Produced between 1982 and 1990, the E30 variant, which most will remember as the boxy predecessor of today’s BMW 3-Series Coupe, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its introduction. To coincide with the occasion, Hungary’s TMCars design studio put forth an interesting proposition. Rather than a costly tear-down and build-up for full E30 restoration, TMCars conceptualized a body kit instead to update the vehicle’s appearance. Named the TM concept30, there will only be 12 panelings in each kit and retains three crucial BMW characteristics:
- The shoulder line which runs from the headlamps along the sides to the taillamps.
- The line on the lower side of the body which connects the front intakes with the exhaust outlets.
- The body wideline in between, which shapes the front and the rear bumpers, and runs along the sides as a fine edge
Other key characteristics include reshaped front lights, from round to forms with accommodating trapezoid LED outlines. A similar silhouette is on the rear lights as well. TMCars is also think about offering a race version of the kit with a wider C-pillar and wheel arches. Though these are just renderings, TMCars stated that both kits have already met European safety standards and set for production soon.