There is hardly any information about the special club sport model and so far it has not received much attention. Many don’t even know about it and have never heard of this model. Therefore, one or the other owner has certainly bought such a vehicle or not bought it or even sold it without knowing what he was facing. It is also difficult to identify such a vehicle among all the “tuned” or conversions, including and especially with original BMW parts, since BMW as a manufacturer does not offer a platform by which these vehicles can be identified or the features of these vehicles can be listed. Since these vehicles are not yet oldtimers due to their current age (as of 2020), and the E36 model was first built in 1991, they are not of interest to BMW AG. This will certainly change from 2021, when the first E36 will be 30 years old and will be considered classic cars. But anyone who believes that BMW will then search through its archives to publish active information about this series and the special models is wrong. The only thing that will happen is that the spare parts prices will increase exponentially. An example is the E36 convertible stiffening cross part number 51718410212. This cost € 107.23 5 years ago, today, 5 years later, you pay € 375.68 for it! But on the other hand, one also has to say that even then, many parts that were previously no longer available will be re-produced by BMW. That’s the good thing about it. You are happy to pay double or even more for a part that you have been looking for for years and couldn’t get. We will therefore continue to deal with the topic of E36 M Clubsport and these vehicles, as we have already done with the special model BMW E36 Class 2 and the BMW E30 M3, will also create a separate register of these BMW M Clubsport vehicles and All information about these vehicles that we receive can then be made publicly and unrestrictedly accessible on this platform for all interested parties.
But now to the E36 M Clubsport itself:
The special model Clubsport, or correctly called M Clubsport, was announced by BMW in 1997 in a limited number of 500 copies of the BMW E36 Coupe, but in fact only exactly 303 vehicles were produced by BMW. The Clubsport package, internal name “Individual Series 95 Atlanta Olympia Edition S768A” includes a two-part rear spoiler in the design of the M3 GT, but in contrast to the M3 GT, this spoiler had an integrated 3rd brake light in the middle of the lower spoiler part, the sword of the M3 GT, which, as with Class 2, was not freely adjustable, but could only be fully extended or fully retracted under the vehicle. the door sills and outer bumper strips with the Clubsport lettering, carbon center console, ashtray and glove box strip of the M3 GT, whereby the glove box strip had no recess (window) for the Motorsport International sign, but was smooth, the so-called GT corners below the front apron strip of the M3 GT, Alcantara sports seats (S481) in BOA BOA (E7AV), headliner in anthracite (S775), sports steering wheel S710, 17 inch rims S786 (cross-spoke styling 29) in 7 ½ x 17 and 8 ½ X17 with 225/45/17 and 245 / tires 40/17, white indicators S785, as well as the special equipment packages M sports suspension S704, M aerodynamics package (S7015) and the special equipment S719 Sports Edition. All clubsport also had the magazine network on the passenger side. The M Clubsport was only available as the 318iS 320i 323i and 328i.
These emblems were attached to the outer bumper strips instead of the /// M emblems to identify the BMW E36 special models M Clubsport.
The door sill trims of the special model BMW E36 Clubsport also received the M Clubsport emblems on the door sill trims.
The special model E36 Clubsport sports seats in the color BOA BOA / Alcantara gray (E7AV) S481A were installed ex works.
Clubsport also received the rear spoiler of the legendary special model E36 M3 GT in a slightly modified version. In contrast to the E36 M3 GT, the rear spoiler of the special model E36 M Clubsport was delivered from the factory with an integrated 3rd brake light in the middle of the lower part of the 2-part spoiler.
In this picture the third brake light of the special model E36 Clubsport can be clearly seen …
The 17 inch rims S786 (cross spoke styling 29) in 7 ½ x 17 and 8 ½ X17 with 225/45/17 and 245/40/17 tires can be seen here on the picture
The following brochure contains instructions for authorized dealers on how to order the special BMW E36 Clubsport model at this point in time, as well as the equipment variants to be ordered with it or the excluded equipment variants.
This is the BMW E36 Clubsport Individual brochure
Das Sondermodell E36 M Clubsport wurde zudem, wie auch seinerzeit der legendäre E36 M3 GT mit dieser Additional operating instructions delivered: