It was the first M3 to have an inline-six engine and to be available as a saloon. Unlike the BMW M3 E30, it was not designed as a homologation car.
The European M3 E36 was available with a 3.0L inline-six (282hp) until 1995, when the engine was replaced by a more powerful 3.2 inline-six unit in 1995.
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 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.
The E36 has powerful acceleration and responsive handling. Main drawbacks of the car are its low top speed and oversteer. It is competitive in most race modes, especially in Drift events.
Need for Speed: No Limits
The BMW M3 E36 appears as a Classic Sports car in Need for Speed: No Limits. It can be purchased for 24 gold or if the player has collected 3 or 1 car design icons.
- The M3 E36 that has appeared in all is a US-spec model of the car.
- The Works conversion upgrade for the E36 features a body kit that closely resembles the BMW M3 GTR (E36).
- In Need for Speed: Shift, the player has to use a E36 in the Drift Competition event in London, where six stars can be obtained. There is also an invitational event with the car in Dakota GP.
|BMW M3 & M4 (Model Range)|
|Sport Evolution (E30) · Evolution II (E30) · E36 · E46 · GTR Race (E46) · GTR Street (E46)|
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