The first BMW M3 was based on the E30 3 Series and was produced from March 1986 to June 1991. The majority of E30 M3s were produced in the coupe body style, but limited volumes of convertibles were also produced.
The E30 M3 differed from the regular E30 models in several areas. The same basic body shell was used, but 12 of the body panels were unique to the M3, for the purposes of improving aerodynamics. Box-flared wheelarches were used to accommodate a wider track width and larger wheels/tyres. The only exterior body panels the regular 3 Series and the M3 shared were the bonnet, roof panel, sunroof and door inner panels.
The brake calipers, rotors and master cylinder were unique to the M3 model.
The transmission was a Getrag 265 5-speed manual. European models were outfitted with a dogleg version with close ratios and a 1:1 ratio for fifth gear. North American models used a traditional shift pattern and had wider gear spacing with an overdriven fifth gear. A clutch-type limited-slip differential was standard equipment.
The official kerb weights of the 1986 M3 coupe was 1,165 kg (2,568 lb) and the 1988 M3 convertible was 1,360 kg (2,998 lb). lexus wallpapers, lamborghini wallpaper, porsche wallpapers, BMW M3 wallpapers, mazda wallpapers
Frame: tubular steel and composites
Front suspension: independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension: independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes: 330 mm discs with Brembo calipers at the front and rear.
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission + reverse gear
Steering: rack and pinion
Fuel tank: capacity 120 litres (31.7006 US gallons), (24.6 UK gallons)
Front tyres: 235/45 ZR 17 or 245/40 ZR 17
Rear tyres: 335/35 ZR 17 Ferrari F40 wallpapers#Bentley #Mclaren #rollsroyce #mazda #AudiRS3