2001 BMW M Consumer Review: Fast and fun

2001 BMW M - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (3.2L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Fast and fun
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2001 BMW M 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 5M)


Built for winding alpine touring the S54-equipped M roadster is the best car I have ever owned in terms of raw thrill, performance and head-turning good looks. The only (minor) design flaw is non- functional shark-gill side air vents (unlike its lesser cousin the Z3). Odd in a car where every aspect of driving is optimized for the purist from analog instruments to race-quality seat bolsters and an unnerving lack of roll in the fastest corners. It will take anything except a Z06, Viper or Turbo Porsche in a straight, and in the mountains it's virtually untouchable - truly a keeper for the enthusiast and if you find one in mint condition it will be close to 2X the "suggested" online prices.

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S54 engine.

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