In the 1987 the 3rd generation BMMA Dolphine had a strong restyling that helped it to sell properly during the latest 4 years of its carreer.
Compared to the 1983 edition, the restyled version had partial aluminium body panels, revised suspension geometry that allows it to had installed an AWD system and new front and rear fascia.
The reception was warm, but not enthusiastic.
BMMA Dolphine (3rd gen, MY 1987)
1.9 Opicina (market value for Gasmea)
The 1.9 Opicina is the mid trim, with the perfect balance between price and percieved value, is the most sold one. It feature the revised full aluminum 1.9 liter inline 4 with 131 horsepower, pushing the car through 195/55 R15 rear tyres. As all the BMMA, it had 4 comfortable seats and a pair of driving gloves.
1.9TS (TurboSprint) (market value for Gasmea)
The 1.9TS is the high-end trim featuring the 1.9 inline 4 engine. For this version BMMA had turbocharged the engine that reached a striking 195 horsepower. This, coped with the new AWD system, allows the car to cover 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds.
The interior is the same of the Opicina, but with a couple of little gauges more on the dashboard.
A more mild turbocharged version of the engine was also available for all the 4 cylinder engine. It allowed a better fuel consumption then the naturally aspirated 1.9 liter granting also 15 horsepower more.
1.6 Gorizia (market value for Gasmea)
The Gorizia was the new entry level of the Dolphine, trying to gave an upscaled version of a not very well received Znopresk Zenit.
It feature a standard interior, a 100 horsepower 1.6 liter inline 4m and lack the aeropackage of the standard version. Still it had the ABS and the power steering like all the other trims.
The car was solid, but the market didn't appriciate the effort enough to make it sold more than 1 year. Right now, it is more of a collector curiosity due the low amount of trim sold.
GT-Sprint-R (market value for Gasmea)
The GT-Sprint-R is the last step before the track version. It feature the 2 door coupe body, the famous inline 6 engine from BMMA, turbocharged with a peak power of 260 horses and the AWD transmission. It has only 2 seats but, unlike the track version, it is drivable, comfortable and it have a stereo system.
Sprint-R (market value for Gasmea)
The beast. The rough trackday trim for the one who dare.
This is the closest trim possible to the BMMA Dolphine Group B. Stripped out interiors, no sound syste, no power steering, no ABS.
357 horsepower of joy, or terror. Depends on your driving skill.
(don't mind the 1986 Dolphine Mk.III of several post before... as soon I'll decide to make a clear timeline I'll get rid of all the discrepancy.)