Introduced in 1998 and 1999 respectively, BMW's brash little 2-seat M roadster and M coupe stormed into the world of sports cars with a clear destiny: to become champions. Based on the BMW Z3, which had made its own dramatic entry a couple of years earlier (and, in so doing, re-vitalized the sports-car market), the M roadster applied BMW M's traditional formula: Take a production BMW model that already offers an exhilarating driving experience, and make it even better. As for coupes, the M version and the Z3 version made virtually concurrent debuts, but the difference between the two was directly parallel to the roadsters.
Engine S50 Straight 6
Displacement 3.152 liter / 192.3 cu in
Power 240 bhp / 179 KW @ 6000 rpm
Torque 320 Nm / 236 ft lbs @ 3800 rpm
Top Speed 220 km/h / 137 mph (limited)