This special E92 M3 in Santorini Blue costs nearly $100,000

BMW M3, Tuning | December 14th, 2015 by 9
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In 2013, a special edition run of 500 BMW E92 M3 models were produced in M badge iconic colors. The run was divided between Imola …

In 2013, a special edition run of 500 BMW E92 M3 models were produced in M badge iconic colors. The run was divided between Imola Red, Mineral White and Santorini Blue colors.

There were only 22 of these M3s delivered to North America in Santorini Blue, 14 which were special edition delivered to Canada and only 8 to the US. A reader of BMWBLOG, Scott, is the proud owner of one of those E92 M3s in Santorini Blue. But if that does not make ownership special, Scott have invested over $55,000 in DINAN Performance Parts to it value, making it a true 1 of 1 Santorini Blue E92 M3 in the States.

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“Over $55,000 in Dinan Performance enhancements all in total,” Scott told us. “I would value the car with its 1 or 8 Santorini Blue color combined with the Dinan Performance enhancements well into the $90,000-$100,000 range.”

The list o upgrades includes, among many others, a Dinan carbon fiber intake, adjustable coil over suspension, Brembo Brakes and Dinan’s reliable Performance Engine Software.

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Scott was also eager to share with us some great photos of this unique car. The gallery and the full list of upgrades can be found below.


  • Dinan High Performance Adjustable Coil Over Suspension System (EDC compatible)
  • Dinan FreeFlow Exhaust with Cat Delete and full racing X-Pipe with software
  • Dinan High Flow Carbon fiber Intake
  • Dinan Underdrive Pulley Kit
  • Dinan Front Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces
  • Dinan Racing Rear Toe Links
  • Dinan Pedal Cover Set for DTC Trans
  • Dinan by Brembo Front and Rear Big Break Conversion
  • Dinan Lightweight Tubular Adjustable 32mm Anti Roll Bar
  • Dinan Camber Plates
  • Dinan Performance Engine Software

Dinan does a great job documenting performance add to individual Vin plates. Dinan utilizes a point system to determine it S1, S2, and S3 signature packages. There attention to detail is unsurpassed as a premier tuner. If you were to ask me I own a car which few even know about often mistaken for Laguna Sega Blue and with Dinan Performance adds make it a 1 of 1.

9 responses to “This special E92 M3 in Santorini Blue costs nearly $100,000”

  1. Spencer Ellis says:

    An otherwise beautiful car ruined by those orange side reflectors

  2. Stephen Garrett says:

    Dinan stuff is pricey, but I’m not seeing 55k in mods there. Other than that, stunning car. These loud blues really suit the E92 well.

    • says:

      Great thing about the Dinan program, it is about quality of parts and the programming, not to take away from the styling that already goes into every BMW. E92 S1, S2, S3. Everyone knows the cost associated with their parts. No different then any top tuner you pay for the R&D and race pedigree

  3. herrdoktorknowitall . says:

    Cost and value are two entirely different things. I doubt he’d get 90-100k for that car on the open market.

    • says:

      Agree 100%. Please go out and find one let me know what find. Then send it to a Dinan Authorized Dealer with the list of parts, mind you this is the short list. Let me know what you end up with. This car was purchased and completed within the last 4 weeks. FYI it was purchased as a replacement to a insurance claim on my pervious 2011 E92 M3 Dinan car with met its fate to a Deer. I fully understand your thoughts which are valid. Consider the Jeep Wrangler market, now that makes no sense, but people pay. Example Just some thoughts!

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