In 1985 a factory convertible entered the E30 model range. However, the Baur version remained on sale alongside the factory convertible. At Frankfurt in September 1987, BMW introduced a major update to the E30, and changes to the lineup were the addition of the Touring and removal of the 325e model. The M10 4-cylinder engine was replaced by the M40. External styling and mechanical were made, including updating of the engine range.
Hartge was a third party car tuning company specializing in BMW, MINI, Juno, and Range Rover cars. Founded in 1971 in Merzig, Germany, the company moved to its current location in Beckingen in 1974. The company is known for putting larger, more powerful factory BMW engines in smaller cars, such as engines from the 5 Series into the smaller 3 Series. In 1985 Hartge was granted manufacturer’s status in Germany
This one owner Hartge Package 325i is fitted with a number of upgrades such as a performance exhaust, valve covers, manifolds, an aero package to the bodywork. Power is now 215bhp, up from the standard 170bhp. This well looked after car has had just one owner and has covered only 80,000 kms with full history. A great rare car and a real alternative to an M3.