Another M-Design! Iâ€™ve featured a string of these ultra-limited â€™94 325iS models built by BMW Individual recently. Today’s VIN ends in 478, produced 40 cars after the one I looked at last June. Visually equipped with most of what would become the M3 in â€™95, the M-Design is an interesting footnote in United States E36 production.
Of course, â€œinterestingâ€, â€œobscureâ€ and â€œBMW 3-Seriesâ€, when combined in the right proportions, usually equate to dollar signs in sellerâ€™s eyes. Asks on these cars often rival or exceed M3 prices. Crazy, right? Who would pay more than they would for a M3 to have less than a M3? Well, some people do. Recently a ZHP E46 coupe traded for $26,000. Scoff all you want, but clearly there is a market for the limited edition 3-series. But since some trade for high numbers, many sellers equate their 3 as priceless. Not the case today, as we get a true market indicator of where a driver-quality 325iS M-Design is valued at: