Featured Listing – 2009 BMW M3 Sedan

2009 BMW M3 Sedan

Update, June 11, 2014: The M3 Sedan sold to a BMW enthusiast and loyal Sports Car Digest reader. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

It is time to wave goodbye to one member of the Sports Car Digest family and pass it onto its next caretaker. One of our favorite, modern offerings from the ever-changing BMW marque, the “M3” nameplate carries a legacy that has more than made an impression on enthusiasts during the past quarter of a century. The first version, a homologation special, was a car that was hardly subtle, carrying prominent front and rear spoilers, along with boxed flared fenders that made enthusiasts weak at the knees. These original models, known internally as the “E30”, have been cult favorites for decades and offered enthusiasts a relatively practical alternative to the two-seat sports car, while offering much of the same performance. The M3s that would follow would become increasingly refined, but would improve technically by leaps and bounds. One ingredient that has always made the M3, and M cars at large, so appealing to enthusiasts were there high-strung, normally aspirated engines that were usually race derived. Fast forward to today in 2014, we’re now graced with the presence of the newest M3, the “F80” chassis. Littered with a host of new technologies, the latest M3 utilizes forced induction to help produce that magnificent M power and better fuel economy. This move will inevitably change the car’s characteristics, and has left some ‘Bimmerphiles’ cold at the idea of an M3 that doesn’t spin beyond 8,000 RPMs like the outgoing “E90/E92/E93” chassis.

This brings us to our example, a low mile four-door example of the last normally aspirated M3, and it’s outfitted in our ideal specification. Wearing a striking color combination, this assault weapon dressed as a family car was not only ordered with three pedals but also without the heavy, sliding glass roof up at the highest point of the car. Its fantastic, ‘S65B40’ V8 engine, as it was known by BMW and the geekier public, was a unit screwed together by the same individuals involved with the Formula 1 program at that time. With an 8,400RPM redline, this high-revving lump was a state-of-the-art device when it showed up in 2008.

This particular example has been fitted with some subtle modifications to make the car something different from the rest, but not deviating too much from the great, original recipe. Note that all the original equipment, including original 18” wheels, will be available to the new owner.

2009 BMW M3 4-Door

  • Alpine White III
  • Fox Red Nappa leather
  • 33,700 miles
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Technology Package (Includes EDC, M Dynamic Mode, etc.)
  • Moonroof deletion
  • Navigation system
  • Transferable ‘Hendrick Auto Guard Warranty’ until July 2016

Extras and Modifications:

  • H&R Sport Plus springs (designed to be used with factory EDC suspension)
  • H&R Trak 13mm spacers (Front)
  • BBS RG-R 19×8.5/10” forged, lightweight wheels
  • Michelin Pilot PS-2 Ultra High Performance tires
  • Eisenmann Sport cat-back stainless-steel exhaust (milder of the two sound levels – produces a tolerable, authoritative exhaust tone)
  • US Market reflectors deleted on front bumper for European specification appearance
  • Satin Black side and kidney grill trim
  • 3M Invisible bra

2009 BMW M3 Sedan – Condition

Exterior: Wearing its original paint on all surfaces, sans front bumper cover, this M3 has lived a sheltered life, never driven in inclement weather during its current ownership. The body and paintwork are nearly flawless, almost without sign of wear, thanks to a liberal use of 3M invisible bra in many of the most vulnerable areas since sold new. This M-car has never been involved in any accidents and has a clean CarFax report.

Interior: Inside this BMW shows like it would have in 2009. The Fox Red Nappa leather is unscathed, and very supple, being routinely cleaned and conditioned using “Leatherique” products. The contrasting black carpet is clean and shows no sign of spills or stains. All electronic and convenience functions are in perfect working order. Both the original carpeted and genuine BMW, all-weather floor mats are included.

Mechanical: This M3 has been treated to maintenance even more thorough than what the manufacturer recommends, with engine oil being changed twice between normal BMW intervals using the recommended Castrol TWS 10w60 engine oil. All maintenance records are available (please inquire). During its current ownership, the car has enjoyed a mature caretaker that only used it sparingly for fair weather adventures and has not seen any use on the racetrack whatsoever. This very capable sedan drives and feels just like an M3 should.

This 2009 BMW M3 sedan is offered at $42,000. It is available for inspection at our garage in Charlotte, NC. Click Here If Interested.


  1. Anonymous says:

    E30 was actually the model designation foe all 3-series prior to E36,ect. The early M-3s had a vin designationor you specified your 3 was a M3

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