Originally Posted by AllydNYC
Help me understand the M3's history... I thought the e30 M3 was made because in order to be in rallys the car needed to be a production car as opposed to what the host said "BMW only made the M3 because of the 190E". Maybe I'm getting this confused with the M1.
yes you got confused...
Mercedes was the first one in that "rally" race.
the 190E 2.3-16V was made in order to be in rallys...
And seeing the success,
BMW followed Merc with the e30 M3, which also needed to comply to the rally rule of having a production car