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1993 BMW 316i Touring Design Edition


Each year, more and more interesting non-US market vehicles become eligible for importation stateside. Recently, the BMW E30 Touring has crossed that threshold to where it is legally possible to bring one of these five-door E30s into the US. Most of the examples we’ve seen arrive on these shores have been packing the 2.5 liter inline-6, but this 1993 example for sale north east of Düsseldorf, Germany is a 316i, equipped with the single cam 1.6 liter M40 four-cylinder. It won’t set your world on fire, but it certainly looks sharp in Daytona Violet with the special Design Edition fabric sport seats.

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Year: 1993
Model: 316i Touring
Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 139,000 km (~ 86,370 mi)
Price: €4,299 (~ $4,793 USD)


Selling a very rare BMW E30 Design Edition Daytona Violet Metallic with 139,000 km. The car has the following features: ABS, Servo, central locking system, sports seats in Design Edition, black headliner, sun roof, electric mirrors, fog lights, CD player, cargo space blind, aluminum wheels with great tires, winter tires on steel wheels with original BMW wheel covers. The car has fresh MOT and it was just renewed. As the Complete braking system, etc. Traggelenk renewed, 2014. Engine and transmission are in top condition, still a lot of fun to be had in the coming years with a car like this that is becoming classic. Please no email or calls as to what the best price is. Please below 0 1 5 7 7 4 6 6 4 6 2 1 call.


While the 1.6 liter engine isn’t the most desirable powerplant for the E30 Touring, at least this car has the 5-speed manual gearbox to make the most of the power on tap. Add in the unique livery and this 316i Touring is very compelling for the price, especially considering the condition and mileage. Only one problem. You’ll have to wait until 2018 to import this one to the US. Before we know it, 2018 will be here. If I had the space, I’d be interested in scooping this one up and stashing it somewhere in Europe until it was possible to ship over.



  1. Rob
    Rob September 9, 2016

    I thought that 91 was the last year of E30 and 92 the first E36. Perhaps the seller listed the incorrect year?

  2. Carter
    Carter September 9, 2016

    @Rob – In the U.S., but in Europe the E36 rolled out in 1990.

  3. Carter
    Carter September 9, 2016

    Sorry, and should have further clarified that in Europe the E30 continued until ’93.

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