2005 Bmw M3 on 2040-cars
Calipatria, California, United States
This car is an immaculate and Ultra-Rare BMW Estoril Blue M3 ZCP Competition Coupe with M-Texture Alcantara/Leather
Interior, a 6-Speed Manual Transmission and the Dinan S3R Signature Package.
This Collector car is 1 of only 81 Estoril Blue E46 M3s ever produced for the North American market and is likely
the ONLY Competition / 6-speed version on the planet! To make this stunning BMW M3 even more rare, it has been
enhanced with the Dinan S3-R Signature Package (Serial #S30398), adding an Intercooled Supercharger system which
pumps out 462hp & 328ftlbs torque. The Dinan S3R package adds Dinan High-Flow Throttle Bodies, Dinan 3.91 Limited
Slip Differential, Dinan Muffler, Dinan Stage 3 Suspension, Dinan Front & Rear Strut Tower Bars, and a Dinan 27mm
Adjustable Front Swaybar.
Other features on this Rare M3 include the Competition Package, DVD Navigation System, Heated Front Seats,
Harman-Kardon Premium Audio, Power Moon Roof, Park-Distance Control (PDC), Power Adjustable Sport Seats, On-board
Below are some of the details:
- 2005 BMW M3 E46
- Color: Estoril Blue (Individual order program through BMW)
- Competition Package
- M Texture Alcantara Interior (Extremely beautiful and rare)
- Full Dinan S3-R Package factory installed by original owner in northern CA (This has the perfect amount of torque
and power that is superb to drive with and is very usable on the street and track (NOTE: I have never raced nor
tracked this since I purchased it)
- 6 speed manual transmission (Only way to drive in my opinion)
- Low Miles approx 69,9XXk (4900mi/yr on avg which is extremely low)
BMW M3 for Sale
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Auto blogWed, 27 Nov 2013
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We've spotted prototypes of the refreshed 1 Series before, with the majority of the car's changes focused around the front fascia. This time around, we're seeing the three-door variant, with wheels seemingly fitting of a Sport or even M Sport trim.
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Like the 3 Series, the X5 is available in a number of lines that load up extras automatically. There's also a do-it-yourself truck that allows owners to pick and choose if they're not enamored with the styling or trim of one of the dedicated packages. As usual, the options list is quite vast, regardless of which line is chosen. We were able to easily take the new, rear-drive X5 sDrive35i, which started at $52,800, and bring the total price up past $80,000.
The new X5 carries over its 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 from the current model, as well as BMW's excellent 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six. The X5 xDrive35d, with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel will also be available on the third-generation SUV, but won't hit dealers until early 2014. BMW is stepping outside of the X5's usual bounds, offering a dedicated rear-drive model, available with all the same trimmings as the xDrive vehicles. Head over to BMW's US consumer page and have a go.