BMW created another ‘80s icon masterpiece in the E30 but the ultimate 2.5-litre straight-six in the Sport offered the biggest dose of thrills.
Regarded as a yuppie’s plaything at the time, but now seen as the ultimate evolution of Hofmeister’s seminal designs of the ‘60s. The small saloon lent itself well to every engine installed, but the ultimate 2.5-litre straight-six in the Sport offered the biggest dose of thrills, that wailing engine, controllable rear-biased handling and all-round quality made this the sports saloon to beat.
The early style cars were named M-Tech 1 and this style named M-Tech 2.
BMW took a standard 325i two door coupé added a limited slip differential, a closer ratio manual gearbox, 15” wheels with 205/55/15 tyres, lower and stiffer M-Tech suspension, sports front seats, sports steering wheel, sports gear knob, anthracite headlining, and a full exterior M-Tech kit including front and rear spoilers, sill and door mouldings and rear boot spoiler.
The unmarked interior is trimmed with Anthracite 0270 fabric, reserved for the Sport model with Sports seats, M-Tech Steering wheel and gear knob.
This 1990 face-lifted example presented in a rare Brilliant Red is the second and final generation of the Sport offered to customers.
The car is completed with the all-important 25% Limited Slip Differential along with;
Heated washer jets
Shadow-line exterior trim
Green tint glass
Electric front windows
Rear centre armrest
Front fog lights
Headlight wash wipe
Full On-Board computer
Map reading lights
Having only four former keepers and an excellent service record, it would be extremely hard to find a 325i Sport that still retains this level of originality.
The car is 100% correct and has survived without falling in to wrong hands that so often molested these cars.
Having just been through an extensive refurbishment and service program by a renowned BMW specialist to include bushes, brakes, suspension, all fluids etc this Sport is ready to go.