Carmakers all have that one model that’s been talked about since the day it first rolled off the production line, and when it comes to the world of BMW there are actually quite a few models that fit the bill. Out of all the different models that could be “the one”, opinions will differ but a large percentage of BMW fanatics will most certainly list the original BMW M3 as the most iconic. It’s a car that set new standards for a then-modern sportscar, it was faster and sharper and better-looking than just about anything in the same class. From 1986 to 1991 a total of 17,970 models were manufactured, which explains why they’re quite sought-after these days, as you’d expect that number isn’t quite as high anymore either. Having a high-performance, high-revving normally-aspirated 4-cylinder powerplant, sport-tuned suspension, bigger brakes, a limited-slip diff and some amazing wider aerodynamic bodywork meant it was worlds apart from the regular 325i. There were a variety of different trim levels and special editions, including a cabriolet. One version became the most wanted, the limited edition Sport Evolution, of which only 600 models were manufactured. This one featured an even more powerful engine and some additional performance upgrades making this true driver’s car an even better one. As you’d expect, these ones don’t come up for sale very often, but one has just been listed as part of the M Power Collection that’s going to be on auction with Sotheby’s as part of the Villa Erba 2023 Auction that’s been held every bi-annually since 2011, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. This year it will be held on the weekend of the 19th of May 2023.
Take a look at the YouTube video that explains the history of the E30 BMW M3 Sport Evolution and shows off one absolutely stunning example of one that may even be better than the one that's just been listed for sale, but it does belong to BMW so it really should be the best example on the planet: On the road. 1990 BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution. | BMW MBe sure to check out our YouTube channel here for more exciting and exclusive SXdrv content! And don't forget to smash that subscribe button!