61k mile 2012 E92 M3 6 speed single hump sells for $40k on Cars & Bids

61k mile 2012 E92 M3 6 speed single hump sells for $40k on Cars & Bids

2012 E92 M3 painted in Interlagos Blue with 61k miles sells for $40k on Cars & Bids! What do you think? 

Doug’s Take

The E92 BMW M3 is a thrilling coupe, touting naturally-aspirated V8 power and great handling. This particular example boasts a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential, so it should be a blast to drive – and it’s finished in gorgeous Interlagos Blue Metallic. It also features some desirable modifications that enhance the driving experience, including an Epic Motorsports ECU tune, an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system, Öhlins coilover suspension, a StopTech front and rear big brake kit, and 19-inch BBS wheels. Plus, this M3 benefits from a recent rod bearings and throttle actuators replacement – AND it’s offered with a clean, accident-free Carfax history report.

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THIS… is a 2012 BMW M3 Coupe, finished in Interlagos Blue Metallic with a black interior.

  • This M3 is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.
  • The attached Carfax history report shows no accidents or mileage discrepancies in this BMW’s past. It also shows registration in Georgia and Florida from new.
  • According to a build sheet provided in the gallery, factory equipment on this M3 includes a limited-slip differential, adaptive xenon headlights, Novillo leather upholstery, manually-adjustable front seats, Titanium Shadow interior trim inlays, a rain sensor, and more as detailed below.
  • Modifications reported by the seller include an Eventuri carbon fiber air intake, an Epic Motorsports ECU tune, an Akrapovic Evolution Line titanium exhaust system, Öhlins Road & Track coilover suspension, a StopTech Trophy front and rear big brake kit, 19-inch BBS FI Series wheels, a Euro-spec front bumper, an AutoSolutions short-throw shift kit, and more.
  • BMW engineers had to balance horsepower and weight as they developed the first and only M3 equipped with a V8 engine. Released for 2008, and based on the E90-generation 3 Series, it won over skeptical enthusiasts by offering performance that approached supercar levels in a practical, daily-drivable, and relatively subtle package. Sedan, coupe, and convertible variants were offered.
  • Power comes from a 4.0-liter V8, rated at 414 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque in stock form. Due to the modifications performed to this M3, it likely produces more power, but a dyno sheet was not provided to confirm. It spins the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

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A build sheet is shown in the gallery, and a partial list of notable equipment includes:

  • Limited-slip differential
  • High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim
  • Adaptive xenon headlights
  • Novillo leather upholstery
  • Manually-adjustable front seats
  • Titanium Shadow interior trim inlays
  • BMW Professional Radio
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rain sensor
  • Cruise control


Modifications reported by the seller include:

Engine and Exhaust:

  • Eventuri carbon fiber air intake
  • Epic Motorsports ECU tune
  • Dinan underdrive pulley
  • Bimmerworld power steering fluid reservoir
  • Akrapovic Evolution Line titanium exhaust system

Suspension, Brakes, and Chassis:

  • Öhlins Road & Track coilover suspension
  • StopTech Trophy front and rear big brake kit (painted in Interlagos Blue)
  • PFC Brakes front and rear brake pads
  • Turner Motorsport skid plate

Wheels and Exterior:

  • 19-inch BBS FI Series wheels
  • Euro-spec front bumper
  • Paint protection film on the front end
  • Black “M3” trunk lid badge
  • Black kidney grilles
  • Window tint

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  • AutoSolutions short-throw shift kit
  • Ultimate Clutch Pedal short-throw clutch pedal
  • Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel
  • Blue steering wheel “M” and engine start/stop buttons

Known Flaws

A Lemon Squad pre-purchase inspection is included with this listing. The following flaws are additionally pictured in the gallery:

  • Faded carbon fiber roof
  • Some stone chips on the front bumper and side mirror housings
  • Some scuffs on the underside of the front bumper
  • Curb rash on the passenger-side front wheel
  • Creases on the front seat upholstery

View inspection report

Recent Service History

According to service records shown in the gallery, the following maintenance has been performed:

  • August 2023 (60,590 miles): Brake booster vacuum hose with sensor and windshield wiper blades replaced
  • May 2023: (60,417 miles): Valve cover gaskets and bolts, position sensor O-ring, and upper timing cover gaskets and bolts replaced
  • February 2023 (60,289 miles): 2 throttle body actuators replaced
  • October 2022 (59,097 miles): Connecting rod bearings and bolts, oil pan gasket and screws, oil pump pickup gaskets, and battery replaced, engine oil and filter changed, foam added around 3rd brake light to repair rattle
  • February 2020 (47,795 miles): Used engine long block installed, 8 fuel injectors, spark plugs, timing cover gaskets, valve cover gaskets, and valve cover sealing bolts replaced, manual transmission fluid changed

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys

Ownership History

The seller acquired this M3 in 2019.

Seller Notes

  • Due to the modifications performed to this BMW, it may not pass emissions testing in some states. As always, it’s the buyer’s responsibility to perform all due diligence regarding registering this BMW in their respective state prior to placing a bid.
  • The seller notes that the used engine installed in 2020 had approximately 70,000 miles at the time of installation.
  • The seller adds that the front end of this M3 was repainted when the European-spec front bumper was installed, and that paint correction and ceramic coating have been recently performed.

See the original listing on Cars & Bids here.

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