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2001 BMW M Coupe

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S54 M Coupes are quickly appreciating, as the top-performing clownshoe’s rarity and ability are realized. I’m certainly not immune to their unique draw, and an example like this is right up there with the E39 M5 as the first car built in the last 20 years that I would actually consider putting in my garage. Today’s is a beautiful example, looking positively sinister in black on black lightweight Fikses. It has a litany of effective and attractive (and reversible) modifications. The S52s may be a better value proposition, but one quick daydream about raging the redwoods in this 315hp shooting brake and the price starts seeming more reasonable.

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Year: 2001
Model: M Coupe
Engine: S54 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 48,920 mi
Price: $32,000 Buy It Now

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This is a beautiful example of the amazing BMW M-coupe. This limited-series vehicle was production number 272 in the 2001 model year. Low mileage, extensive after-market enhancements and recent replacement of core components make this a rare opportunity to own an original M-coupe in great condition. If you’re on the fence about how amazing this car is, read Car and Driver’s “Short Take Road Test, BMW M Coupe”, December 2001, by Daniel Pund. Body and paint are in perfect condition. Complete maintenance documentation is available.

Mileage: 48,920 miles
Exterior Color: Black Sapphire Metallic
Interior Color: Black Nappa
Engine: S54
Model: E36/8

Standard features:
* Air conditioning
* Power windows, door locks
* 5 speed manual transmission
* 3.2 liter S54 engine, 315 hp
* Dynamic stability control
* Heated leather seats
* Power-tilting sun roof
* Cargo cover
* M floor mats

* Dinan Strut Bar
* AC Schnitzer Exhaust system
* Short Shifter kit
* Whalen steel shift knob, polished
* Whalen stainless steel brake handle, polished
* Custom Made 19″ Fiske Wheels
* Custom 1 inch lowering springs with stock ride
* Rear Differential gears have been lowered
* AC Schnitzer Carbon steering wheel
* AC Schnitzer Carbon rear wing spoiler
* ProjectorZ HID headlights with Angel Eyes
* Automatic on/off headlights
* Custom Cut Clear bra
* Tint – windows and sunroof
* Custom aluminum pedals
* HomeLink garage door opener system
* Viper 3105V security system
* Alpine UTE-42BT sound system – Bluetooth, USB, AM/FM
* BMW Sport Antenna (3”)
* LeatherZ:
· Mark2 Plus Armrest, cup holder and storage bin
· Chrome Door Lock Pins
· Leather shift boot with BMW M-color stitching
· Leather brake handle boot with BMW M-color stitching
· Leather passenger-side door-handle mirror blank

Recent maintenance:
· BWM OEM Battery, active warranty
· New ignition coils
· Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires (approximately 1,200 street miles)
o Front: 235/35R19
o Rear: 265/30R19
· Front Brake pads and rotors, cross-drilled
· Clutch assembly

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$32k is definitely the high end of M Coupes, but with well-chosen additions and less than 50k miles, this is a choice example. I’d like some more pictures, but full maintenance history is a great start for any M car. If I do get in an E36/8 some day, it may have to be an S52. The S54 is the real deal though and they won’t be getting cheaper. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.



  1. Ry
    Ry October 1, 2014

    Love it…though I’m actually more of a stock rim guy on these.

    There’s an ’01 Z3 3.0 Coupe right now on eBay for about half of this asking price…not that I would, but that means you could afford it AND almost either of the M5s featured yesterday.

    “If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away? Neither would I.”


  2. John
    John October 1, 2014

    I think for the same money I would take a 06-08 Z4 M coupe hatchback.

  3. Ry
    Ry October 1, 2014

    Here’s another nice non-M clown shoe, different than prior ebay reference on the 3.0 for around $17k or what ever. Here’s Z3 2.8 hardtop for barely over $10k!

    Black on black, includes 2 sets of rims too! This could be a nice winter car…you could leave clown prints everywhere!

    “A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile”. 🙂

    (I’m onto your quote Nate..intentional or otherwise). 😉

  4. Nate
    Nate October 2, 2014

    @Ry, intentional! Great comparisons. How much fun would the clown car be in the winter?!

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