eBay Finds: 5 BMW M3 Offers You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

The new BMW F80 M3 and BMW F82 M4 are two highly coveted automobiles. They have a price tag to match their high-performance, aggressive looks and driving dynamics. Given that the M3 has so many fans worldwide, buying a used M3 to satisfy the need for...

The new BMW F80 M3 and BMW F82 M4 are two highly coveted automobiles. They have a price tag to match their high-performance, aggressive looks and driving dynamics. Given that the M3 has so many fans worldwide, buying a used M3 to satisfy the need for high-performance motoring seems like a good idea. But what should you get and how much should you spend? We’ve gathered five listings from eBay, some with low, others with high mileage, but all on the cheap side. A simple look on classifieds sites reveals so many options, with most of them running in the $10,000 – $30,000 range. While the E92 M3 might sound like the best option, we’ve focused mostly on the E46 M3 which offer the best bang-for-your-buck. 1. 2002 BMW M3 Convertible – $11,000 – 67,000 miles

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2. 2004 BMW M3 Coupe – $17,000 – 52,000 miles

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3. 2001 Laguna Seca Blue BMW M3 Coupe Manual – $29,995 – 28,000 miles

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4. 2008 BMW M3 Coupe – $25,995 – 111,000 miles

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5. 2003 BMW M3 Coupe – $14,900 – 113,000 miles

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BMW 340i M Sport and 330d Touring M Sport galleries

Official BMW photos of the 340i M Sport and 330d Touring M Sport added to our F30 LCI official thread. ...

Official BMW photos of the 340i M Sport and 330d Touring M Sport added to our F30 LCI official thread.

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This Modded Imola Red BMW F80 M3 Is A Beauty

While completely subjective, Imola Red is one of the most striking colors offered by BMW cars. While the BMW E36 M3 offered Imola Red as a standard finish, the current M3 doesn’t include the beautiful red in the standard color palette. Instead,...

While completely subjective, Imola Red is one of the most striking colors offered by BMW cars. While the BMW E36 M3 offered Imola Red as a standard finish, the current M3 doesn’t include the beautiful red in the standard color palette. Instead, Imola red is part of BMW Individual exterior finishes, a special order item costing you $1,970 on top of the MSRP. The BMW F80 M3 with an Imola Red exterior color finish really pops up, highlighting all the tiny design details. It’s truly an eye catcher.

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The folks at European Auto Source decided to give this Imola Red M3 a makeover, adding an aftermarket aggressive touch to match their customers’ needs. The list of modifications on this Imola Red M3 includes: BMC Performance Air Filters, BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber Splitters with Lip, BMW M Performance Electronic Steering Wheel, a BMW M Performance Gloss Black Kidney Grilles, the ESS E-Tronic ECU Tuner and Evolution Racewerks Competition Series Catless Downpipes installed.

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For improved stance and a more prominent showcase of the OEM wheels, EAS installed a KW HAS Height Adjustable Spring Sleeve-Over Kit. Complete details of this build are available in the media gallery right below.

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BMW won’t rid the ICE within the decade

There’s been some talk that BMW will be switching to fully electric or hybrid models only within the next 10 years. In a recent article by Nasdaq, the writer claims that in a decade, all BMW models will have an electric motor at least helping to po...

There’s been some talk that BMW will be switching to fully electric or hybrid models only within the next 10 years. In a recent article by Nasdaq, the writer claims that in a decade, all BMW models will have an electric motor at least helping to power them. The idea that BMW will only make hybrids and electric vehicles in a decade is simply untrue, however. BMW is one of the world’s leading automakers, in terms of electric mobility, and it does plan to expand its lineup to have more electric or hybrid models, but there will be no shortage of fossil fuel-burning vehicles wearing a blue and white roundel.

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Admittedly, BMW has been one of the more aggressive automakers, when it comes to alternative fuels. So, to think that BMW will be making a complete switch within the decade isn’t completely off-base. But it is false. BMW has been making great strides in electric mobility, whether it be in fully electric-vehicles, like the BMW i3, or plug-in hybrids, like the upcoming X5 xDrive40e. So BMW’s approach may seem aggressive, but it isn’t eliminating the internal combustion engine for good any time soon.

