A private seller from Germany is currently offering a BMW E36 M3 from 1997 for a whopping €164,500 ($221,000)

A private seller from Germany is currently offering a BMW E36 M3 from 1997 for a whopping 164,500 EUR ($221,000).

The ad says this is not a regular M3, as it is tuned by JML and is one of only two Lippert 356CS models ever made. The car in question has only 32,950 km (20,000 miles) on the odometer and seems to be in generally good condition.

This M3 is fitted with a 5.6-liter V12 engine from BMW 850 CSi, which replaces the stock 3.2-liter inline six unit. The seller says now the German sports coupe has 500 PS (368 kW) under the hood, which is significantly more than the 380 PS (280 kW) of the standard 850 CSi.

The M3 is also equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, an ABS system, a board computer, electric windows, a leather interior and much more.

The current owner of the car is asking 164,500 EUR ($221,000) for it with more information available on request. Just for comparison, the base 2015 BMW M3 costs around 47,000 EUR ($62,925) in the USA. If you go for carbon ceramic brakes, the price is bumped by 6,074 EUR ($8,150), while the Driver Assistance Package is an additional 1,415 EUR ($1,900) and brings a side-view camera, autonomous braking, a lane departure warning system and blind spot monitoring.

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Seller wants €164,500 for his 1997 BMW E36 M3