Adam Carolla's Supercharged BMW M3 Is A German Hot Rod

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But BMW M purists might not like it.

Low-mileage examples of the E46 BMW M3 aren't too hard to come by. But what makes this particular example special is the fact that it's been supercharged and its first owner was none other than Adam Carolla, host of the CarCast podcast. What's more, its second and current owner is co-host Matt D'Andria. He purchased it from Carolla in 2017 and now it's up for sale again on Bring A Trailer.

Finished in Carbon Black Metallic, it's powered by the S54 3.2-liter straight-six, originally rated at 338 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a Vortech V2-Ti supercharger, output has been increased to 494 hp and 383 lb-ft. All of that power goes directly to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox with a limited-slip differential.

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Other modifications include a very cool CSL-style front bumper, xenon headlights, 19-inch HRE wheels, KW coilovers, suspension upgrades, MagnaFlow exhaust, and a custom infotainment and stereo system. There are even Brembo front and rear brakes. Although this M3 has just 26,000 miles on it, it does have some minor hood damage which, ironically, occurred last January while it was in the shop. The affected area has since been refinished, but there is still some unrelated wear and tear on the rear spoiler and broken gasket material on the rear quarter windows.

Step inside and you'll find black leather upholstery with M Cloth centers, and carbon fiber dashboard, door and console trim. As for that modified infotainment system, it now boasts a touchscreen, upgraded speakers, and an Alpine subwoofer.

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LED interior lighting and more sound-deadening material has also been fitted to the doors and trunk. Now, there is one big catch for any potential buyer: if you live in California then you are out of luck.

The car has not passed the state's more strict emissions testing, thus making it illegal to sell to an in-state buyer. It currently has an Arizona title. The included window sticker indicates the original price tag was $50,095, but it's clear this thing has had several thousand additional dollars' worth of work.

As of this writing, the highest bid was just $20,500 and the auction will end next Wednesday, September 30.

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