The E36 M3 was lauded as one of the greatest handling cars of all time, but those of us in the US were always a little disappointed that the M3 made due with 240hp here throughout its lifespan, while the Euros ended up with a 321hp beast that makes the E46 seem like a lot less of a leap than it was here. There were many ways to go about fixing the lack of power, but few are more reputable and holistic than Dinan’s packages. With just an intake, chip, and exhaust, the first M3 I drove had a healthy dose of aggression. Today’s comes with the full meal deal, earning the Dinan badge and a Euro-shaming 340hp out of the supercharged 3.0l. That’ll be plenty for me, and it carries the bigger stick without raising its voice, just some Dinan blocks at each corner. This example is cherry in color and condition, having covered just 38k miles. With BMW’s endorsement of Dinan, examples like this may well become the most sought-after, especially when they are this well cared for.
Click for details: 1995 BMW M3 Dinan S3 on eBay
Model: M3 Dinan S3
Engine: Supercharged 3.0l inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
1995 BMW M3, HELLROT RED ON BLACK, DINAN STAGE 3!
3.0L VORTECH SUPERCHARGED I6!
DINAN STAGE 3 SUPERCHARGER SYSTEM!
DINAN FREE FLOW EXHAUST!
DINAN FRONT STRUT TOWER BRACE!
DINAN REAR SHOCK TOWER BRACE!
DINAN STAGE 3 SUSPENSION!
DINAN 3 PIECE WHEELS!
BRAND NEW MICHELIN PS2 TIRES!
DINAN SERIAL NUMBERED S3 PLAQUE!
DINAN DECK LID BADGE!
RARE LEATHER VADER SEATS!
OEM BMW OPERATIONAL HEAD UNIT!
PROPER 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION!
TRUE COLLECTOR CAR!
TRULY A MUST SEE PIECE!
ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX!
Someone appears to be thinning the collection, but if you can stomach going a few grand higher than “nice” E36 M3 territory, you could come out the other end going a heck of a lot faster. With 38k miles, maybe it doesn’t need to be a daily driver (though it could be); I see this as becoming an amazing weekend stormer for someone with an E39 528i Touring.