While bmw produced arguably their best vehicles in the 90s and early 00s many of the models suffered from rear subframe and trunk floor issues.
Bmw z3m rear.
Z3 m coupe rear subframe reinforcement.
Rear bumper accommodates the quad exhaust.
Bmws four metre long z3m produced 321hp at 7500rpm numbers that do a pretty good job of illustrating the two seaters top end explosiveness on paper.
It is well known that the z3 chassis especially the m coupe and roadsters suffer from rear trunk floor issues.
This is a design which has been passed down by generations of bmw cars and while satisfactory back in the seventies on a 2002 with relatively thin tyres it now begins to show its limitations on the z3.
What we basically have is a long thin box with the base and rear side removed.
In todays times the bmw z3m coupe is a coveted model that has fans of german performance cars foaming at the mouth.
Wheels the bmw z3m only ever came out with one style of wheels the staggered 17 bmw style 40 wheels the rear wheels do not fit any other z3 because of their specific offset.
Its 2019 equivalent the z4 m40i utilises a 30 litre straight six turbo with 335bhp.
The body styles of the range are.
2 door roadster e367 model code.
However there was a time during this cars development when bmw management tried to kill the project.
Thankfully the m division thought differently and in a plot fit for a spy movie the z3m became a true skunkworks car.
Other parts of the e36 platform were.
Also note that later z3m equipped with the s54 engine got the darker shadow chrome finish.
The z3m coupe and roadster were initially powered by the 32 l version of the bmw s50 engine while north american models initially used the less powerful bmw s52 engine.
The s50 is rated af 236 kw 316 hp at 7400 rpm and 350 nm 260 lbft of torque at 3250rpm while the s52 engine is rated at 179 kw 240 hp at 6000rpm and 320 nm.
17 genuine bmw z3m alloy wheels correct staggered set 75 x 17 front 9 x 17 rear excellent condition wheels have been acid dipped outer rims have been professionally polished centres ready to be painted wheels with come with new tyres fitted we normally fit 2254517 front and 2454017 rear.
The z3 was based on the e36 3 series platform while using the rear semi trailing arm suspension design of the older e30 3 seriesit is the first mass produced z series car.
The 1998 bmw z3 based m roadster on the right possesses a 32 litre straight six with 321bhp.