BMW Z3 Roadster Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 2
First production year: 1996
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)

1997 - 2002

BMW introduced an M version for its nimble little roadster Z3 in 1997 and offered it on both sides of the Atlantic, but with different power levels. Basically, it was just another Z3 with a more powerful engine. But there was more than that. There were some visual upgrades and technical improvements that made the M-Roadster more desirable than its less-powered siblings. The exterior benefi...

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gasoline engines:

  BMW M Roadster (E36) 3.2L 5MT (325 HP)

1996 - 2003

The Z3 was the first vehicle built by BMW exclusively outside Germany and it was the first mass-produced Z-series model. It was the first vehicle built by the German car-maker to be featured in a James Bond movie franchise. The predecessor of the BMW Z3 was the Z1. There was not any Z2 on the market. The Z3 was based on a mixed platform based on the E36 3-Series model, but with the rear axle ...

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