I blame the E30 BMW M3. Ever since that one E30 M3 offered for extra money than the typical American residence, costs of basic BMWs have begun skyrocketing. So now in order for you a cool previous BMW, you’re going to need to shell out brand-new BMW M4 cash on the very least and Porsche 911 GT3 cash isn’t out of the query. Most not too long ago, a 2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe simply offered for $74,500 on Bring-A-Trailer.
While this particular Z3 M Coupe is a really clear, very low-mileage instance, having carried out simply 33,000 miles in its 18-year life, it’s additionally not authentic. It’s had an exhaust improve, an HID headlight improve and new three-piece BBS wheels fitted to it. Sure, these are all cool mods and possibly make the driving expertise even higher however the lack of originality ought to, you’d assume, lower the worth a bit. Apparently, not so, as this automobile simply offered for brand-new M4 cash.
Admittedly, it is a very cool instance. It’s considered one of simply sixteen to be painted in Laguna Seca Blue with a two-tone Laguna Seca Blue/Black inside colour scheme to be delivered to the US market. So it’s a really particular automobile that ought to present years of pleasure for its new proprietor.
Powering the BMW Z3 M Coupe is identical S54 engine that powered the E46 BMW M3. So it’s a naturally-aspirated 3.2 liter inline-six with round 333 horsepower (who is aware of what it has now after a few years and a few modification). That engine is paired with a five-speed handbook and sends energy to only the rear wheels. That powertrain/drivetrain mixture is a automobile with an extremely brief wheelbase is a recipe for a good time. It additionally most likely sounds unbelievable with a Supersprint Magnum exhaust.
While you may get the brand new BMW M4 with the identical cash that somebody simply spent on this BMW Z3 M Coupe, the latter would be the extra enjoyable automobile to drive. It’s additionally rarer, extra collectible and is available in one of many easiest colour BMW has ever made.