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2000 BMW M Roadster

2000 BMW M Roadster

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Details

Price: $13,800

Mileage: 91,900 Miles

Engine: S52B32 Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Alpine White 3 Exterior (300)

Interior: Black Nappa Leather Interior (Q6SW)

Additional features:

Black Soft Top

1 of 71 Alpine White / Black / Black Top 2000 Model Year M Roadsters

M Leather Steering Wheel

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ Solid State Internals

Sport Seats

Heated Seats

BMW C33 Business Stereo

Harmon Kardon HiFi Sound System

Limited Slip Differential

Roll Bar Protection System

Power Soft Top

Cup Holder

Air Conditioning

Cruise Control

Magnetic Stone Guards

White Direction Indicator Lights

100% Stock Except for the Stereo

17-Inch Style 40 Roadstar Wheels

Continental Extreme Contact DW Tires

Colorado Car

Clean Carfax / No Accidents

Recent Mx

  • Fresh Oil Change
  • Spark Plugs
  • Valve Cover Gasket
  • VANOS Seals
  • Flex Disc
  • Shift Selector Seal
  • Expansion Tank
  • Front and Rear Brakes
  • Urethane Seat Bushings
  • Glove Box Sag Reinforcement

Background

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The BMW M Roadster was the M variant of the BMW Z3. The Z3 made its public debut in 1995 in the Bond film GoldenEye with a young and dashing Pierce Brosnan behind the wheel. The scene with 007 and Natalya (Izabella Scorupco), her hair blowing in the wind, was the picture of top-down motoring. Initial Z3 sales were strong, but it soon became apparent that a more aggressive iteration was in order. BMW M GmbH solved this problem in 1998 with the M Roadster. At its heart was the E36 M3’s 245-horsepower S52B32 inline 6-cylinder engine. Power reached the ground through a manual gearbox (the only option), M-tuned suspension, and a limited slip differential. When it was time to stop, M3 brakes made short work of the job. The exclusive exterior kit featured a bold front splitter, M badges, staggered Style 40 Roadstar wheels, and a quad exhaust—the first BMW M car to get one. Inside, the exclusivity continued with M Roadster lettering on the doorsills and instrument cluster, an illuminated gearshift knob, and chrome ringed gauges, including an oil temperature gauge. The end result was one of the best retro-classic roadsters ever made. It had the fluid and graceful lines of a proper British sports car, with the raw power and driving dynamics that can only be found in a BMW M car. And because it was based on the Z3, it was produced right here in the good ‘ole USA in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Summary

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I am selling this 2000 BMW M Roadster on consignment for a fellow Z3M enthusiast and member of the Glen Shelly extended family. It has been properly owned, properly maintained, and is 100% stock and unmolested. It is 1 of only 71 Alpine White over Black Napa leather M Roadsters with a black soft top for the 2000 model year. 2000 model year M Roadsters featured late-model chrome headlight trim rings and were the last year of the S52 engine in any BMW. This example looks absolutely gorgeous thanks to its Alpine White over black theme; it has received compliments on every drive we’ve taken it on. The exterior and interior condition are both excellent. In preparation for sale we gave it a complete inspection, bringing all routine and preventative Z3M specific maintenance up to date. This included a fresh oil change, spark plugs, expansion tank, valve cover gasket, VANOS seals, the flex disc (guibo), shift selector seal, and front and rear brakes. Inside we reinforced the glove box to prevent it from sagging (a common Z3 issue), and replaced the seat bushings with urethane bushings (another common Z3 issue). Other recent maintenance includes a coolant flush, thermostat, thermostat housing, water pump, transmission flush with Redline MTL, rear shocks and shock mounts, all drive belts, and Continental Extreme Contact DW tires. The auto-dimming mirror was also replaced with one with solid-state internals from Sybesma’s Electronics. It comes with a clean Carfax and we pay for emissions in Colorado. As it sits, it is a turn-key Z3 M Roadster ready to be enjoyed by its new owner just in time for the fall color convertible season.

