In Reply to: Re: What did I see? posted by Carlos on November 22, 1999 at 13:49:48:
: : Hello,
: : Sorry about the E30 ignorance, but I was hoping someone can help me identify what I saw...
: : Driving home from work I saw a red E30-sized BMW with M3 badging (Oklahoma plates - anyone here?). I've never been that close to one of the older M's, but the fenders seemed to flare out quite a bit more than I remember. Tight suspension, badging looked factory (sides too). Any clues to help me identify the car? Maybe a 318 club-sport (didn't they have M badges?) Anyway, it was very nice...
: : Thanks,
: : Dave
: E30 M3's don't have badges on the sides, just front and rear.
: 318ti's that are club sports are E36's not E30's, so they look like a regular E36 with their back end chopped off but they do have some M badging. Confuse our cars with those again and we'll have to take you out back and beat you. ;-) Only kidding of course, who knows what the heck you saw.
Sorry, sorry... like I said, I'm ignorant about the E30's. :) It was definately a pre E36 car. Thought I'd read something on the UUC digest about a 318. Anyway, I've looked at some E30 M3 pics - this thing had MUCH wider fenders and I think I remember small M badges on the sides... never seen anything like it.