If you’re a big BMW enthusiast, you’ve heard of Dinan. The famous tuning company has been developing aftermarket tunes, exhausts, suspension upgrades and engine upgrades for decades now and makes some of the best tuned BMWs in the world. Steve Dinan and his team out in California do some genuinely great work. The best part about Dinan BMWs is that they keep the soul of the original BMW alive and don’t just go crazy with it. Cool stuff.
We’ve recently found the 1999 E36 BMW M3 tuned by Dinan for sale and it looks like it could be an awesome buy for anyone looking for a crazy fast E36 M3. This particular car only has 47,000 miles on the clock and a suit of impressive upgrades. This E36 M3 is equipped with a Dinan/Vortec supercharger, which helps pack a ton of extra power, Dinan throttle body and mass airflow meter to help manage the extra intake from the ‘charger, a Dinan stage 3 software tune, a Dinan cold-air intake as well as an exhaust and strut tower braces, both from Dinan. So it’s a comprehensive package from the famous BMW tuner.
The E36 M3 also brings a suite of maintenance and history records, so you know the car has been well taken care of. It’s wearing fresh Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires that only have 6,000 miles on them and the valve cover gasket was changed only 700 miles ago. It’s always been garage kept and seems to be in immaculate condition.
In reality, it’s very, very difficult to find an E36 BMW M3 for sale that hasn’t been molested. Trust me, I’ve tried to find one in good condition with good miles without modifications for a long time and they’re very hard to find for a good price. If you want an E36 M3, expect things to have been done to it. So if you buy one with modifications, at least have them be impressive Dinan upgrades that are genuinely for performance and not impressing the ‘Fast & Furious’ crowd.
From both the outside and inside, you’d never know that this E36 M3 has been modified. It looks simply fantastic, with its Black Schwartz Metallic paint and Black Vader seats with almost no signs of wear of blemishes. It’s a gorgeous car that has all of its modifications underneath the skin. So on the outside, it looks like a regular ho-hum E36 3 Series, but it will put down some serious performance. The standard E36 M3 is quick, but add a supercharger and it will be properly fast. This Dinan E36 M3 is the definition of a sleeper and for $26,900, it’s a bit expensive but probably worth it.