The BMW M3 is a high-performance version of the BMW 3 Series developed by BMW’s motorsport division. Models have been produced since the introduction of the E30 M3 in 1986 with a small break in 2018-2020 The original model was sold as a coupe and later as a convertible. M3 saloons were available during the E36 (1994-1999) and​​ ​​E90 (2008-2012) generations.  In 2014, the coupe and Cabriolet variants were renamed the 4 Series, making the high-performance variant the M4. From this moment on, the Series 3 was produced only as a saloon.

The BMW M3 E30 was produced in the years 1986-1991 as a 2-door coupe and a convertible. It was presented for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A total of 17,970 E30s were produced. The car had rear-wheel drive and the engine was located in front. It was powered by a 2.3-2.5 liter I4 engine with an output of 192 horsepower (143 kW), which was connected to a 5-speed manual transmission and could accelerate up to 235 km/h.