This 2002 BMW M Coupe is one of 340 examples built for the North American market for the model’s final production year. The car was special-ordered by the seller, assembled on April 17, 2002 as the 20th-to-last M Coupe built, and delivered on May 14. This coupe is one of 27 featuring the combination of Sapphire Black Metallic paint, a black Nappa leather interior, and a sunroof for 2002, and is the second-to-last built in this specification. It has been driven just under 19k total miles. Power comes from a 3.2-liter S54 inline-six paired with a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission, and service is said to have been carried out exclusively by the seller’s local BMW dealer in San Rafael, California. This M Coupe is offered with records from new, a window sticker, factory books, a BMW battery tender, a Covercraft sun shade, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The Sapphire Black Metallic finish is protected with a custom-cut clear film on the fronts of the hood and fenders, lower rear of the front fenders, rear quarter panels area forward of the wheel wells, the front bumper cover, and the side-view mirror caps along with the headlights. The film was applied prior to the seller taking delivery. The passenger door received new clear coat after a spot was damaged with steel wool, and in November 2002 Anthony’s Autocraft repaired paint underneath the left winglet after scraping a cement curb.
Staggered-width factory 17″ Roadstar wheels are mounted with 225/45 front and 245/40 rear Michelin Pilot Sport tires manufactured in 2009.
The car is fitted with black leather upholstery and a glass sunroof, the latter of which was the only available option. Amenities include a Harman Kardon CD stereo, power windows/mirrors/locks, cruise control, and more.
The S54-powered M Coupe features grey-faced instruments as pictured above, with just under 19k miles currently displayed on the digital odometer. Per the seller, some additional miles will be driven during the auction. A factory inner sunroof shield in its original box accompanies the car, as does a first aid kit from BMW of Germany.
The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six produced peaks of 315 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 251 lb-ft of torque when new according to BMW. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. In March 2019 at 18,807 miles the car received visual inspection, oil change, and power steering fluid flush. The air conditioning system was also evacuated and recharged.
Additional underbody photos are displayed in the gallery. The car is said to have last passed a California emissions test in June 2018.
The original window sticker lists a $45,935 MSRP including options and destination fees.
Maintenance records reportedly date back to new and are organized in the above binder.
The accident-free Carfax report shows one owner in San Rafael, California along with 21 odometer readings and multiple services at Sonnen BMW.