DT: 45k-Mile 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe

Introduced in 1998, the M Coupe was the high-performance fixed-roof version of the Z3 featuring the venerable S52 inline-six engine and brakes from the E36 M3, an upgraded suspension, and more aggressive bodywork. This E36/8 M Coupe was ordered in Imola Red over a black Nappa leather interior and is said to be one of just 201 S52-equipped examples in this particular combination. It was first registered in North Carolina and is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Illinois showing approximately 45k miles on the odometer.

The exterior is finished in Imola Red (405) and features black Shadowline trim, M-badged fender vents, M-specific bumper covers, widened rear fenders, rounded aero mirrors, a lower rear tailgate spoiler, and quad exhaust outlets. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The 17” Style 40 “Roadstar” wheels are mounted with Continental ExtremeContact tires.

Inside, this E36/8 is appointed with full black Nappa leather upholstery extending to the upper door panels and center console. Factory features include a leather-wrapped M-Sport steering wheel with M tri-color stitching, heated and power-adjustable bolstered sport seats, M-branded floor mats, M-branded door sills guards, and chrome-trimmed instrumentation in the gauge cluster and center stack. Driver’s amenities include power windows and locks, a glass sunroof, automatic climate control, a Harman Kardon audio system, a BMW Business CD stereo, and a trunk-mounted CD changer.

This M Coupe is powered by a 3.2L S52 inline-six engine derived from the E36 M3, producing up to 240 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by a ZF 5-speed manual transmission and mechanical limited-slip differential, allowing acceleration from 0-60 MPH in approximately 5 seconds. The M Coupe was built with a wider front and rear track than a standard Z3, and also received a lowered ride height, modified front suspension geometry, firmer springs and shock absorbers, strengthened semi-trailing arms, a reinforced subframe, and brakes carried over from the E36 M3. The seller reports a binder of detailed service records will accompany the sale.

This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, and a binder of maintenance records. 

 
 
 
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Comments (53)

  • collectorcars (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Enjoyed this auction look forward to all the post sale activity!

  • $30,000 offer from Danville, CA (94506) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $30,000

  • $29,000 offer from Beverly Hills, CA (90210) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $29,000

  • Adrewsham 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $34,000

  • Carguy4fun 1 week, 5 daysago

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    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • Carguy4fun 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $31,300

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    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • Mahatmablondie 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,658

  • Carguy4fun 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,400

  • Adrewsham 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,055

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    Bid in the amount of $29,800

  • Mahatmablondie 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $29,500

  • Adrewsham 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $29,050

  • Carguy4fun 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $28,700

  • Mahatmablondie 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $28,368

  • Mahatmablondie 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • Carguy4fun 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,650

  • Mahatmablondie 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,368

  • Mywave 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,100

  • collectorcars (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Five minutes left! Let’s get your last minute bids in!

  • Carguy4fun 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,800

  • collectorcars (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Great activity so far! We’ve got 30 minutes left! We look forward to giving this gem a great home.

  • Mahatmablondie 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,368

  • Carguy4fun 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • Mahatmablondie 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,368

  • Jimlerbs 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • JRBuzzetta 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • collectorcars (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    Happy bidding guys! Just one day left let’s get registered in advance!

  • Jimlerbs 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • collectorcars (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    @JRBuzzetta thanks for the kind words at the current bid we definitely have a ways to go but we look forward to giving this car a great home!

  • JRBuzzetta (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    I saw one of these in the showroom new and fell in love. Such a unique, beautiful, and practical car. Fingers crossed we reach the reserve on this one.

  • JRBuzzetta 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • Jimlerbs 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • Mahatmablondie 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,368

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Mahatmablondie ofcourse

  • Mahatmablondie (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @collectorcars good to know. Something that can be fixed for the winner?

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Mahatmablondie this platform car always throws those lights. Replacing the seat belt receptacle buckle would eliminate the air bag light!

  • Mahatmablondie (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Thanks for all the quick responses. I noticed the airbag light never went off in the cold start video. Was the video too short or does that eventually go away? Cheers, SM

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @scforsale that is how it came to us. Prior owner didn’t mention anything about it. Headliner replacement is relatively inexpensive $500 is what our interior guy would charge to have it replaced we can offer that service at that price post sale if it bothers the end user buyer.

  • scforsale 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Looking at the video - was the sagging headliner riveted into the roof somehow - all those clips are not normal....

  • Jimlerbs 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    We just uploaded undercarriage pics and additional videos will be going live shortly!

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Service records and original window sticker and spare key photographed.

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    We just uploaded vin tag pics and trunk weld pics! A cold start video will be live shortly as well!

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    We are excited to show case this Clown shoe! Just uploaded paint meter pics! This vehicle checks all the boxes! First year s52 z3 m coupe! Imola red/solid black Nappa leather! All original paint! No accidents! All stock no modifications and all vin tags!

  • collectorcars (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

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DT: 45k-Mile 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe
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