Images by Stephen Hall for Total BMW. Lovely car— nice color, just really well done.
Build thread here.
~ by motoringconbrio on June 14, 2012.
Posted in Mods, Still images Tags: bmw, e36, m3, touring
Lovely. I can’t believe how fantastic a good design can make a wagon so sexy.
Jared said this on June 14, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
Not something I’ve seen *ever*. Is this a factory creation? Was it a one-off, or part of a series? Did it start as an E36 Touring that got converted, or an M3 sedan that became a wagon?
brennerl said this on June 14, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
i believe this is an E36 (non-M3) Touring that got converted. i don’t think any were made by BMW M GmbH, one-off or otherwise.
motoringconbrio said this on June 14, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
bmw did wise up with the E46— but still not enough to put it into production.
motoringconbrio said this on June 14, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
OMG! I think my heart just stopped.
I wonder how many big buckets of cash it would take to liberate that E46 M3 Touring, and get it on the road?
It would probably require a few large buckets of the right connections at BMW and various government agencies too.
Based on the increased usability of the E36 and E90 M3 sedan variants, it was a pretty big enough miss on BMW’s part not to at least have an E46 M3 sedan.
A E46 M3 wagon would have been light-years cooler though. Pretty sure I would have been offering to sell body parts to afford one, if it had been available.
brennerl said this on June 14, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
you can make a facsimile, but it’ll cost you, as you might expect:
they do turn up for sale from time to time though:
this link may also be of interest. *very* trick custom build:
motoringconbrio said this on June 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
Just to add, that was my car. Sold it a few months ago but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Gerard McGovern said this on June 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Reply
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