As BMW M GmbH celebrates 40 glorious years, Munich Automobiles pays tribute to this symbolic milestone by restoring the classic 2.5-litre BMW M3 (E30 model) Sport Evolution.
The 6-month project first began in January 2011, and involved the expertise of up to five certified BMW M technicians at Munich Automobilesâ€Ÿ Service Centre.
“To celebrate this significant milestone of BMW M, Munich Automobiles has embarked on a restoration project to bring the ultra-rare 2.5-litre BMW M3 (E30 model) Sport Evolution back to its former glory.” said Mr Joel Chang, Executive Director of Munich Automobiles Pte Ltd.
"Apart from being the first BMW M3 ever built in history, it is also a revolutionary symbol that saw the union between sporting performance and environmental protection."
"Additionally, the 2.5-litre BMW M3 Sport Evolution holds a special position in the hearts of petrolheads alike, with only 600 units of it around the world. Therefore, we couldn't have found a more apt BMW M model to commence this restoration project on."
“Through this project, we also hope to demonstrate the skilled hands of our certified BMW M technicians and the capabilities of our aftersales workshop which not only services BMW M cars, but regular BMW vehicles as well,” concluded Mr Chang.
The M3 had a commanding presence on the international touring car racing scene for five years. It became the most successful touring car of all times by winning the champion's title several times in the European Touring Car Championship and twice in the German Touring Car Championship.
There were also numerous further victories and championship wins at international level.