I bought this car to replace my 1994 M3, I don't regret buying this car at all. I love it, the amount of torque an power and the handling capability make this car oh so fun. Going from 60-90mph takes only a couple seconds without a down shift. Going through the twisties proves to be even more fun, going twice the speed limit through the turns makes this car an ultimate driving machine. Only a few thousand of these were sent to the US so you're not passing one every day and there's not gonna be one next to you at a light. The steering is precise and quick and the car goes wherever you point it. Not a hint of body roll an the car feels like its never gonna lose traction. This is one hell of a car!!!
I purchased my 2000 M Coupe (June 1999
build date) used with 28000 miles on
odo. Replaced shocks and springs with
Koni Sport single adjustable shocks
and Dinan springs. Have had most of
the applicable TSB up-grades applied
under warranty to include fuel sending
unit, rear wiper washer valve,
transmission detent pins, and ECU
software revision. Warranty repairs
include A/C compressor replacement and
rear half-shaft seal replacement.
This car sees many high speed track
miles driven at Driving Schools. It's
not a practical daily driver. Most
fun car I've ever owned.
I sell BMW's and when I saw this car I had to have it. This is a lot of performance for the money. The great thing about this car is that it is an everyday driver and a track car built into one. It has a lot of creature comforts as well as more than enough performance. Oddly enough I am 6'6" and I still fit into this car. BMW's are great for tall people like myself. These are pretty rare cars, if you get the chance to buy one at a fair price I would jump on it. I will say though that people either think that this is the coolest car that they have ever seen or they think that it looks like a tyco toy version of the batmobile.
If BMW is the "ultimate driving
machine", the M Coupe is the ultimate
of the ultimate driving machines. This
car must be driven at all times. It is
as responsive as any vehicle I have
ever driven. It signals to the driver
every nuance of the road and what is
about to happen to the car before it
happens. This makes for a rigid ride
but it also permits you to push the car
into a sharp turn at seemingly
impossible speeds. Tires make a big
difference with this car so recommend
you choose only those premium tires
that will provide the mix
of "stickiness" and "wearability".