2005 Bmw M3 on 2040-cars
San Clemente, 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 blogFri, 22 Feb 2013
The U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards picks winners by looking at the average transaction price, five-year total cost of ownership, the regard a car has from the automotive press, reliability figures from J.D. Power and Associates and safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The result, according to the magazine, is "the best combination of critical acclaim and long-term value."
Ford nabbed six of the 21 categories that received awards this year, the Focus, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus, Escape and Edge getting trophies. Toyota and its Lexus and Scion sub-brands took another five, the Tacoma and Tundra owning the two categories given to pickup trucks. The other ten awards were split between Honda with three, Buick with two, and one each for Subaru, BMW, Hyundai, Chevrolet and Mazda.
Follow the link to see all the winners and read about why they were chosen.
BMW has brought a slightly different concept vehicle to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Rather than something that foreshadows a future product or a new design direction, the Munich-based manufacturer has brought an X5 that's designed to be shot at. It's called the Concept X5 Security Plus. The Concept X5 name is a bit misleading, though. It's based on the 2014 X5, while BMW already builds an armored CUV, called the X5 Security. The concept tag has to do with the "Security Plus" part.
Engineered to be compliant with VR6 security standards - the current X5 Security is for VR4 standards - the Concept X5 will quite happily shrug off direct attacks from an AK-47. Thanks to sealed joints, high-strength steel moldings, high-performance steel body panels and special, polycarbonate-coated security glass, Kalashnikov's finest, whether used as a firearm or as a melee weapon, would be useless against this X5.
Built alongside the standard X5 in BMW's Spartanburg, SC factory, the X5 is shipped to a BMW facility in Toluca, Mexico for installation of the armor and security features. The company claims this delivers a more thoroughly engineered protective solution than aftermarket retrofitting.
Audi has the S8, Mercedes has the S63 AMG and Jaguar has the XJR, but BMW has always held that an M7 wasn't justified, leaving its associated Alpina line to tackle that market with the B7 (pictured). The chief engineer at the M division, however, feels otherwise.
Speaking to Autocar, the BMW M development chief Albert Biermann indicated that he would like to see the M division do a performance version of the 7 Series to compete with the above-mentioned models, but that there are no current plans in place to do so. Neither did he specify what kind of engine it would have, or if it would be badged, for that matter, as an M7 or an M Performance model.
The latter is the approach which the M division is reportedly taking with performance versions of BMW crossovers beyond the X5 M and X6 M, such as the X3 and upcoming X4. The division is also said to be developing a performance-tuned xDrive system to compete with AMG's new all-wheel-drive models, as well as a potential M3 GT to join the new M3 sedan and M4 coupe with a slantback bodystyle.