1992 BMW M3 Coupe

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Replacement for the original M3 appeared at the 1992 Paris Auto Show. This E36 coupe model got the 3.0 liter S50B30 straight six engine, which produced 286 horsepower. First E36 M3 to be imported to the US was the 1995 model, which received a 3.0 liter engine with 240 horsepower and 305 Nm (225 ft-lb) and a different suspension. Reasons for the less powerful motor were largely due to excessive costs for the United States market with original engine and possible difficulty in getting the Euro engine to pass emission tests. 1996-1999 model years had displacement bumped up to 3.2 liter, with 240 horsepower (176 kW) and 320 Nm (236 ft-lb) which is the same engine used in the early M Roadster and M Coupe.  1996+ model is known for being more difficult to performance tune, due to slightly smaller intake manifold runners and more complicated electronic parts. It was also available as a sedan starting in model year 1997, and as convertible in 1998. Production of the sedan was halted in 1998, while the other models continued until 1999.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 3.0 liter Inline 6
Weight: 1,460 kg / 3,218 lbs
Power: 210 kW / 282 hp / 286 PS
0-100 kph: 6.0 seconds
Torque: 320 Nm / 236 lb-ft
Top Speed: 250 kph / 155 mph

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