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SOLD on or around November 28, 2018

69,000 miles

Asking Price: $25,725
2002 BMW M Roadster in Steel Gray Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Steel Gray Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

This 2002 BMW M Roadster is one of 1,565 North American-market cars built with a 3.2L S54 inline-six, and is finished in Steel Gray Metallic over black leather. Purchased new at Nalley BMW in Decatur, Georgia, the car spent time on the West Coast in 2004 where it was purchased by the previous long-term owner in 2007, with relocation to the Washington, D.C. area in more recent years. The seller has added 825 of the 69k indicated miles in one year of ownership, and performed a reported $5k in maintenance including a fuel injection service and work on the rear differential and power steering system, as well as replacement the oil pan gasket and other components. This S54-powered Z3 M Roadster is being offered with a Carfax report, service records, a 2017 inspection report, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

This example is one of a reported 66 S54 M Roadsters finished in Steel Gray Metallic (stahlgrau 400) over a black Nappa interior, and the seller believes the rear bumper was repaired following a minor incident in 2003, noted on the provided Carfax. During the seller’s ownership, the hood and front bumper were repainted to correct stone chips and scuffs. Closeups showing blemishes and cosmetic details are included in the gallery below.

17” Style 40 alloy wheels were refinished under the seller, and wear new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires measuring 225/45 front and 245/40 rear. The black convertible top was replaced in 2017 by the previous owner, and can be seen unfolded and stowed in gallery photographs. M Roadster equipment included a stiffer suspension with revised geometry and stronger components, and a wider track.

Power-adjustable sport seats are clad in black Nappa leather, and some interior trim pieces were replaced by the seller. Harman Kardon audio is equipped, with a 6-disc CD changer mounted in the trunk.

A leather-wrapped M-sport steering wheel and shifter, grey instrument faces, and a trio of auxiliary gauges were factory-equipped. The dash backlighting and auto-dimming rear view mirror were repaired during the seller’s ownership, and a new shift knob and cabin air filter installed. The digital odometer shows 69k miles, 825 of which were added by the seller in 12 months of ownership.

The 3.2L S54B32 inline-six was paired with a ZF 5-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential, and produced 315 horsepower at 7,600 rpm when new. An October 2017 PPI with compression test results can be seen in the gallery below. A reported $5k of mechanical service was performed during the seller’s ownership, including a fuel injection service and replacement of the fuel filter, engine air filter, and oil pan gasket. Leaks in the power steering system, differential output shaft seal, and oil relief valve were repaired. Service records covering 2007-present are included in the sale.

A detailed collection of lift shots show the underbody. Front lower control arms were installed with new bushings during the seller’s ownership, in addition to the maintenance listed above. Pictures of the rear subframe welds and trunk floor sheet metal can also be seen in the gallery.

A Carfax report from May 2017 documents the aforementioned minor incident in 2003 and a mileage inconsistency in 2007, though other odometer readings remain consistent. Three previous owners are recorded, with registration in Georgia, California, Washington State, Tennessee, and Virginia.


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Posted: 11/28/2018 9:25:49 AM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $24,500 or $25,725 with buyer fee

Posted: 11/21/2018 9:52:14 AM by Jon Martin

Not sold, just listed on Bring a Trailer. Bidding is currently at $12,000

Posted: 11/11/2018 4:10:38 PM by Jon Martin

Listings removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 10/10/2018 9:13:25 AM by Jon Martin

Price up to $25,000 from $23,500 but it sounds like the seller did a lot of the work he mentioned wanting to do in the original Bimmerforums listing. It looks great.

Posted: 3/30/2018 10:14:12 AM by Jon Martin

It already looks a lot cleaner than it did last fall. The new top and tires are a plus. The price seems fair.

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