Here’s Why the BMW M3 E30 Is My All-Time Favorite BMW

16. 07. 2020
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The E30 BMW M3 is a wonderful performance car -- and today I'm reviewing the E30 M3, and I'm going to show you all around it. First I'll show you the quirks and features of the E30 M3, then I'll drive the original BMW M3 and show you what it's like on the road.
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  • The Check-light in the dash flashes when you have an error in the top panel, so it´s job is to direct your eyes to that very panel to see what the problem is. The reason why it comes on after start is, that the brake light are monitored as well and as soon as you press the brake pedal and they light up for the first time, the car "knows" that they are ok and the light turns off. The "check" button on the top panel is just to check if the light bulbs in the panel itself are ok, it does not check for actual errors in the systems.

    DonbernieDonberniePřed 20 hodinami
  • There is only 1 e30 m3 in south afrika witch sucks 😶😭

    Christo HeesChristo HeesPřed dnem
  • My favorite bmw is the alpina e38 7 series

    Mattia ZanniMattia ZanniPřed 2 dny
  • 9:55 bruh that’s the same switch as my golf cart

    Driver SPBDriver SPBPřed 2 dny
  • Review e28 m5

    LukasErrr rrrLukasErrr rrrPřed 6 dny
  • "This is best handling i ever experienced" Doug score for handling 6 lol

    BunnyHop1337BunnyHop1337Před 7 dny
  • $not car $not car

    RoyalRoyalPřed 9 dny
  • I want a set of e30 m3 bmw wrenches now!

    OnPointFirearmsOnPointFirearmsPřed 11 dny
  • Dude, you need to change your "feature" requirements based on the period the car was produced. If you rate a 30 year old car on modern features, you're doing the car a disservice.

    spdodgerspdodgerPřed 11 dny
  • Christ Doug, what are you, 35? Stop bitching about trunk height and hit the gym!

    spdodgerspdodgerPřed 11 dny
  • Ok

    DocumentaryNetworkDocumentaryNetworkPřed 14 dny
  • 39.5L per 100km .....thirsty little motor

    Only SolutionsOnly SolutionsPřed 16 dny
  • Why are all BMW driver terrible drivers?

    Ivan SIvan SPřed 20 dny
  • The e30 has been my favorite and i never changed up unlike Doug here smh

    Cartie KingCartie KingPřed 22 dny
  • Am I the only one that noticed the 39.5 L/100 km (6 mpg) average fuel economy?

    Борис ЛековБорис ЛековPřed 24 dny
  • I drove one once long long time ago ..LOved it

    Thomas HanleyThomas HanleyPřed 24 dny
  • All this car reminds me is how much better the E36 M3 was, and how much I love that car This is a rough draft on what an M3 should be. The E36 was a finished, outstanding product

    Woke AFWoke AFPřed 24 dny
  • Not reliable?! The s14 is one of the best engines ever made and has been known to do huge mileage as with the 3.5 6 cylinder from the M5/M1 that it’s based on. The only common weak point with BMW’s of this era is the cooling systems and head gasket failure if they overheat. That’s why BMW stands for “Bring More Water” but there’s very little else that fails on them. And to really see the performance of this car you need to take it on some windy roads, that’s where the whole package comes together and it can really make the best of the modest power. I’d be willing to bet that the ridiculous turbo lag in the integrale would allow the m3 to have the advantage on these kind of roads. and as far as I’m aware the US versions are slightly less powerful than the real European ones. I think they’re roughly 195 Bhp here and they were updated to 215 and more with the evolution models.

    Shane DoyleShane DoylePřed 27 dny
  • Nah, the 850CSi is where it's at

    Ben DC4LBen DC4LPřed 27 dny
  • Can we all agree rally competition cars like M3’s are not 0-60 cars

    Dan HannityDan HannityPřed 29 dny
  • We will never get back to how cool cars were in the 90s. They weren't fast, but no one cared. Sorry kids, you're stuck with very fast (that you can't drive fast anywhere), boring automatics.

    GovnorGovnorPřed 29 dny
  • I can tell you that when I owed this M3 I would get a honk or comment or offer to purchase at every red light. I regret selling mine. Very sad.

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    Adian IslamAdian IslamPřed měsícem
  • justin bieber

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  • 0:15 *G R E A T S U C C E S S*

    A Traveler Of The UniverseA Traveler Of The UniversePřed měsícem
  • Where can I get one?

