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2001 BMW M Coupe – REVISIT

The price on the 2001 BMW M Coupe we featured last month has been lowered to $29,000. Inquire with the owner and fellow GCFSB reader Tony; his contact information is listed below.

2001 BMW M Coupe on BimmerForums – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site January 26, 2013:

Of all the cars to be introduced in the last fifteen years, one of my favorites has to be the BMW M Coupe. My fellow contributor Brian recants the line from Talledega Nights from time to time – “I wanna go fast.” Well, if ever there was a car to do it in, this is it. Towards the end of the M Coupe production run, the S54 3.2 liter inline six took over the duty of motivating this speedy little car, with horsepower at 315. These cars are fast becoming the modern day E30 M3, with values increasing accordingly. This M Coupe for sale in Georgia comes to us from our reader Tony.

Year: 2001
Model: M Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter inline six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 67,000 mi
Price: $29,000

2001 BMW M Coupe on BimmerForums

2001 BMW M Coupe 333hp S54 Motor, Imola Red on Black Nappa Interior, 1 of 18 built. 66.5k miles. If you are looking at this, you know what this car is. I am the 3rd adult owner. This car is excellent condition both inside and out. Car is located in Atlanta. Asking $31,000



H&R Sport Springs and Bilstein Sport Shocks (original springs and shocks included)
Adjustable Camber Front Plates
Spacers 12.5mm front 12mm rear with extended wheel bolts
Sony head unit with aux input. Was installed without cutting any wires(Working original CD43 included)
Grom Aux input for factory head unit
PFC Blue Front Brake Pads (70% left), Porterfield R4S rear
Stainless Brake Lines and ATE Blue fluid (recently flushed)
Custom Performance Tune from Technica Motorsports, greatly improves throttle response and hp
ABS Slplitters in front and Diffuser in Rear (can be removed)
Euro Clear front blinkers
Leather Z door armrest pads (much more comfortable)
BWM front rock guards, rear magnetic ones
Remote Keyless entry

Maintenance in last 10k miles

New Fuel Filter
New ABS\DSC Module (original failed)
Recent Oil Change (BWM TWS) less than 1k ago
Seat Bushing fix
Glove Box Sag Fix
Window tracks properly greased
Amsoil MTF Fluid, shifts nicely into first gear
Michelin PS2 Tires 225/45/17 Fronts 50% remaining 255/40/17 Rear less than 1k miles on them
New Serpentine Belt with New Belt Tensioner(all 3)
New Spark plugs (oem)
Front trainling arm bushings (oem replacements)
Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mounts
New hood and tailgate shocks
New mstripes on all exterior badges (not faded like many are)

The Good

Recent full clay\polish\wax. Paint has incredible shine to it
No Door Dings!
Interior shows virutally no wear, Drivers seat bolster in excellent condition
Car is very fast and handles amazingly well (as it should)
Brakes have a great feel to them, stops on a dime
Greatly improved linear throttle response due to custom tune
Chrome line lighted shift knob, fancy ebay m pedals
Comes with barely used coupe specific car cover
Passed Emissions 12/12 (no problems with o2 sensors)
Car has won 2 1st in class in the Peachtree CCA Concours
All rubber moldings in like new condition

The Bad

Crack in front bumper (see pics)
The usual rock chips. All filled in and not noticeable unless you get right up on them
Wheels have the usual amount of scratches, recently clayed and show very well.
Floor mats look to be original, in decent shape, have been kept clean

Over 70 photos here……coupe/library/

I wouldn’t consider the M Coupe as a future classic, as I think we’ve already arrived at classic status. Built in small numbers, power and performance to blow your mind and looks only a mother could love are just part of where the intriguing story begins. These M Coupes also act as a bridge between the BMWs of yore and those currently offered, it has enough simplicity to please the most hardcore enthusiasts but offers modern day mega performance. Good luck with the sale, Tony!



  1. Gregg
    Gregg January 28, 2013

    Beautiful ass, but I could never see paying 30-large for one of these…

  2. Steve Fox
    Steve Fox January 29, 2013

    I like these M coupes, but never understood why they seem to get such good money relative to an E39 M5 of the same year, which generally fetch $10k to $15k at best. And I agree with Greg that this car is not gonna get $30k.

  3. Wes
    Wes January 29, 2013

    @Steve Fox:

    If you can find a well cared for 2001 E39 M5 with 66,500 mi for ‘$10k to $15k at best’ then you’d better jump on it and if you don’t then let me know because I will.

  4. Steve Fox
    Steve Fox January 29, 2013

    Actually, I have an 00 M5 that I bought new. Best car I’ve ever owned, but check the prices on eBay…

  5. Flavio
    Flavio January 30, 2013

    30 grand is ridiculous. I’d shove that clown shoe up his assumption.

  6. Tony
    Tony January 31, 2013

    Favio, if you can find a clean well taken care of s54 mcoupe for under 30k then by all means.

    for all of you who think it is over priced take a look at

  7. ready
    ready February 1, 2013

    love these, i would actually prefer the earlier S52 m coupe.

    “Favio, if you can find a clean well taken care of s54 mcoupe for under 30k then by all means.”

    You can, frequently. You can find enthusiast owned cars for in the 20s easy.

  8. ready
    ready February 1, 2013

    “I like these M coupes, but never understood why they seem to get such good money relative to an E39 M5 of the same year, which generally fetch $10k to $15k at best. And I agree with Greg that this car is not gonna get $30k.”

    The reasoning is that its a unique car and this M coupe you could actually use in a “sporty” manner and do track days or autocross with it as it doesn’t weigh 4000+ lbs like a M5 does.

  9. Petra Heaven
    Petra Heaven February 6, 2013

    Nice! been heavily modified so it may cause a few issues with maintenance!

  10. Flavio
    Flavio February 28, 2013

    Tony, if you thought the price was right, why lower it? On some level you must agree that mayhaps you put a little too much money in it. It’s understandable but you can’t expect no depreciation on all your modifications.

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