1996 BMW E36 318iS
Arktissilber 309 M

Chassis no. WBACD71090AT01138

Reg no. PS-PG-54

55.520 km's

Manual gearbox

140 hp / 180 Nm 1895cc in-line 4 cylinder


  • Rare 318iS, the most powerful 4-cylinder BMW had on offer at the time with the 1.9L 140hp engine (instead of 1.8L)
  • 1 owner from new
  • Original Dutch, just 55k warranted km's from new
  • Specified in Arktissilber 309-M over a dark grey velours interior with 430 Edelholzausfuehrung
  • The M3 "light" variant, technically identical to the fabled "CLASS II" 318iS homologation variant, limited to 2500pcs
  • Lavishly equipped with a host of factory optional extra's
  • Accompanied by full service history, all documentation and booklets & all accessories
  • Freshly serviced in December 2023, including brand new tires, filters, fluids and more
  • An absolute mint example of the fabled E36 for the price of a 10 y/o Toyota Prius

The E36 318iS:
The 3rd iteration of the BMW 3-series came in the form of the E36 in 1990. Available with a whole host of engine variants (in-line fours as well as straight sixes), from 316i all the way to the M3. As ever, motorsport was deeply embedded into BMW's DNA and when regulations changed in the early 90's, BMW decided to use the saloon version of its E36 for a multitude of domestic touring car championships around the globe with the 318i and 320i. In order to homologate the 318i for racing, BMW launched a limited edition of 2500 units to customers dubbed 318iS CLASS II/4 (4 standing for 4-door) with the 140hp, 1.9L M44-B19 engine. It had the same power as the outgoing M42, but was more robust and had a larger displacement of 1895 cm³ as well as higher torque of 180 Nm.
From 1996 to 1998, BMW decided to offer this potent technical setup to its regular production palette, where it was slotted in between the 318i and the 320i and simply named 318iS. It was the waeapon of choice for those who thought a 318i was just a tatch too soft and did not want the heavier (and more thirsty) straight six of the 320i under the bonnet. The variant for the proper enthusiast and connoisseur.
This 318iS:
The car on offer here cannot be confused with any other. It is a 318iS in absolute "near new" condition, purchased directly from the 1st owner in December 2023, has covered a mere 55.520 km's from new and was subsequently prepared by us at no expenses spared. This BMW has been part of our private collection and used by our director as a personal car and is now ready for a new home. Specified in superb Arktissilber 309-M over a dark grey velours upholstery - this specimen is the epithome of BMW in their heyday. Delivered by BMW dealer of Geleen, (20 min from Maastricht) by Autobedrijf Gelca to its first owner Mr. Konings on the 23rd of October 1996. After 27 years of continuous ownership, Mr. Konings could sadly not drive anymore due to his age and after considerate deliberation, decided to reach out to us to become the second owner in December 2023. Today it still boasts 95% first paint (with the exception of the rear hatch, probably due to a small parking dent or similar) and presents absolutely rust-free and mint throughout. No sagging headliners (typical E36 problem) of any kind, and as close to "brand new" as an E36 can get. Mr. Konings wanted to treat himself with a brand new BMW once and for all back in 1996, and made sure that he got the right optional extra's.  Even the original Pioneer Radio is still present and fully functioning:
  • 240 Leather Steering Wheel / Lederlenkrad

  • 243 Airbag For Front Passenger / Airbag Fuer Beifahrer

  • 246 Steering Column Adjustment Mechanical / Lenksaeulenverstellung Mechanisch

  • 410 Window Lifts, Electric At Front / Fensterheber, Elektrisch Vorn

  • 438 Wood Trim / Edelholzausfuehrung

  • 473 Armrest, Front / Armauflage Vorn

  • 498 Headrests In Rear, Mechanic. Adjustable / Kopfstuetzen Im Fond

  • 510 Headlight Beam-throw Contr. F Low Beam / Leuchtweitenregulierung Abblendlicht

  • 534 Automatic Air Conditioning / Klimaautomatik

  • 540 Cruise Control / Geschwindigkeitsregelung

  • 556 Exterior Temperature Display / Aussentemperaturanzeige

  • 687 Radio Preparation / Radiovorbereitung

  • 863 Europe/dealer Directory / Service Kontakt-flyer Europa

  • 886 Dutch / On-board Documentation / Hollaendisch / Bordliteratur

Post purchase, we embarked on a thorough technical going-over in 12/2023:
  • Oil + filter

  • Air filter

  • Pollen filter

  • Gasoline filter

  • Clutch slave cylinder + hydraulic fluid flush

  • Brake fluid renewed + flushed

  • 4x Hankook Ventus tires fitted

Currently Dutch registered under a recent MOT (11/2023), it can be delivered with export documents if necessary and shipped worldwide to any BMW enthusiast. Unmolested E36's with such low mileages are hard to come by. For the price of a 10-year-old Toyota Prius, this is would be a great entry for someone to the world of collector cars without breaking the bank.
Do not miss this opportunity. 
Price: €11.500,-
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