2002 BMW Z3 3.0i Coupe

The BMW M Coupe has become the darling of the BMW modern classic set. This was a car designed with one purpose in mind: speed. Enthusiasts are all over these cars and prices have shot up accordingly. But for those who might want to spend a little less and could use something a bit more tame, there’s an option for you: the Z3 3.0i coupe. This was a fairly obscure offering in the US lineup, since this car wasn’t designed for outright speed but had the same two seat, hardtop layout as the mental M Coupe. This Z3 3.0i Coupe for sale in Portland, Oregon has under 80,000 miles on the clock and is equipped with the automatic gearbox.

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Year: 2002
Model: Z3 3.0i Coupe
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 78,556 mi
Price: $16,500 Buy It Now

2002 BMW Z3 3.0i Z3 3.0i Coupe Low Miles. CARFAX CERTIFIED, CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee, Clean Title, 1 Owner, Low Miles, Extensive Service History, Leather Sport Bucket Seats, Sport Steering Wheel. Arguably one of the best handling BMWs, this Sterling Gray on Black Leather 2002 BMW Z3 Coupe’s hatchback bodystyle makes it stiffer and more practical than the roadster version. And, its silky smooth inline-6 engine make this Bimmer a thrill to drive on road and track. Stop by our all-indoor showroom and meet our friendly sales staff, enjoy the refreshing, no pressure buying atmosphere and Drive Away Confident.

If this were a similar vintage M Coupe, we would probably be looking at somewhere around the $30,000 mark, given that year had the higher output S54 motor. At under $20,000 with this kind of mileage, this is a seriously tempting option for someone who may be considering a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ. I think these Z3 3.0 Coupes are very underrated, as they still offer a good amount of performance and handling dynamics for much less money. True, this one has the automatic gearbox, but less engaging as it may be, it could be a decent choice for the urbanite seeking a sporty runabout with a small footprint. It’s almost certain that in the near future, these versions of the clownshoe formula will start to edge up in value.

-Paul

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8 Comments

  1. Automatic kills the deal. Will be tough to find a buyer at that price, as the vast majority of BMW enthusiasts are looking for a car with 3 pedals.

  2. Chickomatic killlzzzzz the deal ..it been for sale there for a while & $$ has been lowered since last I looked…I will say in my experiance that dealership is top notch….

  3. I was told the Z4 is a better chassis and can be had at similar price points.

    I know these are all about function, but there must be a reason it’s called a clown shoe!
    (and an ugly clown it is)

  4. @Rene, I think the reason is because it looks like a clown shoe! It looks so all business, with the wildly flared fenders, I just love it (though the non-M slushbox wouldn’t be high on my list).

  5. 2nd that, hardtop and slush box was a bad choice, alienates the hair dresser crowd, and the enthusiast crowd simultaneously.

  6. Or there’s a 3 pedal 2.8 coupe on CL SF for under $10k

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