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      10-23-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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Motorweek ThrowBack: 1999 BMW M Coupe

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Motorweek gives us a blast from the past look at their review from years ago for the 1999 BMW M Coupe review, a nostalgic darling among BMW enthusiasts.

Some background on the M Coupe for those unfamiliar:

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The M Coupe, manufactured from 1998 until 2002, was developed under the leadership of engineer Burkhard Göschel with the intention of adding increased torsional and structural rigidity to the Z3 roadster’s chassis. The development team had a hard time convincing the Board of Directors to approve the model for production, but it was eventually given the green light as long as it remained cost-effective to produce. To achieve this goal, as many body panels as possible had to be shared with the roadster, thus the doors and everything from the A-pillar forward are interchangeable between the coupe and roadster, as are most interior parts. The Z3 coupe, which mates the M coupe's body with the standard Z3 drivetrain, chassis and cosmetics was approved for production at the same time.


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      10-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
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Dammit, now I miss mine. The best BMW I've had by a huge margin.
Now I see the similarities of the X1 that you are talking about in a thread awhile ago.
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      10-25-2014, 01:27 PM   #6
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Great M car ! The only modern BMW without the Hoffmeister Kink because it was a rushed after hours project.
no, the e34 touring did not came with the kink
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Haha love the old motorweek shows. I watched it for John Davis' wardrobe
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Great M car ! The only modern BMW without the Hoffmeister Kink because it was a rushed after hours project.
no, the e34 touring did not came with the kink
True for the E30 and E36 Tourings too.
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      10-25-2014, 02:39 PM   #9
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Oh yeah only two options available. Not like today. Lol
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i got mine partially because i didnt dare to get this one. wanted something more modern after having been fed up with e36s reliability. Still, while i use the Z4 Coupe daily, the M Coupe would be a perfect sunday car.
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didn't the Z3 Coupe have 315HP as a US spec Version? (In the video they claim 246hp)
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didn't the Z3 Coupe have 315HP as a US spec Version? (In the video they claim 246hp)
A couple years later it did.
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These have got to be so rare.
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didn't the Z3 Coupe have 315HP as a US spec Version? (In the video they claim 246hp)
Z3 coupe 99-00 189hp 2.8l
Z3 coupe 01-02 225hp 3.0l
M Coupe 99-00 240hp 3.2l s52 FWIW mine dynoed at 220hp as did dozen others the same day :-)
M Coupe 01-02 315hp 3.2l s54
This is for US models.

My 00 Dakar Yellow M coupe is the only car I could not sell. After 4 years of autox, I retired the car to the garage. Every 2 years or so I think about selling it, but after a short 1hr drive I change my mind. Its my first BMW that I bought brand new and I plan on keeping it around.
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These have got to be so rare.
Rarest one is 02 z3 coupe ~ 300 sold in the US.
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Makes me feel how old i'm getting ... I remember my interest in the z3 like it was yesterday
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These have got to be so rare.
Rarest one is 02 z3 coupe ~ 300 sold in the US.
Exactly my thoughts. What I wouldn't pay for a white '02 M coupe. Even though the Z4 handles better, it's just not the same.
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The look is even nice by today's standards
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Sweet! Nice to see this on the main page. I'm in the market right now for an M-Coupe. Never should have sold my '99. I've got my sights on one of two 2002 M-Coupes...just waiting on my 2nd car to sell. Can't wait to get back into the driver's seat of the best BMW ever (IMHO)! :-)
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I miss mine. Was my first BMW. Was a dark green. Sweet ride.
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