This month’s desktop wallpaper: Narek Isayan’s S54-powered E36 M3 Sedan. Narek’s refreshing take on the E36 platform helps to establish the E36’s permanent roots as a future classic. Blending styles from the likes of STWs, LTWs, and CSLs, his car aims to be everything the E36 should be. We celebrate it with a desktop-resolution shot. Simply right-click and save-as.
The E36 hasn’t always been the car it is today. For years, it has spent time as the least-appreciated M car of them all: a sort of “every man’s M3” lacking the intricacies that make the Ms that precede and succeed it so special. A decade ago, it was claimed that E36s would never be worth their weight in steel: they simply made too many of them.