2002 BMW M3 – Blue Springs, MO

Seller offering a 2002 M3 with 115,500 miles for $18,000.   Desirable 6-speed manual transmission and original jet black pain with cinnamon leather.  The cinnamon colored nappa leather is generally indicative of the premium package available for an additional $3,100 when new that would also include dual power seats, rain-sensing wipers and a power moon roof.  New Continental DSW tires with less than 2,000 miles, recent service by BMW of South Kansas City and a number of aftermarket additions including a Rogue Engineering exhaust, CSL replica carbon fiber rear diffuser, deck lid, and 19″ wheels,  and a 2″ reduction in ride height.  As with most enthusiasts, seller does a good job of disclosing minor body/paint issues and a small oil leak in oil pan gasket that could be done by the buyer by a reputable mechanic for $800.

This 2002 M3 model is a part of the E46 series that was produced from 2000-2006.  The E46 was equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.2L V6 which produced 338 HP, 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph (limited) or 170 mph when delimited.  That’s a larger engine than the 3.0L straight six that is included in the 330Ci.  Unlike the 3-series coupes, the M3 also has a slightly lower and wider stance, recalibrated springs, dampers, and anti-roll bars and additional bracing for the rear subframe.   Check out the seller’s listing on Craigslist for more details and seller’s contact information.