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2008 BMW M3 Sedan

Want a really rare E9x M3 and don’t want to pay crazy Individual prices? The M3 Sedan might be the answer. Not only is it more practical than the coupe counterpart, it’s really rare to see one. That’s because only about a 25% of total E9x M3s imported were the four-door variant, and today finding a nice one can be pretty tough. Here we have one of the 483 pre-LCI Silverstone Metallic (A29) Sedans with NDH2 extended Novillo Fox Red leather and the all-important third pedal. What are these trading for today?

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Year: 2008
Model: M3 Sedan
VIN: WBSVA93538E041230
Engine: 4.0 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 55,500 mi
Location: Warminster, Pennsylvania
Price: $37,950 Buy It Now

2008 BMW M3 Sedan 4-Door Sedan

Off the bat, I really like the color combination. Silverstone is great, Fox Red is great, and throw them together and you’ve got a winner. Couple that with lower mileage and a six-speed manual, and this is a really nice package. On top of that, it’s got good options; extended leather, structural leather trim, premium package, forged 19″ wheels, a sunroof, and enhanced audio. I could live without the iDrive, but you don’t get to choose what’s equipped anymore on these. So it’s a win? Well, not so fast – then there’s the price.

$38,000 is a LOT for one of these. A good friend of mine just bought a Jerez over tan leather E90 6-speed with 60k miles for around $12,000 less. But that doesn’t mean similar examples haven’t been trading in the same vicinity – BaT just sold a near copy for $39,500, though it had 20,000 less miles. Still, that’s an outlier – most are trading in the high teens to mid-20s, and for that amount you’re getting a lot of car.



  1. Greg
    Greg January 30, 2021

    Definitely over market price. The major points that affect value in the e9x world are:

    LCI>pre LCI
    ZCP>non ZCpP
    slick top>sunroof
    no nav>nav
    rod bearing replacement >original rod bearings

    As far as color, blue ( Interlagos or Lemans) seem to bring a premium. Most coupes seem to be white. Black interior is strongly preferred.

    This sedan has a good color combination and is manual but it is pre LCI and has a moonroof. Also rod bearings are presumed to be original. I am guessing this is worth lower 30s from a dealer. They do seem to sell for bargain prices on BaT, which is surprising given the crazy prices people pay for Porsches there.

  2. mygti
    mygti January 30, 2021

    Anyone tried to shoehorn child carseats into the back seat on these? I am on the verge of needing 3, although one will be a booster which is much slimmer. I’d guess even then im SOL.

    I’ve been doing so preliminary hunting on manual F10 5 series, as this might be the biggest bank seat I can get with a stick. Do I foolishly get a 550?

  3. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston January 30, 2021

    Hey mygti. I would actually skp the BMW’s and look at around a 2016 Dodge Challenger. Any SRT8 trim comes with 475 horsepower and will comfortably seat 5 people. It has three seats across in the back. And they actually drive really nicely. The come in stick shift as well. Never thought I’d say what I just did, but those Challengers have won me over. They are just wonderful cars with a great personality. And most importantly, they are comfortable!

  4. mygti
    mygti January 31, 2021

    Ricky, thanks! I will put those on the radar. 2 door doesn’t make for the easiest time buckling kids in seats, but everything is a compromise and 475hp covers up many sins I’d guess. Plus I think the challengers look good too.

  5. Carter
    Carter January 31, 2021

    @mygti; my friend has a car set in the back of his and squeezed four adults plus their toddler in when he got it. I’ve had the seats (and boosters) in the back of both the 135i and the M3, and they fit fine though admittedly they’re harder to get in. Three wide seats might indeed be tough in this car.

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