2012 BMW M3

E93 M3 (LCI) Convertible - Individual

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    6/2012
  • Mileage 
    58 800 km / 36 537 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    3
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    ESP
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
    Particulate filter
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Azuritschwarz Metallic (S34)
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Novillo Bambus Beige (NCH3)
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    420 PS / 309 kW / 415 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

About this Collectable
The M3 from these years is absolutely unique, because this was and is the only M3 generation that was equipped with a wonderful V8. At startup the atmospheric V8 barks at you, after warming up The Great Joy can commence. The eight-cylinder runs al the way up to 8,400 rpm.

We will try not to get nostalgic, but they don't make them that way anymore. Pure motorsport genes and a stroke volume that was still allowed to grow at the time. Eight cylinders, four liters in size, 420 hp and 400 Nm of torque. And the V8 was even lighter than its six-in-line it predecessor by a not inconsiderable 15 kilograms.

If you've ever driven a convertible, you also know that the sound becomes even better with the roof down. Spring is coming and with this M3 you want to go to the beach, mountain pass or coastal road. All on one day, preferably!

With the metal folding roof, the designers have succeeded in giving the convertible the lines of the coupé. As soon as the sun comes out, this car also gets a big advantage, the silent and multi-lined roof is beautifully folded into the trunk within a few seconds and the drop-top fun can begin!

This car is absolutely unique with a number of special options from the BMW Individual's personalization department. The exterior color is BMW Individual Azuritschwarz Metallic. This Individual color has blue metallic particles instead of the normal silver metallic particles. So a beautiful blue glow appears in the sun.

The interior is finished in Novillo Bambus Beige, which is the exact version in which BMW presented the M3 Convertible in the folder. And yes the brochures (and much more documentation) come with the car.

What completes this M3 is the Bowers & Wilkins audio system. With the car in comfort mode and the exhaust valves closed, your favorite playlist has never sounded better.

This Collectable is from 2012, which means that it is an LCI, or the facelift version. It goes too far to list all the improvements, but we do a selection: new navigation, hard disk recorder to convert CDs to MP3, improved connectivity with bluetooth, speech recognition, completely modified controller with menu keys, new LED rear lights and countless other improvements.

This M3 Cabriolet is equipped with a M-DCT box (Double Clutch Transmission). Given the extensive options list and BMW Individual version, it is probably the most expensive E93 M3 ever delivered new in the Netherlands. In any case, the most expensive that BMW Renova had delivered. The car is equipped with Professional Navigation System, Comfort Access, Park Distance Control, Adaptive Cornering Light and High Beam Assist.

This M3 was originally delivered in the Netherlands and has had two owners. The maintenance has always taken place at BMW dealers and specialists and the complete maintenance history with invoices is available. Both the current and the previous owners are true BMW enthusiasts who have kept the car in mint condition to this day.

Our opinion
A naturally aspirated V8 in a convertible: let the spring begin. I have been a fan of this S65 V8 engine from the launch: lots of torque at the bottom and then the magnificent sound when you chase it towards the red zone. Goosebumps guaranteed, but that can be easily solved with the seat heating.

The dual character remains special. Put on a Jambers voice (ed: well-known Flemish presenter); 'during the day, a comfortable four-seater convertible with sufficient power. But at night with the push of the M button he turns into a barking Monster that you can scare your passengers with ... '.

Equipment
This M3 is factory-equipped with:

01CC Automatic Start-Stop function
01CD Brake Energy Regeneration
02MD M Drive
02MK M Dual Clutch Transmission
02MT Alloy forged wheels Double spoke (220M), 19 "
02PA Lock bolts for LM wheels
0223 Dynamic Damper Control
0302 Alarm system class 3 (VbV / SCM) and 2 times SCM-5 alarm vehicle tracking systems
0322 Comfort Access (keyless entry)
0358 Extra heat-resistant windscreen
0387 Windshield
04AE Front center armrest, sliding
04MY Interior trim in leather in Carbon Black
04UT Loading opening with integrated ski transport bag and folding rear seat back
0423 Velor mats
0441 Smokers version (not used)
0470 ISOFIX mounting
0490 Width adjustment of the front railings
0493 Storage package
0494 Electrically heated front seats
05AC High beam assistant
0508 Park Distance Control (PDC)
0521 Rain and light sensor
0524 Adaptive cornering light (ALC)
0563 Extensive lighting package
0575 12V Connection
06FL USB Audio player preparation
06NF Expansion of functionality for connecting audio files to mobile phone
06NR Apps
0609 Navigation system Professional
0612 Preparation BMW Assist
0614 Preparation BMW Internet
0615 Extensive BMW Online information
0616 Preparation BMW Online
0620 Voice control
0633 Blue
07KB Navigation package Professional
0752 Individual Audio system
0760 Individual high-gloss Shadow Line
08TN Adjustable daytime running lights
0845 Acoustic seat belt warning
0868 Dutch language version
0886 On-board literature Dutch
0431 Automatic dimming interior mirror
0459 Electrically adjustable front seats with memory
0502 Headlamp washers
0522 Xenon bulbs for low and high beam
0534 Air conditioning, automatic
0540 Cruise control
Modifications
None, this car is completely original. However, an SCM5 Faringwell vehicle tracking system and a Moving Intelligence SCM 5 beacon have been installed, both with a paid and active Dutch subscription.

Remarks
The car is as good as new. There is only some minimal stone chips on the front bumper / hood.

Recent maintenance history
Maintenance has always been carried out by BMW dealers and specialists. The most recent maintenance is:

October 2, 2020 - 56,000 km - BMW specialist Wassenaar Cars: new 10W60 oil (á € 326.02)
July 17, 2019 - 51,027 km - BMW The Hague: MOT, new Michel Pilot Super Sports rear left and right (á € 758.16)
August 30, 2019 - 46,023 km - BMW specialist Wassenaar Cars: including new brake discs, sensors and brake pads, differential oil, cabin filter, engine oil (at € 2,970.40)
The complete maintenance history with invoices is available and can be sent on request.

Included with sale
Two keys
Complete maintenance history with stamped maintenance booklet and invoices
Original booklets (+ all brochures + BMW internal brochure)
Original BMW folding windshield
BMW Navigation DVD
Original BMW luggage compartment net
Original BMW elastic partition in the luggage compartment
Original BMW tool bag
Original BMW air compressor

About the seller
The owner is a BMW collector. He learned to drive in a BMW and his first car was a BMW 1602. Later he bought a 3.0 CSL, which he had seen Toine Hezemans and Hans-Joachim Stuck drive as a child. He restored the car himself. Its current fleet consists of a Z8, a G12 7-series Individual, an E31 850i and a MINI John Cooper Works. Until last month he also had the restored 3.0 CSL in his garage and an E46 M3 CSL.

Before he bought this BMW E93 M3 in Azuritschwarz, he already had another E93 M3, a gray one. As a proud owner, he started collecting all kinds of brochures and magazines. Thus he also obtained the official brochure that BMW distributed internally at dealers. On the front was a copy in Azuritschwarz with a Bambus Beige interior. When he saw that car, he knew: I must have it. And so he did. A Dutch example from the first owner. So he immediately traded in his gray M3. If you have found your dream M3 after two years of searching, why do you sell it after 4 years? The answer is short. A Z8.

"I had a nice Dutch Z8 and after many requests I sold it to another enthusiast, but missed the car and we all know that feeling. And so there is now another Z8 in the heated garage."