Just a couple of words, in fact the model itself is nothing special. Yes, namely ugly but, as the saying goes, on the fact! Initially, bmw 3 series 316i e36 was intended for the budget segment of the market.
BMW M43 was produced from 1991 to 2002. Engine displacement ranges from 1.6 to 2.0 L. It is an usual straight-4 SOHC piston engine. E36 M43 has dual-path intake manifold unlike its predecessor M40.
Here is a complete list of BMW models E36. Different body shapes, different volumes and types of motors are encoded in the marking of the model. Means 318i engine capacity = 1800cc, petrol, for example. 325tds means 2500cc, turbo diesel, etc.
Initially bmw 3 series is positioned as the most accessible for the mass production model with a sporty character.