with interiors so dreary they could have been from the decade before, and instruments so basic they almost serve no purpose at all.

It's a funny old world. I can remember all those things and i can think of nothing worse than reliving those times all over again. Maybe my nostalgia switch is faulty, or maybe i can remember them better than most and am able to see through the fog of lies that it presents.
Nostalgia is not what it used to be...
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Sub zero !
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Cool Nice looking little car, still a few of them around on the roads.
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Definitely a cool car. Shame about the badge.
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Re: BMW E30 M3 Coupe

Very cool.

CAR Magazine did an article on going to Germany to buy one in 97/98.

I don't think they ever mentioned it ever again. I guess it was a lemon and after a trip to Munich Legends decided to get shot?
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I hate these things - everything that is wrong with the uk today, driven very badly by Chav's

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100% sub zero, nothing comes close IMO, even today.

a good std original 2.3 M3 may not be rapid on a straight but show it some bends and it will leave many standing with their mouths open, and on a track, well its a blinding car.
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Sub-Zero, not for what it was (although that would probably make sub-zero status on its own) but for what it started.

The M3 badge is the mark of a real, bona-fide legend that even still today, stands head and shoulders above it's rivals.
 
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I'm sure I've read that in somebody's sig!

Anyway, it is cool.

Not as cool as an M2 though. Take the engine and box from one of these M3s and it can be shoehorned into an 2002. There are a few about - real sleepers. I wanted to have it done to my old classic 02 a few years back but couldn't afford it.
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Probably the only cool M3 ever
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I'd have one !!
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I'm sure I've read that in somebody's sig!
Indeed, I blatantly copied it from that signature, but I don't remember who has it.
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very cool enthusiasts car

alas things went downhill with the next one which is the chavs hot car of choice the one after that is driven by ***** with sticky up hair, oakley sunglasses, white shirts 3 sizes too small and those borg implant phone thingies the current one is a very good car but again seems to be driven by the sticky up hair brigade
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Another one of mine I think... cool as sin.
I think that might be the best driving video I've ever watched, ever.

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Not as cool as an M2 though. Take the engine and box from one of these M3s and it can be shoehorned into an 2002. There are a few about - real sleepers. I wanted to have it done to my old classic 02 a few years back but couldn't afford it.
There was one of these on eBay a few months back, with a 3.8 litre straight 6 M5 engine and tranny in it, making 360bhp! I think it went for about ten grand
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M5 engine in wow, I know Alpina did the B6s with a 3.5 straight six in (reworked to 260bhp) and that was a flyer.
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