BMW E30 Perfection Is Here And The Internet Is Done For The Day

This heavily modified E30 M3 from Bulgarian wizards Vilner hits the jackpot for style, muscularity, grace, aggression, colour and purpose
BMW E30 Perfection Is Here And The Internet Is Done For The Day

You’re looking at a 1990 BMW M3 modified by Bulgarian aftermarket specialists Vilner, and we might need to have a little sit down.

Gosh, it looks good in that red. Stunningly good, in fact. The deep cherry Imola Red II shade, slightly darker than the more common red option, accents a fairly unmolested body – the front bumper in these pics is aftermarket but has since been replaced with one from an M3 Evo. The E30 M3’s body never needed a scrap of alteration anyway.

BMW E30 Perfection Is Here And The Internet Is Done For The Day

The flat-topped wheel arches are still as fresh and exciting as they were three decades ago, the boot spoiler is pure German car pornography and the front-hinged bonnet hides an immaculate engine bay containing the 3.2-litre straight-six from an E36 M3. Naturally it’s tuned, so the car is good for 317bhp and 258lb ft and it’ll rev to 9000rpm. Someone fetch us cushions!

Weighing just 1200kg, maintaining rear-wheel drive and a five-speed manual gearbox, and with that kind of power, this hybrid M3 should be a total riot both on the road and the track.

BMW E30 Perfection Is Here And The Internet Is Done For The Day

The inside is no less breathtaking. Vilner has cut a stunning checked cloth for the Sparco bucket seats, door cards, glove box lid, parcel shelf, head lining, sun visors and gear lever gaiter. Some of it is even quilted. It’s deeply, deeply lovely throughout, and apparently doesn’t get too hot in summer.

BMW E30 Perfection Is Here And The Internet Is Done For The Day

Wheel duties are filled by a set of lightweight 18-inch BBS Rks attached to KW coilovers. The headlights are from Hella and come slightly tinted and with retro wipers. Speaking about the unfathomably beautiful end result, company boss Atanas Vilner said:

“The philosophy here was the same one followed by Singer Vehicle Design - ‘Everything is important’. From the materials used, through their configuration and the final finish.”

BMW E30 Perfection Is Here And The Internet Is Done For The Day

We approve and applaud, Mr Vilner. Can we have a go, please?


Robert Gracie

Its elegant and so well balanced with the amount of mods done to it, but also to have that classic look to it as well

12/11/2018 - 15:44 |
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12/11/2018 - 15:44 |
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Matt Kimberley

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Anything else after this will be a downgrade, let’s be honest.

12/11/2018 - 15:50 |
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This is art!

12/11/2018 - 15:47 |
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Having owned an E30, this is fabulous - positively 🤤

12/11/2018 - 15:49 |
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Love this! Just not so sure on the wheels tho . . .

12/11/2018 - 16:24 |
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Freddie Skeates

Unpopular opinion, but can I just have one with a reworked S14B23 or 25?

12/11/2018 - 16:30 |
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They’re trying to follow the philosophy of Singer with Porsche, so if your rich enough, you could probably put anything in, from the S14 to the E60 M5’s V10, if it’ll fit.

12/11/2018 - 19:07 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

Holy shit. I’m so glad that so many companies are doing these restomods. What a time to be alive

12/11/2018 - 16:33 |
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I wanna see a Volvo 240 with a modern Volvo interior.

12/11/2018 - 17:00 |
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Not usually a fan of bucket seats but that gud.

12/11/2018 - 16:58 |
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Best BMW engine in the best chassis. But wheres the cracked dash?

12/11/2018 - 17:49 |
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In reply to by Itsuki

But they used the us version of it. The euro ones came with 320bhp out of the box, instead of 240.

12/12/2018 - 08:00 |
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The best looking car in the world

How much does it cost?Not that I can afford it or anything just curious.

12/11/2018 - 17:57 |
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