E30 BMW 3 Series tuning – or sacrilege?

It sounds a little weird but some tasteful tuning of an E30 BMW 3 Series has actually left me a little bit less than impressed.

Nothing disturbing has been done to the exterior look of the car, or the interior for that matter, yet I’m getting completely mixed feelings about this car.

E30 BMW 3 Series with engine swap

E30 BMW 3 Series with engine swap

Only one thing is responsible for this, and it’s not the new set of alloys that aren’t the first option to go to for a classic bimmer.
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Rimac E30 BMW M3 sets a new pace for EVs

If you haven’t seen or heard the E30 BMW M3 live, you’ve seen it on the Internet or heard the urban legends to say the least.

That little sedan is one seriously fast machine, but what happens when the 80′s powerplant is replaced by a current electric motor?

Rimac E30 BMW M3

Rimac E30 BMW M3

Can you ruin it completely or what happens with such an interesting decision? What are the real positives of what is going on with such an alternative solution?
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E30 BMW 3 Series conversion idea by TMCars

Well now, as much fun as we’ve had criticizing car makers from countries that aren’t exactly known as engineering hotbeds we now get the opportunity to do the same with tuning companies.

They keep popping up like mushrooms after rain and there’s plenty of them that have mucked up the E30 BMW 3 Series along the way.

TMCars E30 BMW 3 Series

TMCars E30 BMW 3 Series

These guys however seem to be coming up with a puzzler. They are the Hungarians at TMCars and they came up with a project that’s all CG.
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1988 E30 BMW M3 DTM Race Car by PSI

Let’s start talking about the E30 BMW M3 stock model. This car was manufactured between 1986 and 1992 and was assembled in three places: Regensburg, Garching, these two places in Germany and not least in Rosslyn (South Africa).

1988 E30 BMW M3 DTM PSI

E30 BMW M3 was one of the most popular models from BMW M Division and that’s why BMW became the most powerful brand in the world producing luxury and sports cars.
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E30 BMW 3 Series with a big engine swap

The popular choice is here. It really is. The Bavarians at BMW are certainly not selling a limited number of cars these days but the popular choices still come from the past.

The E30 and E36 are still the most crowd pleasing models they ever made. The first of which really suffers for its age due to a relatively small engine.

E30 BMW 3 Series engine swap

E30 BMW 3 Series engine swap

If you’re one to love styling and looks but don’t want to settle for measly power, you’re certainly going to be following this example of tuning from the Netherlands.
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Tuning Oldies – E30 BMW M3 Touring

Ladies and gentlemen here’s the oldest and world’s only BMW M3 Touring ever made. Granted, it’s not exactly a standard model, but it stands up to the name.

While the body may come from an E30 BMW 3 Series Touring, the engine under the bonnet comes from a considerably more powerful M3.

Custom E30 BMW M3 Touring

Custom E30 BMW M3 Touring

And it’s the updated E36 version of the M3, the first such model to showcase the S50B30 3.0 liter straight six under its bonnet.
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