This book is your ticket to a world of fun, excitement, exploration and satisfaction: the world of the iconic BMW E30 3 series. Starting with a model history, showing how the E30 came into being and how it developed over its long life span, this book introduces the key features of the E30. Containing a detailed set of model guides to explain the differences and features unique to each version, and an assessment of how useful and effective these are, the book's 'How to' sections help you identify problem areas, and a wealth of useful data and comparison charts help you choose which models are right for you. Details of maintenance essentials, and a guide to ownership explaining the relative difficulty or ease of the tasks needed to keep these classic cars in good order, are followed by details specifications, and a list of useful contacts in the BMW community - from clubs to specialists dealers. Written by a qualified engineer, and a racer with many years of practical experience, the clear text and straightforward manner, supported with detailed photographs means that this book is just like having a real marque expert at your side.