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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Jul-28-2005, 12:56:24 PM   #1
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Default Difference between M3/M3 Evo

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Looking at getting an M3, but getting confused with the M3 and the M3 Evo, from what I can see the Evo has 321bhp as opposed to 280 for the standard M3??

The age range is around 1994-1997 ish I guess.

So can anyone help??

Spec and power/performance differences so I can hurry up and get on with it.

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M3 Euro...has the 321 hp engine

E36 M3's have (very usable) 240 hp...easily modded to 260 hp
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M3 Euro...has the 321 hp engine

E36 M3's have (very usable) 240 hp...easily modded to 260 hp
A bit misleading..there were 2 different euro cars wtih quite a few different components from the us counterparts. Check the e36 FAQ as there is a stickied thread detailing these differences.
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If you're here in the States, no danger being confused since you aint gonna be buying a Evo.

There's lots of info in the FAQ to get educated quick.
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if other than US the evo had 321bhp, and the std m3 286bhp. The lower powered car was a sweet one as it had good timing maps, where the evo was faster but not so rapsy, which can be fixed with installing some aftermarket software maps.

The real adv of the3.2 is i guess the bigger brakes, extra power, and 6spd box.
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Thanks for the info....
I'm in the UK by the way.

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Hi Steve,

Head on over to www.e36coupe.com/forum - it's totally UK based for M3 and other BMW owners.
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