2011 BMW M3 Convertible 4.0 V8 (E93) - Manual

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  • Naturally aspirated four-litre V8 engine
  • Said to be one of just 46 examples sold in the UK
  • Manual transmission
  • Full service history

The Appeal

This BMW M3 stands out from the crowd, not just because of its crisp white paintwork, but also because it features a desirable hardtop convertible roof and a powerful, naturally aspirated, four-litre V8 engine.

The car comes with Full BMW service history and original documentation. The vehicle is an excellent example of the "ultimate Driving Machine" and has been maintained sparing no cost. And on the inside, it has all the high-end features you’d expect to see on a car of this calibre. 

This is a modern day and future classic performance car, which is only appreciating in value. This particular vehicle said to be only 1 of 46 registered in the UK makes it a special and super rare version of the M3 and thus a great investment opportunity. The vehicle is in excellent condition for its age, both inside and out. 

Direct from the Legendary BMW "M" Division the engine is a very powerful and reliable naturally aspirated 4.0 V8 Petrol which coupled with the sought-after 6 Speed Manual Transmission making it one of the best vehicles BMW has ever made and said to be the first and last naturally aspirated, high – revving (8,300rpm) V8 M3s BMW will ever produce.

The BMW M3 offers a high degree of driver personalisation, allowing the set-up to be adjusted to their own unique driving style. Individual settings for engine response – Power, Dynamic Stability Control Plus, can be instantly adjusted using buttons on the centre console. In addition, preferred combinations of settings can be configured and stored via MDrive Manager (within iDrive), and activated by simply pressing the MDrive button on the M leather steering wheel.

In all, this is a very rare and desirable example of an M3, which is ready to grace your driveway. And you’re just in time to enjoy the coming summer weather with the roof down.

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The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 8th September 2011
  • HPI Clear
  • Mot until December 2023 (with no advisories)
  • This is one of just 46 examples sold in the UK
  • 4 Former Keepers as stated on V5
  • Very good MoT history – which can be viewed on DVLA Website
  • UK V5C
  • Originally a demonstration vehicle for a main dealer
  • Car comes with full BMW main dealer service history, with 28 digital stamps
  • BMW Pre -delivery inspection done on 16/08/11 at BMW Hampshire
  • BMW "M" Running in service done on 05/10/11 at "1383 miles" at BMW Hampshire.
  • Original BMW literature and document wallet
  • Two keys 

The Interior

  • The Novillio Black leather interior is in excellent condition
  • There are no rips or tears to the upholstery
  • ‘Titanium Shadow’ interior trim
  • Driver Memory seats
  • M Seats with adjustable head restraints
  • Multi-function steering wheel with seams in M Colours
  • 18-way electronically adjustable front seats with lumbar support
  • Auto dimming rear mirror
  • BMW Professional Navigation System
  • BMW Assist, BMW TeleServices, BMW Assist Online
  • DAB digital Radio, CD, Aux, Bluetooth, telematics, USB audio interface,
  • voice control
  • Automatic air conditioning 
  • Front and rear heated windows
  • Extended interior light package
  • Interior - sun reflective technology
  • M3 branded door sills
  • Sun visors with vanity mirrors
  • First aid kit & warning triangle
  • ISOFIX child seat system
  • Thatcham 1 alarm system 
  • All dials, buttons, and switches are working as expected
  • The vendor tells us that the vehicle has had a full interior detail

The Exterior 

  • The exterior is in exceptional condition throughout  
  • BMW premium metallic Mineral White paint in good condition
  • Factory fitted privacy glass
  • 19” M Double - spoke style 220 M forged High-gloss black alloy wheels.
  • Adaptive xenon headlights with headlight wash
  • Park distance control (PDC)
  • Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Underneath the vehicle presents very well for its age
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Security wheel bolts with locking wheel nut
  • Roof has always been properly maintained
  • Professionally detailed in January 2023 including exterior polish

The Mechanics 

  • Naturally Aspirated 4.0 V8 Petrol - 420 BHP / Maximum Torque 400NM at 2,300rpm / fantastic sounding V8 which redlines at 8,300rpm
  • Mechanically the vehicle is said to drive like new
  • All services have reportedly been completed on time at BMW main dealers
  • The vendor tells us that the engine and gearbox are in excellent condition, with no modifications and no known issues or faults
  • Starts first time and runs like a gem
  • The engine bay presents well, looking to be nice and clean
  • Vehicle very well maintained, sparing no cost
  • Great sounding naturally aspirated four-litre V8
  • All four M performance brake callipers reportedly recently refurbished and painted in magneto pearl black with BMW M Decals
  • The vehicle has just under gone a full service at 108,479 miles - Inc engine oil, oil filter, air filter
  • Rod bearings and throttle actuators operating in excellent condition
  • Average Fuel Economy 25.2 mpg
  • Cruise control

The BMW M3 combines legendary motorsport character with everyday functionality. A fantastic sounding V8 engine, outstanding agility and unparalleled driving dynamics ensure that this fourth-generation M3 is as impressive on the road as it is on the racetrack.

The vendor assures us that the car drives “like new”, and is in excellent mechanical condition, with no known issues or problems.


In all, this is a very high specification example of an M3. And the combination of four-litre V8 engine, manual transmission and a folding roof make it all the more desirable.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2011
  • Make BMW
  • Model M3
  • Colour Mineral White
  • Odometer 108,801 Miles
  • Engine size 3999
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location West Midlands
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
19 bids
  • pa•••• £22,000 26/03/23
  • TM•••• £21,750 26/03/23
  • TM•••• £21,250 26/03/23
  • Ca•••• £20,500 25/03/23
  • TM•••• £19,500 25/03/23
  • Ca•••• £18,500 25/03/23
  • TM•••• £17,500 24/03/23
  • dr•••• £15,500 24/03/23
  • Ca•••• £15,000 24/03/23
  • TM•••• £13,000 23/03/23

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