Luxury Motorcars is excited to offer this rare and beautiful example of a 1998 BMW M3 Convertible featuring Dinan S3 upgrades.
Steve Dinan has been modifying and upgrading BMWs for so long and so successfully that his services and products are available nationwide at select BMW dealers. Enthusiasts admire his work for the way in which it amplifies the essential driving dynamics of the cars. An S3 package costs $11k from Dinan and was tacked onto the M3’s original price. It provided a 120hp gain over stock, and 0-60 MPH dropped from 5.5 seconds to 4.7. The S3 package engine upgrades originally included a Dinan supercharger, high flow fuel injectors, high flow throttle body, performance airbox, CNC machined crank pulley, Turbotronics 10, and Dinan’s signature S3 engine management software. The S52 3.2L found in this M3 replaced the 3.0L S50 in 1996, and proved to be a better platform overall for the Dinan upgrades. The U.S. spec drivetrain has many similarities to that of the E36 325i, which means parts are easy to find and relatively inexpensive for an M car.
The previous owner also added some additional upgrades to further enhance the driver-focused nature of the M3 - of which includes; Dinan Wheels, Mishimoto Radiator, Carbon Fiber Valve Cover/Intake Cover, Dinan Strut Tower Brace, UUC Corsa exhaust, Angel Eye Headlights, Clear Corner Markers, Steel Braided Brake Lines, and Bilstein Rear Shocks/Springs; just to name a few!
Our M3 is finished in a beautiful coat of Estoril Blue Metallic over a Dove Grey Interior. This example sat amongst a collection of other rare BMW’s and was exceptionally well cared for throughout its stint with the last owner. Exterior cosmetics look good overall, with modifications limited to Clear Corner Markers and Angel Eye Headlights. Closeups reveal good panel fit throughout. The interior also appears well kept. With original BMW M Steering Wheel and Shift Knob.Carpeting and the headliner are in great shape, as well as the leather throughout.
The M3 has remained the benchmark for Performance sedans for the better part of the last 4 decades for a very good reason. The Build Quality, Reliability, and Balance are 3 elements that are so well in tune with one another that no other Automaker has been able to replicate it to this day. With the storied history of the lineup, as well as the Dinan Upgrades that truly make this M3 a 1-of-1 example, you’d be hard pressed to find another one anytime soon. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this exceptional M3! Contact us today to schedule your viewing!