The Details

BMW E36 328i Sport




  • Mileage: 52,650
  • Year: 1998
  • MOT Expiry: December 2023
  • Exterior Colour: Arctic Silver Metallic
  • Interior Colour: Black Leather
  • Top speed: 144
  • 0-60mph: 7.8
  • BHP: 193
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Switchable Automatic
  • Engine Capacity: 2793cc
  • Engine Configuration: Straight 6

Model History

The E36 3-Series was sold from 1991 to 1999. It was the successor to the E30 and was replaced by the E46 3-Series in 1998. This third generation of 3-Series was a very popular one. Its new design featured improved aerodynamics and featured the “Z-axle” multilink rear suspension, which had been proven in the Z1.

Although larger and heavier than the E30 – due to more active safety features being fitted – The E36 boasted a perfect 50:50 weight distribution; this was achieved by relocating the engine further back.

The 328i Sport was released in 1996. The two-door rear-wheel drive coupé was fitted with BMW’s sublime M52 2.8-litre straight-six engine. Like the M3, the Sport was developed in conjunction with BMW's high performance M Division. It boasted aerodynamic M body styling, M-tuned sports suspension, 17-inch BBS rims, twin exhaust tailpipes, and sports seats.


Arctic Silver Metallic paintwork, Black leather upholstery, 17-inch two-piece BBS M alloy wheels, 5-speed switchable automatic transmission, Aerodynamic M body-kit including front and rear lower spoilers and side skirts, M Technic rear spoiler with integrated brake light, Sports suspension, Sports seats, M leather steering wheel with airbag, Lux Pack: Automatic air conditioning, Front central arm rest, Heated driver’s door lock and mirrors, On-board computer; Electric tilt and slide sunroof, Electric windows, Polished Burr Walnut trim, Anthracite headlining, BMW cassette radio, CD changer, Black-chrome exhaust tips, Front fog lamps, White indicator lenses, Complete BMW toolkit, BMW first aid kit and warning triangle, Tailored floor mats, BMW torch, Spare keys, Original sales brochure, Original bill of sale.


This low mileage 328i Sport presents immaculately in gleaming Arctic Silver Metallic, a rarely specified colour with a subtle ice blue tint depending on the light. This one has clearly been cherished by each of its keepers as every aspect of the car is exceptional – in fact it’s hard to believe it’s actually 25 years old! The paintwork retains a deep and even shine with no scratches, dents, or off-colour panels. At the front end there are almost no stone chips to report and the lights are crystal-clear. Even finer details such as the window rubbers, door seals, rubbing strips, and badges appear as-new throughout. Undoubtedly one of the cleanest E36s we’ve seen here at 4 Star, looking every bit the low mileage of just 52k.



Opening the door you’re presented with a time-warp ‘90s interior boasting full leather upholstery and automatic air con. Sitting inside, the deeply bolstered sports seats still feel textured and soft, the leather remaining in excellent condition with no damage or wear to speak of. Other commonly worn items such as the steering wheel and armrest also show few signs of use. The cabin is lifted further with glossy burr walnut trim, again all pristine and free from any lacquer damage. All the switchgear remains feeling solid to operate and everything works as it should. In the footwells you’ll find tailored BMW overmats, and in the rear the seats look brand new. The boot area is equally clean with no marks or stains on the carpet; the BMW toolkit is 100% complete and even the BMW first aid kit is still unopened in its original packaging.


A real treat for the enthusiast, the engine bay is exceptionally clean and with absolutely no signs of any damage, corrosion, or previous poor repair. The plastic components look remarkably fresh and the only upgrade over standard is a K&N performance induction kit; the original air box is included with the car and could easily be re-fitted should the new keeper wish. The wonderful 2.8-litre M52 straight-six has been well maintained throughout its life and was most recently serviced at BMW in April 2021 at 50,527 miles.


The 328i Sport’s stunning two-piece rims look incredible. Previously refurbished at great expense they are entirely kerb-free, and even the centre badges look new. They are wrapped in a matching set of Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres, all with at least 5mm of tread left. The brakes have also been checked and remain in fine operational condition.

History File

This magnificent example was first registered in March 1998. The accompanying History File comprises the original document wallet with all owners manuals, a raft of invoices including the original bill of sale, old MOT certificates, a fresh HPI check, an original sales brochure and price list, multiple spare keys, and the service book that’s stamped at the following mileages: 9,884 – 19,516 – 30,229 – 38,156 – 47,516 – 49,800 – and most recently at 50,527 miles.

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