Lot 211 - 2000 BMW Z3 M Coupé
|Sold - £23,240
The M Coupé, manufactured from 1998 until 2002, was developed under the leadership of engineer Burkhard Göschel with the intention of adding increased torsional and structural rigidity to the Z3 roadster’s chassis. The development team had a hard time convincing the board of directors to approve the model for production, but it was eventually given the green light as long as it remained cost-effective to produce.
When the director of design at BMW first saw the coupé version of the Z3, there was a long silence, not least because this was 'mocked-up' by a handful of dedicated designers during evenings and weekends. Like the GT6 and MG BGT, two acknowledged influences, this wasn't just a convertible with a hardtop. The entire chassis was redesigned, the roof lengthened, more power added (obviously) and finer, under the skin details, like cooling fins on the differential. The engine is the same 3.2 litre unit from an M3, offering an almost absurd amount of horsepower per unit weight.
With over 6,000 miles of testing at the Nürburgring, you can be sure this is well tested and up to the task of shifting you and a friend up to a (limited) 155mph and back down again equally quickly, all within the confines of BMW's legendary build quality.
This muscular sports car presents well in Imola Red with a red and black leather interior and was originally registered on 1st March 2000 covering 116,000 miles from new. This Z3 M Coupé is in excellent order throughout; the vendor has kept her in a garage and well maintained throughout his stewardship. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 26th August 2018, this highly desirable BMW is very appealing to the discerning collector.
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