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2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Convertible Individual

There’s no doubt that the G8x M3 and M4 are…polarizing. If the styling wasn’t enough to push you off, in order to keep up with the Joneses, BMW added all-wheel drive to the lineup as well. The results are undeniable; the M4 Competition xDrive coupe hits 60 in just 2.8 seconds thanks mostly to the system being able to channel its 503 horsepower to the ground. Remember when that was quick for a bike? Despite their nearly two-ton curb weight, they’re also capable of 1g-plus in the corners, thanks in no small part to the 19 and 20″ wheels with super-sticky Michelins that are part of the Competition Package. The all-wheel-drive system also adds a surprisingly small amount of weight, and it can be reverted to rear-drive only; quite the trick. The convertible also went from the complicated and heavy hardtop mechanism to a more traditional soft top for the first time since the E46. That meant it was about 40% lighter than the hardtop, though it does limit the color pallet.

In the convertible version, the M4 is limited to Competition and xDrive configuration. So equipped, it starts at over $87k – and this one adds in Executive package for $1,800, the M Driver’s package, $2,500, M Drive Professional package for $900, piano black trim for $1,000, neck warmers for $650, front seat ventilation for $350, and the ~$5k Individual charge for its Mint Green paintwork. I’m guessing you’re not going to be surprised by the asking price, as a result:

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2010 BMW 135i Coupe M Sport

What’s the price for perfection? Well, it can vary a lot – just like the definition of perfection. Is the 135i the perfect car? Far from it; it has some funky angles, old tech, and is surprisingly heavy for how diminutive it looks. That said, it also packs a lot of punch; in either N54 or N55 guise, it’s got 300 horsepower, Brembo brakes, and is a hoot to drive on the road. These cars were priced in the high 30s when new, and really good examples have never gotten very cheap. Today’s car is a great example of that – probably one of the best-condition and original E82s in the US, with a scant 15,000 miles on the odometer. It was also ordered with the M Sport package. Is it perfection?

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1999 BMW 316i Individual

Of all the cars to spend the extra money on for a BMW Individual color, this was not one I would have guessed. This is a 1999 BMW 316i, better know as the ti to us Americans. It was the compact hatchback body of the E36 and generally known as the “cheap” version. For the rest of the world, not so much, as little hatchback versions of luxury brands are the norm and not looked down on in any way. They just exist. That probably explains how this car ended up finished in the very cool Fiji Green and how it seems so inexpensive today. Too bad this one needs another two years before it is welcomed to the US because it has some great equipment on it.

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2003 BMW 540i Individual

While the wild men and woman over in Stuttgart were cranking out the crazy colors, it looks like the usually serious folks at BMW wanted to have a little fun too. Or rather, it looks like someone paid them to do this. This is a 2003 BMW 540i created by the Individual department with not only one of the crazier exterior colors I’ve seen on an E39, but probably a top three wildest interior setups I’ve seen as well. The story is a corporation reportedly ordered this car and had it armored as well, which makes no sense considering you usually want cars that blend in if you are the kind of people who needs an armored vehicle. Whatever the case may be, I am glad it exists because I live with these wild specs. Wait until you see this interior.

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1995 BMW 850CSi

With Goodwood celebrating 50 years of BMW’s M division, it seems fitting to check out one of the cars that has the closest ties to the division – but isn’t actually an M. I came of driving age during the reign of the E31, and I still remember magazines taunting that the M8 would soon be with us. Of course, it never came – at least, not until today. But we still did get an E31 breathed upon by the Motorsports division in the spectacular 850CSi. Like most Ms, the heart of the CSi was a special “S” motor. In this case, BMW Motorsport GmbH took the M70 and beefed it up seriously. Bored out to 5.6 liters and with compression bumped up and revised electronic programing, the resulting S70 took BMW’s V12 from 296 horsepower to 372 with 420 lb.ft of torque. But there were a host of other changes; offered only with a manual 6-speed gearbox, the CSi also got a quicker steering rack, Euro M5 brakes, shorter and stiffer springs, and M System II “Throwing Star” 17″ staggered wheels. A new body kit made the elegant E31 look much more menacing, too. Europeans even had the option of 18″ M Parallels and, amazingly, 4-wheel steering.

In 1994, this car cost almost $110,000. Today that’s nothing, as you can spec a special-order M3 up to that amount. But back then? That was nearly the price of three M3s. These super coupes have never really come down in price, as with the contemporary 928GTS, they have maintained an aura of unobtainium and sacredness to a generation of motoring enthusiasts. Just 225 made it to the U.S., and this one is extra-mean looking in all black:

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