The BMW E30 M3 was the first ever M3 BMW produced. It was manufactured from 1986 thru 1991 with a total run of 17,184 units worldwide. The main reason for its production to the public was to be eligible to compete in Group A racing which required the entry cars to share the majority of its components
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Everyone knows a BMW is, mostly associated with a car, motorcycle or maybe even a vintage aircraft engine. Within the BMW community the terms Bimmer and Beemer (or Beamer) are commonly thrown around as slang. But do the two slang words mean the same thing? Where did these words come from and what do they mean?
The BMW M Division was established in May 1972 to help with the BMW racing program. The first use of the M stripe colors were seen on the 3.0 CSL Batmobile. The three stripes representing the motorsport division have become iconic to the M brand. Its stripes have been seen on the racing liveries of
The BMW E46 M3 was produced from 2000 thru 2006 with a total production run of 85,744 units worldwide. The BMW E46 M3 was only produced in a coupe and convertible options as the sedan option was dropped from the previous E36 M3. BMW offered 14 color options in total for the E46 M3, 4 being solid and
When talking about suspension geometry, caster is defined as the forward or rearward tilt of the steering axis centerline as viewed from the side of the vehicle and is measured in degrees from vertical. Caster is a directional control geometry angle that helps keep the vehicle moving straight ahead. A forward tilt would yield a
Time travel back to the 80s and browse this original BMW E21 BBS accessories brochure.
Wheels, body kits & cleaners.
The BMW brand keeps its heritage in design primarily through the use of kidney grills on every model design, the most recognizable feature of the car. However, to the trained eye there is another distinct design feature that has been used in the BMW line up since 1961. This design feature is called the Hofmister
The BMW M42 engine is a mighty 4 cylinder that still has some advanced technology considering its age. The engine was first introduced in 1989 for the E30 318i models. One key characteristic we are focusing on is a feature of the exhaust valves. Engine exhaust valves are some of the most highly stressed components on
Munich Germany has been the location of the iconic BMW headquarters for over 40 years now and has been deemed as a history building since 1999. There is no doubt the building’s shape is unique, but many people do not know that the four towers mimic the four cylinders in a car engine. This was the
BMW E46 Coupe vs. Sedan body differences The body of the E46 Coupe is not a modified version of the Sedan, rather it is a completely unique body. There are no common sheet metal parts between the Sedan and the Coupe. Only the design technology of the E46 sedan was used to create the E46 Coupe.