2000 BMW M Coupe

869243-23-large

As Wagon Week comes to a close, we’ve got a little halfling. If you were to ask a layperson if a shooting brake was a wagon, they might say yes, and the hatch certainly taps into some of the same styling cues. Can we at least count them as longroofs? Regardless, I’ve made my love for the clownshoe known, and it’s looking like I better consider them a little more seriously as even S52-engined years are climbing in value. This is a clean example in Texas, but it’s not extraordinary and is a bit weak on description.

Click for details: 2000 BMW M Coupe on eBay


869243-28-large

Year: 2000
Model: M Coupe
Engine: S52B32 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 76,263 mi
Price: $26,991

869243-3-large

2000 BMW Z3 M-COUPE IN TITANIUM SILVER METALLIC!

Here it is! An amazing car with tons of power/ fuel mileage etc. These cars are extremely fun to drive and turn heads!

CLEAN CARFAX / NO ACCIDENTS!

6-SPEED TRANSMISSION!

PREMIUM BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR!

PREMIUM SOUND!

EXTREMELY SMOOTH DRIVING!

26-MPG

SUNROOF!

PREMIUM WHEELS WITH NEAR NEW TIRES!

XENON HEADLIGHTS!

POWER SEATS!

6-DISC CD CHANGER

ZERO ISSUES!

ALL SERVICES UP TO DATE!

WELL MAINTAINED!

GARAGE KEPT!

ABSOLUTELY A BLAST TO DRIVE!

EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE AT ITS BEST!

VERY RARE CAR! ONLY 363 TITANIUM SILVER M-COUPES PRODUCED!

COLLECTABLE CAR!

869243-8-large

I’ve never seen the M Coupe advertised for its fuel economy, and his claim of 26mpg is either a very conservative highway drive or plain old wishful thinking. The price is along those lines too but not as bad, as these cars really are being recognized as funky, great, analog future classics. It’s a good buy closer to $20k, but soon enough those begging for M Coupes won’t have the luxury to be hagglers.

-NR

Bookmark the permalink.

6 Comments

  1. Are the engine bay and underside of the hood painted white, or is there some weird lighting effect going on?

  2. @G – good call, weird. I have an e46 from that same era, same color, and (speaking as a guy that waxes underneath his hood and inside his engine bay) those surfaces definitely don’t have all the same coats of paint…it’s like they are grey without any metallic. Same on inside of trunk, etc. But they’re definitely not the white color they appear to be on this car, at least the engine bay. Which is weird because I can zoom in and am pretty sure the paint label on the driver’s side front strut area says “titanium…. Metallic” – and it looks white!

    Would have to compare with another one of these exact cars I guess.

    @Nate – hystetical about the fuel efficient comment (M for “miserly”?), I do notice that in a wide variety of ads where it has no place whatsoever these days though! It must be on the used car dealer magic 8 ball of BS.

    It’s nice to see one of these in a non-crazy color combo!

  3. @G, after closer scrutiny I think it’s excessive photoshopping (bad color correcting and enhancement). On the underhood pic the washer reservoir tank is almost totally blown out, it doesn’t look like that and should have some fluid in it. I’ve cleaned mine too, but that looks like it could damage my retinas if I stare at it.

  4. That’s what I thought too, but the inner hood sheet metal is white while the outer skin is silver. And the strut towers are pure white, and the bumper is definitely silver. Hopefully it’s a photo editing issue! It sure looks odd.

  5. @G – I did some research (since to a lesser extent this phenomenon is also true on my E46). They say BMWs (and most manufacturers) use a body color for the exterior, and a matte “underbody” for everywhere else (inside trunk, under hood, radiator supports). On white exterior color is the only one where they really match. On Blues (depending on model) underbody is dark blue to black to “smurfy blue” for estoril.

    It’s probably for environmental and/or cost reasons.

  6. Wow, you’re totally right. Looked at some other silver clownshoes and they all have the white bay. Didn’t think BMW did that. Especially since I had an Arctic Silver E39 with a silver bay and currently have an Arctic Gray E36 with a gray bay and a Cosmos clownshoe with a black bay.

    Subaru uses a gray bay on the bright orange Crosstrek. It reminds me of a Creamsicle. 🙂

Comments are closed