1997 Bmw M3 Base Coupe 2-door 3.2l on 2040-cars
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Engine:3.2L 3152CC l6 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Base Coupe 2-Door
Options: Moonroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
Drive Type: RWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Exterior Color: Arctic Silver
Interior Color: Dove Grey
Number of Cylinders: 6
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
1997 BMW M3 Arctic Silver over Dove Grey up for auction. Tastefully upgraded with:
Eibach Sport Springs with Bilstein Sport Shocks
Ground Control Rear Shock Mounts
Jim Conforti Cold Air Intake (Filter Replaced)
UUC Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System
HID Ellipsoid Headlights
Euro Clear Lenses
Alpine CD Player
VAC Oil Pan Baffle
Oil Pump Nut Safety Wired
Magnetic Oil Drain Plug
Original paperwork, keys, manual, and even the window sticker is with the car
Clean vehicle history report, title in hand. Now, the bad:
Dent in rear has a bit of rust
Dent in front by the kidney grills
Marks on the front bumper
Front splitter slightly detached on one side
A few small dents in other body panels, nothing major
Driver's side door panel was removed and misaligned for a window installation. Sits a little funny.
Some body gaskets are starting to wear out
Climate Control computer works OK, but occasionally won't shut off, or is on and won't blow
Misc. specs and stains on the rear body
Rear trunk lock does not work (cannot insert key)
It's a 16 year old car, and the body is in pretty decent shape for a car that age, but it's certainly not perfect. Mechanically, it's in great shape. Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic Oil every 3000 miles.
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Mon, 12 May 2014 11:59:00 EST
Launched out of the seat by a huge, unexpected dip in the road, yet still held largely in place by the smooth webbing of my safety belt, I clench my teeth waiting to come back to earth. A tenth of a second later, the M4 Coupe touches down and my body is slammed into the leather seat cushion. All of the air is forced out of my lungs upon landing, but the BMW's chassis, suspension and steering appear unfazed. Pleasantly surprised, I mash the accelerator to the floor in giddy pursuit of the car in front of me - an absolutely identical 2015 BMW M4 coupe.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:30:00 EST
A cavorting game of cat-and-mouse on a desolate twisty canyon in southern Portugal is an excellent way to explore the real-world driving dynamics and performance of BMW's all-new M4 Coupe. But to truly push it to the limit - without having to worry about oversize depressions in the asphalt - requires a dedicated racetrack. Graciously, my hosts have rented the famed Autódromo Internacional do Algarve racetrack, or Portimão circuit, for an afternoon of automotive debauchery.
It's hard to believe this passes for work.
It's no secret that VW Group, parent company to not only Volkswagen but also Audi, Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche and Ducati brands sold in the US, is determined to become the world's largest automaker. Even more impressive is that VW is prepared to spend billions to make it happen.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:57:00 EST
With that comes word that VW Group will be spending $17 billion on its Audi brand over the next three years to push itself above rival BMW. The money will be invested in both vehicle development (including lightweight auto design and alternative powertrains) and facilities (including expansion in Hungary, China and new operations in Mexico). The luxury brand is focused on global manufacturing infrastructure.
Already Europe's best-selling luxury brand, Audi's objective is to overtake BMW by the end of the decade by selling more than two million cars per year (BMW is shooting for 1.54 million sales in 2013). If those objectives are met, VW Group should be on track to be the industry's volume leader by 2018.
We know a number of BMW owners who reside in the Munich brand's core demographic - upper-five- and six-figure professionals who like to keep their automotive brand credentials as highly respected among their peers as their alma maters or the letters after their names. Before heading to Las Vegas to drive the new M235i, we asked four of those owners, "What did you think of the E30 3 Series?" Although phrased differently, every one of them had the same answer: "What's that?"
You can counter that we just happened to query a tiny and ignorant sample size, and it's possible that you're right. Nevertheless, in every case,we were speaking to BMW's core demographic, the increasing legion of buyers who have fostered another year of record growth and are responsible for BMW retaining its global luxury title for nine straight years. Question that, and we'll refer you to BMW's marketing department, its several hundred PowerPoint slides and several thousand pages of research that prove the point.
That second-generation E30 3 Series built a name, a brand and an entire segment by defining BMW-ness as superlative driving dynamics meets luxury - shortened to the phrase, "The Ultimate Driving Machine." Thirty years later, just being a part of BMW-ness and luxury is enough for the majority of buyers. The superlative handling, that's optional, and 150 hairy guys meet every Tuesday to keep the old religion going, light torches, sing dirges to the siren long gone and bang on their keyboards about the apostasies of modern buyers.