The 1986 BMW M3 Pickup Truck: All you need to know

BMW M3 E30 side view

Powered by a 2.3-litre S14 inline-four, the 1986 BMW M3 is a European-specification model. It has a five-speed manual transmission, a forged crank, exhaust headers, an Alpine stereo, and an M3 Sport Evolution-specific shift knob. The engine also has Bilstein dampers and a limited-slip differential. Originally painted Lachs Silver Metallic, it was repainted Alpine White II (218) in 2005. This E30 M3 has covered 635 miles. It is offered with a clean California title and service records.

The E30 M3 was developed after BMW left the German touring car series DTM, and it’s the first M model. It’s been developed as a sporty street car. It’s small, lightweight, and fast. It’s also a popular vehicle among BMW enthusiasts. It has been featured in motorsport events such as the European Touring Car Championship and the World Championship touring car races. It’s also won many races.

In 1988, BMW brought in a special M3 for the ETCC, the Europa Meister. This car was also used as a rally car, and it won the European Rally Championship. The M3 had a modified suspension and braking system, which was heavily modified over the regular E30. It also had bigger wheels and a rear screen that helped improve high speed airflow. It also had an M Differential Lock that channeled power to the rear wheels.

The suspension was modified, with new aluminum control arms, 5-stud wheel hubs, and a swaybar. It also included new strut tubes, new brake discs, brake calipers, and a new master cylinder. It also featured a new swaybar that was lighter and more durable.

In April 1989, BMW released two limited edition E30 M3 models named Ravaglia and Cecotto. These models came with a 212 horsepower engine. The E30 M3 pickup truck was also produced, with a 2.3-litre engine. It was used for touring car racing and endurance races, and it was also used as a factory transporter for 26 years at the Garching factory.

BMW M3 pickup on road rear view

The M3’s competition included the World Championship Touring Car racing, the European Touring Car Championship, and the German Touring Car Championship. It also competed against other manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz and Lancia Delta. BMW regularly beat these rivals, and it beat Ferrari regularly in touring car racing. The M3 also won the World Championship touring car races.

The E30 M3’s body was designed to be lightweight, and it was also designed to compete with other vehicles. It was lowered, with a lower cross-brace, shorter springs, and a new body kit. It was also given Motorsports flag decals on the left and right rear corners. It had a lower center of gravity, and a steeper rear deck, to help improve aerodynamics. The M3 also had a more prominent wing. In addition, it had a larger cabin profile, which was intended to be more refined.

The M3’s most important contribution was driver safety. It won many races, and it had a number of upgrades. These included upgraded engines and brakes, a new suspension system, and various interior upgrades. It also had a more aggressive wing, and it was designed to perform on tracks, as well as on the road.

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