    TheRockettGuyTheRockettGuyPřed měsícem
  • anyone knows whats the name for the rims?

    Shopper 963Shopper 963Před měsícem
  • Separate up and down power window switches might be reference to kidney grill

    A Cooper-RyeA Cooper-RyePřed měsícem
  • I just got an E30 Convertible, not an M3, but I needed to watch this to learn more!

    SnekkSnekkPřed měsícem
  • The front is the berst part of this exterior, the flares are the worse, they look stupid and forced and the standard 3 series e30 looks way better.

    31acruz31acruzPřed měsícem
  • what about the dogleg gearbox ?!?

    Petar BoevPetar BoevPřed měsícem
  • By "my all time favorite bmw" do you mean "the only good bmw"?

    Thomas JohnThomas JohnPřed měsícem
  • Doug the type of guy to put monkey noises over a bmw m3

    Carter McMillianCarter McMillianPřed měsícem
  • man u're the lamest person i've ever seen

    Muhammad Danyal SattiMuhammad Danyal SattiPřed měsícem
  • what about the 730iL?

    WhoTheFuckIsAnyOfYouWhoTheFuckIsAnyOfYouPřed měsícem
  • Doug the type of guy to wear shorts for weight reduction

    MK I SSMK I SSPřed měsícem
  • pokemon

    Janie TistaJanie TistaPřed měsícem
  • Fun Fact: the proper name for a lever pulling fetish has officially been changed to,”Pulling a Doug”.

    Knowledge Is PowerfulKnowledge Is PowerfulPřed měsícem
  • darkside

    Анастасия ШтапенковаАнастасия ШтапенковаPřed měsícem
  • The most overvalued car along with the MK4 Supra and the Integra Type R DC2. I would NEVER pay that kind of money for any of these. The only reason why old cars look good to us is because new cars are UGLY. But that doesn’t mean I’m gonna pay $70,000 for a 89 M3 or a 95 Supra with 145,000 miles in it 😂 GTFO with that ****

    Cosmic CloudCosmic CloudPřed měsícem
  • caramelldansen

    Farida Allysa PelawaFarida Allysa PelawaPřed měsícem
  • You have to rev em out.

    Fernando JrFernando JrPřed měsícem

    Anfal P.N.Anfal P.N.Před měsícem
  • You forgot that the headlight switch turns left and right, which adjusts the interior ambiance lighting intensity.

    ron polkron polkPřed měsícem
  • @Doug DeMuro Do you know the movie Manta Manta? It's a german Opel Manta vs. BMW M-Series Car Movie. I think you will love it.

    ach jaach jaPřed měsícem
  • 15:23

    HØRIZONHØRIZONPřed měsícem
  • 9 to 5

    Zainab ShariqueZainab ShariquePřed měsícem
  • 1. Check panel was on 6 cylinders too 2. There were lights that come off after some time after you closed the door BMW e30 is a legend ;)

    1111Před 2 měsíci
  • schoolboy q

    christopher herrerachristopher herreraPřed 2 měsíci
  • Not a word about the amp in the trunk. Is that factory?

    Joshua GibsonJoshua GibsonPřed 2 měsíci
  • The cloth of the seat and panels - although it might be BMW made - is nothing special. Thats a standard houndstooth pattern you can see everywhere in classic menswear.

    Anatoly Stepanovich DyatlovAnatoly Stepanovich DyatlovPřed 2 měsíci
  • your ONE and only video i would like... well played Doug!

    GeoVGeoVPřed 2 měsíci
  • Too bad they ruined the M3 after the E46.

    pxgq55apxgq55aPřed 2 měsíci
  • Cars like this are the ones I stop and stare at for a while dreaming, nowadays the cars they make I just look quick and go, meh, it's decent, and carry on with my life.

