Make
BMW
Model
BMW 3 Series (E36)
Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Chassis No
E36/A 033 92
Built By
BMW Motorsport
Date Built
1992
Current Status
Rebuild
History
The first of the E36s built for Schnitzer for the 1993 season. As Schnitzer were busy running the E30s in 1992, Valier Motorsport were enlisted by BMW to help with the development and build of the car, with the car first running in Feb 1993.

The interior of the car had been painted red, as had been normal practice for Schnitzer, however during the build BMW instructed the team that all works cars should be white inside and out. With much of the already completed it was decided that having to re-paint the car would needlessly delay the project. The second car in build (E36/A 042 92) was also red but that was re-painted according to BMW's wishes.

Driven by Steve Soper and Joachim Winkelhock at the 1993 BTCC media day, and by Soper during the opening two rounds of the year. From the Snetterton round, Soper switched to E36/A 048 92 for the remainder of the year, with 033 becoming the team's test car.

Following the end of the BTCC season, the car would also be driven by Thierry Tassin at the FIA Touring Car Challenge and by Emanuele Pirro at the Macau Grand Prix. After the Macau event, all three Schnitzer cars took part at invitational touring car race at the Sentul circuit in Indonesia, where Pirro took the car to it's final victory as a works car.

The car was sold to Team Taisan, arriving in Japan in Dec 1993. During 1994 the car was driven by Kazuo Mogi in the Japanese Championship. The car was placed in storage at the end of the season and has been unused ever since.

After many years in storage, the car was sold and returned to the UK in Nov 2020.
Pictures
Thierry Tassin Kazuo Mogi Sentul 1993 In Storage 2019 Emanuele Pirro As delivered to Japan 1993 Kazuo Mogi
Race History
BMW
#6 BMW 318i
Team: BMW Motorsport Team
Great BritainSteve Soper
BMW
#7 BMW 318i
Team: BMW Motorsport Team Schnitzer
BelgiumThierry Tassin
BMW
#1 BMW 318i
Team: BMW M Team Schnitzer
ItalyEmanuele Pirro
BMW
#2 BMW 318i
Team: Team Taisan
JapanKazuo Mogi
BMW
#26 BMW 318i
Team: Team Taisan
JapanKazuo Mogi
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1993 British Touring Car Championship
28 Mar 1993 Great BritainSilverstone Steve Soper #6 BMW 318i 1
12 Apr 1993 Great BritainDonington Park Steve Soper #6 BMW 318i 3
1993 FIA Touring Car Challenge
17 Oct 1993 ItalyMonza (1) Thierry Tassin #7 BMW 318i 34
17 Oct 1993 ItalyMonza (2) Thierry Tassin #7 BMW 318i 32
1993 Macau Grand Prix
21 Nov 1993 MacauMacau Emanuele Pirro #1 BMW 318i 3
1994 All Japan Touring Car Championship
24 Mar 1994 JapanAutopolis (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 12
24 Mar 1994 JapanAutopolis (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 18
15 May 1994 JapanSugo (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNF
15 May 1994 JapanSugo (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNS
19 Jun 1994 JapanTokachi (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNS
19 Jun 1994 JapanTokachi (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNF
03 Jul 1994 JapanSuzuka (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 14
03 Jul 1994 JapanSuzuka (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 12
17 Jul 1994 JapanMine (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 15
17 Jul 1994 JapanMine (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNF
07 Aug 1994 JapanAida (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 11
07 Aug 1994 JapanAida (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNF
21 Aug 1994 JapanTsukuba (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 11
21 Aug 1994 JapanTsukuba (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i 8
16 Sep 1994 JapanNishi-Sendai (1) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNF
16 Sep 1994 JapanNishi-Sendai (2) Kazuo Mogi #2 BMW 318i DNS
30 Oct 1994 JapanFuji (1) Kazuo Mogi #26 BMW 318i DNS
30 Oct 1994 JapanFuji (2) Kazuo Mogi #26 BMW 318i NC