View Full Version : For Sale: 2001 BMW M Roadster, Imola/blk, 17k mis, asking $24,500 (AL)

07-07-2011, 10:02 AM
The new BMWCCA site has been up for about a week and the classified section is growing steadily. If the advertised mileage is correct, this thing could be a pretty sweet deal, although I don't know how the price would compare to a similar Z4-based M Roadster. The '01 being Z3-based but with the S54 motor from the E46 M3.


07-07-2011, 10:36 AM
The thing with the S54 Z3M, is the maintenance on the bearing recall. If it hasn't had that then its no go from my end. But this is definitely a collector. Something like 500 made...

RootedDROIDXstatus. Come at me, bro.

Johal E32
07-07-2011, 12:41 PM
sweet car! That S54 in that small of a car = a rocket.

07-07-2011, 01:52 PM
Bearing Recall is something that should be a concern.

With that being said, I bought my 07 with 22k miles on it for 29k with a CPO until 2013.

Don't expect Z3/Z4M cars to drop in value anymore...they are starting to climb. Z4Ms are now around 33-35k and climbing

07-07-2011, 02:29 PM


Despite its great success and critical acclaim, the S54 was plagued with rod bearing failures in early production. BMW (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW) attempted to blame vehicle owners for the failures early on but eventually started replacing rod bearings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearing_%28mechanical%29), oil pumps, and whole engines under warranty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warranty). This fault was attributed to a problem with the connecting rod bottom-end bearing shells that were supplied to BMW by a third party that did not meet BMW's specifications. This problem was fully corrected by BMW on engines produced after 06/2003. A recall was issued to retrofit all M3 cars with affected engines to swap to the proper bearing shells. The recall did not include M Roadster or M Coupe cars with affected S54 engines due to the lower RPM limit.

So...someone buy this!

07-07-2011, 02:56 PM
Wish I could see pics.

07-20-2011, 07:49 PM
I <3 that car!