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1998 BMW M3 Sedan

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The E36 M3 sedan is my favorite version of this hot BMW. I’ve driven several, both with the 5-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Tight suspension, practicality and a punchy inline six made for a very attractive package. Obviously the 5-speed was the more entertaining drive of the pair, as it gave better access to the entire powerband. As successive generations of M3s have been released, I still prefer the E36 M3 sedan over all that succeeded it. This M3 for sale in Atlanta has low mileage but unfortunately has two pedals. I guess you can’t always get what you want…

1998 BMW M3 Sedan on eBay

This car is perfect and I’m willing to prove it. Make an appointment with any local to me mechanic and I will take it there to get it checked, at your cost.

Private seller and second owner. 1998 BMW M3, Arctic Silver paint over Dove gray interior, with automatic transmission. The car has 30,739 miles and it in near perfect condition. Wheels are perfect with no curb marks at all. Paint is 99% with just a couple tiny rock chips on the front bumper. The interior is also all original and looks great with minimal wear, I’ve never seen 15 year old BMW seats that look this good. It has never had any kind of body work or paint done on it at all everything is original and close to perfect. This BMW has never been modified at all and spent it’s entire life in south Florida until last year when I took it to Atlanta GA. The first owner bought this car when he retired and put 26,000 mile on it in 14 years. I’ve had it for the last year and it has been perfect and trouble free. I just bought a 911 so this needs to go to a new home.

I have meticulously maintained this car and done tons of preventative maintenance including rebuilding all the brake calipers and changing discs and pads with OEM parts. I’ve also replaced all the weather stripping on the outside of the car with OEM replacement parts in the attempt to make this car as close to new as possible. It also has new tires with approximately 2500 miles on them and a 4 wheel alignment. I have never had any problems with this car and it starts up and runs like it is brand new. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

I’ve always been baffled as to why someone would have bought an M car, even if it is a sedan, with an automatic transmission. If this car had a 5-speed, it certainly would be more valuable. As it stands, this might be a $10,000 or so car. If it had the 5-speed, it might be worth the asking price to the right buyer.



  1. Sam
    Sam November 6, 2012

    Nice find Paul. The E36 sedan in general is better looking than the coupe, as the four doors and trunk fill out the proportions better than the coupe did, which looked too long and narrow. The sedan also has different taillights which I like better.
    Apparently the E36 M3 sedan is rare, but there always seem to be a few for sale at any given moment. I bet that will change in a few years, however.
    Lastly, yes two pedals are so contradictory to the spirit of this car, but given the awesome aesthetics, low miles, good condition, and M3 power, these are still ahead of most of the game out there. Maybe a good candidate for a trans swap?

  2. Wes
    Wes November 6, 2012

    I disgree entirely, Sam, but to each his own.

  3. Sam
    Sam November 6, 2012

    No problem Wes, elaborate if you want!

  4. MDriver
    MDriver November 6, 2012

    While the E36 M3 does not get much love from many (maybe because of all the M3s it was the most sleeper in appearance)…the pricing is a bit high for this even with the low miles
    and the reason is exactly the lack of a 3rd pedal……
    sedans are on the rare side only made for 2 years….
    for me the color is a big plus

  5. Wes
    Wes November 7, 2012

    I disagree on the dimensions of the coupe versus the sedan.

  6. miek
    miek November 8, 2012

    I want a M3 for a weekend trackday car…… as well as a M Coupe. Auto trans is no thx

    Also would rather have a coupe. For a 2nd car I would remove the rear seats to reduce weight and a sedan doing that is silly, lol.

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