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SOLD on or around February 21, 2020

77,000 miles

Asking Price: $37,800
2002 BMW M Coupe in Alpine White 3 over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Alpine White 3
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

This 2002 BMW M Coupe is one of 687 US-spec examples equipped with a 3.2-liter S54 inline-six paired with a six-speed manual transmission and is finished in Alpine White over black Nappa leather. The car was delivered new to BMW of Peabody, Massachusetts and has been driven approximately 5k of its 77k indicated miles since being acquired by the seller in 2010. Equipment includes a glass sunroof, rear wheel flare guards, and stock 17″ wheels which were refinished in preparation for the sale. This S54-powered M Coupe is offered with a window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, service records, a fitted car cover, a Carfax report, and a clean New Jersey title in the seller’s name.

The M Coupe was distinguished from the standard Z3 with wider rear bodywork, fender vents, and a revised front bumper cover. Approximately 340 coupes were imported to the US for the 2002 model year, 31 of which were finished in Alpine White (Alpinweiss III, 300). This example wears older clear protective film on the front bumper cover and the leading edge of the hood as well as magnetic gray rock guards.

Staggered-width 17” Roadstar wheels were refinished in late 2019 and are shod with Continental ContiPro Contact tires. The refinished wheels and new tires are shown up close in the gallery below.

This is reported to be one of 36 Alpine White examples with heated and manually-adjustable sport seats trimmed in black Nappa leather (Q6TT). Additional equipment includes power-operated windows and locks, a center console cupholder, and an optional sunroof. Rubber mats protect black carpets.

The three-spoke steering wheel features tri-color Motorsport stitching and frames grey main gauges including a digital odometer showing just under 77k miles. Auxiliary instruments in the center stack consist of an analog clock, an external thermometer, and an oil temperature gauge. The car came equipped with a BMW Business CD stereo and Harman Kardon speakers from the factory.

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six was rated at 315 horsepower with 251 lb-ft of torque when new and propelled the M Coupe from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds during contemporary testing. A red oil filler cap has been fitted. A cold-start video is available here.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Additional underside photos are viewable in the gallery below.

The window sticker details standard and optional equipment as well as showing a suggested retail price of $45,935 when new. Manufacturer’s literature, service records, and a fitted car cover are included in the sale.

The October 2019 Carfax report shows registration activity in Massachusetts and New Jersey between 2001 and 2019 as well as listing a front-end damage report in 2003, with no other details available. An in-car driving video is viewable here.


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Posted: 2/22/2020 10:18:40 AM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $36,000 or $37,800 with buyer fee

Posted: 2/17/2020 5:29:10 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $18,000

Posted: 2/15/2020 11:18:03 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $13,000

Posted: 2/14/2020 11:02:10 AM by Jon Martin

I remember considering this coupe back in 2010 before I found my steel gray. It only has 6k miles in all that time. It's funny that I thought it's initial price was optimistic back then. The couple modification I see now are the Euro front bumper lights, the red oil cap, and the rear fender stone guards. The refinished chrome shadow roadstars look very true to their original color which is impressive. I'm excited to see how it does. Bidding is at $10k so far.

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