....and it is lovely. Proper M-Sport with suspension, sill trims, anthracite headliner, leather steering wheel and incorrect but nicer 172 Spyder alloys instead of the 166 MV2’s. High miles but seriously cheap. Came with a Ryan number plate which has been valued at close to the purchase price of the car and is currently on retention and up for sale on plate trader at a slight discount over the valuation. First pic is as it was found locally. I thought it would be well above my spending limit for another toy but was pleasantly surprised when I enquired and even managed a reduction in the screen price! It has the M57/TU or N2 straight six diesel with 177bhp and 400nM of torque or 295lb/ft in old money. Oh yeah and it’s a 6 speed manual. It drives without issue and everything works. The only fly in the ointment was a low clutch pedal which most of the time inhibited starting as the clutch switch wasn’t being made unless you lifted the pedal first. That turned out to be worn plastic bushes on the pedal pin (also plastic!!!). The repair cost me £8.60 in parts from BMW and an hour of my time. Inside is clean with some bolster wear but no damage but still surprising for 180k (hey, it’s a diesel!) Seat looks better with the first application of some BMW black leather tint polish/feeder. Pedal pin and bushes. Crazy they’re made from plastic as is most of the pedal box! As it’s an M-Sport I thought I’d treat it to a few trinkets (well it is an M-Sport) it won’t be favoured in the eyes of the purists as it ain’t no M5, it’s an oil burner! Previous owner was getting it serviced twice yearly for the past 2 years in which time it has covered just 10k! Need to t-cut the old badge marks out! Wheels have just been refurbished in Ghost Chrome and once I get home from offshore I can stick the M-badges and new centre caps on it. The wheels did let it down up close.