Highly Desirable S54 Engine Variant
1 Of Only 78 Finished In Striking Laguna Seca Blue
Just Over 55,000 Miles From New
Largely Stock And Very Well-Kept.
BMW began design work on the now acclaimed Z3 roadster all the way back in 1991 and would go on to begin producing the car starting in September of 1995. The Z3 was the first BMW offering to be manufactured outside of Germany, being built solely in Greer, South Carolina. Never ones to be satisfied with the standard, the M version of the Z3 roadster was released in 1996 and featured different front and rear bumpers, gills, tanks, and mirrors. The M-Roadster was initially fitted with the S52 for the American market, making 240 bhp and 240 lb/ft of torque. A total of 2,180 cars were produced with this power plant and in October 2001 BMW upgraded the engine to the S54 which was found in the E46 M3. This is where the little roadsters truly shine, now packing 315 bhp and 252 lb/ft of torque for the American market derivatives. A total of 1,112 cars fitted with the S54 engine were built for worldwide delivery and these remain the peak of desirability when it comes to the M-Roadster and M-3
This is a 2002 BMW M-Roadster and is one of 78 M-Roadsters produced in the stunning Laguna Seca Blue color. It is an all original paint. It is fitted, from the factory, with the highly desirable S54 motor which provided better power output over the S52 fitted to the earlier cars. The interior of the car is finished in Back and Blue two tone. This M-Roadster comes with a clean Carfax that shows original owner. It remains in all-stock condition with the exception of the added camber adjustment plates. The M-Roadster was delivered new to its first owner in Colorado where is stayed garaged expect Sunday drives and a short road trips and remains in excellent shape both cosmetically and mechanically. The only cosmetic blemishes present are very minor and are things you would expect to see on an original paint example such as minor stone chips in the nose area from normal use. However it is fitted with a clear nose protective film. This BMW M-Roadster is low mileage and a very original example, with all VIN stickers present in their correct locations and still featuring its factory applied paint. It remains in stock form, has been cared for in a loving manner. which shows a very clean example. In today's world, the BMW M-Roadster represents a highly useable and very analog example of a small roadster fitted with a big engine. These cars have seen a brief rise in their collectability and in our opinion there remains plenty of more room for growth, especially in models finished in desirable colors and fitted with the powerful S54 engine like this particular roadster.
$37,500 For the Rare Find