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10-10-2005, 08:07 PM
Im looking at a 97 bmw m3 and when i looked at the engine, i noticed that it only said BMW and not BMW M Power. Also, inside the car, on the dash there is no ///M symbol and as a matter of fact, it only says ///M3 on the back on the car. I am wondering if these are tells or a fake m3. From the outside, it looks like a m3, and it even sounds like one, but why would it not say BMW M Power on the engine or anywhere esle on the car.
10-10-2005, 08:26 PM
10-11-2005, 09:26 AM
get his vin, and do a vin check to see if its a real m3
10-11-2005, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the tip guys, i`ll get his VIN and do a check on it. But theriotically speaking, do all M models say "BMW M Power" on the engine, and have any //M symbols inside like on the dash and shifter?
10-11-2005, 02:55 PM
Mine does, and I haven't seen one yet that doesn't. You may want to find some pics of the M engines available and look for differences, like the Intake Mani, or the exhaust piping....there's differences to be noticed....and yes my M say ///M on my guage cluster, door sills and side molding. I don't see why BMW would skimp out on these things, honestly I would say back away from this deal....I'd hate to see an enthusist get burned.
edit: my door trim says M3 not ///M. but the cluster shows ///M. hope this helps.
10-11-2005, 02:59 PM
WBA=Not M car.
10-11-2005, 08:39 PM
Thanks alot guys, im doing the VIN check tomorrow, and will take another closer look at it.
10-12-2005, 07:12 AM
WBA=Not M car.
What he said.
Check multiple VIN plates, too.
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