The 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evo III) (E30) is a 600 example limited-production E30 M3 model with its entire production taking place between December 1989 and March 1990.
It received a 2.5 litre version of the S14 engine, as well as a slightly reworked body and chassis. Red bumper stripes were applied to further distinguish it from other models.
The M3 (E30) was originally intended as a limited homologation model for the historic Group A racing class, as it received extensive performance upgrades such as heavily revised body work. It soon became a standard production model sports car between 1986 and 1991 by BMW's motorsport division after becoming highly sought-after.
The model spawned a series of 'Evolution' homologation models to meet new racing regulations, with the Sport Evolution designed as a homologation special for the 1990 DTM car.
It was succeeded by the BMW M3 (E36).
Need for Speed: World
The M3 Sport Evolution has a low weight, which allows it to gain several performance advantages. Braking is redundant in most corners, as the M3's steering has a good precision. Acceleration is slightly above average for B class. Top speed is 188 mph (302 km/h).
It is one of the best B class cars for racing due to its well-rounded performance. Unlike the Lotus Elise, it lacks a very direct steering although this is compensated by an extremely powerful nitrous boost. Players can successfully compete with mid-ranged A class cars once they fit the car with Pro or Ultra series parts.
|Stock: 467 (C class)||Maximum: 688 (A class)|
Shift 2: Unleashed
The BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Retro Road classed vehicle with a price tag of $24,700. It has a performance index rating of D 400, handling rating of 2.74, and a 60-0 mph braking time of 3.22 seconds.
The M3 Sport Evolution has an incredible handling and a fairly high top speed. It lacks power compared to cars with more displacement but is still capable of keeping up with them.
The car also appears in an European Retro Hot Lap event taking place in the Hockenheimring Short circuit.
Need for Speed: The Run
The M3 Sport Evolution appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a Sports class car.
Its inclusion was revealed by the official Need for Speed website on July 22, 2011.
Need for Speed
The "Victory" Signature Edition M3 Sport Evolution requires the Signature Edition Booster Pack and is unlocked from the beginning of the game.
Top Speed: 216 mph (348 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 3.8s
BHP: 636 @ 7,000 rpm
Performance: Tier 5
Manufacture Year: 1990
Need for Speed: Edge
The M3 (E30) 1990 appears in Need for Speed: Edge with an A class performance rating.
Requires 100 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 534
Nitro Capacity 531
- In Need for Speed: World, the M3 Sport Evolution lacks its stock red stripes on the front and rear bumpers.
- In Shift 2: Unleashed, although the stock body colour is missing the red stripes on the front and rear bumpers, players can select a preset colour that applies the stock red stripes to the front and rear bumpers.