Used BMW Z3 1997 - 2003 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Our recommendations

BMW Z3 (97 - 03)
  • BMW Z3 (97 - 03)
  • BMW Z3 (97 - 03)

Our recommendations

Which used BMW Z3 sports should I buy?

Go for a model with the 1.9-litre engine. It suits the car well and keeps insurance and other costs sensible. This model outsold its bigger-engined brothers, so it is also the cheapest and easiest to find.

Manual and automatic transmissions are available, and both are good. Alloy wheels, twin airbags, anti-lock brakes and remote locking come as standard, but air-con and a powered hood were options on all but the 2.8 and M models. Cars without them should be several hundred pounds cheaper.