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1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution

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One of just 600 ultra-desirable Sport Evolution variants of the landmark E30 M3

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  • Part of The M Power Collection
  • One of just 600 ultra-desirable Sport Evolution variants of the landmark E30 M3
  • One of eight German-market examples finished in Brillantrot over an Anthracite Motorsport Design interior and fitted with Electronic Damper Control
  • Accompanied by its service book containing 15 stamps; last serviced in March 2023

Please note this car is titled as 1993

The BMW M3 first broke cover in 1985. By March of the following year, production had begun in earnest of the 5,000 examples required to homologate the model for the DTM series. Though it bore a striking resemblance to its base-model counterpart, many of the components were unique to the M3, including most body panels, brakes, and the 2,302-cc, four-cylinder S14 engine that lay at its heart.

Continually improved, the series peaked with the arrival of the Sport Evolution, a limited edition run of M3s that boasted an uprated 2,467 cc engine, adjustable front and rear splitters, and brake cooling ducts in place of the usual foglamps. Just 600 of these highly desirable variants were produced between December 1989 and March 1990.

This example was completed on 25 January 1990 and delivered via Helm Glöckler of Frankfurt am Main, where a handover inspection was carried out on 18 July 1990. The 2,000-kilometre first service took place a week later, followed by 14 service stamps in the intervening 32 years; the most recent service stamp is dated 14 March 2023. The car spent much of its life in the care of the Schmidt family—of DTM’s Schmidt Motorsport Technik fame—before being registered in the seller’s name as part of The M Power Collection on 2 December 2020.

Finished in Brillantrot, this top-of-the-range Sport Evolution boasts sought-after air-conditioning, Electronic Damper Control, and an electric sunroof, and is accompanied by its service book and manuals.


  • Documentation
  • Youngtimer
  • Homologation Special
  • BMW

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