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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    How To Locate/fix Leak Into Trunk Of 1997 Z3 Convertible?

    I discovered the battery compartment of my Z3 full of water and the rear portion of the trunk soaked. I took it to a body shop that charged me $100 and then told me they couldn't say where it was lea...

    My Z3 Won't Start

    I turn the key to ACC & the radio comes on and the dash lights flash, then I try to start it and everything goes dead

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    Rear Window Replacement

    I have a 97 bmw z3 .Twenty one thousand miles ,always garaged.Unfortunately,one cold day in Penn.,I took the roof down and the window cracked.Does anyone have experience in changing this window?It loo...