This 1999 BMW M Roadster is finished in Dakar Yellow over black Nappa leather and is powered by a 3.2-liter inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Factory equipment includes a black soft top, power-adjustable heated sport seats, cruise control, and an illuminated M shift knob, while Koni shocks, polyurethane subframe bushings, and a front strut brace have been added. The car was acquired in 2017 by the seller, who has since replaced the flex disc, water pump, thermostat housing, and clutch hydraulic line. This M Roadster is offered with manufacturer’s literature, a window sticker, partial service records, a service manual, a car cover, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Washington State title in the seller’s name.
Compared with the contemporary Z3, the M Roadster featured revised front and rear fascias, M-badged side vents, and quad exhaust tips. This example is finished in Dakar Yellow II (337) with a black retractable soft top, and magnetic rear stone guards have been added. The front bumper cover was repaired and refinished to correct scratches, and a paint touch-up on the passenger-side rear wheel arch is pointed out by the seller in the image gallery below along with body panel VIN tags.
Staggered-width 17″ five-spoke alloy wheels wear Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires that were mounted in March 2019. Work performed during current ownership included the installation of Koni Sport shocks, heavy-duty rear shock mounts, polyurethane subframe bushings, and a front strut brace.
The cabin features power-adjustable heated sport seats upholstered in black Nappa leather along with matching door panels and carpets. Equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, Harman-Kardon audio, an illuminated M shift knob, and a wind deflector. The seller notes dings in the driver’s door jamb from the seat belt buckle, and the passenger electric mirror adjustment does not work.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel sits ahead of M instrumentation including a 160-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The digital odometer shows 57k miles, approximately 7k of which were added by the seller.
The 3.2-liter S52 inline-six produced 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. An oil change was performed approximately 1k miles ago, and work carried out by the seller included the installation of a replacement Stewart water pump, an aluminum thermostat housing, a stainless steel clutch line, and a new flex disc. A Blackstone oil report from June 2020 is viewable in the gallery.
Additional photos of the underside are also provided in the gallery.
The window sticker shows initial delivery to Patrick BMW in Schaumburg, Illinois as well as factory colors, equipment, and a total suggested retail price of $43,470. Manufacturer’s literature, service records, a car cover, two keys, and removed factory parts are also included in the sale.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration history in Michigan, Illinois, Washington State, and Nevada through the most recent entry in July 2020.