Films: There Are No Substitutes for a BMW E30 M3

There Are No Substitutes for a BMW E30 M3

There are no substitutes for an E30 M3, and for Gabor Mester, no ordinary M3 would cut it. Gabor had his heart set on the specific M3 that started him down the path of BMW: a car that belonged to the parents of a childhood friend. Walking through his friend’s garage one day and spotting this M3 instantly turned teenage Gabor into a car guy, who from that day forward took every possible opportunity to see and even wash the car. The dream of owning those ’80s flares, boxy lines, and a screaming S14 came true after many years (and a bit of convincing) when the car was ready to be handed to the next generation of E30 appreciators. Now Gabor’s E30 M3 love affair has been raging for seven years with no signs of stopping.

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Leucea Alexandru
Leucea Alexandru
3 years 5 months ago

The car looks fantastic. The engine note is pure music. Congrats!

Nickc
Nickc
3 years 5 months ago

Great video! The engine and exhaust note is fantastic…

Brooks Wade
Brooks Wade
3 years 5 months ago

Seriously?! You guys really suck! After the e30 article yesterday I spent all night looking at them. I finally convinced my self, while laying awake in bed till way too late, that I really didn’t have room for one in my life even though I found one that is the perfect match to my E28 M5. Then you post this video and I’m back to square 1! Now if I can just get my RS6 sold relatively soon then I’ll be buying one…anyone need a 525hp AWD German sedan?

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
3 years 5 months ago

Great video as usual, agree with some of the other comments about the noise, how do you position the microphone’s to pick up the engine sound so well (or is that a trade secret 🙂 )

Also curious is this a standard E30 M3 or one of the many derivatives?

Josh Clason
Josh Clason
3 years 5 months ago

It is a standard E30 M3. No trade secrets, there is a mic by the intake and one run by the exhaust. To be honest, there wasn’t much of a point of putting a mic by the exhaust as the E30 M3 is all intake noise.

Stephen Fitzgerald
Stephen Fitzgerald
3 years 5 months ago

Is that exhaust tweaked? It sounds amazing. Great video.

matthew wiseman
matthew wiseman
3 years 5 months ago

Where did you guys shoot this ?

Giannis
Giannis
3 years 5 months ago

That engine note is just perfect. Another great video guys!

Florijn Steenhuisen
Florijn Steenhuisen
3 years 5 months ago

My compliments dear Petrolicious Productions! The speed of this beautiful M3 was conveyed as rarely shown on video. Was it sped up a notch? Regardless of the answer this the crème de la crème of automotive storytelling and I think either this blog or your personal careers can go nowhere but forwards. Hopefully there will be some curves, corners and cameras involved, so all can keep enjoying it.

Josh Clason
Josh Clason
3 years 5 months ago

None of the footage was sped up.

Matt Smart
Matt Smart
3 years 5 months ago

Another great story, fantastic that the guy was able to buy the car with a little bit of persuasion from the original owners wife.

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