1994 BMW M3 Euro-Spec (E36) 89,841 miles 286 hp S50 Engine

Price: - Item location: Champlain, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: M3
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Euro-Spec (E36)
  • Doors:2 Doors
  • Year:1994
  • Mileage:89,841
  • VIN:00000000000000000
  • Color:Red
  • Engine size:3.0L I6
  • Number of cylinders:6
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1994 BMW M3 Euro-Spec (E36)

1994 BMW M3 Euro-Spec (E36)

89,841 miles / Imported to North America In 2010 / 286 HP S50 Engine

This Euro-Spec 1994 BMW M3 (E36) is a rare find on this side of the pond. Imported into North America in December 2010, this E36 M3 is finished in a gorgeous Mugello Rot (274) paint and features a striking cloth interior with a pattern in "M" colors (0470 Anthracite M Cloth).

Euro-Spec vs US-Spec

It’s common knowledge among enthusiasts that the US-spec version of the E36 M3 was an underpowered, corner-cutting offering from BMW that left North American buyers wanting more. There are a number of key factors that make the Euro-spec version much more desirable.

The biggest difference was its heart and soul: the excellent S50 engine. While both versions of the car received a 3.0-liter inline six, the European M3 got a more advanced VANOS system and individual throttle bodies, giving it 286 hp compared to the US market's 240 hp which feels significantly underpowered.

Another big difference is the much heavier duty rear axle and differential. In fact, many high-mileage US-spec E36 M3s suffer from a differential failure at some point.It also came with vented brakes with 2-piece floating rotors which provide better cooling, less fade and a lower chance of warping compared to the US M3’s brakes.

Other differences include glass headlights with headlight washers and an oil temperature gauge below the tachometer (the US version has a less useful fuel economy gauge instead).

Features & Options

The vehicle has a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder engine producing 286 hp, a 5-speed manual, a special “Motorsport” interior option, 17” BMW Motorsport wheels, power sport seats, an electric sunroof, heated front seats, power windows, air conditioning and a Clarion head unit.

The vehicle was originally built in March 1994 and remained in Europe until December 2010 when it was imported into Canada. Clean CarFax report. Comes with books and tools.

Its odometer reads 144,585 kms (which is equivalent to 89,841 miles).


Paul Motor Company provides a comprehensive turnkey service for its customers. The vehicle can be shipped to your door with a US title. Every aspect of the transaction will be facilitated and completed by Paul Motor Company to provide our customers with complete peace of mind. The cost of shipping remains the buyer’s responsibility. There are absolutely no hidden fees.