by willconltd on May 17, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 BMW M 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5M)
Amazing car. BMW did not include the M differential or the sport mode button for political reasons. You can install the sport mode with just a wire and a button. The diff can be replaced for under $100 from a breaking yard to bring up to the pace of the E46 M3. Try a launch with sport mode on and then you will not believe it. It's a rocket ship. 12.51 quarter, bone stock.
by Scott on Oct 9, 2005 Vehicle: 2001 BMW M 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5M)
I haven't experienced any of the build quality issues yet. The issues with the S54 engine are always in the back of my mind. Other than that, this car is just so enjoyable to drive. I love it. BMW will never build another car like this. Ever.
by DATOGUCH on Jun 22, 2002 Vehicle: 2001 BMW M 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5M)
THE M COUPE FITS THE DRIVER LIKE A
GLOVE. THE SPORT SEATS ARE FIRM AND
KEEPS THE DRIVER LOCKED IN PLACE. THE
EUROPEAN SPEC. ENGINE CAN ONLY BE
DESCRIBED AS RACE CAR LIKE WITH ITS SIX
INDIVIDUAL THROTTLE BODIES AND INSTANT
ACCELERATION. THE STARES I GET WHEN
DRIVING THIS LITTLE ROCKET IS AMAZING.
YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE ASK ME QUESTIONS
ABOUT MY M COUPE SUCH AS " I'VE NEVER
SEEN ONE OF THESE BEFORE". I AM
COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH MY
Engine displacement in the 2.8 Roadster and Coupe is bumped from 2.8 liters to 3.0 liters. An associated horsepower and torque increase, along with bigger brakes and larger 17-inch wheels and tires, accompanies the new engine. The base 2.5-liter engine also sees a 15 horsepower increase. An optional five-speed Steptronic transmission with manual shifting capability is now available.