The BMW E30 M3 is the darling of BMW fans. It’s boxy, fast and has a powerful inline-four under the hood. They’re sought after by everyone and prices are only getting higher. BMW enthusiasts often call it the best M3 that’s ever been made.
Drew Johnson thinks differently. In a video for Left Lane, states his defense for the E30's often overshadowed younger brother.
I’m not a big BMW apologist but I agree with a lot of the points that Drew made. The E36 M3 is newer so it’s worlds more comfortable to drive and still looks great with a classic ‘90s look. It’s also a fairly reliable car. What’s not to love? What’s wrong with you, BMW fans?
While the E30 M3 was only available as a coupe, the E36 M3 was available as not only a sedan but also a convertible in the United States. It’s a fast car that’s actually useable.
You be the judge. Does the E36 M3 deserve to be loved as well? Is it the Ultimate Driving Machine™?
(Correction: My lizard brain said that the E30 M3 had an inline-six. It obviously doesn’t. The error has been fixed.)