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SOLD on or around August 17, 2012

79,700 miles

Asking Price: $24,000
2002 BMW M Coupe in Imola Red 2 over Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Imola Red 2
  • Interior Color Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

2002 S54 M Coupe, currently 79,7XX miles. 1 of 21. Imola / Imola/black.

Will consider trades for 2008+ X3 or 2007+ Audi B7 S4 wagon (+ cash if needed).

Bought it this winter with 75k, had a PPI that didn’t turn much up besides shift pins. Car had clean carfax/autocheck. Inspection 2 performed by previous owner including valve adjustment, fuel filter, plugs, throttle sync, coolant/brake/diff/trans fluid changes. OEM coolant, ATE super blue brake fluid, redline in trans/diff. Rear subframe is perfect. TWS Motorsport 10w60 used every 5k miles.

Modifications by previous owner:
Dinan ECU flash
Dinan exhaust
IE green subframe bushings
KW V1 suspension, front control arm bushings and rear RSMs.
Wilwood front BBK with slotted rotors, stainless lines.
Pads front and rear are in great shape / just inspected.

I had it shipped to Randy Forbes in Ohio and had the rod bearings done. He looked over the car and gave it a good bill of health minus a power steering pulley that had a few cracks in it. That was replaced along with the drive belt.

During my ownership I have replaced the following:

Rod bearings at 76k
Clutch/pressure plate/throwout bearing, shift pin bushings, rear main seal at 77k
Power steering pulley / drive belt 77k
Rheostat 76k
Philips HIR 9011/9012 headlight bulbs. 78k
Roadstars stripped/professionally stripped and powdercoated by Wheel Medic in Ohio. 77k
New tires with less than 3k miles, 235/40 and 255/40 Continental Extreme Contact DW. 10mm spacers front and rear.
Seat bushings (Whalen) and seat mod kit installed (lifts front of seat ~1”, more comfortable – easily removed if next owner desires).
New front floor mats, has rear “M” mat as well
Whalen shift knob, says “M Coupe” across a 5 speed shift pattern / polished.
Chrome door lock pins and chrome e-brake button from leather-z
OEM Bosch pre-cat 02 sensors, both banks at 78k

Interior is in nice shape, the imola plastic panel that surrounds the radio had scratches from PO so I bought a brand new one from BMW and its in the box and will go with car.

Car presents very well and gets compliments everywhere we go – way more than my black 99 Coupe ever did. Ive had it on 3 lifts now and had everyone inspect subframe/car in general – no issues noted. Has a few minor scratches / paint chips here and there but really no dents or anything major- just small imperfections typical of a car with 80k on it. Always stored indoors. The front nose “could” be repainted due to stone chips and a few scrapes on the underneath/wings on the front nose – never bothered me – again typical of 80k miles.

Replaced aftermarket HU with CD43 and US-spec AUX input. No changer – aux input is ran into the rear console for ipod/phone plug in. The US-spec has another set of RCA inputs that could be used for satellite radio if desired.
Replaced jumbo amp/sub with a JL Audio XD700/5 which is now hidden where the factory CD changer would be located – that is also where the crossovers for the front MB Quarts are located. Rear speakers are 5.25” rainbows. Sub is now a 6.5 Kicker CVT in the factory sub enclosure, everything is completely hidden by the factory plastic enclosures.

No CELs, all power functions work, A/C blows cold. No glovebox sag – have the z3 fix kit on the shelf but has not needed it, will go with the car if new owner would like to fix as a precaution.

Nit picking / faults:

The temperature knob can be sticky if not used for a few days (both my z3s have done this) – it is completely functional - just takes a little encouragement.

Previous owner cracked the drivers side plastic speaker grill surrounds on the front door when replacing the speakers - I have replacement speaker grills and will plan on replacing prior to sale. Nothing major but not perfect so I figured Id mention – door panels and seats in really good condition, dash perfect, headliner perfect.

No track use, this has always been a street car.

$24,000 OBO. Located in Indianapolis, IN 46256.


Indianapolis, IN

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Sold 8/17/12 - Sold for asking price to the very first person to email him. Congrats to the new owner!

This coupe is about all you could want in a mid-mileage S54: the rod bearings have been replaced, the inspection II is done, and the shift pin service has been performed. It shoudl be good to go for l a long time. The seller also have much coupe experience as he sold his very nice S52 a couple years ago. It seems to be in great aesthetic shape as well and is priced well too.

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