This 2002 BMW M3 convertible is a backroads burner that doubles as a fun day cruiser for four. It's a two-owner drop-top modern classic that's ideal for taking the long roads to get places and getting noticed everywhere you arrive.
The M3 used to be about hiding aggression beneath an everyday commuter body, but this generation likes to be a bit more obvious. The integrated factory body kit, power bulge in the hood, wide fender flares, 19-inch wheels, and quad tailpipes give it a dose of attitude. And the Titanium Silver Metallic has a good shine. But as this generation M3 is starting to get appreciated for its classic status, we're glad to see this example is not going to be just a museum piece. After all, the best M cars were made to be driven, and the overall finish looks bright while still encouraging you to hit the road. And everything from the way the doors close with a reassuring sound to the fit of the black convertible top is a reminder of why we love BMWs for both their driving nature and overall build quality.
The gray leather interior is a harmonizing tone with the exterior paint, and so the full package looks very sophisticated and European. As a true driver's car, this comes loaded with features like cruise control, power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, rear defogger, tilt steering column, power steering, and a full AM/FM/CD Harmon/Kardon premium audio system with CD changer. You also can keep the power convertible top down just about any time of the year thanks to automatic climate control and heated seats. A modern classic also means modern safety features such as dual front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. But even with all these luxuries, you'll be reminded this is a true driver's car the moment you grab the three-spoke sports steering wheel (note the red and blue stitching in the leather.) And the SMG II transmission means you have the choice between paddle shifting or the stick. The seats are extremely comfortable because BMW spends a lot of time in the engineering department to make sure that you can power adjust them to strike the perfect balance of keeping you planted during hard cornering, while also being comfortable enough to always take the long way home.
The 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder motor is a marvel of engineering. BMW built it to sing happily all the way into the higher RPMs, but it also has the sensibilities to drive the commute with ease. It's all up to you and how you want to row through the SMG automated manual six-speed transmission. BMW is one of the best companies at engineering chassis, and so the fully independent suspension and near 50/50 weight distribution of the M3 has often been at the top of the enthusiast magazine's wish lists. This one has even been given a recent investment in newer Firestone sport tires and Brembo brake pads for the four-wheel disc brakes. That's why this one feels like such a great driving example.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records. The BMW M3 is often a car you promised yourself one day, and if you act quickly enough, this drop-top can make your dream much more affordable than you ever hoped. Call today!!!