By the time the E36 3-series BMW was introduced in 1990 the name was widely respected, the E21 having arrived in 1975 and the E30 in 1983. This improved version also had a greater range of models. In addition to the four-door saloons with a wide range of engines there were estate and convertible derivatives together with a two-door CoupT and the Compact. This book of contemporary articles includes road and comparison tests, driving impressions, model introductions, buying used and specification data. Models covered are: 316i, 318i,320i, 325i, 325iSE, 318is CoupT, 318is, 325is, Alpina B2.5, Alpina B6, M3, 320i Vanos, 325i conv., 316i Compact, 318Ti Compact, 318 tds SE., 328i Touring, M3 Lightweight, 328i, M3 Evo., 318Ti Club Sport, 318 tds, 328i Sport, 323i SE325i Auto., 325 tds Touring.