The BMW M3 (E36) is the second generation model of the BMW M3 series.
The E36 M3 offers more refined driving characteristics in comparison to its homologation special predecessor. It was initially available as a coupé and became available as a saloon and convertible in 1994.
In 1995, the M3 debuted in the North American market, albeit with different specifications. In 1997, the M3 underwent a facelift and was optionable with a sequential manual transmission. It was replaced in 2000 by the E46 M3.
Need for Speed: Shift
The BMW M3 E36 appears as a tier 2 car in Need for Speed: Shift with a price tag of $50,000. It is capable of a Works conversion and has a car rating of 4.10.
The E36 has powerful acceleration and good handling traits but also comes with a low top speed. It is competitive in most race modes, especially in Drift events.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The BMW M3 E36 appears as a Retro Road car in Shift 2: Unleashed with a price tag of $19,900. It has a D 419 performance rating and a 3.05 handling rating.
Need for Speed: No Limits
The BMW M3 E36 appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as a Classic Sports class car. Its starting rank is 269 PR and the blueprints are available in Chapter 3: Wheely Fast.
The stock BMW M3 Coupé 1999 is a classic sports class car that requires 4 uncommon blueprints to unlock. The blueprints required to unlock the vehicle can be found from various sources;
- Campaign - Chapter 3: Wheely Fast
- Black Market
- Upgrade Crate
- Premium Crate
- Chop Shop
Receive 40 mechanic level XP by building up and 250 mechanic level XP by fully staging up this car.
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Need for Speed: Edge
The BMW M3 E36 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
- In Need for Speed: Shift, the player must use a E36 M3 in the Drift Competition event in London, where six stars can be obtained. There is also an invitational event with the car at Dakota GP.
- The M3 E36 is featured in Need for Speed: No Limits with the appearance of the pre-facelift model despite being described as a 1999 model.