This BMW M3 features MOMO Heritage 6 wheels sized 18×8.5  in the front and 18×10 in the rear with a Metallic Silver finish

For those that grew up in the ’90s, the BMW E36 M3 was one of the most popular sports cars. Simply put, it brought impressive performance levels and great driving dynamics, all in a vehicle that provided all the usual luxury amenities and daily use. However, for owners in the U.S, the version of the M3 they’ve received was a de-tuned vehicle that featured less horsepower and torque compared to its European counterparts. The U.S. version of the car used the S50B30US engine with an output of 240 horsepower and 305 Nm (225 lb-ft). In turn, the vehicle was able to do the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) sprint in about six seconds. On the other hand, the European E36 M3 relies on a straight-six S50 engine that produced 210 kW (282 hp) and could sprint from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 5.5 seconds – a whole 0.5 seconds quicker than the version we received here. Furthermore, the Euro-spec model also different suspension setup, providing somewhat better driving dynamics as well.

However, BMW took note, and with 1996 MY of the E36 M3, they’ve rectified this rather teething issue. The M3’s engine displacement was bumped up to 3.2 liters. While it still produced just 240 horsepower, the torque was increased to 240 lb-ft (320 Nm) – the same as with the S52B32US engine used in the early M Roadster and the M Coupe. In turn, the vehicle had a bit more oomph to go with its looks, providing U.S owners with a treat of what European ones were used to from the get-go. And while it never became the instant classic as its predecessor – the BMW E30 M3 – the E36 still has a special place in the heart of many BMW fans out there.

And this particular Techno Violet Purple BMW E36 M3 of the same kind we have here definitely ticks all the nostalgia boxes. While the contemporary MOMO RF-Series product lineup is the most popular offering among our product line, the MOMO Heritage 6 wheels definitely have their devoted fan base.

Purple BMW E36 M3 - MOMO Heritage 6 Wheels in Silver

Bringing MOMO’s past into the present, the MOMO Heritage 6 wheels feature a modernized classic six-spoke design, reminiscent of MOMO’s first light-alloy wheels that revolutionized the industry back in the 1970s. Today’s MOMO six-spoke wheel is made using revolutionary rotary forged flow forming technology, a manufacturing process that makes our wheels both light and strong. The wheels are made through a unique combination of heat, pressure, and rotation, allowing the dual-way flow forming process to create a rim area with similar strength and impact ratings to forged wheels with a 15% weight reduction over alloy wheels. The MOMO Heritage 6 wheels are available in 17″ and 18″ diameters.  In addition to that, these wheels are custom made to order. This means our customers can choose any five-lug bolt pattern, almost any custom offset, backspace, and any of nine available MOMO custom color options.

For this Techno Violet Purple BMW E36 M3, we’ve machined a set of MOMO Heritage 6 wheels in 18×8.5 sizes in the front and 18×10 in the rear. In addition, these MOMO Heritage 6 wheels feature a Metallic Silver finish. Finally, the brand’s synonymous yellow lettering and a clean center cap logo give the wheels setup the perfect final touch. The wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires. These are sized 225/40/18 in the front and 245/35/18 in the rear. A perfect wheel and tire package offering impressive looks and performance.

You can take a closer look at this Techno Violet Purple BMW E36 M3 with MOMO Heritage 6 wheels in the media gallery right below.