The BMW M3 Sport Evolution (Evo III) is a 600 example limited-production E30 M3 model with its entire production taking place between December 1989 and March 1990. It received a 2.5 litre version of the S14 engine, as well as a slightly reworked body and chassis. Red bumper stripes were applied to further distinguish it from other models.
The M3 (E30) was originally intended as a limited homologation model for the historic Group A racing class, as it received extensive performance upgrades such as heavily revised body work. It soon became a standard production model sports car between 1986 and 1991 by BMW's motorsport division after becoming highly sought-after.
The model spawned a series of 'Evolution' homologation models to meet new racing regulations, with the Sport Evolution designed as a homologation special for the 1990 DTM car.
It was succeeded by the BMW M3 (E36).
Need for Speed: World
The M3 Sport Evolution has a low weight, which allows it to gain several performance advantages. Braking is redundant in most corners, as the M3's steering has a good precision. Acceleration is slightly above average for Class B. Top speed is 188 mph (302 km/h).
It is one of the best Class B cars for racing due to its well-rounded performance. Unlike the Lotus Elise, it lacks a very direct steering although this is compensated by an extremely powerful nitrous boost. Players can successfully compete with mid-ranged Class A cars once they fit the car with Pro or Ultra series parts.
|The White style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 3000. It was made available on November 8th, 2011.
|The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 850,000, and was initially released on May 30th 2013.
|The Brezeln style is a holiday themed cars that costs 3300. It was released on September 18th, 2012 alongside the Oktoberfest event.
Shift 2: Unleashed
In Shift 2: Unleashed, the BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution appears as a Retro Road classed vehicle with a price tag of $24,700. It has a performance index rating of D 400, handling rating of 2.74, and a 60-0 mph braking time of 3.22 seconds.
The M3 Sport Evolution has an incredible handling and a fairly high top speed. It lacks power compared to cars with more displacement but is still capable of keeping up with them.
The car also appears in an European Retro Hot Lap event taking place in the Hockenheimring Short circuit.
Need for Speed: The Run
The M3 Sport Evolution in Need for Speed: The Run appears as a Tier 1 vehicle. It also appears as the Tier 4 "NFS Edition" and Tier 5 "Victory Signature Edition". Each of these vehicles are unlocked in different ways;
- Tier 1 (Stock) - Beat ten objectives in the Underground playlist.
- Tier 4 (NFS Edition) - Beat five group objectives.
- Tier 5 (Victory) - Signature Edition Booster Pack DLC required.
The stock variant cannot be used in The Run mode. Its handling is rated as Very Difficult, although the "NFS Edition" variant has a Normal rating and the "Victory Signature Edition" has a Challenging rating.
The Tier 1 variant is one of the fastest cars the players can choose. It is a powerful competitor in the fields of acceleration and top speed. The M3 is more controllable than its American rivals but is less effective in corners than other cars such as the Audi Quattro 20 V.
The "NFS Edition" shares the same top speed with the BMW M3 GTS and is a balanced and competitive Tier 4 car overall. It produces 454 bhp at 7,100 rpm and a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds. Top speed is 191 mph (307 km/h).
The "Victory Signature Edition" has a livery similar to that of the BMW M3 E30 DTM car. Its powertrain delivers 636 bhp at 7,000 rpm and uses 216 mph (348 km/h). The car does 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The Victory variant has sufficient performance statistics and is able to beat most Tier 5 cars. However, it feels lacking when put against cars with Supercar classification.
- The BMW M3 Sport Evolution in Need for Speed: World lacks its stock red stripes on the front and rear bumpers.
|BMW M3 & M4 (Model Range)|
|Sport Evolution (E30) • Evolution II (E30) • E36 • E46 • GTR Race (E46) • GTR Street (E46)|
E92 • GT2 (E92) • GTS (E92) • M4 (F82)