This 2000 BMW M Coupe is finished in Estoril Blue and powered by a replacement 3.2-liter straight-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission and a 3.73:1 limited-slip differential. This car is set up to be the ultimate backroads and trackday M Coupe and is offered as an excellent driver-quality example with an extensive list of functional modifications to maximize driving enjoyment. Below is a complete list of the modifications done to the car at 140K miles. Suspension features TC Kline Double-Adjustable coil-overs with 550/700 lb springs installed (extra 600 lb rear springs included), TC Kline camber plates, and a Strong-Strut front tower brace as well as a Rogue Engineering strut brace, trailing arm bushings, sway bar mounts and shock mounts in the rear. The replacement S52 engine with ~90K miles on it was installed at this time and includes new oil pump, gaskets and bearings. An M50 intake manifold and Shark injector performance software were added as well. The cooling system was refreshed with a new radiator and hoses, electric fan kit, and water pump. Exhaust components include aftermarket headers, MagnaFlow 14815 mufflers, and 3′′ piping.
The drivetrain was enhanced with an aftermarket 3.73:1 gear set and LSD. New engine and tranny mounts were installed. The guibo, clutch, shifter clips, bushings, and lines were replaced. A short shift kit, Rogue Engineering clutch stop, and clutch delay
valve delete were added.
The brakes have been upgraded with stainless steel brake lines, StopTech slotted rotors, EBC Yellow pads, and Castrol SRF high temp brake fluid. The wheels and tires have been upgraded with Gunmetal 17′′ Apex Arc 8 wheels mounted using Vorshlag studs and wearing Sumitomo HTRZ-2 tires in 245/275 staggered sizes. A set of OEM 17′′ Roadstar wheels with Nitto NT01 tires are included with the sale.
Interior modifications include a custom welded half roll cage and rear subframe reinforcement by Wild Rides in NJ. Cobra Imola seats are mounted using VAC sliders and equipped with Schroth Hybrid II six-point harnesses. The carpets have been cut from around the transmission tunnel in order to allow the seats to slide forward, and the rear cargo area has been de-trimmed. A Momo steering wheel frames instruments including an M-branded tachometer, a 160-mph speedometer, and a digital odometer showing 145k miles. Additional gauges and a stock stereo are retained in the center stack. The Estoril 2-tone factory power seats are included with the sale and are in excellent condition. The OEM steering wheel and complete rear trip kit is included as well if you want to return the interior to stock. The March 2021 Carfax report indicates no accidents or other damage and shows registration history in New Jersey, California, Ohio and Maryland including a manufacturer buyback in September 2001. Several videos can be seen below, including a PPI feature video by Tim’s Enthusiast Garage. Most recent service in 2021 in preparation for sale includes a new alternator, new oil temp gauge, new brakes (StopTech slotted rotors and EBC Yellow pads) new battery and new fluids (Castrol SRF brake fluid flush and LiquiMoly oil change). This M Coupe is offered with spare parts and a clean Maryland title. The Estoril Blue paint is in excellent condition with no dents, dings, or scratches. The hood has been resprayed and the only paint flaw is some bubbling of the paint in the driver’s side mirror mount. The car needs nothing but a new enthusiast to enjoy this rare and special part of the BMW M Division’s history. Priced at $25,274 and available for immediate delivery.
Tim’s PPI Video