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SOLD on or around September 9, 2022

74,500 miles

Asking Price: $18,549
2000 BMW M Roadster in Cosmos Black Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

Doug's Take

The Z3 M Roadster is a fun car that boasts a potent 6-cylinder engine, a 5-speed manual transmission, and an engaging driving experience. This particular example offers some great benefits, including reasonable mileage for one of these, a few handling-focused and aesthetic modifications, and a handsome set of 17-inch Style 40 wheels. Plus, a clean, accident-free Carfax report further enhances this Z3 M's appeal.


THIS… is a 2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster, finished in Cosmos Black Metallic with a black soft top and a black interior.

  • The attached Carfax vehicle history report shows no accidents or mileage discrepancies in this Z3 M’s past.
  • According to the window sticker provided in the gallery, factory equipment includes a limited-slip differential, a power-retractable soft top, leather upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, and a Harman/Kardon sound system. Modifications reported by the seller include DGR adjustable coilovers, a front strut bar, camber plates, black kidney grilles, wheels refinished in a darker shade of silver, a Sony head unit with Bluetooth compatibility, and an Arc Audio amplifier.
  • Based on the Z3, the M Roadster made its debut in 1998 with a more powerful engine shared with the E36 M3, a sportier suspension system, and wider wheel arches, among other changes. It was immediately hailed as one of the best driver's cars on the market.
  • Power comes from an "S52" 3.2-liter straight-6, rated at 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.


A window sticker is provided in the photo gallery, and a partial list of notable equipment includes:

  • 17-inch Style 40 wheels
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Power-retractable soft top
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable and heated sports seats
  • "M" leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power windows, locks, and mirrors
  • Center console-mounted VDO voltmeter and oil temperature gauge
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Harman/Kardon sound system


  • DGR adjustable coilovers
  • Front strut bar
  • Camber plates
  • Black kidney grilles
  • Wheels refinished in a darker shade of silver
  • Sony head unit with Bluetooth compatibility
  • Arc Audio amplifier

Known Flaws

  • Paint chips and scratches on the hood and front bumper (shown in the gallery)
  • Tires bear 2014 date codes
  • Creases on seats; wear on side bolsters

Recent Service History

The seller reports that the following services have been performed during their ownership, and some corresponding parts receipts are provided in the gallery:

  • Engine oil and filter changed
  • Front lower control arms and bushings, front sway bar mounting brackets and bushings, tie rods replaced
  • Fuel pump, fuel filter and hoses, valve cover gasket, spark plugs, oil pan gasket, VANOS oil feed line replaced
  • Coolant flushed

Additional service history is detailed in the attached Carfax report.

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys, 1 valet key
  • Owner's manuals
  • Window sticker

Ownership History

The seller purchased this Z3 M in December 2021 and has added approximately 600 miles since.

Previous Listing:
This car is a dream to own and drive. Since purchasing, I have made it a point to care for the mechanicals and cosmetics of this car. It has also always been garage kept. 

The car has a 5-speed, Harmon Kardon sound, great AC, heated seats, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, power convertible top, sport gauges, adjustable coilovers, camber plates, front strut brace, rear wind deflector, top-down cover, etc.

Since owning, I have addressed the following up-keep and cosmetic update items:
- Valve cover gaskets replaced (OE Part)
- Oil pan gasket replaced (OE Part)
- Spark plugs replaced (Bosch)
- Vanos oil feed line replaced
- Oil change w/ Liqui-Moly 5W30 (Mann filter used, drain plug, and all O-rings replaced
- Wheels refinished (Chrome shadow)
- New floor mats (OE Part)
- Driver seat belt guide replaced (Commonly breaks on these)
- All badges replaced (OE Parts)
- Kidney grilles replaced (Matte black)
- Gauge cluster bulbs replaced
- Coolant flush performed (OE BMW Fluid)
- Interior convertible top cables replaced

Note: Rear differential bushing has been replaced. No signs of wear exist at the mounting points. 

The title is in-hand.


Charlotte, NC

My Ratings


My Comments

Posted: 9/9/2022 12:37:19 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $17,750 or $18,549 with buyer fee which is a decent deal

Posted: 9/9/2022 11:20:37 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $17,750 with 30 minutes left

Posted: 9/7/2022 10:33:21 PM by Jon Martin

Now on Cars & Bids. Biddign is currently at $10,600.

Posted: 6/22/2022 9:15:18 AM by Jon Martin

Listings removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 5/6/2022 9:22:38 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $23,950 from $24,750

Posted: 5/3/2022 9:03:06 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $24,750 from $24,900

Posted: 5/2/2022 10:34:14 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $24,900 from $25,500

Posted: 4/25/2022 2:42:14 PM by Jon Martin

We last saw this roadster back in November, but it has had a ton of work done since then. The LeatherZ armrest, front strut bar, and audio are the modifications I see.

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