BMW Z3

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.

Overview

The Z3 was developed from the E36 platform of the 3 Series. The resulting platform is sometimes referred to as the E36/7. The rear semi-trailing arm suspension from the E30 was used rather than the more sophisticated multilink suspension from the E36. At first, just the 1.9 L M44B19 straight-4 engine was offered, though its 138 hp made the car less of a performer than many buyers wanted. Interior appointments, too, were not up to the standard of other BMW models, and the plastic rear window looked especially bad compared to the glass unit found on the much-cheaper 1999 Mazda Miata.

BMW Z3

This little four was complemented by a pair of straight-6es in 1997, the 2.3 L and 2.8 L M52B28. The 2.8 L engine, taken from the 328i, was especially desirable with its 189 hp. The M Roadster (see below) appeared in 1998 with a 3.2 L S52B32 I6, just as the four was retired.

All of the engines were replaced when the car was freshened for 2001. Now, the range consisted of the 2.5 L M52B25, 3.0 L M52B30, and (for the M Roadster) 3.2 L S54B32. All three of these straight-6 engines lasted through the end of the car's run in 2002. Also freshened was the car's interior appointments, though the plastic window remained.

The Z3 proved quite reliable, with problems limited to bad oxygen sensors, a flimsy plastic water pump, and failing rear shock mounts. The car's retro styling was popular, and Z3s have held their value fairly well in the resale market.

M Roadster

From 1998 to 2002, the Motorsports division of BMW produced the M Roadster which included suspension upgrades and the engine from the BMW M3. The 1998, 1999 and 2000 M roadster had the 3.2L S52 (U.S. Spec) or S50 (Europe) motor from the E36 M3 into it with quad exhaust. The 2001 and 2002 models had the S54 motor from the E46 M3. There were also interior upgrades with additional gauges in the center console, lighted "M" shift knob, various chrome bits throughout the cockpit and sport seats as standard equipment. Exterior changes were larger wheels spaced further apart and more aggressive fenders than were installed on the regular Z3. Hardtops were available as an option.

Coupe

In addition to the roadster version of the Z3, BMW also released a coupe featuring a chassis-stiffening rear hatch area. The coupe was available as the Z3 Coupe from 1999 to 2001 or as the BMW Motorsport-enhanced M Coupe from 1999 to 2002.

The Z3 Coupes were only available with the largest 6-cylinder engine offered in the Z3 roadster: the 2.8 L in 1999 and 2000 and the 3.0 L in 2001. The 1999 and 2000 M models were equipped with the 3.2L S52 (U.S. Spec) or S50 (Europe) motor from the E36 BMW M3, while all the 2001 and 2002 models came with the S54 motor from the E46 BMW M3.

Famous Owners

George O'Callaghan - Professional footballer.

Awards

The M Coupe/M Roadster made Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1999.

References

  • Nick Pon (2005). Affordable Sports. Sports Car International 21 (6): 96.

This page about BMW Z3 includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about BMW Z3
News stories about BMW Z3
External links for BMW Z3
Videos for BMW Z3
Wikis about BMW Z3
Discussion Groups about BMW Z3
Blogs about BMW Z3
Images of BMW Z3

The M Coupe/M Roadster made Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1999. (The same happened later to many Slav people, whence the word slave.). George O'Callaghan - Professional footballer. In the dispersal, many Boii may have become slaves or servants, and their name became a word for "servant". Spec) or S50 (Europe) motor from the E36 BMW M3, while all the 2001 and 2002 models came with the S54 motor from the E46 BMW M3. If so, the word may have originated from the Celtic tribe called the Boii, who formerly lived in Bohemia but were driven out by the Marcomanni German tribe taking the area over in Roman times. The 1999 and 2000 M models were equipped with the 3.2L S52 (U.S. But there is a theory that English "boy" derives from an Anglo-Saxon word *boia = "boy or servant", thus explaining the English placenames Boyton and Boycott.

