2001 BMW Z3 3.0i Coupe

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The Z3 Coupe is an oddball in the history of the BMW range. Sure, we’ve seen some intriguing cars like the M1 and Z1 come and go, but these vehicles had a definite purpose. While this car’s sibling, the M Coupe, is revered for its unabashed performance, the slightly softer Z3 Coupe seems like it would have limited appeal. Or would it? After taking a trip up north to see family over the Thanksgiving holiday, I was thankful for my R53 MINI Cooper S and it’s ability to hold a folding bicycle, multiple suitcases, grocery bags and sundry other things (with the rear seats folded flat, of course). While the cargo hold is a bit smaller in the Z3 Coupe, you still have more practicality than the Z3 Roadster offers, with unique styling to boot. This Z3 3.0i Coupe for sale in Florida has the desirable 5-speed manual gearbox and has covered under 70,000 miles.

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Year: 2001
Model: Z3 Coupe 3.0i
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 67,488 mi
Price: $16,900 Buy It Now

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2001 BMW Z3 3.0i, low miles, leather, non-smoker, rare NIADA certified. This BMW Z3 3.0 hatchback is in great condition, especially for the year with only 67,488 actual miles guaranteed! Hit the Buy It Now and we can include airport pickup from Fort Lauderdale International Airport or we can arrange shipping directly to you at a great cost!

This vehicle has gone through a 110 point inspection by our ASE Certified mechanic. Carfax 2 owner with a clean history and 6 service records! High gloss finish! Power sunroof is in great condition and works great! Fresh and clean interior with no odors. Leather! Interior looks great! Runs great, 5-speed manual, real pleasure to drive! Great on gas, 31 mpg highway. One of a kind find! Drives fast, straight, tight and smooth.

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The price is fairly strong on this Z3 Coupe, but you’d have a hard time touching a 2001 M Coupe with similar mileage for this price. You would be well into the $20,000 range for something like that. I have mixed feelings on this particular Z3 Coupe. While I like the exterior color, the interior really is a mixed bag. I’m not a huge fan of tan interiors for the most part and I’m not sure who would have wanted wood trim in a sporty car like this. I’d certainly prefer either a black or gray interior with stainless steel trim, or something along those lines. Then again, if I was eyeing up one of these small shooting brakes, I probably would go all the way and hone in on that M Coupe I always wanted. However, for those who aren’t power hungry, want something a bit sporty that perhaps isn’t a drop top, these Z3 Coupes make for a refreshingly different choice.

-Paul

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3 Comments

  1. I wonder, seriously, if the new & used buyers of this car are really even aware of the M-coupe.

    Like does a Z3 owner know or care about the M roadster? I would speculate that the ownership is composition is pretty different, but maybe there is a larger over-arching “clown shoe family” spirit for owners of the coupes, M or not?

    Whenever I see a non-M version it looks like a deal for 30 seconds…80-85% of the performance for 60% of the % maybe? But then I think I’d kick myself for buying one.

  2. I bought two Z3 roadsters for my wife, one 4 cylinder and one 6 cylinder. (Both in this color combination.) I was certainly aware of the M Roadster, but I have lived long enough on this planet to know that I can’t make use of all of the available power of the M version on the street without serious risk to life, property and freedom.

    The 4 cylinder version was okay, but there were times when I wished it had more power. I don’t recall wanting for more power when we had the 2.8 version.

  3. I actually think that there’s a handsome quality about the regular coupe that gets lost with the M-bits. Another year or two of the current appreciation of the M Coupes, though, and these will look like even more of a deal. They’re also seriously rare! I think I’d actually go for a Z4 coupe first, though (personally). I really, really liked this one:

    https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/future-collectables-1999-z3-2-8-coupe-and-2008-z4-3-0si-coupe/

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