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1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution

There is nothing that I can say here that will matter at all. I won’t convince you that the E30 M3 is overpriced – maybe, compared to some of the other limited run homologation vehicles like the Sport Quattro and even the asking price on Paul’s 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II two weeks ago this Sport Evolution is downright cheap. Despite that, I could tell you that for the for the asking price of this car you could have a whole fleet of very interesting cars. Heck, you could buy a lesser E30 M3 and still have a huge chunk of change left over to buy many other vehicles and even maintain them. Some houses are less expensive than this car. College for most is less expensive than this car. The average worker at Walmart won’t make in a decade what the asking price is here. But none of that matters, because if you’re even still reading I’m just making you tread water until you can see more photos and drown in the eye-watering price:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution on eBay

Year: 1990
Model: M3 Sport Evolution
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: TMU mi
Price: $179,900 Buy It Now


(610) 738-6902!!

1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution III Jet Black over Gray Interior!!

!!1 of 600 Sport Evolution III’s Produced!!

!!Sold with a Pennsylvania Title!!

!!Legally Imported to the U.S. from Hong Kong!!

!!5 Speed Manual Transmission…Recaro Seats…Suede Steering Wheel…Suede Shifter Knob…Adjustable Front and Rear Spoilers!!

!!All four tires offer tread measuring 6/32nds!!

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Currently the odometer reads 76,464 kilometers (47,512 miles) but we have no documentation to prove that is the correct actual mileage.

We have supplied many detailed photos to give you an accurate sense of the very nice condition of this Rare M3 Sport Evolution.

We photograph our cars outdoors in natural light. Hence, there maybe shadows cast on the vehicle due to the conditions in which the photos were taken. If you are unclear of anything please contact us!

Inside we found a clean and sporty cockpit filled with features.

The 5 Speed Manual Transmission shifts flawlessly and the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine offers ample power when called upon.

This BMW has been reviewed by an independent certified mechanic in accordance with PA state inspection regulations and it passed without issue!

So, this car sits in the vicinity of $70,000 more than the most expensive non-race E30 I’ve heard of selling. Is it worth it? The Sport Evolution lived up to its name, being a little bit more sporty and ever so slightly more evolved than the Evolution II model. The 2.5 inline-4 produced a touch less torque but power was up to 238 even with smog equipment; impressive considering the U.S. spec S38 in the E28 produced only 18 horsepower more (on the books). An adjustable rear wing, deeper splitter, racing seats, and add-more-lightness recipe gave this car racetrack credentials to back up its higher price and the exclusivity means they’re worth more today. Like the Mercedes-Benz Paul wrote up, only a few hundred Sport Evolutions were produced and since they weren’t brought to the U.S., there are quite a few well-heeled speculators who would be interested in what should be the most valuable of the non-racing E30s. But nothing I say matters, because you probably already knew how awesome and rare this car was, and none of us are likely to buy it at this or any future price. Like the images of these cars being bounced off the curbs in lurid slides with helmeted knights sawing at the wheel in epic mechanical jousting, realistic and enjoyable ownership of these cars has been relegated to the history books.

At least you can still enjoy your dreams, even if you can’t fulfill them!



  1. Bimmerfan
    Bimmerfan May 25, 2016

    Check EAG – selling many stock examples in six figure range…

  2. Carter
    Carter May 25, 2016

    @Bimmerfan – Absolutely, I’m aware of them and their inventory. However, they don’t tend to publish their actual sale prices, only asking prices, so it’s tough to gauge who’s spending what with them.

  3. Doug
    Doug May 25, 2016

    For less money at the same dealer one can buy a GT3 and a very interesting Targa 4S. I think I would take the two Porsches. But hell I don’t have that kind of cash anyway.

  4. Rusty
    Rusty May 26, 2016

    To continue Doug’s thought, a Ferrari 360 CS can be had for this kind of money. I LOVE e30 M3’s, but come on now.

  5. Bimmerfan
    Bimmerfan May 26, 2016

    Based on what I’ve seen – personal friends purchasing several cars over time from them – they negotiate very little.

  6. MDriver
    MDriver May 27, 2016

    Wow..that is some ask….especially for a TMU car…BMW’s version of an RS
    no mention of service records and at this price I’d expect to see a nice binder full…
    interesting here with this one that the “add-lightness” that is one of the pitch-points on a Sport EVO…is gone…this fellow ordered his with power windows, sunroof, A/C, and the interior door handles…
    still..only 600 or so produced….who knows how many are left…and this is indeed the Top Dog of the E30 M3 line….but damn 180k ask????? GLWS

  7. Howard S
    Howard S May 27, 2016

    I sold my 1990 E30 M3 in 1994 or 5 with 43k miles on it for $16,500. I bought it new for $28,750 in Aug of 1990. Henna Red with tan leather. I sold it to buy a 1991 C2 Coupe which I sold to buy a 94 911 Speedster, which was stolen and I replaced with a 93 RSA which I sold …. and so on and so on.

  8. Z
    Z June 1, 2016

    There is misprint here. The real name of the seller is “”

  9. Erik
    Erik June 27, 2016

    The Sport Evo was not the BMW equivalent to Porsche’s RS. The E30 M3 was built as a road car due to homologation rules. The Sport Evo was built so BMW could use the larger 2,5 liter engine in DTM.
    I agree with you that power windows, (power) sunroof and A/C makes this particular Sport Evo one of the heavier ones, but at least the first owner didn’t order leather interior. Also, despite good handling, an E30 M3 doesn’t stand out performance wise compared to modern cars. Owning a Sport Evo today, I would appreciate these comfort options, because I wouldn’t use it for track days anyway. If I was looking for an E30 M3 for track use, I would go for a non-limited edition.
    Interior door handles? No E30 M3 for road use, no matter what edition or evolution, was built without!

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