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Old Mon, Jan-12-2009, 05:27:18 PM   #11
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I've had both. I thought the 2000 with the S52 was the better car. Not due to power, more of power to chasis quality. I had a lot of problems with my 01 M Coupe, bought it new. Nothing is wrong with either cars though.
I've had zero problems -large or small- with my 2002 M Coupe. It has been literally trouble-free at 47,000 miles to date.

The M Coupe chassis has its shortcomings but can easily be remedied with a quality set of coilovers, subframe bushings, etc. Were your M Coupes left stock or were they modified?

I love all M Coupes and regular Z3 Coupes but for me, the powerplant is the car's heart and soul. Sorry to say but the US-S52 is not a true M engine, rather a warmed over M52. But you knew this =)
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The S54 is a great engine. The later years being the best.
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Old Wed, Jan-21-2009, 02:13:06 AM   #13
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We have a S52 in our family. eight years running - great performance and fun to drive. resale value is still at a high
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With either car you will need subframe reinforcement
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Old Tue, Feb-10-2009, 10:33:47 PM   #15
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if I had the money at the time... I would have bought an s54 and never looked back

but for what I use my car for, an s52 will suit me just fine for the rest of my life
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Posted this in the 'cars for sale' section. So that everyone can see this.

Want to Buy

Well as some of you know, my girlfriend totaled my Interlagos M3 not too long ago. I am now in need of car. A new chassis is a must, however i just can't leave the purr of the S54 motor

WTB: 2001-2002 BMW M-Coupe

I have cash in hand, and am ready to buy asap. I will be driving/flying out to do a face to face transaction as well.

Looking to buy as soon as possible
Please PM or contact through e-mail,

Thank you for looking

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best bet is start scouring ebay, cars.com, etc.... all the cars for sale sites.

The 01-02 MZ3 S54 Coupe isn't exactly plentiful... only 690 made it here.


There's a MUCH more active MZ3/Z3 community over on bimmerforums that could help you out. Very tight, friendly group.
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here you go;

http://www.parkplaceltd.com/inventor...rent=1&size=50
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www.mcoupebuyersguide.com

Thats all you need to know.
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I currently have an '01, and in the past owned a '99. I much prefer the powerband on the '01 - when it comes on at about 4K RPM it's simply a wonderful feel and sound. As far as reliability - never had ANY problems except a drippy rear-window washer and a fuel-level sensor failure on the '99, and so far - NO problems at all with the '01 (they seem to have incorporated Ron Styger's fix for the drippy washer nozzle in the later models - there was even a SIB issued for the early ones.)

Great car - it's more fun then the M3 to drive for sure.. (and it's holding it's value quite nicely, unlike the M3..)
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