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R3E – BMW M3 E30 Announced

Simbin has announced the next car to join their free to play RaceRoom Racing Experience title – The BMW M3 E30.

Simbin has announced the next car to join their free to play RaceRoom Racing Experience title – The BMW M3 E30.

An all-time favorite of every auto enthusiasts, BMW’s first M3 was powered by a four cylinder engine and took touring car series around the world by storm.

The car won the inaugural season of the World Touring Car Championship in 1987 and moved onto the DTM and countless other national or international championships.

Below are first previews of the car, the M3 will be available to buy for R3E users within the next two weeks. A special leaderboard challenge will allow everyone to sample the car for free as wel.

  • Alejandro Gorgal

    Ok yes, it’s probably one of the best cars ever made, but it’s a bit crazy how every car announced is something that’s already available in pCARS and/or AC.

    I feel that if these guys want to have a good chance they should try to offer something somebody else can’t.

    • Peter Koch

      These cars anounced by pCars/AC are already available in Race07.

    • Anonymous

      For me it really does not matter sadly enough R3E just does not do it for me. I have been a big Sim Bin fan for a long time and I really don’t care for the direction they have gone with this title. I have been as open minded about it as I can be but it’s just not working for me and if you must know it’s the physics model that I don’t care for.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, a modern F1 car with proper sounds

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  • Juhan Voolaid

    Now we need M3 for rF2 too and the circle is complete.

  • Mazda Mps

    I am a big SimBin fan, but I really hoped for the return of the hardcore GTR series. I still may purchase a few cars here and there because the sounds ARE fantastic. Just hope a GTR title will come soon with a new GT licence. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Why would Simbin make a competitor for their own product? This surely is GTR3 – or what was going to be GTR3. Except the format has changed – pay to play. [Free to play, they call it – but so were demos. It’s pay to play.]

      • Mazda Mps

        No, I’m talking about a proper future title, returning to their roots and a proper GT simulator. What do you mean make a competitor to their own project? Even if they did produce GTR3 alongside RRE, most people would use both titles anyway. Realistically however, I just hope they produce another GTR title in the future. This Get Real physics may win me over eventually. I just long for GTR1 again but with DX11 graphics and RRE sounds.

        I see what you’re saying, that RRE is GTR3, if so, it’s disappointing.

      • David Wright

        Since Ferrari and Porsche rejoined the FIA GT series this pretty much kills any hope of GTR3 because of licensing issues. Plus the GT championship is a shadow of what it was in 2003/4. Just six rounds this year,

      • Anonymous

        I think we’d have to conclude RRE is what was going to be GTR3. All that would need changing is the rig for pay-to-play versus single player.

        It certainly is a shame. Always-on is a decent model for online racing, I guess, but it loses something – and it’s no use if you have no net. I spent the vast majority of my time in rF offline – just as I have as I’ve played 30 years of games offline before – why should I change?

        Of course, the only real benefit to anyone with always-on –aka always-on DRM– is the commercial benefit to the softies because of the anti-piracy effort.

        Well, seeing as they have largely managed to solve that (by using client-server model where customer only gets a cut-down client app) then presumably the legitimate customer is in for field-day! Because if all they said about piracy and the terrible harm it does is true…..huge benefits should now accrue to the paying customer. Such as lower prices, more development, better games. Yah right…….believe that when you see it. [If the massive reduction in piracy doesn’t improve the deal for legitimate gamers (ans it hasn’t yet!) then we shall *know* the claims about piracy are BS.

        Anyway, sadly I don’t suppose we’ll see a GTR3 in old format.

        Any modding in RRE? Surely not? At least not beyond some tinkering.

      • Anonymous

        100% with you on that one… Milked like the cows we are 😉

      • Tomas Beha

        Some cows found another pond…

      • Mazda Mps

        Indeed. Totally agree. As you say, the internet based play will make a good attempt at combating piracy.

        It may seem sad but the most enjoyable part of a Sim for me, is starting at the back of a grid of 30 cars. Then attempting to win within so many laps. I didn’t need an internet connection for that. 🙂

        How times change. Phone line goes down, no Sim racing.