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There will, however, most likely be a plug-in hybrid variant of just about every model within the decade. BMW wants there to be a hybrid version of all of the major models very soon. However, these hybrid models will not be replacing their gasoline or diesel-powered counterparts but will be sold alongside them.

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The proof is in the pudding, as BMW is investing just as much time and money into creating new internal combustion engines and technologies to make them more efficient for our ultra-strict future. All of the new EfficientDynamics technology would be going to waste if BMW was going to get rid of it all in just 10 years. BMW is building these technologies, like water-injection, for the future as well as today. BMW also has a firm foot in Motorsport and performance cars. It would be highly unlikely that until Motorsport has completely switched over to hybrid vehicles, or at least was making a large push, that BMW would do so. BMW’s roots are firmly planted in the internal combustion engine, for a least another decade. It’s true that BMW is pushing for alternative fuels and is learning how to make performance cars using them, but BMW will absolutely keep the internal combustion engine around for the foreseeable future. The article BMW won’t rid the ICE within the decade appeared first on BMW BLOG

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Tesla Model X: 0 To 60 MPH in 3.2 Seconds, costs $132,000

Tesla is now letting you spec out the Model X Signature Series crossover. Pricing for this version of the Model X starts at $132,000, but the “Ludicrous Mode” speed upgrade will cost an extra $10,000. The 90 kWh Tesla X has an estimated 2...

Tesla is now letting you spec out the Model X Signature Series crossover. Pricing for this version of the Model X starts at $132,000, but the “Ludicrous Mode” speed upgrade will cost an extra $10,000. The 90 kWh Tesla X has an estimated 240 miles (EPA) range which will take you to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. The “Ludicrous Mode” does even better on the straight line: 3.2 seconds. For comparison, the base Model S P90D is rated for 253 miles with a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds.

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Standard equipment on the all-wheel-drive Model X includes “falcon wing” rear doors with built-in sensors for opening in garages of any height, a rear hitch for bikes or skis, free long-distance travel on Tesla’s expanding Supercharger network, parking sensors and blind-spot warning, automatic emergency braking, and power-folding, heated side mirrors.

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The Signature series comes with so-called Autopilot features such as self parking, air suspension, satellite radio, ventilated leather seats with heating and cooling, three independently operable, adult-size second-row seats, and a flat-folding, two-adult third-row seat. Tesla offers an optional towing package for the utility vehicle that is rated for up to 5,000 lbs.

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Tesla’s site says new orders won’t arrive until “early 2016.” [Source: InsideEVsTesla Motors Club | Bloomberg] The article Tesla Model X: 0 To 60 MPH in 3.2 Seconds, costs $132,000 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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BMW 7 Series Configurator Launches at BMWUSA.com

BMW’s latest flagship is officially online and editable. Click over to BMWUSA and check it out. The post BMW 7 Series Configurator Launches at BMWUSA.com appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full...

BMW’s latest flagship is officially online and editable. Click over to BMWUSA and check it out. The post BMW 7 Series Configurator Launches at BMWUSA.com appeared first on BimmerFile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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The BMW M3 Competition Package Spied

Thanks to the Heel & Toe Blog we have our first look at the upcoming BMW M3 Competition Package. The package will likely consist… The post The BMW M3 Competition Package Spied appeared first… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit ...

Thanks to the Heel & Toe Blog we have our first look at the upcoming BMW M3 Competition Package. The package will likely consist… The post The BMW M3 Competition Package Spied appeared first… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: BMW M2 Undergoing Final Evaluation at the ‘Ring

We’re getting close. That’s the final production specification BMW M2 hitting the ‘Ring as it continues its final evaluation phase. Seen here for the… The post Video: BMW M2… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my w...

