BMW’s ongoing series about the history of the M3 is now in its second installment after the company released a video that touches on the E36, otherwise known as the second-generation M3. Launched in 1992, the second-gen M3 was developed with the idea of building from the success of the E30 M3 (the first-generation model) and balancing that competitiveness with an increased stability for everyday use.

As history can proudly say, that objective was met with flying colors as BMW sold over 71,000 units of the E36 M3 in various trims and configurations, outselling its predecessor by a wide margin. To this day, the E36 M3 has withstood the test of time. It’s still remarkably easy to spot one of these bad boys on the road, even after it was replaced by the E46 M3 in 1999.

Like with the first installment, I’m not going to spend a lot of time spoiling the video because if I did, I fear that it’s going to ruin the viewing experience. Instead, I’m going to sit back and let you all watch the whole thing. It’s not only worth your time, but it’s also going to make you look forward to watching the third part of this series. That one will likely cover the aforementioned E46 M3, also known as the third-generation BMW M3.

BMW M3 E36

1992 - 2000 E36 BMW M3 Review
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Read our full review on the BMW M3 E36 here.

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