1995 `M` BMW E36 318i SE 4dr 84,000 Miles

1995 `M` BMW E36 318i SE 4dr 84,000 Miles

Colour: Morea Green Metallic

    A beautiful and very original example that drives as good as it looks and has zero rust. Lovely colour combination. last owner since 1998


    The sleek lines of the E36 BMW 3 Series suprised everyone at launch, After the boxy E30 this was as upto the minute as it came. The last time you will have seen an E36 it was probably in M3 Format, the Normal, what used to be "everyday" E36 has more or less vanished from our roads only to be replaced by more fussy later models. This 318i Is rust free and fighting fit. Finished in Morea Green Metallic , All the arches are solid and scab free, the panels are straight and original and the paintwork has a nice lustre and she polishes up very well indeed. She has the original from new Supplying dealer number plates and rear sticker in window and her bumpers havent succumbed to the usual "lets colour code everything" fad that came in the early noughties. Overall she is very presentable and would hold her head up high at any modern classic car show.


    Uncomplicated, unfussy, just a pleasent place to sit and revel in the rear wheel drive handling of this wonderful car. This is nice and airy and not the usual drab and monochrome germanic interior. this has style and is back when BMW used to wrap there dashboards around the driver and a big welcome back to those wonderful and unmistakable clear BMW instruments. Have they ever been bettered by amodern BMW? the answer is a complete "NO" they are a beautifully reasuring sight. All of the dials and swiches work with well oiled germanic presicion and there is plenty of visibilty afforded by the slim windscreen pillars. this is a car you can place acurately on the road helped by the way you can see out and see the road ahead. Comfortable velour seats in 1990`s shades of grey keep you in place and ready for the road ahead.


    With 115 BHP this engine is free revving and positivly sings its way to the redline. Not going to set the world on fire or the rear tyres this engine will however delight you in just how fluid and well matched to the rest of the car it feels. very quiet when driven sedately and sporty when asked of its capabilities, this cars performance is enough to let you have fun. The gearbox is slick and presice and feels like it will last another gazillion gearchanges as it has that feel only a BMW gearbox can give. The ratios are well chosen and everything works as it should on this car with no drivetrain sloppyness you may find on an older car.


    This really is a masterful suspension. The steering is just lovely, full of feel, perfectly proportional. It’s not that high-geared but it just seems to follow your thoughts. The E36 got an all-new rear suspension, and its principles are still used today. And the car follows the steering, its motions precise yet somehow relaxed. There’s not vast grip from the 225/5016s, but hey it’s enough. The ride is a high-water-mark too. This car feels like it was made a year ago not 23 years ago! It is as tight as a drum and shrinks around you the driver.


    This has 4 Excellent Tyres on standard and in excellent condition BMW 15" Multispoke Alloys

    Front drivers = 6mm

    Front passenger = 6mm

    Rear Drivers = 6mm

    Rear Passenger = 6mm

    Brakes are discs all around, with standard antilock,They are in very good working order with no grabbing or pulling when braking.





    With front electric windows, ABS brakes, 15" alloys, Electric Mirrors and central locking this BMW has all the basics but no frills


    I remember reading the reviews about the E36 when it was new. The magnitude of the step from the E30 left the testers breathless. The sheer ability and competence of the new 3-Series carried all before it. But it also had character and emotion.

    This was the car that really built the reputation of the 3-Series. It never had such a big lead again.

    The seat is slim but perfectly supportive. It all sets the tone for a car that treads down the road lightly but with terrific precision.

    This car is light on its feet and scalpel sharp, it brings out the best in its rear wheel drive chassis. You will love the quick steering and pointy nature of the car. This is a classic car that you will want to drive just for the fun of it!


    Owned from new by 2 private owners the last of which had the car since 1998 so a mere 3 years old. In that time it has been treated to comprehensive servicing all stamped in the book , the majority of it BMW main dealer. then it was retired from daily duties in 2006 due to ill health and kept in a dry garage where it was only used sparingly until the present day whereby she has been brought back out into the open ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.


    At £250 per year it will probably pay for itself with the lack of depreciation.

  • MOT

    A fresh MOT will be completed on the sale of this car.

  • ABOUT THE E36 3 Series

    The BMW E36 series is the third generation of the BMW 3 Series range of compact executive cars, and was produced from 1990 to 2000. The initial models were the 4-door sedan body style, followed by the coupe, convertible, wagon ("Touring") and hatchback ("Compact") body styles in later years.

    The E36 was the first 3 Series to be offered in a hatchback body style. It was also the first 3 Series to be available with a 6-speed manual transmission (in the 1996 M3), a 5-speed automatic transmission and a four-cylinder diesel engine. The multi-link rear suspension was also a significant upgrade compared with previous generations of 3 Series.

    Following the introduction of its E46 successor in 1998, the E36 began to be phased out.

    The E36 was named in Car and Driver Magazine's 10Best list for every year it was on sale.

    The E36 M3 is powered by the S50 or S52 straight-six engine (depending on country). The E36 M3 was released in 1992 and was available in coupe, sedan and convertible body styles.

    The saloon, coupe, convertible and Touring models use the "Z-axle" multilink suspension in the rear, which was introduced in the Z1.

    The hatchback body style (known as the "E36/5" or "BMW Compact") used a rear semi-trailing arm suspension based on the older E30 (also found in the Z3 and M Coupe), instead of the "Z-Axle" Multilink employed in all other E36's. This was done in order to save space due to its truncated rear end.