1997 BMW Z3 Overview

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1997 BMW Z3 Overview

When the Z3 was launched in the 1996, the biggest and perhaps only complaint was that its 1.9 liter, four cylinder engine didn't provide the speed, torque and performance you'd expect in a classic sports roadster. BMW made amends with the 1997 Z#, dropping in a 2.5 liter in the standard version and adding the Z3 2.8, with a six cylinder, 2.8 liter engine to the line up.

That amounted to a 51 point jump in horsepower and effectively silenced the critics who are otherwise taken by the cars styling and handling. Also added in 1997 was a longer list of standard features, including fatter tires and a wider rear rack.

Inside, there's not much to distinguish the 1.9 from 2.8. But, as one reviewer said, "we regard that as a good thing, because BMW got it right to begin with."

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    My Trunk Is Leaking And Water Pools Around The Battery. Is There An Easy F...

    My 1997 BMW Z3 convertible has just recently started to leak in the trunk. The water pools in the battery pan and it has created rust on the pan. Is there an easy way to find out where the water is...

    231 views with 4 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
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