Although the BMW M3 has been long thought -- by many -- as the car that really kickstarted the automakers into building more performance-oriented production vehicles, it's not.
There was another "homologation special," the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16, which is a mouthful.
Let's see how the two shape up in a good old fashion showdown.
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa rekindles a classic European sports sedan battle, pitting the legendary BMW E30 M3 against it's Cosworth-powered rival, the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16. Find out which homologation special is the most special of all!