BMW E36 Rene Magritte edition model




Everyone should already know that BMW AG has a strong connection to art from the spectacular Art Cars from BMW.

In addition to the Art Car by Sandro Chia, the E36 model also featured two very special limited edition models. On the one hand the special model “Paul Klee” and on the other hand the special model “Rene Magritte”. Both were models that were only available as convertibles. While the special model Paul Klee was only available on the German market, the special model Rene Magritte was only intended for Belgian customers and markets and, contrary to the Art Cars, it could also be ordered or bought by interested parties or customers of BMW.

This special model, which was only intended for the Belgian market and could only be bought in Belgium, was produced by BMW at the end of 1994 in honor of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte (born 1889 in Lessines Belgium, died August 15, 1967 in Schaerbeek Belgium) in a limited number of 100 vehicles produced as 320i and 318i convertibles.

Rene Magritte was a master of surrealism, a movement that has seen itself as an art of living against traditional norms since 1920, and has since been its own category and art direction. One of his most famous works is “The Pleasure Principle”.


This also served BMW as a template or motif for the special “Magritte” model. On the one hand, it was attached to the outside as a sticker together with the words “Magritte” on both rear side walls.



Also the backrests of the front seats, as well as the glove box strip and the headrests, which were covered in leather and embossed with the lettering “Magritte” with a leather stamp, as well as the wind deflector delivered with the vehicle in which the lettering “Magritte” was also printed and at the start of series production this Belonged to a special model, distanced itself from the other BMW models at the time and represented the difference to the series vehicles.





The artist was also commemorated with a special plaque on the Front enginbay. In addition, all these vehicles received a corresponding certificate with the serial number of the special model, which was signed by both BMW AG and the estate administrator Rene Magritte’s Charly Herscovici.


In addition, the leather BMW certificate folder in which the respective vehicle certificate with the certificate of authenticity and serial and vehicle number of the limited vehicle was also provided with a “Magritte leather embossing”.



This is the certificate that was signed by BMW AG and the estate administrator Rene Magrittes Charly Herscovici and was delivered with each of the 100 vehicles produced



Below is the advertising brochure that BMW AG sent to all BMW dealers in the Netherlands in the spring of 1994 to announce the “Magritte” special model that will soon be available;
























Below are a few nice detailed shots of the BMW E36 special model Magritte …