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2000 BMW Z3

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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 193 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 BMW Z3

  • Many are attracted to Z3s because of their undeniable sex appeal, brand cache and attainable price. But really, everybody who loves to drive loves the Z3.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb road manners, sexy shape, lots of standard high-tech goodies, brand cachet.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior bits, roadsters have a plastic rear window, significantly less expensive two-seaters are out there.

  • What's New for 2000

    Dynamic Stability Control is now standard on all Z3s. The cars also receive freshened exterior and interior styling and appointments.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car i have ever

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

In my driving life I have owned a Karmann Ghia, Triumph Spitfire, Miata & Porsche 911T, just to name the top ones. Before buying this 7yr old Z3 with only 29k miles by the prior 2 owners, I loved the Porsche the best. Now after driving the Z3 from SC to NM, then up to Portland, down the curvy coast hwy (it really loves curves!) to San Francisco and finally back to SC, I am completely pleased with the handling, comfort, performance (133 mph in the desert!) and reliability. For the maintenance, you really need to find an independent BMW mechanic to keep the oil change costs down (the dealers are a little expensive). Replace the radiator before 100k, the plastic tanks split!




Driven daily

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

Front brake pads @75000 miles, at 55000 the water pump went out, dealer fixed it w/o charge. Regular oil changes when the red light comes on, other than that, this has been a reliable, fun to drive car. My wife drives almost daily and only takes my Volvo when it is snowing. Does do better in the show with all season tires and we prefer the all season to performance tires since it goes every day.




One heck of a roadster!

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

This was my first new car, my first real sports car and I love it. It get good gas mileage mid-20's and really good performance 60's in 5 seconds and 1/4 in 14-seconds. Oh yeah, my other car is a BMW 330i and a TOyota Tacoma 4dr 4wd truck.




Man and machine , ,

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

This is a beautiful convertible which drives and handles beautifully. It has lots of power and grips the road well.




Lt2s z3

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

Beautiful car in all aspects. Tremendously fun to drive. Plenty of power, corners like it's on rails. Very comfortable, plenty of leg room. You'll fall in love with one.




Classic sports roadster

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 2dr Convertible

Great summer time fun car. Mine has never seen snow. Never leaves the garage with the soft top up. Either topless or with the hard top when ever going out.



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Full 2000 BMW Z3 Review

What's New for 2000

Dynamic Stability Control is now standard on all Z3s. The cars also receive freshened exterior and interior styling and appointments.

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ric1035
ric1035
12-26-2000
I felt discriminated or disrespected, I'm 29 married and I own a 96 Z3,2000 navigator and toyota avalon and never have I had this bad of an experience...


photooo7
photooo7
12-27-2012
I recently wrecked my Jeep and now have a chance to buy a 2000 BMW Z3. It has the power top and a optional hard top and rack. The car truly is mint. Only 30,000 miles from individual who found it to b...


lanie1
lanie1
08-22-2002
After two years and 21,000+ miles, I STILL LOVE THIS CAR!! If any of you are reading this board trying to decide whether or not to purchase a Z3, I will share my experiences with my Y2K Z3....



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