In 1988 bmw switched to smaller plastic bumpers which lasted through the end of production.
Bmw e30 years of production.
Its also useful to note that the american market starting point for the e30 is the 1984 model year.
The e30 was the first 3 series to be available in wagon and four door sedan body styles.
The first generation of the 3 series was only available as a 2 door sedan saloon however the model range has since expanded to include a 4 door sedan 2 door convertible 2 door coupe 5 door station.
It was used by bmw m as a transporter for roughly 26 years before it was officially retired in 2012.
In other words a 1996 model would be produced from 995 through 896.
The m3 pickup used the narrower body of regular e30 models and was originally powered by the 20 litre version of the s14 engine from the italian specification m3.
This is true of most bmw models with a few rare exceptions such as.
Global e30 production totals by model model year units produced 318i 19871991 89637 318is 19891991 41234.
These plastic bumpers are more sought after and usually require a premium in the used e30 market.
The model range included coupe and convertible body styles as well as being the first 3 series to be produced in sedan and wagonestate body styles.
Bmw motorsport picked the e30 3 series as a basis and set to work transforming it into a world beating touring car racer.
Exactly how many is still unknown.
Total production of the e30 m3 was 17970 cars.
It was powered by four cylinder petrol six cylinder petrol and six cylinder diesel engines the latter a first for the 3.
The very first e30s were produced in december 1981 but it was only a few of the 323is.
A note about those last few years of e30 productiononly the convertible and touring lingered from 199294 because the next generation e36 sedan and coupe replacements were introduced after the 91 model year.
Production 269074 257307 246818 56363 26913 18440 1997 note.
It is the successor to the 02 series and has been produced in seven different generations.
Typically bmw starts a model year production in september of the year before the stated model year.
The bmw 3 series is a compact executive car manufactured by the german automaker bmw since may 1975.
The first model year of a new chassis or some m sport models.
The bmw e30 is the second generation of bmw 3 series which was produced from 1982 to 1994 and replaced the e21 3 series.