The sport is marginally lower, but the non-sport remained the same height throughout the produciton years. The sport should have the M panels as well.
Also, a word of advice. DO NOT GET AN AUTOMATIC. My stepbrother had a 95 318ti and it was rediculously slow compared to my manual sedan.
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>