We’re getting close. That’s the final production specification BMW M2 hitting the ‘Ring as it continues its final evaluation phase. Seen here for the… The post Video: BMW M2… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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For $250 you can have the high-tech BMW keyfob

At the media launch of the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, we had the opportunity to play around with BMW’s latest and greatest keyfob. Dubbed BMW Display Key, the touch-sensitive key is an optional item for the new 7 Series and in the U.S., it only cos...

At the media launch of the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, we had the opportunity to play around with BMW’s latest and greatest keyfob. Dubbed BMW Display Key, the touch-sensitive key is an optional item for the new 7 Series and in the U.S., it only costs $250. For that little amount – which is cheaper than many other BMW keyfob replacements – they key features four buttons on the front for lock, unlock, trunk release, and panic. In the center of the key is a full color touchscreen where you can swipe back and forth between different functions, i.e. door locking status, toggle lights, fuel range and climate control scheduling. In Europe, the BMW Digital Key can be used to self-park your 7 Series, a feature that has yet to be approved by the U.S. regulatory boards.

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Related: The Evolution Of BMW Keys BMW says the key’s battery has about a week long life and can be recharged wirelessly in the car’s armrest. You can still use the key to unlock the car even if the touchscreen is not functional. It’s amazing what BMW has been able to achieve with what we always thought was just a basic tool and we expect future generation keyfobs to get even smarter. The article For $250 you can have the high-tech BMW keyfob appeared first on BMW BLOG

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The BMW X5 helped change BMW’s course

BMW is a company that seems to be transitioning a bit. It’s creating models that no one ever thought it would make, like front-wheel drive people carriers and electric hatchbacks. BMW is most definitely taking fans of the brand out of their comfort...

BMW is a company that seems to be transitioning a bit. It’s creating models that no one ever thought it would make, like front-wheel drive people carriers and electric hatchbacks. BMW is most definitely taking fans of the brand out of their comfort zone. This new direction has been met with much criticism. Whether fair or unfair, people seem to dislike leaving the comfortable place where BMW only makes small, rear-wheel drive performance sedans. But the naysayers fail to realize that BMW has done this sort of thing before and it knows what it’s doing. The original BMW X5 is the most recent example of this.

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When the first generation X5 debuted, it was blasphemy. “BMW is making an SUV? What next, flying pigs?” people would say (I assume). The idea of BMW creating a luxury SUV, instead of the performance coupes and sedans it was so well known for, bothered many loyal fans. But as soon as it debuted, it was an instant success. The idea of a luxury SUV from one of Germany’s premium brands spread like wildfire. Admittedly, BMW wasn’t the first to do this, Mercedes-Benz was with the original M-Class. But the X5 perfected the idea and brought it more mainstream.

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The X5 then gained a second generation and then a third, each one more successful than the next. Now the BMW X5 is a staple of the Bavarian’s lineup and one of the key vehicles on its sales charts. It’s also one of the most popular luxury SUVs in the world. And it all started by BMW having the courage to make a vehicle that it knew its fans would hate at first. But now, it seems, its fans can’t live without it. Related: History of the BMW X series

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BMW knew exactly what it was doing. The Bavarian brand has taken customers, and the industry, to new heights before and it will do it again. Hell, the original 2002 was an idea most customers, especially American ones, didn’t understand until they tried it. The original M5 was the exact same way. So when BMW created the X5, it was just another stepping stone in the history of BMW’s innovation. And the very same thing is happening with the 2 Series Tourers and the i Division. BMW knows that to be a truly successful and innovated automaker, it must take its fans and customers to places they’ve never been before. This trailblazing is often met with backlash, but BMW understands that it’s worth it in the long run. All successful companies understand this, whether it be in the auto industry or any other. But it’s the mark of a truly great company, when it can take you out of your comfort zone and show you something new because it knows that you’ll like it eventually. The original BMW X5 did that, the M5 and 2002 did that before it and the 2 Series Tourers as well as the i Division are doing it now. So it’s okay to get uncomfortable, as that’s how change happens. The article The BMW X5 helped change BMW’s course appeared first on BMW BLOG

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