Monday, January 27, 2020

Rare 6-Speed: 2013 BMW 328i F30

The sixth generation BMW 3-series (F30 sedan, F31 wagon, F36 Gran Turismo sportback hideous monster) was released for the 2011 model year with an inexplicably named 4-series F32 two-door coupe.  Compared to the outgoing E90/91/92 3-series the new F30/31/32/33/34/35/36 was faster, more comfortable, longer, and wider...but you've got to wonder if the additional electronic gizmos and fancified stuff makes it less fun to drive? Today we've got a rare manual transmission version offered for a decent price -- buy it and let us know how it compares to a well preserved E46 ZHP 6-spd.  Find this 2013 BMW 328i offered for $15,500 in Hartford, CT via craigslist. Tip from Art C.

From the seller:

2013 bmw 328i

condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 56000
paint color: silver
title status: lien
transmission: manual

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For sale is my 2013 BMW 328i, sportline 6 speed car. A proper hoot to drive with it's turbo 4 cyl while getting stellar gas mileage. I absolutely love driving this car, no mechanical issues either. Had the N20 timing chain guide issue addressed by BMW back in May, so you will have a problem-free car. Oil changes every 5,000 miles and it recently had a brake fluid flush as well.

This really is one of the last proper 3 series... manual transmission and rear wheel drive. Very fun to drive and that turbo 4 cylinder is surprisingly quick! It is also very rare! A quick search on reveals only about half dozen in the whole COUNTRY... with more miles!

I have snow tires I can include depending on the negotiations.

 Some options:
Heated front seats
Adaptive HID headlights with auto high beams and the beams turn around corners
Harman Kardon speakers
Sportline (nicer wheels, comfortable bolstered sport seats, sportier suspension)

I'm the 2nd owner. Looking for $15,500 or best offer (no rush to sell; I have no problem keeping it if that's what it comes to).

No I don't need "help" selling it. No I'm not going to submit my VIN/credit card info to some shady website, and no I'm not going to send you a google voice "code" to ensure that I'm not a fraud. Scams are easy to detect.

There is a lien on it with a local credit union, but I was told that they can quickly hand the title over once a buyer is lined up.

 See a better way to drive a modern BMW?



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