GTP Cool Wall: 1992-1999 BMW M3

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1992-1999 BMW M3


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799
United States
United States
Poll 1331: 1992-1999 BMW M3 nominated by @Neddo
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Body Style: 2 door 2+2 coupe, 2 door convertible, 4 door sedan
Engines: S50B30US 3.0l i6, S52B32 3.2l i6, S50B30 3.0l i6, S50B32 3.2l i6
Power: for first two engines 240 HP at 6000 rpm, then 286 HP at 7000 rpm and 316 HP at 7400 rpm respectively
Torque: 225 lb-ft at 4250 rpm, 236 lb-ft at 3800 rpm, 236 lb-ft at 3600 rpm and 258 lb-ft at 3250 rpm respectively
Weight: 1515 kg for Euro version
Transmission: 5 speed manual, 5 speed automatic, 6 speed manual, 6 speed SMG
Drivetrain: FR
Country: Germany
Additional Info: This nomination doesn't include special editions like GT, Lightweight and on
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799
United States
United States
Rated a decent "Cool" for this nicely styled modern classic. Conservatively styled while still being cool looking, and drives well too. I wonder how big the difference is in this car's coolness versus, say, the newest M3. Do I sniff a competition?
 

JohnBM01

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24,515
United States
Houston, Texas, USA
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Remember when BMW designs were simpler than today? I don't like this model BMW as much as I do the E43-style BMWs, but I'm surely digging this BMW. Still lovely style even today. I even sort of dig the wheels. So my call for this one is simple- Sub-Zero.
 
1,596
United States
Columbus, Ohio
Fast, understated and desirable. Exactly the kind of car that appealed to upper management types who want to flaunt their wealth but still keep a level of discreetness. If I were ever going to buy any older BMW, this would definitely be the one (but I won't, because I know how much maintaining one costs and yeah, nah).

Very high Cool.
 

TenEightyOne

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TenEightyOne
TenEightyOne
I wasn't a great fan of the shape at the time but it's turning into a nice nearly-classic. Cool.
 
1,006
United States
Grand Rapids,MI
HaydenFan69
Rated a decent "Cool" for this nicely styled modern classic. Conservatively styled while still being cool looking, and drives well too. I wonder how big the difference is in this car's coolness versus, say, the newest M3. Do I sniff a competition?

Today's car is so much faster. But is buying a 2021 M3 a cool car anymore? That's a debate for another thread. And regardless of speed, this car is cool. It keeps itself out of sub zero solely based on who usual buys this car. And I feel we all know the type.
 

GranTurNismo

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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Probably the most underrated generation of the M3. Solidly cool car, quite quick for its time yet still understated looking.
 
254
New Zealand
New Zealand
Dull, unimaginative, dated at the time styling. Very little to suggest it is the fast version. Oh its understated? That's all right then. Uncool.