E30 M3 to inspire a special version of BMW M2, possibly M2 CSL

Fans' favorite E30 M3 could serve as an inspiration for a variant of the upcoming BMW M2. According to BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk. "The E30 M3 has a really big fan base, and we are going to be taking cues from it for a future product," he said.http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/03/19/e30... » 3/19/15 11:19pm 3/19/15 11:19pm

Here's The Insanely Rare BMW E30 M3 Barn Find Of Your Dreams

If you're like me, the closest thing to a realized dream would be buying a piece of old property and uncovering some forgotten relic of automotive history. That's why this ultra-rare BMW E30 M3 Roberto Revaglia Europameister on eBay is the definition of a dream come true. » 8/17/14 12:01pm 8/17/14 12:01pm

Going Analog: 1974 BMW M2 Review

I have a dirty secret. Super cars aren't really my thing. I appreciate them and marvel at their outrageous power and digital brains, but I'm more of an analog guy myself. My theory on cars and motorcycles is if my talents can't push them to the absolute limit, then they're really not for me. That's what makes … » 5/19/14 1:20pm 5/19/14 1:20pm

How To Fit In A Back Seat With A Half Cage (Why It's A Bad Idea)

Now, let me preface this by emphasizing how bad of an idea it is to ride in a car with an unpadded cage without the proper safety equipment; you could be seriously injured. » 10/16/13 10:38am 10/16/13 10:38am

1988 BMW M3: The Jalopnik Classic Review

It has been described as one of the greatest enthusiast vehicles ever made. It roundly tops lists not only of the best BMWs ever made, but of best driver's cars in general. It remains the winningest vehicle in all of sports car racing. Its nickname is the not even remotely subtle "God's Chariot." » 10/08/13 4:00pm 10/08/13 4:00pm

M3 Duality: Which Would You Choose?

One of our members picked up the Gallardo Spyder yesterday and left his very clean, mostly stock, 80k mile E30 M3 in the garage for the weekend. I couldn't help but line our E30 up next to it and make some comparisons. » 9/28/13 1:16pm 9/28/13 1:16pm

Driving & Talking: 1989 BMW M3

I've been driving this M3 as much as possible for roughly the last year (er as much as my bosses will let me) and I've finally collected my thoughts enough to talk some sense (and a lot of nonsense) about one of the greatest cars ever built. » 9/27/13 1:07pm 9/27/13 1:07pm

Is The E30 BMW M3 The Most Overhyped Classic Of Our Generation?

I read recently in Sports Car Market that the 1988-1991 BMW M3 has appreciated around 27% in the past year alone, and will likely continue climbing. Not to mention, E30 M3 values have more than doubled in the past five years. » 5/09/13 3:34pm 5/09/13 3:34pm

Watch The Original BMW M3 Face Off Against The Ultimate M3

Everyone loves the E30 M3. Its boxy fender flares, manic four-cylinder engine and race-bred talents make it a blast to drive even today. But can it hold its own against an M3 from the modern era? » 5/01/13 9:37am 5/01/13 9:37am

Watch 40 years of BMW art car history

Even if art isn't really your thing, it's hard not to pay attention when it's splattered across a BMW 3.0 CSL or an E30 M3. We doubt this is the line of thinking that has led BMW to commission famous artists to paint some of their most well known models over the past 40 years, but it works for us. » 7/16/11 2:00pm 7/16/11 2:00pm

BMW Rally Footage to Be Thankful For

This footage of 1988 Rally Isle of Man (formerly Manx International Rally) winner Patrick Snijers shows an unbelievable amount of driving skill. Best of all, there is no music to block out his screaming BMW E30 M3 engine. » 11/27/10 12:30pm 11/27/10 12:30pm

Ten Beautiful Minutes Of S14B23

2.3 liters, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, 4 throttle bodies, 197 HP. That's all the E30 M3 needed to become a legend. Sit back, turn your speakers up and bask in 10 minutes of light is right. » 4/06/10 12:30pm 4/06/10 12:30pm

Best Barn Find Ever Gets Better: Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

Yesterday, we told you about a British man that found two delivery mileage E30 M3s and a Ford RS200 in a barn. Turns out there was a Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II in there as well. » 3/16/10 1:00pm 3/16/10 1:00pm

Best Barn Find Ever: Two Brand-New BMW E30 M3s And A Fast Ford

The RS Owners Club story begins with an amazing find: an E30 M3 with just 37 miles, yet concludes with something even more amazing: a second E30 M3 with 57 miles and, wait for it, a Ford RS200. » 3/15/10 2:15pm 3/15/10 2:15pm

BMW M3 Used As Full-Scale Playstation Controller

We can think of a lot of fun uses for an E30 BMW M3, but the guys at Studie, a Yokohama speed shop, thought it best to use this one as a full-sized Playstation racing controller. Only in Japan. » 12/17/09 10:30am 12/17/09 10:30am

How To Build A 500 HP V10 E30 M3

Dropping the 500 HP S85 V10 from the E60 M5 into the engine bay of an E30 M3 requires building an essentially all-new chassis underneath the classic body. Here's how it's done. » 8/31/09 2:30pm 8/31/09 2:30pm

What’s This Engine Bay?

It's time again to test your automotive intellectual fortitude by figuring out what car this engine bay's from before you click through. Sure, you'll say you got it right in the comments, but only you'll know the truth. » 7/01/09 5:15pm 7/01/09 5:15pm