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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Sep-22-2017, 04:24:35 AM   #1
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Default Techno Violet Dreamin'

Welp, after years and years of lurking and searching for an M3, I've finally landed into the one E36 I've always dreamed of owning.

Quick back story. Back in 2013, driving into my community college parking lot, every so often as I would see this Techno Violet E36 M3 parked and looking oh so good. In fact, I was so into the M3 that I would stand there and just stare at it wishing I could own something as beautiful as the M in from of me. In fact, It looked so good that I ended up arriving to class late numerous times.

Fast forward to 2017, I get a tip that theres a Techno Violet forsale locally. I immediately contact the seller and arranged to see the car in the next few hours. I arrive to the location and what do you know. That very same E36 M3 that would make me late was right there in front of me! At that moment I knew it had to be mine. We agreed to a price and then BOOM. My dream officially came true.

Anyway here it is. My new to me 1996 E36 M3 with 144k.

A bit dirty when I first got a hold of her but she cleaned up great

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Got her in the air for an oil change, new side skirt fasteners and little more polishing.

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SuperSprint! Love the tone!

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One last look before closing up shop

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Congrats!

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Old Fri, Sep-22-2017, 05:00:45 AM   #3
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Nice work. OEM high arch and black interior? Same spec as mine when it was delivered, although mine was on contours.
Exhaust isn't a supersprint. Looks like a UUC or corsa.
Congrats on an automotive goal accomplished. Feels great doesn't it.
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Great color and fantastic year. I’m not sure if you know it or not but the nose panel and kidney set are wrong. 96 marked the transition to OBD2 but it was not a body facelift year. It should have the older nose panel and 96 had it’s own specific kidney set. Similar inward bezel style as older cars but there is a ridge on the inner lip unique to this model year only.

Here’s a good shot showing the ridges clearly.

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Old Fri, Sep-22-2017, 05:32:34 AM   #5
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Best bet is to trade it for an avus blue 95 m3.


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kidneys look correct yeah?

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Great color and fantastic year. Iím not sure if you know it or not but the nose panel and kidney set are wrong. 96 marked the transition to OBD2 but it was not a body facelift year. It should have the older nose panel and 96 had itís own specific kidney set. Similar inward bezel style as older cars but there is a ridge on the inner lip unique to this model year only.

Hereís a good shot showing the ridges clearly.

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What changes were made to the North American-spec E36 M3 3.2 during its producton?
Though there were no further mechanical changes to the North American-spec E36 M3 after the 1996 model year, a number of equipment revisions occurred before production ended in August 1999. These included:
-Restyled grille and side marker turn signals (9/96 production)
-Byzanz metallic available (9/96-8/97 production, U.S-market M3 sedan only)
-Side impact airbags available as an option for M3 sedan (3/97 production)
-Power front seats available as individual option (3/97 production, already offered in Canada)
-Luxury Package option discontinued (9/97 production)
-Side impact airbags standard on all body styles (9/97 production)
-Illumination added to M shift knob (9/97 production)
-Rear headrests added (9/97 production)
-Front armrest added as standard equipment (9/97 production, already standard in Canada)
-M Contour II alloy wheels available as a no-cost option (9/97 production)
-M-Cross cloth/Amaretta upholstery discontinued for U.S. market (9/97 production, still offered in Canada)
-Magma and Mulberry Nappa leather upholsteries (previously offered only in combination with Luxury Package) reintroduced to U.S. market (11/97 production)
-Three-spoke M steering wheel replaces four-spoke version on M3 coupes (3/98 production, already standard in Canada)
-Imola Red (405) paint available (3/98 production)
-Titanium Silver metallic (354) offered in place of Arctic Silver metallic (309) (3/98 production)
-Fern Green metallic (386) offered in place of Boston Green metallic (275) (3/98 production, not available on M3 sedan)
-Radio updated from Alpine C33 to Alpine C43 (9/98 production)
-Sand Beige leather upholstery introduced (9/98 production)
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Glad you made a thread


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Thats a pretty awesome back story. Car looks great. I wish I didnt have boring cosmos black :/, but my car is pretty clean and unique being a Dinan S3.
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Nice car! Welcome to the Techno Violet family!
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kidneys look correct yeah?



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

What changes were made to the North American-spec E36 M3 3.2 during its producton?
Though there were no further mechanical changes to the North American-spec E36 M3 after the 1996 model year, a number of equipment revisions occurred before production ended in August 1999. These included:
-Restyled grille and side marker turn signals (9/96 production)
-Byzanz metallic available (9/96-8/97 production, U.S-market M3 sedan only)
-Side impact airbags available as an option for M3 sedan (3/97 production)
-Power front seats available as individual option (3/97 production, already offered in Canada)
-Luxury Package option discontinued (9/97 production)
-Side impact airbags standard on all body styles (9/97 production)
-Illumination added to M shift knob (9/97 production)
-Rear headrests added (9/97 production)
-Front armrest added as standard equipment (9/97 production, already standard in Canada)
-M Contour II alloy wheels available as a no-cost option (9/97 production)
-M-Cross cloth/Amaretta upholstery discontinued for U.S. market (9/97 production, still offered in Canada)
-Magma and Mulberry Nappa leather upholsteries (previously offered only in combination with Luxury Package) reintroduced to U.S. market (11/97 production)
-Three-spoke M steering wheel replaces four-spoke version on M3 coupes (3/98 production, already standard in Canada)
-Imola Red (405) paint available (3/98 production)
-Titanium Silver metallic (354) offered in place of Arctic Silver metallic (309) (3/98 production)
-Fern Green metallic (386) offered in place of Boston Green metallic (275) (3/98 production, not available on M3 sedan)
-Radio updated from Alpine C33 to Alpine C43 (9/98 production)
-Sand Beige leather upholstery introduced (9/98 production)
9/1996 is a 1997 model year. His kidneys/nose panel are 100% wrong. Plus there would not be facelift kidneys with prefacelift fenders...
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