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The 1997 BMW M3 (E36) is a rear-wheel drive sports car that appears in every main entry of the Motorsport series since Forza Motorsport 2 as well as Forza Horizon 2 and Forza Horizon 3. It also appears in the E3 2017 announcement trailer for Forza Motorsport 7 with a Rocket Bunny body kit[1].

The E36 M3 is the second generation model of the M3 series and ran production from 1992 to 1999. Unlike its predecessor, the E30, the E36 catered to a larger demographic, as it was offered in sedan, coupé and convertible body styles. The E36 M3 entered the United States in 1995, although with significantly different specifications than in other markets. In 2000, the E36 was replaced by the E46.

SpecificationsEdit

The E36 M3 sports a 3.2 litre inline-six engine, codenamed S50B30, a heavily upgraded variant of the M50 engine from regular production models. The S50 was bored out to 3.2 litres and equipped with individual throttle plates, continuously variable valve timing (VANOS), lightweight pistons and other detail optimizations. The results are a power output of 321 hp and 350 lb/ft of torque.

Handling and ride performance were improved with reinforced front axle components and a multi-link suspension at the rear. The E36 M3 was also upgraded with four-wheel vented disc brakes. Similar to other BMW M models, it has a 50/50 weight distribution.[2]

Horizon EditionEdit

The Horizon Edition is a special variant with performance upgraded to class A and a drifting skill boost. It includes various conversion upgrades such as a V8 engine swap and a Liberty Walk body kit, although an S class upgrade preset is also available. It is obtainable as a Horizon Wheelspin reward.

StatisticsEdit

Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide Speed 6.6 
Handling 5.2 
Acceleration 5.2 
Launch 6.3 
Handling 5.1 
C 410
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 12,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Body Style: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 7.0 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 6.9 
Launch 7.2 
Braking 4.9 
B 468
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 10,000 CR
Top Speed: 175.7 mph  (282.7 km/h) Body Style: Sports Car
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.300 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 126. ft (38.4 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 345.5 ft (105.3 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.88 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.85 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 6.7 
Handling 4.4 
Acceleration 7.4 
Launch 8.1 
Braking 4.5 
C 464
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 30,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Body Family: Iconic Sports
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 6.7 
Handling 4.6 
Acceleration 7.3 
Braking 4.5 
 
? PI
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 30,000 CR
Top Speed: 173.8 mph  (279.6 km/h) Division: Modern Sport Legends
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.377 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.272 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 105.0 ft (32 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 278.4 ft (84.9 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.10 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.06 g
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 6.7 
Handling 6.1 
Acceleration 7.4 
Launch 7.6 
Braking 7.2 
B 675
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 10,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Championship: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.7 
Handling 6.1 
Acceleration 7.4 
Launch 7.7 
Braking 6.2 
B 654
Unlock: Win the Midnight Battle: 1997 BMW M3 event
Top Speed: 174.4 mph  (280.6 km/h) Championship: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 5.300 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.200 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 134.9 ft (41.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 325.3 ft (99.2 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.09 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 1.05 g
Icon Bodykit Invert Horizon Edition
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 6.7 
Handling 7.3 
Acceleration 7.5 
Launch 8.4 
Braking 8.3 
A 775
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 85,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data Championship: missing data
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Value: 85,000 CR HE Drift Skills Boost

ConversionsEdit

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide 4.0 L V8 (BMW M3 (E92))
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 2.8 L Twin Turbo I6
4.5 L V8
6.2 L V8
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Single Turbocharger

PerformanceEdit

The Horizon Edition with the S class upgrade preset combines strong handling attributes along with equally impressive straight-line performance. Being powered by a V8 engine and based on a balanced chassis, the Horizon Edition offers very forgiving drifting capabilities, making it suitable for beginners. It also keeps up well with other S class cars in terms of speed, as it is able to reach 231 mph (372 km/h) as top speed.

TriviaEdit

  • The E36 is fitted with clear turn signal housings in every title up to Forza Motorsport 4.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Forza Motorsport 7#Videos
  2. M Registry - FAQ E36 M3 3.2

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