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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
No Data Available
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
MSRP
$46,550
Invoice
$43,790
Average Price Paid
$44,070
307 listings nationwide

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2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
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2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,973
4 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$52,562
12 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD

Fans of the BMW Z3 are likely to argue that the company's last version, produced in 2002, was its best. Six years of "consistent and conscientious development" and wider acceptance of ...

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

Hot off the heels of its seventh-generation debut, BWM's iconic sports sedan returns with a new trick up its sleeve: plug-in power. After tooling around Europe the last few years, the ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
10
Mario writes:
Fun, light, free
Jonathan writes:
Fun, as manual a driver does not feel the thrill because of how much weight the car is. Seeing the hood is a n...
Looks/Style Ranked 2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD better.
"I think the TT has a better look because of its retro style and go kart vibe."
Would Buy Ranked 2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD better.
"I would buy an Audi TT instead because of the horsepower and interior feel."
VWJett writes:
Good driving car
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible worse.
"Front seats were more better "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible better.
"The VW Beetle has biggest trunk ever "
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
35
GuruXPZRK writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Seats are a bit softer and back seats have more room."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Handling and performance are top 2 reasons. "

Specs

2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
18 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
25 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 10.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
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Torque
175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
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10.2:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.8 in 42 in
Back Legroom -- 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 5 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 891 lbs
Exterior
Length 159.4 in 185.7 in
Width 68.5 in 81.4 in
Height 50.9 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 96.3 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD

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