BMW M3 Evolution
The summer of 1985 was full of anticipation for Germany's automobile enthusiasts. Rumors had been circulating around BMW's upcoming 3 Series model, and the details released made it sound like a serious powerhouse. With a 200 hp engine, a top speed of 230 km/h, and a 0-100 km/h time of 6.7 seconds, this car promised an impressive performance. All the hype proved to be true, and the M3 was released in mid-1986 to critical acclaim.
What's even more interesting is that the car was never intended to be turbocharged, as some had expected. It was born out of a comment by BMW CEO Eberhard Kuenheim to Paul Rosche, who was head of technical development at BMW Motorsport. After visiting the laboratory in Preußenstraße, Kuenheim said, "We need a sporty engine for the 3 Series." It seemed like an off-the-cuff remark, but it ended up becoming the M3.
The success of the M3 line speaks for itself, having won numerous motorsport championships over the years. Rosche and his team were also responsible for the Formula 1 turbo engine that gave Brazilian Nelson Piquet a world championship in 1983. The BMW M3 Evolution proved to be a worthy successor to this legacy, and today remains one of the most popular and respected sport coupes in the world.
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