BMW Z3

BMW Z3

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The BMW Z3 was the first modern mass-market roadster produced by BMW, as well as the first BMW model assembled in the United States. It was introduced as a 1996 model year vehicle, shortly after being featured in the James Bond movie, GoldenEye. There were a few variants of the car before its production run ended in 2002, including a coupe version for 1999. It was manufactured and assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Z3 was replaced by the BMW Z4 in late 2002 at the Paris Auto Show.

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History This car is based on the BMW Z3 BMW Z3 and the BMW M Coupe. European M Roadsters built 1998 to 2001 had the same engine (S50) that powered the 1995 to 1998 M3 Evo with 321 bhp and 350 Nm (258 ft.lb). North American M roadsters built 1998 to 2001 had S52 engine ( based on the regular M52 engine ) with 240 hp and 320 Nm (236 ft.lb). The 2001 M Roadster appeared worldwide with the new 3.2 L S54 engine. This was the highest specific output naturally aspirated production engine ever made by (...)

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