    Dr.HazeBlazeDr.HazeBlazePřed 2 měsíci
  • see the car in action

    Ingo Witte : Cameraman : Editor : ProducerIngo Witte : Cameraman : Editor : ProducerPřed 2 měsíci
  • Thanks for the great review and a drive down memory lane for me. A third hand 88 M3 was my first car! I had $14K to spend on a car and it was either a brand new Civic (as my older and wiser friends recommended) or "that white M3 with 105K miles on it". It was a no-brainer :-) * Two things you did not mention but I think are noteworthy for this car are the battery sitting in the right side of the trunk and the entire trunk lid being made of fiberglass, supposedly for perfect weight distribution.

    tyurektyurekPřed 2 měsíci
  • Every car is this dude favorite bru

  • Please review the e28 m5

  • Mmm, I thought I saw some kidney grilles on the front there but unfortunately I dropped my microscope

    netweed09netweed09Před 2 měsíci
  • The best year in my opinion of the M3 E30 is 1992

    CoaleCoalePřed 2 měsíci
  • That car is 🖤. But if it was lowered about 2in, on some CCW Classics! It would 🤤

    _Roadhouse _90_Roadhouse _90Před 2 měsíci
  • i get exited every time i drive E30 and thahs not a m3 mine is 320i

    Puls3Puls3Před 2 měsíci
  • Doug is the type guy who’ll turn down the lights, put on some Barry White, and gently stroke your turn signal stalk.

    Have Camera - Will WanderHave Camera - Will WanderPřed 2 měsíci
  • drag race

    Time RunnerTime RunnerPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug is the type of guy who orders a pizza and tells them to cut it into 6 slices because he’s not hungry enough to eat 8

    Randy MarshRandy MarshPřed 2 měsíci
  • Great success

    Ben CsomosBen CsomosPřed 2 měsíci
  • 6:31 same thing is on the outer left side in the 6er e24 bmw. i replaced it and got an electrical cable burn awesome. 8:00 yep best thiing ever has an in build immobilizer, if you forgett the code, no problem just take the car battary for 10 seconds off and the code resets itself to 0000 Great.....

    Karim AkorsKarim AkorsPřed 2 měsíci
  • They're not value for money and because of the prices you could never actually use one as a daily driver with all the idiots crashing out there on the roads today so will never feel like the 1980s yuppie era ever again sadly. Hell I wouldn't even use my 325i as a daily driver now for the same reasons, a shame because an E30 is more than capable of handling the 150 or so miles a year I need to drive :)

    madcommodoremadcommodorePřed 2 měsíci
  • How many people looked up how to spell hyperbole. I didn’t 😅

    Marlon MackMarlon MackPřed 2 měsíci
  • 8:25 The US Manual is not very precious or you missed the part where it shows for what those 4 Buttons are really for :) If you push "Code" you can lock the Ignition from the Car with a 4 Digit Code :) (but be carefull, you can easily look your self out) The Car will not start until the code is ok, if you try to start the car 3 times without the right code, the Car will execute a 30 sec Alert (Horn etc) Lock Manual (my first 325i got the same big BC2, and i always use it) 1) Shut down the engine. 2) Turn the Key to Position 1 in the Key lock. 3) Press Code 4) Now use the 4 Buttons to set the code. Just 4 Numbers ! You dont have to push a enter button or something like that. 5) If you want to abort, start the engine ! otherwhise Turn the Key to Position 0 6) Now the immobilizer is active. Take out the Key Unlock Manual 1) Insert your Key 2) Turn the Key to Position 1 or 2 3) Insert the Code 4) Start the Engine or press "Set-Res"

    REALSlutHunterREALSlutHunterPřed 2 měsíci
  • This and the M6 of the same era were stunning cars.

    Adam Ball The Southend GuyAdam Ball The Southend GuyPřed 2 měsíci
  • Awesome cars! PS. missed a cool feature on the onboard computer. (CODE), pass code enabled immobilizer. Once enabled need pass code to start car. We in SA never received the M3, BMW SA instead made their own version called the 333i, Basically e30 2 door with 3.3/3.5 M30 Engines .

    Riaan SmitRiaan SmitPřed 2 měsíci
  • "No matter how much power you put in, big car is a big car". -Doug, 2020

    Govinda KesumaGovinda KesumaPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug sure has a lot of favorite BMWs

    Bob HansBob HansPřed 2 měsíci
  • 3.71 mln of subscribers and doug still don't understand that he has to enter the backseat on the right side

    LanciarulesLanciarulesPřed 2 měsíci
  • We call this Gusheshe in SA 🇿🇦

    Sebolelo KhanyelaSebolelo KhanyelaPřed 2 měsíci
  • Seriously under-rated in this video..

