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BMW 318i

  • E30 with orig M40 engine
  • rust free
  • fresh TÜV

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The 1987 BMW 318i. You see, there are cars, and then there are BMWs. And this one, the 318i, is the sort of car that makes you realize why people still put up with the autobahns of yore, the strudel, and the occasional bout of lederhosen. It’s a quintessentially 80s machine, dripping in that distinct German engineering ethos of the time.

First, let’s talk about the engine. Under the bonnet, you get a 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. Now, 103 horsepower might not sound like much. In fact, it sounds like something you’d expect from a hairdryer. But, let’s be fair. This was 1987, and back then, 103 horses galloping together was enough to cause a stir, especially when paired with BMW’s masterful engineering.

The power is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. This is the classic BMW setup: rear-wheel drive, manual transmission. It’s what purists dream of. And it’s all beautifully balanced, giving you the kind of drive that makes you think, “Yes, this is what life is all about.” It’s the kind of car that whispers sweet nothings to your inner petrolhead as you navigate twisty roads.

Performance? Well, let’s manage our expectations here. The 0-60 mph time is 10.6 seconds. That’s not exactly blistering. A modern diesel hatchback would leave it for dead at the lights. But speed isn’t everything. Top speed is 116 mph, which in those days, was enough to make you feel like Michael Schumacher, especially on an unrestricted autobahn.

Handling is where the 318i shines. The steering is precise, and there’s an agility to its movements that makes you forget about the lack of brute force. It’s a car that communicates with you, giving you feedback through the seat of your pants and the tips of your fingers. It’s pure driving pleasure, and that’s the real charm of this Bimmer.

Dimensions-wise, it’s compact by today’s standards: 4325 mm in length and 1645 mm

in width. But this just means it’s perfect for those tight European streets. It weighs in at a svelte 1010 kg, which is lighter than most modern compacts. This lack of weight contributes to its nimbleness and surprisingly good fuel economy – 7.8 liters per 100 km. That’s about 30 mpg in US terms, which is commendable for a car of its age.

Inside, the cabin is a lesson in German functionalism. It’s not luxurious by any means, but everything is where it should be, and it all works with a satisfying click. There’s a spartan charm to it, a reminder of a time when cars were about driving rather than being rolling tech gadgets.

In conclusion, the 1987 BMW 318i is a car that embodies what made BMW the ultimate driving machine. It’s not about raw power or outright speed. It’s about balance, precision, and the joy of driving. It’s a car for those who appreciate the journey as much as the destination. So, if you ever find one, cherish it. Because they don’t make them like this anymore.

Introducing a rare and exceptional find: an unrestored 1987 BMW 318i E30 VFL, equipped with the M40 engine and free of a catalytic converter, now graced with a classic car license plate. This gem is a testament to the golden era of BMW engineering and design, preserved meticulously for the discerning enthusiast.

Single Owner – Pristine Condition

This car comes from a single owner who has cherished it dearly. After a staggering 20 years of being stored in a dry environment, it has been revitalized and repainted, emerging rust-free and immaculate. It is a beautiful testament to timeless design and engineering, awaiting its next chapter on the open road.

Features and Equipment:

  • BMW Sound System: Enjoy the classic tunes through an original BMW sound system, delivering that nostalgic audio experience with clarity and precision.
  • M Rear View Mirror with Lamps: Adding a touch of sportiness and practicality, the M rear view mirror with integrated lamps enhances both style and functionality.
  • Large Board Computer: Stay informed with the large board computer, a feature that was ahead of its time, providing essential driving information at a glance.
  • Sun Blind: Comfort and convenience are ensured with the built-in sun blind, perfect for those sunny drives.
  • BBS 15-Inch Cross Spokes: This 318i sits elegantly on BBS 15-inch cross-spoke wheels, a hallmark of classic BMW styling that adds to its timeless appeal.
  • M Technology Steering Wheel: Experience precise handling with the M technology steering wheel, offering a tactile and responsive driving experience.
  • Sunroof: Embrace the joy of open-air driving with the sunroof, a feature that enhances the car’s classic charm.

This BMW 318i E30 VFL is more than just a car; it’s a piece of automotive history. Its rare, unrestored condition, combined with careful preservation and tasteful upgrades, makes it a unique find for any BMW enthusiast or classic car collector. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this beautifully preserved icon of motoring excellence.

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Contact: Michael Gross

Phone: +49 176 624 33453







318i E30




Bavaria / Germany

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Highest bidder was: Wrenchdevil

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Wrenchdevil 13. June 2024 13:25 5.900,00
13erschlussel 6. June 2024 08:06 4.700,00
Auction started 4. June 2024 20:00

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