15k-Mile 2008 BMW M3 E90 6-Speed

Available for auction is this 2008 BMW E90 M3 finished in Sparkling Graphite Metallic over a Fox Red Novillo leather interior. The first and only M3 to have been equipped with a V8 engine, the E90/92/93 series are beloved by enthusiasts for its high revving nature. This 2008 example was sold new by Sonnen BMW of California, and was bought back by BMW in May of 2009 before being sold at auction as a lemon law buyback. It was serviced regularly at BMW Northfield by the second owner, and was acquired by the third owner in 2011, who covered approximately 2k miles over the next 10 years. It comes equipped with the Premium and Technology packages, the Enhanced premium audio system, a power sunroof, a high-performance exhaust system, and more. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Missouri, showing just over 15k miles on the odometer.

The M3 can be identified by its broader wheel arches, front fender vents, aggressive front and rear fascias, flared side skirts, aluminum power dome hood, quad exhaust tips, and rear decklid spoiler. This example is finished in Sparkling Graphite Metallic and features a carbon-fiber front splitter, spoiler, and rear diffuser. Details include Shadowline trim, adaptive xenon headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a glass sunroof. A collection of detailed images can be found in the gallery. It rides on a set of multi-piece 20″ ADV.1 finished in black and dressed in a set of Hankook Ventus V12 Evo, bearing date codes from 2011.

The interior is trimmed in Fox Red Novillo leather with deeply bolstered sport seats, a leather-wrapped three-spoke M-Sport multifunction steering wheel, M3 aluminum door sills, and Carbon Leather trim on the dashboard, center console, and doors. The optional Premium Package equips power-folding mirrors, a digital compass mirror, and BMW Assist, while the Technology Package includes Comfort Access keyless entry and ignition, a BMW navigation system, an upgraded sound system, M Drive selectable drive modes, and Electronic Damping Control, which allows the driver to adjust the stiffness of the shock absorbers via a button mounted on the center console. Additional amenities include a power rear sunshade, dual-zone climate control, and cruise control.

Power comes from a naturally aspirated high-compression S65 4.0L V8 engine that generates up to 414 HP at a redline of 8,300 RPM. The rear wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission with a Variable M Differential Lock. Compared with a standard 3-Series the M3 receives larger brakes, stiffer rubber bushings, shorter and stiffer springs, and larger anti-roll bars. This example is equipped with an upgraded exhaust system, providing freer breathing and a sportier exhaust tone. The CARFAX highlights 9 service history records dating back to 2008, and the seller notes that it was routinely serviced from 2009 to 2012 and driven very sparingly after that. The TPMS light is currently illuminated due to a lack of sensors in the upgraded wheels.

This sale will include owners’ literature, a toolkit, and a branded title. With remarkably low miles and tasteful upgrades, this 6-speed M3 sedan checks all the right boxes. 

 
  

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $39,250
  • Auction End: 2022-05-26 20:18:41+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 19
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Comments (46)

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    Thanks again for all the bids and comments! Congrats ClayMan you got a great one!

  • ClayMan 1 monthago

    Sold for $39,250

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    Will sell 100%

  • ClayMan 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $39,250

  • carsnsoda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $39,000

  • ClayMan 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $38,500

  • sethtreph 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $38,250

  • carsnsoda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • ClayMan 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $36,250

  • carsnsoda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • sethtreph 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $35,500

  • carsnsoda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $34,000

  • ClayMan 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $33,333

  • carsnsoda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $33,000

  • ClayMan 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $32,250

  • carsnsoda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • ClayMan 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $30,251

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    @tiM3less, @therealtk, @garrege, @ClayMan, @JayYu @CJWRacing33
    Thank you for all your input, questions and comments. Now is the time to bid :)

  • carsnsoda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $30,001

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    @Bakerlaw2, @Jdubbsvt85, @CJWRacing33, @Attorney_hen
    Thank you for the great bidding so far, any additional questions as we move into the last 5 min?

  • Bakerlaw2 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    @tiM3less There is only one way to find out ;)

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    @therealtk That is correct

  • tiM3less (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @therealtk Yeah I found that as well googling the VIN. Hoping the reserve here is less!

  • therealtk 1 monthago

    wasn't this just on bring a trailer and didn't sell for a $39k bid?

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    @Jdubbsvt85 @tiM3less @garrege @ClayMan @Mspohn @JayYu @CJWRacing33 @Attorney_hen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtkKyq6me8U

  • Jdubbsvt85 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • MCI (seller) 1 monthago

    @tiM3less Tires are in excellent condition with no sign of dry rot/ cracking etc...

  • PCARMARKET 1 monthago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • tiM3less (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @MCI Thanks. Saw the tires are over 10 years old. Is there any dry rot starting on the sidewalls? I’d obviously replace them but trying to determine if it’s save to drive home as-is.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • MCI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @tiM3less There is no branding on the exhaust and it is CAT back

  • tiM3less (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    What brand exhaust is on the car and which section(s) are stock vs upgraded?

  • MCI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @garrege Fantastic! Thank you for the insight.

  • garrege 1 month, 1 weekago

    2008 is in the first phase of the e90 cycle, so this is called a pre-LCI car. Life Cycle Improvement.
    The LCI cars (which I think began in 2011) had the revised trunk and LED taillights. Your car has a 2011+ trunk and taillights.

    I’m sure if you look at the hinge bolts holding up the trunk, they’ll show paint chips from use.

  • MCI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @ClayMan I didn't know it was a different trunk lid and don't have another one. I don't have stock wheels or exhaust either.

  • ClayMan (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Is the original trunk included?

  • Mspohn (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Lol whose idea was the lemon in the trunk?!

  • MCI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @JayYu Unfortunately there are no records of the original owners complaint. We do know by law a vehicle cannot be resold by the manufacturer unless the problem has been resolved.

  • JayYu 1 month, 1 weekago

    What was the problem/issue that caused the lemon buyback? Any repair record on how the issue was solved?

  • CJWRacing33 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $18,333

  • CJWRacing33 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    this would pair nicely with my 17k mile coupe

  • Attorney_hen 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • MCI (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Welcome to the lowest mileage 08' Manual M3 on the Market. We will answer all questions as quickly and accurately as possible.

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15k-Mile 2008 BMW M3 E90 6-Speed
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