• (4.8) 22 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,908$17,040
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 184-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 2
2001 BMW Z3

Our Take on the 2001 BMW Z3

Our Take

New engines for 2001 are the top news for BMW’s group of two-passenger sports cars, which debuted in 1999. What had been the base Z3 2.3 roadster is now the 2.5i, courtesy of a new 2.5-liter inline-six-cylinder engine that makes 14 horsepower more than its predecessor with a bit less torque... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

The roadster, perhaps the purest form of sports car, endures, even as it seems to be ceaselessly tweaked. Take the latest version of the "entry level" drop top in BMW's Z3 stable, the 2.5i. We have come a long way from the days of the beautiful 507. When last we tested a 2.5, it was called a 2.3 - a complication of nomenclature that belied the fact that the 2.3 did, in fact, have a six-... Read full review for the 2001 BMW Z 3

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Oh, my, YES!

by first-roadster from Richardson (Dallas) Texas on March 3, 2010

2001 BMW Z3 2.5i Roadster, Sienna Red, Steptronic. I've never owned a true sports car (2 seater convertible), although I've had many high performance vehicles in my long life. I also never had a BMW b... Read Full Review

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