2002 BMW Z3 Review | Edmunds.com

2002 BMW Z3

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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BMW Z3 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 184 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 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 2002

    A CD player can be found on the standard features list. New hues color the sleek sportster, and aluminum-finish trim replaces maple wood inside the Z3 3.0i coupe.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Sweet little car!

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Bought it used with 19,000 miles [now has 47,000]. Has been great on gas mileage, about 23-24 MPG. It must have highest octane or it coughs alot! Back window seems fragile; scratched despite putting a towel in the fold when I open the top. BIG problem however with the radio code; replaced battery, and radio locked. Got code from BMW dealer; have never been able to reset and get radio/CD to work, despite following all instructions. Also door metal seems fragile; gets tiny dents so easily that I now park far away from other cars. Glove compartment is badly designed; stuff falls down and out when opened, no edge on it. Otherwise good looker with great performance! So fun with top down!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love my z3

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I bought a 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 3 days ago and this is the most fun I have ever had in a car. I am 22 years old and I am having 50 year old guys telling me that I have a nice car. Tell that isn't a good feeling when everybody wants the car you are driving.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fun to drive and attention

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Bought this roadster new and it has been a thirill to own. Great handing if you can find a curvy, open road. The gearing is very low, even in 5th gear, so there's always plenty of torque without downshifting. Brakes and steering are first class Lots of strangers admire it.




So far soooo good

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

After hearing less than steller reviews of BMW reliability - we bought the Z3 with some caution. However, the car has been just great. It is impossible not to have a grin on your face when you're driving. It is just a blast. I short drive in the Z3 can transform a bad day into a vacation.




I love my new car

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Besides the Manual shift, the car is attractive fun to drive and makes me looks very professional and prosperous.




Fun little car

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i 2dr Roadster (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

This is a fun little car. Minimalist's dream car. Raw at its best. Watch out. Cops gonna get you. already got a ticket after 2 weeks.



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Full 2002 BMW Z3 Review

What's New for 2002

A CD player can be found on the standard features list. New hues color the sleek sportster, and aluminum-finish trim replaces maple wood inside the Z3 3.0i coupe.

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Talk About The 2002 Z3

2002 BMW Z3 Discussions See all Started By

habitat1
habitat1
12-07-2012
I seem to recall a new Honda S2000 was still under $36,000 when they ended production for 2010. In November 2001 (2002 MY), the S2000 was at least $15-25k+ less than all of its competition of the day...


platypus
platypus
05-08-2001
to. The throws are very long in comparison to my Z3 and my GS-R. I may look at getting a short shifter kit. And the clutch is a completely different animal. I will certainly not be drag racing anyone...


allwonkie
allwonkie
10-07-2008
We just bought a 2002 Z3. It doesn't have remote keyless entry. My husband is very handy around cars and has installed a keyless entry system in another car we had. Any ideas on how easy/hard would it...



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