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1989 - 1991 BMW Z1

1989 - 1991 BMW Z1 Exterior
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  • BMW Z1
  • Year:
    1989- 1991
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    M20B25
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    170hp at 5,800rpm
  • Torque @ RPM:
    164 lb-ft of torque at 4,300rpm
  • Displacement:
    2500 L
  • 0-60 time:
    9 sec.
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  • body style:

Building a roadster can give car manufacturers some unique opportunities. These types of vehicles typically have a devoted following and create their own rules outside of the constraints of many mainstream companies’ core product lines. They are able to test new technology and bend the rules of design in order to make a roadster look and feel like it belongs with everything else.

Roadsters are also a very specific formula of two-doors, lightweight components, and the thrill of open air driving. In a way, the first cars ever built were roadsters and the trend has continued throughout time with legendary models from Ford, Chrysler, and BMW. German brands were the last to catch on to the glory days of the roadster from the 1950s and BMW began producing its first back in 1989 with the Z1.

Many BMW fans may look at this moniker and thing, “does he mean M1?” No, we don’t mean the fantastic supercar that BMW built around the same time and has yet to be resurrected. The Z1 was the first in a line of two-seat roadsters that BMW produced and it proved a worthy test-bed for some BMW technology still used today.

Hit the jump for more details on the BMW Z1.

 

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