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2001 BMW M ROADSTER

SOLD on or around October 26, 2021

21,700 miles

$37,620
Asking Price: $37,620
2001 BMW M Roadster in Black Sapphire Metallic over Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Interior Color Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

Doug's Take

The Z3 M Roadster is a special car, and this is the most special version of all – the "S54"-powered M Roadster, meaning it's a rare, limited-production late model example equipped with the 3.2-liter inline-6 borrowed from the E46 M3. That's a big deal, as fewer than 15 percent of these Z3 M Roadster models got the bigger S54 engine like this one. This particular car is finished in Black Sapphire Metallic with a gorgeous Imola Red interior, and it features heated seats, an M steering wheel, and a Harman/Kardon audio system. Of course, it comes with a 5-speed manual – and it also boasts just 21,700 miles from new, along with a clean, accident-free Carfax report for added buyer confidence.

Highlights

THIS... is a 2001 BMW M Roadster, finished in Black Sapphire Metallic with a black soft top and an Imola Red/black interior.

  • This Z3 M Roadster is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, and its odometer indicates approximately 21,700 miles.
  • The attached Carfax history report lists no accidents or odometer discrepancies in this BMW's past.
  • According to a build sheet pictured in the gallery, equipment on this M Roadster includes 17-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, heated seats, a Harman/Kardon sound system, Nappa leather upholstery, and more detailed below.
  • 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.
  • BMW built 8,939 units of the "S52"-powered M Roadster between 1998 and 2000, according to the BMW M Registry. An additional 1,565 cars were manufactured from 2001 to 2002 with the newer "S54" engine, bringing the total to 10,504.
  • Power for this M Roadster comes from a 3.2-liter S54 inline-6, rated at 315 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.

Equipment

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

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Power-operated soft top
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • "M" leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated seats
  • M steering wheel
  • Harman/Kardon sound system
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC II) system

Known Flaws

  • Rock chips on front bumper and hood
  • Various exterior chips and scratches noted in the photo gallery
  • Some creasing on driver's seat
  • Scratches on gauge pod

Recent Service History

The attached Carfax report shows that the following services have been performed:

  • September 2021 (21,666 miles): Engine oil and filter changed
  • January 2019 (21,329 miles): Brake fluid flushed, engine air filter replaced, alignment performed

The seller reports that the seat bushings were replaced, and a new set of tires were mounted and balanced in December 2018. Some additional service history is detailed in the attached Carfax history report.

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 1 primary key, 1 plastic key
  • Owner's manual
  • Car cover
  • Tonneau cover

Ownership History

The seller purchased this Z3 M in July 2021.

Seller Notes

The seller reports that the front bumper was repainted in August 2004.

Seller

Private
Knoxville, TN

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My Comments

Posted: 10/26/2021 2:22:10 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $36,000 or $37,620 with buyer fee

Posted: 10/26/2021 8:37:28 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $26,500 with 3 hours left

Posted: 10/25/2021 8:50:53 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $26,000

Posted: 10/21/2021 10:11:50 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $25,000

Posted: 10/20/2021 8:17:48 AM by Jon Martin

I still love the color combo on this roadster. We last saw it sell on Bring a Trailer almost 4 years ago. It only has 1600 enw miles in all that time. The only real detriment is that the wheels got refinished too darkly. Bidding up to $16,500.00 so far

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