BMW M Coupe Review from North America

2002 BMW M Coupe 3.2

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired26 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Awesome performance in a weird little package

Faults:

I have noticed a little bit of a rattle coming from the exhaust at about 3000 RPM.

General Comments:

This car is unbelievably quick. The new (2001/2002) 315 horsepower M engine has turned this car into something that even an experienced driver needs to learn to handle.

The one fault I have noticed is the placement of the side-view mirrors. Both should be moved forward so that they are viewed through the front wedge windows. This way the driver would not have to make a serious head turn in order to use them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2002

7th May 2002, 09:23

That rattle is probably the exhaust note starting to emerge ;) I wouldn't worry about it unless it's a displeasing sound...

9th Jun 2002, 09:53

I own a 2002 M Coupe and am familiar with the metallic buzz around 3000 RPM to which you are referring. I have to agree with the individual that responded before me: it is just the change in the exhast note. Personally, I love it.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review