BMW Z3: The Audio Upgrades

BMW Z3 is the 1st modern mass-market roadster from the automaker and it was the first car from the company to get assembled in the US. BMW manufactured Z3 and Z specifically for German customers.

Z3 was introduced at a video press by BMW North America on June 12th, 1995 and released as a 1996 model. Later on, Z3 was featured in a James Bond movie - Golden Eye in the year 1995, and garnered loads of attention. Karen Sortito created a special BMW campaign for this particular movie. We all know that the movie was number one and with this publicity its sales figures went sky-rocketing. The company has managed to produce almost 15,000 roadsters to date ever since is launch.

BMW had produced similar kind of models before introducing the roadster as well. However, the production run ended in 2002. Z3 was replaced by new Z4 introduced for the first time in the year 2002 at the Paris Auto Show. The Z series roadsters are considered as successor of BMW 507.

New Sport Package for 3.0i roadster includes sport seats, heated mirrors, mesh-front air intake, and a new brushed-aluminum console trim. And, the new Z4 continues to carry the legacy of Z3 forward.

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Technical Characteristics of BMW Z3

Technical Characteristics of 2000 BMW Z3 3.0i E36 produced by BMW (DE).

Body Type Drop-head coupe (cabriolet; convertible) 2 doors / 2 seats
Weight 1360 Kg
Length 4050 mm
Height 1293 mm
Wheelbase 2446 mm
Front Track 1413 mm
Rear Track 1494 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 51 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System EFi
Max Power 231HP (170 kW) @ 5900 rpm
Max Torque 300Nm @ 3500 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 2979 cc
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 89 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 6 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 24
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres n/a
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 6 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 9.7 l/100km
Road 5.3 l/100km
Mixt 6.9 l/100km