This is a very well maintained M Roadster. Less than 1,200 Arctic Silver metallic (309) were sold in the entire US! And it has only 98,000 miles! I've owned if for the past 7 years. Works great as a daily car or for weekend fun. Just invested over $3,000 in parts and service, so it runs and looks like new. Comes with original Road & Track reviews, matching HotWheels model car, and other interesting collector items.
The M Roadster is the BMW M-developed version of the Z3. It uses one of three 24-valve six-cylinder engines originally developed by BMW M for the E36 M3 and E46 M3. It also has an M-tuned chassis and several unique cosmetic parts.
Like all Z3-based cars, every M roadster was assembled at the Spartanburg, South Carolina factory. The drivetrain was assembled in Germany and mated with the rest of the car at Spartanburg.
In addition to the larger displacement, the S52 utilizes the following special M components:
-Ported and polished cylinder head
-Retuned VANOS variable valve timing for greater high-rpm power
-Heavy-duty valve springs
-More finely balanced camshafts
-Valve lifters, springs and spring seats with reduced mass
-Free-flowing intake and exhaust systems
Compared to the six-cylinder Z3, the drivetrain of the M roadster also has the following modifications:
-Wider front and rear tracks (by 0.4-inches)
-Reduced ride height (by 1.1-inches)
-Modified front suspension geometry
-Firmer springs and shocks
-Thicker anti-roll bars
-Stronger semi-trailing arms