The first thing that the team of the editorial team at ck-modelcars.de noticed at the delivery of the miniatures of the BMW M3 Lightweight coupe of the model series E36 from 1990 are the superbly crafted replicas of the 17-inch alloy wheels of the two-door model from Bavaria. However, it is true that Solido has perfectly matched the appearance and lines of the motorsport-enthusiastic audience beyond wheels and tires. Under the item numbers S1803903 and 421186800, models in scale 1:18 and painted in white are available that inspire; Incidentally provided with two opening doors and steerable front wheels! As well as a blue and red decor that M GmbH had just started with at the time. Solido also takes up this knowledge-rich detail and of course provides fans with an interior that is faithfully reproduced.
But there is something very special with the BMW M3 Lightweight. Originally, an export of the BMW M3 E36 to the USA was not planned. When a contrary decision was made regarding to this, the M3 was sold using an engine specially built for the US market, which was less elaborately constructed than the EU version. The special model BMW M3 GT with a displacement of 3.0 liters and 217 kW / 295 hp, built from December 1994 to June 1995, did not go to the USA either, but the special model M3 LTW (lightweight), limited to 116 pieces, was offered there; Equipped with the spoiler like the M3 GT had, but with significantly reduced interior equipment for the purpose of weight reduction: producing 179 kW / 243 hp. This vehicle was only available in white: The 225 kph fast role model of our miniatures!