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I remember a friend who bought an M Roadster brand new exclaiming, “It’s fantastic, a modern AC Cobra”. I have never heard a better description for BMWs exciting M Roadster. 

The M Roadster is front engined, with rear wheel drive and masses of grunt. The handling is exciting, mixed with totally affordable running costs, usability and turnkey motoring. What more could a car nut ask for?

In 1996 BMW felt the Z3 needed to appeal to a more Motorsport focused audience and BMW Motorsport were called upon to put some excitement into the car. The Z3 M Roadster was unveiled at the 1996 Geneva motor show and was looked upon very favourably by the general public.

Full production started in September that year. The body shells were built in the new Spartanburg factory while the engines and transmissions where built at M in Munich and shipped to the States ready for final assembly.

The first European models featured the 3.2 litre 24 valve twin cam S50 motor from the E36 M3 Evo and produced 321 bhp. The suspension geometry was changed along with a wider front and rear track, strengthened and modified sub-frames with reinforced trailing arms and Motorsport springs and dampers fitted with bigger anti-roll bars. Motorsport brakes and wider 17” Motorsport wheels were used. A 25% limited slip differential was standard. Motorsport steering wheel, oval rear view mirror, M clocks, and other interior upgrades were featured. The exterior was enhanced with new spoilers, grills, twin exhaust tail pipes and Motorsport mirrors giving the new M Roadster a stunning exterior appearance.

With less than 1000 cars produced in right hand drive we feel that this is the last of the truly quirky Motorsport driver’s cars.



S50 engine (321 bhp)
Estoril Blue
Black & Estoril Blue leather
Electric, heated sports seats
Blue power soft top
Front air bags
BMW factory alarm system
Warning Triangle
First aid kit
Headlight wash wipe
Heated washer jets
Air conditioning
BMW RDS radio & CD
Harmon Kardon Speaker upgrade
Limited slip differential
BMW floor mats
BMW wind deflector
Rear hood cover
Rear screen storage protector


Stunning 26,000 Miles S50 Z3 M Roadster

tunning 26,000 Miles S50 Z3 M Roadster



Built 09/03/1999
First registered 30/4/1999
3 Owners
26,000 Miles
2nd owner purchase the car on the 10/8/2007
Original purchase invoice when new & sales invoice to the second owner
Every single invoice from new
Every MOT

This truly pampered example has been in the loving hands of just three enthusiasts from new and garaged it’s entire life. The condition is stunning throughout and would suit the most fastidious collector. A dream!

The car has all original keys, key rings, tools, books , manuals, rear screen cover, hood cover, wind deflector, first aid kit, warning triangle and over mats still with the car.

It has passed through our workshop for the normal thorough Inspection and report and passed with flying colours. As lovely underneath as it is on top. Before leaving us the car will benefit from:

Inspection II service
New brake fluid and coolant/annual check
New front brake discs, pads and sensor
New gear knob
New engine poly belts
PDI & new MOT

Please enquire with Barney for full details of this gorgeous M Roadster

     Please contact Barney to enquire about this gorgeous M Roadster.

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