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Old 03-05-2005, 02:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lets just start out by saying that i wrecked my E30 325 2 nights ago, damn that black ice anyway, luckily its repairable and i plan to. But to get on topic, i want an E36 M3. My question is i was wondering if say a 95 is considerably different from a 99 in any way. In my eyes newer is better, but i'm asking because of the selection in my area. I live in central Pennsylvania, and the selection is rather limited, autotrader dosn't have much under 200 or so miles. I just want to know the major differences between the E36 M3 range 92-99. I do know they changed from a 3.0 to a 3.2 somewhere in there but i'm not exactly sure where, but both engines seem to have 240hp.... Price isn't so much an issue, but i'd like to spend less than $20,000. If anyone is selling a Red or Yellow M3 in Pennsylvania, i'm extremly interested......has to be manual, black leather, and a coupe. Please help, i need an M3.....
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well i think 96 and later they had OBDII and OBDI is better to superchage so if that matters...
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I own a 97 m3. I just bought it a good month ago. I owned a 328is before, the M is untouchable.

The 95 m3 has about 228 lb torque and 240hp while the 96 and up has 236lb torque and 240hp with a 3.2 instead of the 3.0

At the same time is a few more options, for instance I have traction control and the 95 m3 does not, it wasnt even an option at the time.

My friend has a 95 m3 and were are practically the same cars. But I have some torque on him so I can ussually win by a half a car in pretty much anything.

Good luck with the car

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well the most sought after e36 m3 is the 1995 because the simple fact that ist OBD1, its easier to tune (with aftermarket products) doesnt not have traction control , which true M drivers usually dont want, they would rather a LSD vesus trac control.
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I own a 97 m3. I just bought it a good month ago. I owned a 328is before, the M is untouchable.

The 95 m3 has about 228 lb torque and 240hp while the 96 and up has 236lb torque and 240hp with a 3.2 instead of the 3.0

At the same time is a few more options, for instance I have traction control and the 95 m3 does not, it wasnt even an option at the time.

My friend has a 95 m3 and were are practically the same cars. But I have some torque on him so I can ussually win by a half a car in pretty much anything.

Good luck with the car

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http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=15#colors
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