Exterior

2000 BMW M Roadster exterior photo

Alpine White 3 paint looks fantastic on the M Roadster. White always looks good, even when dirty, and it does an excellent job of accentuating the M Roadster’s long hood, side gills, and short trunk. The paint on this example is in excellent condition. Removable magnetic stone guards have protected the rear fender flares. There are no significant dents, dings, door dings, but there are typical Colorado rock chips on the lower valance. There is also slight paint flexation on the left front splitter. There is no failed clear coat, zero rust, and all VIN tags are in place. The convertible top has no rips or tears and the rear window panel is in good shape with minor creasing the fold. The windshield is crack-free with very minor pitting and the side glass is in great shape. All trim and black-work are present and not UV faded. 2000 and later model year M Coupes received chrome rings around the headlight lenses. The outer lenses are clear and translucent. All indicator lenses and taillight housings are clear and crack-free. The Style 40 Roadstar staggered wheels (17” x 7.5” front and 17” x 9“ rear) have minor oxidation in the finish, but are presentable. They are wrapped in Continental Extreme Contact tires with plenty of tread remaining.

Interior

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The interior is one of the M Roadster’s most striking design features. The carpets have no stains or tears and are protected by M factory floor mats. The dashboard leather is soft and crack-free. The seat leather is in excellent condition with no tears, stains, or failed seams; there is minor wear on the driver’s bolster. The seat bushings are firm, with no rock, thanks to their recent replacement. All seat motors work, as do the seat heaters, but the passenger side switch is reversed. The passenger side seat belt guide is also cracked, but functional—it does not affect the seatbelt function. The 3-spoke steering wheel has no excessive wear. The instrument cluster has no blown out pixels and all gauges work correctly. The factory sound system sounds great. The lower switch panel has no cracks in the switch backing plate (a common issue). The glove box has no sag thanks to its recent reinforcement, and the auto-dimming rearview mirror has no fluid leaks thanks to its solid-state internals. All interior functions work correctly; the power windows, power door locks, cruise control; the heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The convertible top headliner has no tears or sag and the power top functions correctly. The trunk tool kit is complete and the owners’ manuals are present.

Mechanical

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This is a turn-key M Roadster; all major and preventative maintenance is up to date. It has clearly been properly owned and benefitted from regular oil changes and routine maintenance for all of its life. I’ve already listed the recent maintenance items in the summary paragraph. The S52 engine is one of BMW’s reliable power plants, having none of the rod bearing issues or needing the valve adjustments that later S54 powered M Roadsters did. The engine idles smoothly, pulls strong, and has no Vanos rattle thanks to being recently serviced. It does not leak, drip, or spot. The clutch and shifter are crisp and precise. There is no 5th gear lean due to worn shift pins (a common issue). The brakes are firm, the suspension is compliant, and there is no driveline or wheel bearing vibration or whine. The suspension bushings are solid. The rear trunk floor has no failed spot welds and the rear differential ear has no tears. Like any M Roadster, it will need and deserves the preventative care and maintenance that all BMWs of this vintage do, but at present it is properly sorted and ready for its new home.

BMW M Roadsters are one of the best buys in the M car market. They are the last of the old-school recipe, that is, a normally aspirated engine routed through a manual gearbox powering only the rear wheels. The M Roadster’s Z4 successor that followed had none of the grace and fluid classic roadster lines thanks to Chris Bangle’s flame surface design language. Bang for the buck, you can’t beat an M Roadster. We would like to find an owner who will continue to care for it and appreciate it as much as we do.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • Vehicle Identification Number: WBSCK9343YLC92338

  • Type: CK93
  • Model: M Roadster - USA
  • Development Code: E36 (7)
  • Chassis: Roadster

  • Steering: LL

  • Doors: 2

  • Engine: S52

  • Displacement: 3.20

  • Power: 240 Horsepower

  • Drivetrain: Rear

  • Transmission: Manual

  • Color: Alpine White 3, ALPINWEISS 3- 300

  • Upholstery: Nappa Leather Black, Leder Walk Nappa/schwarz – Q6SW
  • Production Plant: SPARTANBURG
  • Production Date: 11-10-1999

Options

  • 209 Limited Slip Differential 25%
  • 243 Airbag for Front Passenger
  • 260 Side Airbag for Driver and Passenger
  • 314 Door Mirror and Driver Lock Heated
  • 354 Green Windscreen Stripe
  • 388 Soft Top Black
  • 395 Roll-bar Protection System
  • 398 Power Soft Top Operation
  • 442 Drink Holder
  • 481 Sports Seat
  • 494 Seat Heating
  • 530 Air Conditioning
  • 540 Cruise Control

  • 674 Hifi Loudspeaker System Harmon Kardon

  • 687 Radio Preparation
  • 692 Cd Changer I-bus Preparation
  • 710 M Sports Steering Wheel
  • 785 White Direction Indicator
  • 818 Main Battery Switch
  • 845 Acoustic Fasten Seatbelt Reminder
  • 853 Language Version English
  • 992 Number Plate Attachment