The M Coupe was first unveiled at the 1997 Frankfurt motor show. As the M-developed version of the Z3 coupe it sported one of three 24-valve six-cylinder engines originally developed by the BMW M Division for the E36/E46 M3. It also had an M-tuned chassis and several unique cosmetic parts including a more aggressive front with brake cooling ducts in place of fog lights, unique side vents with the M logo, curved M door mirrors, a lower rear bumper with four exposed exhaust tips, and a repositioned rear number plate.
The first M Coupes, with engines from the E36 M3, were built from June 2000 with the S50 engine in both LHD and RHD, and with the S52 engine in LHD only. After having been discontinued for more than six months, a revised M Coupe entered production in February 2001.
Estoril Blue Metallic, Black Nappa leather, M leather steering wheel, Limited slip differential, Driver and passenger front airbags, Alarm system, Heated front seats, Air conditioning, Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Pioneer cassette radio, Pioneer CD changer, Retractable rear load cover, Warning triangle and first aid kit, BMW tool kit, Spare keys.
This low mileage, low owner non-sunroof example looks superb in metallic Estoril Blue, surely one of the best colours for an M car of this era. The paintwork is beautifully presented all round and retains a deep glassy shine across every panel. On closer inspection there are hardly any stone chips at the front end, with no signs of road rash to those voluptuous rear hips. There are also no car park dings along either side and the brightwork is still in excellent condition. A fantastic example throughout.