BMW ///M3 Evo optional extras download

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  1. 22 Dec 2009 at 1:55 PM #1
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    Figured this thread needed an update and for those of you interested in OEM optional extra’s here is an extract from a M3 brochure from 1997. This is clearly of no interest to the track car owners as most of what you do starts with ripping out these items to save weight. Still each to their own…:)

    The option list comprised the following:

    • Automatic air conditioning including micro filter
    • Automatic air recirculation (AAR)
    • Cruise control
    • Electrically heated front seats
    • Hard top in body colour
    • Headlight washer system
    • Hifi loudspeaker system
    • Metallic paintwork- (std on convertible)
    • Microfilter
    • Park distance control –rear
    • Rear spoiler- M design –( coupe and saloon only)
    • Electric adjustment front seats
    • Ski bag –(saloon and convertible only)
    • Electric sliding roof–( coupe and saloon only)
    • Rear window blind –manual- (coupe and saloon only)
    • Full buffalo leather -(coupe and saloon only)
    • Full nappa leather
    • Natural grain nappa leather- (std on coupe)
    • Rear vent window - electric adjustment –(coupe only)
    • M style double spoke alloy wheels (std on convertible)
    • Windscreen with green band
    • Wood trim in burr Walnut- high gloss- (std on saloon)
    • Front arm rest

    So that is the official listing. Some of these were more common than others and as time went on and towards the end of the production run in 1999 more of these items tended to get included on the car to shift them. I do not have any price lists but some of my own comments are as follows:

    -Vader seats were officially available as standard on the coupe only although I think they look very good on the convertible if you want to fit them as I have.
    - Arm rest is a nice to have and was very cheap to add
    - Aircon is a given on a car of this quality
    - Cruise control is probably more useful now in an era of average speed cameras
    - Heated seats are useful if you drive in the cooler 6 months of the year
    - electrically adjusted seats – you like them or you don’t but more useful if you have many different passengers
    - The hardtop looks very good compared with the soft top for those who want the flexibility of the roof on or off- it also provides a more civilised environment for the convertible owner
    -Parking sensors are always handy when in tighter spots
    -Headlamp washers- only useful in poor weather or for the regular winter driver but you do get a 5 litre water bottle
    -Ski bag – perfect for shifting fence posts but a limited market existed for these and many use the space for a large sub-woofer instead
    -Electric sun roof – tend to be very much a marmite choice for many
    -Manual rear window blind- why would you here in the UK?
    -Windscreen with green band- most vehicles had them
    -Burr walnut inserts on dashboard etc– breaks up the plastic interior somewhat but others say the look is too old fashioned

    I will try and post up some pictures of some of these and if anyone has an Evo options price list that would be useful to have on this thread.
     
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    I have tons of E36 brochures. There are so many options, you will laugh at every advert yelling "FULL OPTIONS".

    Luckely the M3 I found was heavily loaded with the stuff you don't really want to retrofit and what was missing, was on my 328i on which I retrofitted about every single option possible (electric/electronic) which was all transfered over to the M3.

    Just for the record, heated or non-heated seats, these weight the same. The heater elements weigh next to nothing.

    I even find the eletric seats not that much heavier. The manual seats are already heavy beasts.

    Eletric seats are a bit of a dilemma. Much more that can break down, but the stepless adjustment is a big pro.
     
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    Love to see the weight difference in a proper fully speced m3 like ours MP and a basic spec m3
     
  8. 11 Nov 2014 at 12:08 PM #8
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    It must be significant as there seems to be 2 specs of springs depending on the options fitted (green dot and pink dot)
     
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    Don't quote me but I think that's to do with The difference in weight on a coupe and convertible
     
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    It'd be interesting to know yes. But everything has to be stock to do a good comparison. Even heavy vs light wheels could tip the scale over.

    Verts are very heavy though. I would not have suspected the bigger sills and stuff would add that more since the complete roof is taken off.

    The frame + canvas can't weigh that much. But numbers tell otherwise.
     
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    What about all the hood motors, rollover protection, reinforced windscreen pillars, cross brace etc. It must all add up.
     
  12. 4 Dec 2014 at 3:09 PM #12
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    Yes, but these are all a few kilo's. I know many few kilo's will add up in t he end but still.

    Unless the pillars are 50kg heavier per side. I have no idea how and how much they are reinforced.
     
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    Agreed. It would be interesting to know the weight difference between the bare bodyshell of each body shape.
     
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    Good one. That is listed in the ETK, the bare body shell.

    Vert :331 kg
    Coupe: 329kg. And 327kg with sunroof

    Intersting. Nearly the same. So I guess since the vert doesn't have the whole roof, all that weight is in the thicker lower sills and windshield frame.
     
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    The hard top should just drop in to the fitting points which occasionally needs to be slightly adjusted to get a good fit on the front seal..

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    make sure the lights work and the roof lining is not loose

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    Front headlamp washers which pop out under pressure when the jets work...

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    Rear parking sensors embedded in the bumper rubbing strips...

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    Wood inserts on the dash..not for everyone..

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    Mud flaps .. personal choice really but are quite rare

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    Electric seats do help to get the perfect driving position...

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    Arm rest...

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    Front Vaders ...

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    Just to add to your heated seat comment. They don't weight anymore then a non heated seat

    It just a small fabric mat with a wire that runs through it and the small loom needed to power it
     
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    Agreed - corrected
     

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