    Andreas D'GreekAndreas D'GreekPřed 2 měsíci
  • The check blinks on the cluster until you hit the brakes and it can test those lights. The other reason it would blink is because you already have a red dot lit up on the overhead check panel. EDIT: ALSO The little numbered buttons on the bottom of the OBC are also used to enter a code every-time you shut the car off. It's a security feature that cuts fuel to the motor until you enter the last code punched in. great feature on an 80's car.

    Andreas D'GreekAndreas D'GreekPřed 2 měsíci
  • Ok Doug, if I can drive this car, I will let you on the passenger seat. @13:18 😂

    Johnson LongJohnson LongPřed 2 měsíci
  • Another quirk, or more like a fail, is the rubber alternator bushings! What were they thinking!? My alternator was tilting so bad I thought the belt would fly off. I put in these red polyurethane bushings which helped but the alternator still sat at an angle. 😄

    esteve72esteve72Před 2 měsíci
  • The early porsche 911 and 912 cars were very similar in not being fully refined.. but were just pure fun and a great driving experience. Thanks for articulating that so well.

    CAYMAN987CAYMAN987Před 2 měsíci
  • What is up with the red paint shades on the left side near the door ? Maaco genuine repaint ?

    CAYMAN987CAYMAN987Před 2 měsíci
  • I have an E36 in rough shape that I still love. Would kill for a M3 E30 or E36

    CAYMAN987CAYMAN987Před 2 měsíci
  • „I love turning on the turn signals“ is something no one else ever said in a BMW

    Simeon BellSimeon BellPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug will love the new GR Yaris

    Simeon BellSimeon BellPřed 2 měsíci
  • "Here’s Why the BMW M3 E30 Is My All-Time Favorite BMW" frank ocean "nostalgia ultra" album cover.

    Adam CiurusAdam CiurusPřed 2 měsíci
  • This is the Channel Orange car... Right? The Frank Ocean cover album?

    Matteus Oliver IrvingMatteus Oliver IrvingPřed 2 měsíci
  • This is my dream car

  • You need to review the bmw e36!!

    Kalle AnkaKalle AnkaPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug the kind of guy to borrow your car, bash it, and make you film it!

    Frank MatthewsFrank MatthewsPřed 2 měsíci
  • Growing up the dope boys had these cars!

    Frank MatthewsFrank MatthewsPřed 2 měsíci
  • My dream car. And hoping to be my first car.

    Sergej NadaždinSergej NadaždinPřed 2 měsíci
    • I know a guy that has found an abandoned one near me, he doesn't want it but he is keeping it for me.

      Sergej NadaždinSergej NadaždinPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug, as a car guy and a fan of your I have to make a point. The thumbnail on CSworld looked like a 89 Mustang GT in passing. Tell me you don't se it.

    Bill CasaleBill CasalePřed 2 měsíci
  • When Doug was on a date in high school, he says to the girl: "First, I'm going to kiss you. After that, I'll check out your quirks and features. Then, I'm going to give you a Doug-score."

    M C TaylorM C TaylorPřed 2 měsíci
    • Don’t forget the test drive. R/cursed comments

      Ferret ManFerret ManPřed měsícem
  • 1:55 thats as much as My Toyota GT86 in points of weight and still 20 hp less but okay lol

    Admiral General AladeenAdmiral General AladeenPřed 3 měsíci
  • 1:15 . you are welcome.

    Admiral General AladeenAdmiral General AladeenPřed 3 měsíci
  • *Doug the type of guy to turn on the turn signal to feel the lever.*

    Keith FlaggKeith FlaggPřed 3 měsíci
  • I make fun of Doug all the time but dang it he has great taste in cars. This is probably the greatest BMW of all time.

    mugensamuraimugensamuraiPřed 3 měsíci
  • I’m only a little surprised he said this, after all, the E30 is The Godfather of modern automotive handling. The ride & handling of Every car made since is compared to the E30 either directly or indirectly. Not to mention the A+ materials & build quality. But it is a great day for the E30 to have a respected, big-shot automotive reviewer say this. At least it makes me Just a teeny little more proud to be an E30 owner!

    E30-updateE30-updatePřed 3 měsíci
  • Dude, the back side window is designed for the driver, who wants to go lowered driver windows and want less airflow resistence while driving 14:20

    Laszlo SzucsLaszlo SzucsPřed 3 měsíci