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1998 BMW Z3 Convertible

 
 

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BMW Z3 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 189 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 BMW Z3

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  • Pros

    We don't care what other people say, we still think that this is the best roadster in the country. Willing engines, superb steering and brakes, a classic shape, and reasonable price make this car a stand out among the new offerings from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

  • Cons

    Limited trunk space means that you will always travel light. Small gas tank means that you will stop frequently for fuel.

  • What's New for 1998

    BMW's excellent roadster is now available with a power-operated top.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (29 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

What a ride!!!

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

Bought this used about five years ago. No... REPEAT NO mechanic issues to date. Enjoyable drive, sharp look. In short, I'd buy this car over and over again.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Classic roadster formula updated

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW Z3 1.9 2dr Convertible

When this car first came out I was in grad school and was smitten by the styling. So once I graduated and got a job, I bought one!!! It's an awesome little roadster. It corners flat and with the 1.9 you don't have enough power to really make it loose it's composure. The 1.9 z3 has adequate power with the manual transmission and very good handling. I'd avoid the automatic b/c the engine does not provide enough torque. Having test drove a MR2 spider and a Miata, I prefer the Z3. It's better looking, better value and is extremely comfortable. Oh and my gas mileage has to be around 35mpg. I drove a 2.3 (slight improvement) and a 2.8 (seriously quick), but in the end preferred my 1.9




Hot stuff

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

This is a jazzy car. It looks more like a cartoon car from Roger Rabbit, than a street vehicle. Lows, fuel economy, tired back window. Highs, ride, look, reliability.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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Full 1998 BMW Z3 Review

What's New for 1998

BMW's excellent roadster is now available with a power-operated top.

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