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• Like having a real marque expert at your side
• Full coverage of all BMW E30 3 Series models from 1981 to 1996
• How to buy a BMW E30 3 Series
• Advice on choosing the right model and condition
• Key checks – how to spot a bad E30 quickly
• Comprehensive inspection guide with unique points system
• In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
• Discussion of desirable upgrades, as well as modifications to avoid
• Market and value data
• Details of clubs and support organisations
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert at your side. Benefit from Ralph Hosier’s years of BMW experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price!
This book is your ticket to a world of fun, excitement, exploration and satisfaction: the world of the iconic BMW E30 3 series.
Starting with a quick model history, this book introduces the key features of the E30. Containing a detailed set of model guides to explain the differences and features unique to each, and an assessment of how useful and effective these are. The book’s ‘How to’ sections help you identify E30 problem areas, while a wealth of useful data and comparison charts help you choose which model is right for you.
Details of parts costs, the relative difficulty or ease of the tasks needed to keep these classic cars in good order, specifications and a list of useful contacts in the BMW community – from clubs to specialists dealers are just a few more features of this jam-packed book.
Written by a qualified engineer, and a racer with many years of practical BMW experience, the clear text and straightforward manner, supported with detailed photographs, means that this book is just like having a real marque expert at your side.
Details of maintenance essentials, and a guide to ownership explaining the relative difficulty or ease of the tasks needed to keep these classic cars in good order, are followed by details specifications, and a list of useful contacts in the BMW community – from clubs to specialists dealers.
Written by a qualified engineer, and a racer with many years of practical experience, the clear text and straightforward manner, supported with detailed photographs means that this book is just like having a real marque expert at your side.
Period covered: 1981 to 1994
Models covered: BMW 3 Series E30 316, 318, 320, 323, 325, 333, 324 diesel and M3
2 and 4 door saloons, 2 and 4 door estate (Touring) and cabriolet.
Covers i, is, ix and e versions.