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SOLD on or around November 19, 2019

6,497 miles

Asking Price: $98,232
2002 BMW M Coupe in Alpine White 3 over Dark Gray & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Alpine White 3
  • Interior Color Dark Gray & Black Nappa
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

This 2002 BMW M Coupe is one of 687 imported to the US equipped with a 3.2-liter S54 inline-six and shows 7k miles. This Alpine White example was purchased new at Brian Harris BMW in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and remained with its original owner in Arkansas, California, and Ohio before being acquired by the selling dealer’s business partner and brought to Arizona in late 2018. An inspection, a power steering system service, and fluid changes were performed in March 2019. This S54-powered M Coupe is offered on consignment by the selling dealer with a window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, recent service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Arizona title.

The M Coupe was distinguished from the standard Z3 with front fender vents, wider rear fenders, and a revised front bumper cover. Approximately 340 cars were imported to the US for the 2002 model year, 31 of which were finished in Alpine White (Alpinweiss III, 300). This example is protected with clear film extending over the nose, rear quarter panels, lower rockers, and windshield according to the selling dealer.

Staggered-width 17” Roadstar wheels are mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires showing 2018 date codes. Close-up photos of the paint, trim, and body panel VIN tags are provided in the gallery below.

This example is reported to be one of two Alpine White cars trimmed in Grey Nappa leather (Q6TT) with black inserts over heated and manually-adjustable sport seats. Additional equipment includes a Harman Kardon audio system, power windows and locks, and an optional sunroof and center console cupholder. M-branded floor mats protect black carpets. The seat mount bushings were replaced during the 2019 service.

The three-spoke M-Sport steering wheel features tri-color stitching and frames grey gauges including a digital odometer showing just under 7k miles. Approximately 500 miles have been driven by the selling dealer. Auxiliary gauges in the center stack include an analog clock, an external thermometer, and an oil temperature gauge.

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six was rated at 315 horsepower with 251 lb-ft of torque when new, enough to propel the M Coupe from 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds during contemporary testing. The selling dealer states that this example was not included in the S54 rod bearing service action.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. An inspection, power steering service, and fluid replacements were performed by Ultimate Auto Works of Scottsdale, Arizona in March 2019.

The original window sticker details standard and optional equipment as well as showing a 2002 MSRP of $46k. Manufacturer’s literature is included in the sale.

The November 2019 Carfax report indicates an accident-free history, dealer service visits, and registration events in Arkansas, California, Ohio, and Arizona.


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Posted: 11/19/2019 1:22:28 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $93,554 or $98,231.70 with buyer fee. So cool!

Posted: 11/19/2019 12:22:19 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $62,000 with an hour left

Posted: 11/18/2019 3:51:48 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $55,500 with less than 24 hours left

Posted: 11/13/2019 7:02:35 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $50,000

Posted: 11/12/2019 11:16:37 AM by Jon Martin

So that's why the prices have all been removed. It's now on Bring a Trailer. Bidding is already up to $45,935. It should be a record breaker, though it's not an ideal time of year to sale. I'm excited to watch the auction!

Posted: 10/28/2019 12:04:51 AM by Jon Martin

They've removed the price from all the listings, but they were previously asking $104,900

Posted: 8/31/2019 11:50:42 AM by Jon Martin

Now price at $104,900. It's a brand new era in M Coupe world. This is the first asking price to break $100k. If any could do it, it's this one (unless you have a lower mileage laguna seca blue sunroof-delete...).

Posted: 3/5/2019 5:38:29 AM by Jon Martin

This is the awesome alpine white over gray we saw listed a couple weeks ago for $95,000. I'm not sure where they could go from there, but it should be interesting.

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