1988 BMW M3 Convertible


1988 BMW M3 Convertible

1988 BMW M3 Convertible

Somewhat of an oxymoron, BMW produced over 700 examples of the E30 M3 Cabriolet which were offered to the European markets.

In Detail

tags e30, 3er
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Germany
production 786
price $ $ 34,000
engine Water Cooled, Inline-4
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 2302 cc / 140.5 in³
bore 93.4 mm / 3.68 in
stroke 84.0 mm / 3.31 in
compression 10.5:1
power 143.2 kw / 192.0 bhp @ 6750 rpm
specific output 83.41 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 147.69 bhp per tonne
torque 230.5 nm / 170.0 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 205/55VR-16
rear tires 205/55VR-16
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist & ABS
front wheels F 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15.0 x 7.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coils Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Semi-Traling Arm w/Coils Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1300 kg / 2866 lbs
wheelbase 2565 mm / 101.0 in
front track 1412 mm / 55.6 in
rear track 1425 mm / 56.1 in
length 4346 mm / 171.1 in
width 1679 mm / 66.1 in
height 1369 mm / 53.9 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.83:1, 2.20:1, 1.40:1, 1.00:1, 0.81:1
final drive 4.10:1
top speed ~228.5 kph / 142.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~19.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.4 seconds

Auction Sales History

1989 BMW E30 M3 Convertible WBSBBO1O602385028 – sold for $77,000 Rare Convertible Version of the Iconic E30 M3. Believed to Have Traveled Approximately 38,000 Miles from New. European Market Car in a Beautiful Color Combination. Fine Example of German Engineering Excellence. Accompanied by Manuals and Service Receipts.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company