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Old 05-10-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Euro spec features that US does not have?



Can we make a list of features and differences that you know of that eurospec e36 have that we don't?
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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Late reply but here goes (off the top of my head):

Floating rotors
Headlamp sprayer/washer
Rear headrests
M5 5 speed manual & clutch
286hp 3.0L
Glass Hella Headlamps

Subjectively, the Euro feels more serious with more heft and effort required for steering and shifting. The extra horsepower comes in at the top so although 0-100km is similar, above 100km/hr the Euro pulls away dramatically. This is based on my comparison to my wife's 98 M3 to my 94.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Rear sub frame is thicker metal and larger rear diff, cooling system is different, itb's, 6 spd trans

We are comparing m3's?

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Old 05-29-2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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Thanks Richie, it is early Sunday morning here on the Westcoast! The 6-speed came with the 3.2 Evo whereas the 5-speed came with the 3.0. Cheers!
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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Late reply but here goes (off the top of my head):

Floating rotors
Headlamp sprayer/washer FALSE
Rear headrests FALSE
M5 5 speed manual & clutch
286hp 3.0L
Glass Hella Headlamps.
^^Some of these are totally wrong.

Differences include:

Rear foglights
Ellipsoid Headlights (Bosch, ZKW, Hella)
Electronically Adjustable Headlights
Floating Rotors on M3's
S50B30 or S50S32
Bigger differential on M3
Larger exhaust on the M3
Rear windows electric on Coupes.

I'll add things as I remember haha
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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I have the headlamp washer/sprayer but not totally sure about the rear headrests which I also have too but have yet to see in the NA cars. I might be wrong on the headrests though. If so, then I stand corrected. Cheers!
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #7
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Ellipsoid Headlights (Bosch, ZKW, Hella)
Floating Rotors on M3's

I'm 99.9% sure Hella never made headlights for e36.
US cars did not have floating rotors, Canadian cars did have them.
Rear headrests became standard on 97+ cars.

Here is my addition to the list:

Rear window sunshade (manual only)
Lack of power windows on sedans.
Lack of AC
Rear drum brakes on 316i, 318i
SMG transmission on 3.2l M3
Oil temperature gauge instead of fuel economy gauge on M3s
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:55 PM   #8
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i want rear fog lights!!!

AND the powered rear windows
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #9
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:07 PM   #10
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Are rear headrests uncommon in north america? My '95 has them.
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My 98 has them too.
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I have the headlight washer/sprayer as well as the rear seat head rests in my 94, is that uncommon?
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Any way to hook up rear fog lights?
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the euro 99 also had the rear back up sensors, the difference between the two just isnt fair.
what does the rear fog look like or, is it in one of the brake lights?

has anyone added the electric motor and the crap needed to go from manual to electric rear windows on the coupe. its frustrating that na didnt get to actualy use those rear windows without pulling over to open them or having someone in the back,
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:59 PM   #15
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the euro 99 also had the rear back up sensors, the difference between the two just isnt fair.
what does the rear fog look like or, is it in one of the brake lights?

has anyone added the electric motor and the crap needed to go from manual to electric rear windows on the coupe. its frustrating that na didnt get to actualy use those rear windows without pulling over to open them or having someone in the back,
Im working on one, i took them off a dodge caravan i seen in the scrap yard, imma try and mount it on... im probably going to use a 4 door centre console (where a shift knob is) and use the last 2 switches to open and close the vents

There is a guy on bf.c that has done it using parts from a dodge caravan.... i hope it will work!!


As for the rear fog lights... i gave up on that, cuz it looks ugly on e36 IMO.
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