The second-generation BMW M Coupe combined the Z4’s aggressive "Flame Surfaced"design language with M GmbH’s unparalleled 3.2-liter S54 powerplant and six-speed manual transmission. Available for only three model years (2006-2008), the E86 was an unapologetic performance machine that was worthy of the “M” badge from every perspective. This 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe was delivered new at Motorwerks BMW in Bloomington, Minnesota, and, with its optional Black Sapphire Metallic paint, Premium Package, and heated seats, it carried an MSRP of $55,700 when new.
All Z4 M Coupes were powered by the BMW M-exclusive S54 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Individual throttle bodies handle induction duties and factory-tuned headers provide for greater exhaust flow in this twin-cam, 32-valve powerplant. Coming from the pre-turbocharged era when BMW M still believed in the "high-rpm concept," the naturally aspirated S54 in this car was rated at 330 hp at 7,900 rpm and 262 lb-ft at 4,900 rpm when new. Sending power to the limited-slip rear end is the ZF-sourced Type H six-speed manual gearbox that the seller says “shifts well.” To the best of his knowledge, the powertrain has never been modified.
The provided Carfax vehicle history report shows no accident history on this 2007 M Coupe. The Black Sapphire Metallic (375) finish showcases the prominent nose with its large twin kidney grilles. The side flanks, which feature several “Flame Surfaced” angles and bodylines, meet to form a “Z,” which can be seen clearly where the doors meet the front fenders. The seller notes that there are scrapes on the lower edge of the front bumper. At the rear, aftermarket lip spoilers at both the trailing edge of the roof and on the rear liftgate itself were added by the seller. The iconic quad exhaust tips exit under the deeply valanced rear bumper cover and appear to be the correct originals.
The Black Nappa Leather (LSSW) interior is accented by Carbon Leather (4MY) trim on the instrument panel and flows down to the center console that is flanked by the two heated bucket seats. The driver’s seat shows slight wear on the lower cushion and on the outboard side bolster, per the photos. Behind the three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel are two gauge nacelles that house a 9,000-rpm tachometer and a 180-mph speedometer with 61,505 miles showing on the digital odometer, about 21,000 of which the seller states he’s added in the past 10 years. The seller relates that the HVAC systems, as well as the factory BMW Premium Hi-Fi System, are both functioning properly.
With a balanced chassis with near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution, this E86 utilizes four-wheel antilock disc brakes to offset the acceleration capabilities. The cross-drilled rotors feature a two-piece design at the front, which was a novel design for BMW at the time to reduce unsprung weight. The seller states that the dampers, bushings, and other suspension components are original and free of any issues. The staggered double five-spoke alloy wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires, sized 225/45R18 in front and 255/40R18 at the rear, with 2014 date codes.
The seller states that this vehicle will be sold on a clean Illinois title in his name. This desirable 2007 BMW M Coupe was the last of its kind. To this day, it remains as a proper icon for the M brand with its naturally aspirated inline-six, silky-smooth manual transmission, and unique Chris Bangle-designed looks.