1988 Bmw M3 2 Door on 2040-cars
Santa Clara, California, United States
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MUST SELL, MAKE ME A REASONABLE OFFER. This is the car that started it all and still even today is the car to
benchmark. 1988 E30 M3 in perfect condition, cleanest E30 M3 you will find with 125k original miles on engine and
chasis. Former show car, never tracked, always garaged under cover and never seen rain. Car was bought 7 yrs ago w
109k miles as a weekend car. Car's original color was silver metallic and was repainted to Delphine Metallic color
just before I bought it 7 yrs ago. The paint is in near perfect condition with no swirl marks anywhere on the
entire car. Interior was redone to a flawless Euro spec from the previous owner. Car looks and drives better than
new. Must see and drive to appreciate. Car is located in southern California.
recent work done: cost over $9000
new head gasket
oil pan and valve cover gaskets replaced
some valves replaced
new ignition wireset
ac reconditioned (converted to 134a, works like new)
new selector shaft seal
new tranny shifter bushing
new tranny shift arm bearing
new lower tie rods and steering boots
front subframe replaced and reinforced
new front and back rotors and pads
new engine mounts (polyurethane)
new transmission mounts
other upgrages 7 yrs ago before I bought it:
euro smoked smiles
euro flat black kidney grill
carbon fiber brake ducks/fog light delete
carbon fiber hood w evo III seals
3M clear bra on hood and front end
evo III rear wing carbon fiber flap
bilstien sport shocks
S/T sway bars w reinforcement kit
staggered 18" BBS RC, style 5 wheels
SS braided brake lines all around
evo III suede steering wheel
OEM Z3 short shifter
Recaro SRD front seats
matching recaro door panel and backseat fabric
VSR center exhaust section w supersprint catback dtm tips
M coupe diff cover
BMW M3 for Sale
Auto Services in California
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Warner Transmissions ★★★★★
Auto blogTue, 01 Oct 2013
It doesn't seem so long ago that BMW (not to mention Audi, Volvo and a handful of other European automakers) weren't in the crossover market. But it's been over a decade since BMW began producing the first-gen X5, and in the fourteen years since, the Bavarian automaker has steadily expanded its portfolio to include the X1, X3 and X6.
The next to join the family will be the X4, which is essentially to the X3 what the X6 is to the X5. That is to say, basically the same vehicle, only with an (arguably) more stylish but less utile roofline. Previewed in concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show half a year ago, the X4 has been snapped by our plucky paparazzi in the past, but this is the first time we've seen inside.
Not only that, but the prototype in question was spotted next to the current X3 on which it is based, which gives us ample opportunity to see the differences between them. Of course, that still primarily comes down to the slantback profile, because otherwise, the two are essentially the same inside and out. Or at least they will be: many of the differences between the two are expected to port over to the X3 when it's refreshed next year, including some subtle interior upgrades - just not the roofline.
Mini sold 301,526 cars in 2012; BMW sold 1.54 million of its own models. According to a piece in Autocar, analysts say the coming UKL1 platform that will form the skeleton of the third-generation Mini Cooper and coming front-wheel drive BMW 1 Series could be responsible for "more than 900,000 cars per year" all by itself.
That sale fire is fueled by the UKL1 wearing up to twenty-three bodies in total between the two brands, 11 for Mini and 12 for BMW, rendering hatchbacks, sedans, coupes, convertibles, wagons, crossovers and people-haulers from about 12.5 feet to 14.5 feet. In April the VP of Mini USA said we might find some current models don't make it to a next generation, but a graphic accompanying the Autocar story has them all there. If it's correct, then those 23 models will only base model lines and don't account for different engines and four-wheel-drive options for each model.
The big changes that would perhaps mean big sales for the Mini line are a five-door hatch with two smaller rear doors for children, the sedan talked about last year for Asian markets and an MPV perhaps wearing the "Traveler" name that could send the Countryman in a more SUV-like direction.
Just the other day, we told you about how Lincoln isn't really a luxury brand, according to Ford's head design man, J Mays. His argument was that Lincoln lacked the unique DNA to differentiate it from the rest of the market, although the arrival of the MKZ is beginning to change that. Now, we have this video from Autoline Detroit, where Jim Hall, an analyst for 2953 Analytics who was quoted in yesterday's Lincoln story, explains the influence of certain styling cues and how they impact the brands.
Using BMW (Angel Eyes) and Buick (Ventiports) as examples for small, simple touches that serve to distinguish the brand's vehicles on the road, Hall then points out how changing trademark styling features, as Chevrolet has done on the new Corvette Stingray, can hurt the vehicle's public perception. Take a look at the full video below for an interesting dive into what these styling features mean to their individual brands.