One-off BMW M3 30 Years American Edition
BMW unveiled a special one-of-a-kind M3 at SEMA in Las Vegas this October to commemorate three decades of BMW M3 sales in the USA.
Christened the “30 Years American Edition”, this stunning 2018 M3 Competition Package was dramatically customized by BMW DesignWorks and BMW Individual. Its gorgeous Frozen Red II metallic finish with handsome carbon-fiber detailing is complemented by split-spoke M Performance alloy wheels finished in faint gold. A striped carbon panel tops the cabin and an aggressive carbon-fiber M Performance spoiler graces the rear.
Inside, the leather interior pays tribute to America with an eye-catching red, white and blue color scheme accented here and there by carbon fiber panels, as well as anniversary graphics on the headrests, dashboard and rear window.
The same powerful turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine as found in the 2018 M3 Competition Package produces an inspiring 450 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Mated with a 6-speed manual transmission, it rockets the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.0 seconds flat.
This one-of-a-kind BMW M3 30 Years American Edition will sell for $128,635, which is over twice the price of a standard 2018 M3 Competition Package. But any long-term investor will surely consider it a steal.
Of course, most BMW enthusiasts aren’t long-term investors and even the standard 2018 M3 Competition Package is a little expensive. So we happily drive older versions of the ultimate driving machine that retain their value despite spirited everyday driving.
At Japan Car Direct, we’ve had the honor of providing enthusiasts around the world with some very affordable used BMWs from the Japanese market, where owners tend to keep them in tip-top condition and wide-ranging Japanese used car auctions and used car dealers provide a steady supply of diverse used BMW models. The following are among the many used BMWs we’ve exported abroad.
2000 M Coupe (E36)
The M Coupe is what happens when five passionate BMW engineers transform a roadster into an exhilarating high-performance coupe — a cult classic beloved by enthusiasts and collectors alike, as reflected by skyrocketing prices far beyond the original MSRP.
When you drive an M5, you’re telling the world you’ve arrived. This masterful piece of German engineering with exceptional handling and near perfect weight distribution delivers over 550 hp from a turbo V8 and will leave a Countach behind in a 0-60 dash.
1988 E30 M3
Racing machine meets comfortable four-seater in the legendary first-generation M3 — one of the greatest cars of all time. This is the car that comes to mind when enthusiasts see the slogan “The Ultimate Driving Machine”. It blew away targeted competitors Mercedes-Benz and Audi and became the most successful touring car in racing history.
For those seeking the unrivaled feeling, performance, style and status of a BMW, we highly recommend checking out the Japanese used car market. Japan Car Direct can help you find, purchase and import the secondhand BMW of your dreams at a price that will put a smile on your face.
Matt made importing a few mini trucks for our farm a breeze. Super easy to deal with and transparent with all the details involved in bidding and winning auctions, the import process, and everything in between.
My truck had been stolen and Matt was helping me bid on mini-trucks to replace it. Of course once we started bidding the truck was recovered, but Matt was upfront and very helpful both getting into and out of our auction based relationship. I would not hesitate to work with JCD again!
I worked with Mat and i believe i couldn't have done any better. This was my first time dealing with importing, Mat was so patient and helpful through this purchase. I also feel he got me the best deals, i have since the first purchase made two more and will continue to do business with Mat.
I purchased three vehicles from auction with Matt, he made it extremely easy and was available whenever I needed him throughout the entire importing process. This is not the last time I will be dealing with them. I plan to order more vehicles in the near future! If your looking for a trustworthy company to order vehicles through I highly recommend JCD!
Mathew was super helpful if helping me get more info and bid on cars I was interested in.
Mathew and the gang were great with helping me with the acquisition of my 1994 Subaru Sambar dump kei truck. I was so excited about getting a truck I was ready to buy just about anything. Matt put the breaks on that and used his experience and knowledge to weed out the potential problems. I use my truck almost daily around our farm moving things and as a work surface. It is great. Mathew and Japan Car Direct helped my sister get a kei truck as well and I have and will continue to recommend them to anyone who has expressed interest in my great little vehicle.
I purchased a 1994 4wd Suzuki Carry Kei truck through JCD. Yoshi helped me during the process and after nearly 3 months and over 100 emails back and forth between questions and translations of auction sheets I finally decided on a truck. I've now had it for nearly a month and couldn't be happier with the purchase. They are extremely promt with responses and answered all questions I had. Being completely new at the importing process I never felt uneasy with my decision. If I ever decide to import another vehicle I will definitely use them again.
Excellent service from beginning to end. I registered over the new year holidays and received an automatic out of office response and also still received personal response indicating when auctions resumed. The process takes doing your own due diligence to study the cars you want but the guys at JCD will assist where they can as well.
When I thought about importing a vehicle from Japan, I was a little apprehensive. I read some real horror stories. Once I got in contact with Yoshi, he put me at ease. The entire crew at Japan Car Direct made the process effortless. From translations, to inspections, to the auctions, I felt comfortable with the entire transaction. The hardest thing was waiting for the ship to arrive at port with my new truck. I highly recommend JCD to anyone considering a vehicle import from Japan.
The entire Team at Japan Car Direct has been incredible at making purchasing a vehicle from Japan quick and effortless. Matt and Yoshiro are extremely friendly, and have performed above and beyond my expectations from start to finish. No matter how many questions you may have, these guys will know all the right answers! If you’re looking for a vehicle from Japan then look no further than Japan Car Direct. 10/10 ⭐'s
After ordering my minivan from Mathew and the folks at JCD, I will definetely use them again. Took three months to get the van but I am on the other side of the world. Van arrived in better condition than I expected although battery was dead and gas was extremely low. Other than that, the documents were sent to me promptly and the process of registering was seamless with the supplied documents. Thank you Matt and team and I look forward to working with you in the future!
When starting my path of importing a JDM classic Land Cruiser, I spent weeks doing research before actually committing because I’d never imported anything before. I was fortunate to come across Japan Car Direct, and that’s where I met Mathew. Wow, where do I start with Mathew..... (Just kidding Chicago!) Mathew was fantastic, from spending time on Skype answering all my questions to teaching me everything I needed to know to successfully find the truck of my dreams. Well today in fact I picked up my truck at the port, and it was in even better condition than I could have seen in the pictures and from the reports provided. Guess what, just ordered another one! You are the Master Mathew. Go Hawks!
My Importing experience with Japan Car Direct was unbelievably smooth. What I feared would be a complex process became far simpler than ever imagined. From the very beginning I worked with Mathew, who provided excellent communication. I always felt informed on all costs and the vehicle’s condition. My van has arrived in the US and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you for all the help! I hope to work with JCD again soon.
Had a great experience finding and importing a classic car. Worked with Mathew Matusiak and guided me all throughout the process. Would highly recommend Japan Car Direct.
This was my first experience importing any vehicle. The team at JCD, specifically Mathew, made the process exciting and fun. The information provided from the how to video’s, the explanation of ALL the costs and even helping me choose an import broker that made the experience easy and understandable for this first time customer. Thank you for answering my every question providing guidance through my first purchase. I look forward to buying my next vehicle from you too! Patrick – North Texas