Hessen, Germany. Approximately 60km out of Frankfurt.
The first time I saw the E30 M3 was at a German dtm race in 1988. It was absolutely great and it inspired me to purchase my first E30 M3 in 1992.
Over the course of 11 years I have owned a total of 5 E30 M3's and have tracked all except the current car. Unfortunately, I killed a 1989 Cecotto at the ring. So now the Brilliantrot M3 is my "collectors" car and will only be driven in the summer or only under exceptional weather conditions. I will never sell the (red) M3. It is one of the last 60 cars that was built in December 1990, and it was first registered in July 1991. I get a lot of enjoyment out of just driving around here in Hessen in-between towns. There are a lot of small/tight corners that make for a lot fun.
It's not difficult for my family and friends to understand my car passion, especially since most of them are also car fanatics.
When it comes to modifying & tuning the E30 M3 I prefer a classic dtm approach, like the airbox and alpha 'N' upgrades. I personally do not like having turbos or supercharged engines in the E30 M3, and converting to an E36 M3 engine is not a preferred mod either. You really need to hear that perfect sound that emanates from the worlds best race car! The S14 powered E30 M3.
As the very first Featured Member of S14.net we had to choose someone that has not only been in the community for a long time, but has added to the education of this community. Markus has shown that language should never stand in the way of communication and expression about one's passions. His knowledge, care and attitude have been an inspiration to all of us. Although the pictures of his car are not new to most of us, I'm sure you will agree that we will never get tired of seeing them. Please visit the links below to view the full range of Markus' images & articles.
- Complete Sport Evolution 2.5L Spec Engine With 80,000 km on the clock (Originally a Euro 215bhp)
- Currently producing 270bhp (285bhp is an obtainable figure)
- Torque: 195 ft lbs. or 270 nm. (Newtonmeters)
- Redline: 8,000 rpm
- 290/290 Degree Cams (Rally Race Cams)
- Adjustable Cam Sprocket
- Alpha N controller
- Carbon Fiber dtm airbox
- Adjustable Gasoline Pressure Control Valve/Regulator
- Euro E36 3.2 Chain Tensioner (EVO)
- Standard Euro Transmission
- 3.46:1 Differential (from the Italian 320is)
- Sachs Sintermetall Clutch (Race)
- Z3 differential cover
- Exhaust (Full Group 'A' Exhaust System)
- Sport EVO Header
- Sport EVO Cats
- Eisenmann Stainless Steel Exhaust
Suspension & Braking
- H&R Group 'N' Coilovers with height adjustable dampers
- AP 4 Piston Front Calipers with "Special" Mintex Pads
- 2 Piece AP Slotted Rotors @ 330mm or 13in (Cadmium Plated)
- Stock Rear Calipers with Ferodo Cross Drilled Rotors
- EBC track pads
- AC Schnitzer Front & Rear Sway bars
- Interior Modifications
- Full Sport EVO Interior
- 32cm Raid Leather Steering Wheel
- Rebuilt DTM Shifter with MoMo Knob
- VDO gauges
- Pioneer Head Unit
- Alpine Amplifiers (3553 & 3544)
- Infinity Speakers All Around
- EVO III Front Splitter and under tray (Swapped for Carbon Fiber)
- EVO III Rear Wing (Gurney Swapped for Carbon Fiber)
- Euro Blacked-Out Headlights
- Clear Turn Signals
- EVO III more rubber hood seals
- Headlamp Wipers
- EVO Grills
- Single Wiper Arm
Wheels & Tires
- ACT 3 Piece Rims Light Alum. @ 9.5x17 (10mm Front and 15mm Rear Spacers)
- Good Year Eagle F1's @ 225/35/17
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