You're looking at a wolf that's trying to fit into sheep's clothing. After all, a 2009 BMW M3 Convertible dressed in such a clean and pristine shade of white looks like it's reaching for the upper class, but most of us know that if it wanted to, the mean multi-valve 414 hp V8 could easily take on the toughest muscle cars on the streets. Fully loaded and meticulously cared-for, this 1-owner, accident-free hardtop-convertible is as nice as they come on the secondary market. If you're looking for a low-mileage performance car with an unmatched pedigree, look no further, you've already found the 'Ultimate Driving Machine'.
With only 48,348 miles on the odometer, this BMW is still extremely fresh in every way and unless you track the model year changes in the magazines, your neighbors may not realize that it's coming up on ten years old. Regardless, the Alpina Weiss paint shines like you'd expect from an expensive German luxury car and panel fit is extremely good. The 3-Series has always been a favorite, combining just the right proportions with plenty of performance, making it a car that does everything well. Adding a retractable hardtop and all those aggressively stylish M-spec performance and appearance goodies only amplifies that feeling. The 'M' upgrades include the killer front and rear fascias that are aggressive without being so low-hanging that they're damaged by every ripple in the road (although there are a few scratches on the chin of the car, really the only demerit of note), the 'M-specific' hood, those extra sculpted front fenders, and the sporty M3 alloys. By 2009, BMW had long since graduated from the school of tall spoilers and wings, so the shape is clean and elegant. The familiar BMW twin kidney grill lives up front, between a set of projector-style HID headlights, while out back the double dual exhaust trumpets are framed by a sporty valence to help them pop that much more. Remember, this is a production car, which makes these styling cues that much more impressive.
The elegant Alpine White finish on this convertible is also a perfect setup for the black leather interior, and it looks so good, we're surprised it's not still wrapped in the factory plastic. Then again, if it were, you wouldn't be able to enjoy the quality of the flawless leather bucket seats. Ok, maybe we're exaggerating a little bit, but other than very minor wear on the driver's seat bolsters, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything to complain about inside. BMW spends a lot of time in the engineering department to make sure that you can power adjust the seats to strike the perfect balance of keeping you planted during hard cornering, while also being comfortable enough to always take the long way home. Speaking of comfort, this M3 comes loaded with features like automatic climate control, cruise control, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, heated seats, and a full AM/FM/CD/AUX/Bluetooth premium audio navigation and infotainment system. All this modern luxury also means modern safety features such as front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. But even with all these luxuries, you'll be reminded this is a true driver's car the moment you grab the M3 three-spoke sports steering wheel (with paddle shift) and watch the crisp dual gauge pod do its dance. But just like any great German-engineered car there are plenty of technological and luxury touches that range from the selectable drive modes on the steering wheel, to the carbon fiber accents on the dash, to the M3 floor mats.
The ground-breaking 4.0-liter V8 under the hood is the largest displacement, and the most amount of cylinders, ever allowed in an M3. This might sound like the recipe for a muscle car (and in many ways it is) but BMW is never content with just size to take on all newcomers. This is a 32-valve, DOHC, and variable valve timing S65 V8 that's rated at 414 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and it finally red-lines at an amazing 8,300 RPM! Since this hardtop-convertible has only averaged 4,800 miles per year, we have no doubt none of those ponies have escaped. But it's not just a great V8 that makes it superior. This M3 comes with the optional 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch 'M DCT' automated gearbox, that allows you to shift quicker than a manual via steering wheel paddle shifters (or the console shifter), or you can just leave it in automatic mode for more leisurely shifting. Add to this big four-wheel disc brakes, an M-spec suspension package that features MacPherson struts up front and IRS coilovers in the rear, staggered Michelin Pilot Sport tires, speed sensitive power steering, and a near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution – now that's an unbeatable driving package!
This is the ultimate driving machine that can carry the whole family. Plus, with its desirable options, low mileage, and included owner's manual, warranty card, and maintenance records, this slick E93 M3 is the perfect future classic. Call today!!