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2001 BMW M Coupe

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The BMW M Coupe is a perennial favorite of ours here at GCFSB and for good reason! It follows a tried and true formula to produce an enthusiast’s dream: take a small car, in this case a roadster with the addition of a fixed roof, throw a wonderful engine in the front, and mate that to a manual transmission delivering power through the rear wheels. The results were tremendous. The original M Coupe always has possessed something more. It’s shape – typically referred to as a shooting brake, though lovingly also called a clown shoe – gave it an additional character that produced a delightful synergy between the car’s performance and its appearance. It’s never really been considered pretty, it’s almost over-the-top muscular and bulging, but it has a purposeful aggressive look that is no-nonsense and, dare I say, energetic. There is just no mistaking the purpose of the M Coupe and they truly are wonderful examples for enthusiasts to enjoy. With the additional power of the S54 engine they have become incredibly desirable. Here we have just such a beast: a Black over Tan 2001 BMW M Coupe, located in Chicago, with 67,652 miles on it.

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Year: 2001
Model: M Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 67,652 mi
Price: $39,800 Buy It Now

2001 BMW M Roadster & Coupe 2001 BMW M Coupe! S54 Engine! Super Clean! Rare!

The seller hasn’t really provided us with much to assess this M Coupe. As it stands the ad is akin to just looking at a window sticker, thus interested buyers will need to do a bit of investigation to get a sense of this car’s history and maintenance, and obviously a PPI. That said, what we see shows very well. Other than the wheels. I really don’t like these wheels, especially considering how much I love the standard deep-dish wheels on the M Coupe. They are a great compliment to the overall design of these cars and I’m disappointed they aren’t present here. Presumably they aren’t available with the car, but that’s another question for which we need an answer. Otherwise, the interior and exterior both look in fine shape so if the history checks out then we should have an excellent opportunity. The asking price here is more akin to where we see the S54 M Coupes priced when they have around 20K fewer miles so it’s definitely on the high end, though perhaps not absurdly so. The demand for these doesn’t seem to be waning so a premium over the S52 is always expected, this one may just be asking a little too much.