This dream machine is in impeccable condition. I purchased it from the original owner who purchased it new from the LA auto show. As a collector, he drove it for sport adding only 8,000 miles by the time I purchased in 2005. At about 1,000 miles per year since, I have driven it only for pleasure. Maintenance records and original brochures available. Legendary S52 240-hp 3.2 liter, 24 valve inline 6 M Power engine, 5-speed manual transmission with direct 1:1 fifth gear, 17 in light alloy wheels, Four-wheel ventilated ABS disc brakes, All Season Traction, Limited-slip differential, Rollover Protection bars, Door-mounted side-impact airbags, Heated seats,Two-tone blue/black leather interior, Power windows,Air conditioning,Cruise control,Harmon Kardon audio system with remote 6-disc player,Bimini cover, car cover and wind break,Fully lined soft top.
Summary: After reading this article in Road and Track it's hard to say anything more so here are some excerpts from that. To Quote; The M Roadster is the bulldog of the BMW family. Stocky in stature, muscular and determined-looking, it packs the power to deliver the performance promised by its looks. Its 240 bhp delivered through fat, 245/40ZR-17 Dunlop SP Sport rear tires, accompanied by the earnest growl of the six inline cylinders and bark of twin dual exhausts, can punch this car though the 60-mph barrier in 5.4 seconds. Just accelerating up through the gears gives anyone who drives the M Roadster sheer driving pleasure. Its performance numbers are impressive: 060 mph in 5.4 sec.; the quarter mile in 14.0 sec.; 0.89g skidpad performance; and an estimated top speed over 135 mph; like we ever really drive over 130 in our daily use of a sports car. The interior is a great environment for controlling the M Roadster as it vaults through its paces. Its hot-rod style is echoed in the two-tone wraparound shapes of the dash and chrome-bezeled instruments. The high, bolstered sport seats give excellent support, and the sturdy roll hoops behind the occupants add the sense of security and confidence. The view out the front of the M Roadster, with the small bulge in the centre of the hood and the broad shoulders of the front fenders, gives the illusion of a tight T-shirt stretched across brawny shoulders. Wrapped tightly into the cockpit, it's easy to find yourself tugging at the leash, restless and anxious, to run with the big dogs. Bert Swift