The guy who bought this car had a newer M3 engine he was putting in it. At this point, I don't have plans for another BMW. I loved driving this one, but was majorly disappointed with a bunch of expensive "nuisance" (until this one!) problems. I'm a bit fed up with German cars in general right now because within a couple weeks of the engine going on the BMW, my wife's Audi TT quattro roadster spent 7 weeks in the shop with over $2k of wiring problems. I'm going to think really hard about it before I decide to buy another German vehicle!