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Old 30th January 2008, 09:54   #16
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Well you are right kbk, M3 engine transplants are fairly popular in the US, but seldom do people change everything. Its easier to do if you start with a 325i. Starting with a 316 means a lot of changes like you mentioned.

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Thanks! she's getting old but never fails to put a smile on my face when I walk by. Cant wait for the summer to start ripping again.
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Old 30th January 2008, 11:22   #17
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Regarding...the E36 M3..its an M3 evolution 3.2 Ltr. producing 320 BHP... AND MATE ITS A LIMITED EDITION....U SHOULD DO U'R HOME WORK PROPERLY.....
you have gotta be kidding me buddy...that is a standard 3 series with some aftermarket badges...

and please be a little more polite..

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Old 30th January 2008, 11:59   #18
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Regarding...the E36 M3..its an M3 evolution 3.2 Ltr. producing 320 BHP... AND MATE ITS A LIMITED EDITION....U SHOULD DO U'R HOME WORK PROPERLY.....
Is being impolite a prerequisite to being considered a tuner? Please man you are a reputed guy. Take it easy bro, its not helping anyone... especially you.
Secondly Im sure you were not refering to the car in the picture being a M3 evolution as then your home would be the one which would be undone. I think your answer was directed at the search part right?
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The E36 M3 was never a four door car. It was only produced as a coupe, a fact that seems to have missed everyone. Only on that account, the theory/claim of it being am M3 should have been rubbished!!

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Incorrect Mirrors, Alloys & Bodykit! Not to mention exhaust too! Don't know why people indulge in such things.
Recent iother spottings of this kind have been a fake RHD E30 M3 in Calcutta & another E36 in Delhi which is a convertible!
add to that its a four door...no way M3. its a wannabe M3
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Is being impolite a prerequisite to being considered a tuner? Please man you are a reputed guy. Take it easy bro, its not helping anyone... especially you.
Secondly Im sure you were not refering to the car in the picture being a M3 evolution as then your home would be the one which would be undone. I think your answer was directed at the search part right?
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The E36 M3 was never a four door car. It was only produced as a coupe, a fact that seems to have missed everyone. Only on that account, the theory/claim of it being am M3 should have been rubbished!!


add to that its a four door...no way M3. its a wannabe M3

very well said gogi bhai..i missed that point too..the E36 was never a 4 dor..
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The E36 M3 was never a four door car. It was only produced as a coupe,add to that its a four door...no way M3. its a wannabe M3
I guess spoke too soon. I stand corrected. (galti maan lene mein hi samajhdari hai :-D) before the whole plethora of BMW fans come down on me I have to admit that according to this link given below, there were a few handful (collector items now) M3 sedans made. Contrary to popular belief. If no one has known this fact (as myself) before then its never too late too learn. We all live and learn. Read
Sorry ARMotorsport, spoke too soon but admitted it too right??

BMW M Registry - FAQ E36 M3 3.2

But the car in the pic is not that , its a fake M3 sedan!!

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Gogi bhai - Credit to the informant please!
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Gogi bhai - Credit to the informant please!
and I thought I would take the credit....Damn you Ishan!!
THANK YOU ISHAN AKA IRAGHAVA...is that enough ke nava thread shuru karoon tereliye?!
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why is everyone being a crackhead, yes the car is a BMW, Yes its ugly, no it is not a M3, YES E36 M3 comes in 4 DOORS.
end of story
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Old 30th January 2008, 14:44   #24
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@Mpower: your M3 is a Droooool machine. Please, please show us pics taken from a few more angles.

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Old 30th January 2008, 14:53   #25
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Default You are right it's not even close to M3

Hi Guys,

I think it's a 92-98 BMW 316i.

I own a 316i where 'i' is used for Sedans and that's exactly like it though I have a Dark Red color. The orginal has

1. single exhaust
2. 4 doors
3. orange side turn signal assembly
4. 195/65 tyres on 15" rims

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BMW PRODUCED that version of the M3 in coupe sedan and convertible body styles

my cousin had a 1997 m3 sedan some years ago in the US.
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P.S. Mods, I had to go through 26 pages of Imports to see if there were any threads on an E36 M3, because the term E36 M3 or BMW M3 is too short to search for on this forum. Isn't there a way to allow a shorter character search?
Kbk, we recently (or maybe it was a year ago already?) reduced the minumum search string length to allow a 3 character search. A search for "E36" should have brought up results (3pages of em).

You could also use google or yahoo and their site specific search.

For example, on google, you could go into their advanced search and fill in the specifics, of you could use the following string in the search box :

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OT : Just tested the google search and this popped up....check out more pics of Mpowers car here > http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/introd...okie-here.html (Hi people, a rookie here)

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I own a 316i where 'i' is used for Sedans and that's exactly like it though
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IMHO the "i" in 316i stands for a fuel injected car not a sedan. There were model ranges of 316is and i and 318is and i which were coupes not sedans.

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Thanks for that Rehaan. I guess I was searching for E36 M3 and I kept getting an error because of the "M3" part.
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I quote from Mpower's intro thread "...E30 vs E36....tough decision.....E30 is more nimble & fun to drive but its too hard-edged for everyday use. E36 is more of a GT....a highway machine. E30 is a karate kid.....E36....is more like James Bond."

Talk about history repeating itself...just replace E30 with E46 and E36 with E92!
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