The Z3 Coupes were only available with the largest 6-cylinder engine offered in the Z3 roadster: the 2.8 L in 1999 and 2000 and the 3.0 L in 2001. These apparently all have their origin in baby talk (like the word baby itself) (Buck 1949: 89). The coupe was available as the Z3 Coupe from 1999 to 2001 or as the BMW Motorsport-enhanced M Coupe from 1999 to 2002.. The origin of the English word boy is unclear; it is probably related to East Frisian boi, Old Norse bófi, Dutch boef "knave, rogue", and German Bube. In addition to the roadster version of the Z3, BMW also released a coupe featuring a chassis-stiffening rear hatch area. The best idea is to use extreme caution and be thoroughly aware of the semantics behind either option, one may be offended accidentally by another who holds a different view of these words. Hardtops were available as an option. The words, "man/boy" and "woman/girl" seem to cause much confusion in society.

Exterior changes were larger wheels spaced further apart and more aggressive fenders than were installed on the regular Z3. and South Africa, "boy" was used as a disparaging, racist insult towards a black male slave. There were also interior upgrades with additional gauges in the center console, lighted "M" shift knob, various chrome bits throughout the cockpit and sport seats as standard equipment. Historically, in countries such as the U.S. The 2001 and 2002 models had the S54 motor from the E46 M3. In the UK, football managers quite often refer to footballers as "The boy so-and-so" and this usage is by no means restricted to the youngest players, though it is rarely applied to the most senior. Spec) or S50 (Europe) motor from the E36 M3 into it with quad exhaust. Conversely, it may feel uncomfortable to a male to be called a "boy" if he believes he has assumed the traditional roles of a "man.".

The 1998, 1999 and 2000 M roadster had the 3.2L S52 (U.S. It may feel uncomfortable to a young male upon being referred to as a "man" before he believes he has assumed these roles, such as having a career, a family, a wife, and fathering children. From 1998 to 2002, the Motorsports division of BMW produced the M Roadster which included suspension upgrades and the engine from the BMW M3. A young man who has not assumed (or has been denied) the traditional roles of a man might also be called a boy. The car's retro styling was popular, and Z3s have held their value fairly well in the resale market. A man's group of male friends are often "the boys". The Z3 proved quite reliable, with problems limited to bad oxygen sensors, a flimsy plastic water pump, and failing rear shock mounts. A man or woman will refer to a boyfriend in one or two words regardless of age.

Also freshened was the car's interior appointments, though the plastic window remained. Many occasions occur when an adult male could be referred to as a boy. All three of these straight-6 engines lasted through the end of the car's run in 2002. . Now, the range consisted of the 2.5 L M52B25, 3.0 L M52B30, and (for the M Roadster) 3.2 L S54B32. In the Royal Navy there is a rank "ship's boy". All of the engines were replaced when the car was freshened for 2001. No gender specific term exists for an intermediate stage between a boy and a man, except "young man".

The M Roadster (see below) appeared in 1998 with a 3.2 L S52B32 I6, just as the four was retired. In English, a youth or a teenager may be either male or female. The 2.8 L engine, taken from the 328i, was especially desirable with its 189 hp. The boundary is not clear cut. This little four was complemented by a pair of straight-6es in 1997, the 2.3 L and 2.8 L M52B28. An adult male human is a man. Interior appointments, too, were not up to the standard of other BMW models, and the plastic rear window looked especially bad compared to the glass unit found on the much-cheaper 1999 Mazda Miata. The term "boy" is used to indicate biological sex distinctions, cultural gender role distinctions, or both.

At first, just the 1.9 L M44B19 straight-4 engine was offered, though its 138 hp made the car less of a performer than many buyers wanted. A boy is a male human child or adolescent, as contrasted to a female child, which is a girl. The rear semi-trailing arm suspension from the E30 was used rather than the more sophisticated multilink suspension from the E36. The resulting platform is sometimes referred to as the E36/7. The Z3 was developed from the E36 platform of the 3 Series.

. The Z3 was replaced by the BMW Z4 in late 2002 at the Paris Auto Show. It was manufactured and assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina. There were a few variants of the car before its production run ended in 2002, including a coupe version for 1999.

It was introduced as a 1996 model year vehicle, shortly after being featured in the James Bond movie, GoldenEye. 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. Sports Car International 21 (6): 96.. Affordable Sports.

Nick Pon (2005).

10-01-14 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php PAD File Directory Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Display all your websites in one place HereIam.tv Celebrity Homepages Charity Directory Google+ Directory Move your favorite Unsigned Artist to the Top of the List