I know the larger engines have recovery system but he has a 316/318. I dont know if factory parts would retro fit. If not after market is available, even a system from wrecker would do the trick.
Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick any two.
E23 735i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E38 735iL; R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman.
E21 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i