It's a bit of a weird one - the car is a 10/87 build, but has every option the kiwi MT2 cars ended up getting, like maplight mirror, slippery diff, sport seats etc, except for the spoiler pack, obviously. The first kiwi MT2 car I know of had a 12/87 build, so maybe it was an assessment vehicle for BMWNZ? You also couldn't actually buy a non MT2 325i coupe in 89/90 either, so maybe it just occupies the time line between MT1 and MT2 being available. I guess if it's got a black headliner then it counts as genuine??
It just had the front and rear MT2 bumpers when it had the 2.8.