Looking through today’s BMW lineup, where everything has a million M badges to accompany the gazillion horsepower, I’ll be honest – little excites me. The M2 is pretty awesome, and a properly equipped 4-Series is a nice looker, but most I have trouble distinguishing from the Kia lineup. So it’s nice to head back in time a bit to something that’s both unique and understated at the same time. Of course, you’ll also want rear-drive only, and a singing naturally aspirated inline-six.
Today’s Z4 has all of those things. In front is the N52 inline-six, here rated at 261 horsepower and 232 lb.ft of torque. For those counting, that’s a bit more horsepower and nearly the same torque as the S52 had only a few years earlier, and N52 has a lighter alloy block. They sound great, too. The E86 was rear-drive only, too. And rare? You better believe it. We’ve all grown accustom to the unique looks of the M Coupe and its resultant low production numbers. But the 3.0si barely sold better. Just over 2,100 were sold here in just two model years, a few hundred more than the M variant. You’re not likely to see them cruising down the road in your commute, in other words. And while the looks are polarizing, I think they’re rather pretty. The best part? They’re also pretty affordable.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe on eBay
Model: Z4 3.0si Coupe
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 41,000 mi
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Price: $24,000 Buy It Now
About this vehicle
This 2007 BMW Z4 is an original. The owner has had it for 5+ years. The vehicle runs great and is mainly used for weekend drives.
As seen in picture, car has a scratch on back above center brake light toward the right of light.
Great example of this rare car.
Car has been garage kept and is very clean. Please see pictures for condition details. The car is 14 years old and is not perfect, but it has been meticulously maintained and serviced.
-manufactured by BMW in Germany assembly in USA
-3-door coupe body type
-RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 6-speed gearbox (with Steptronic manual shift mode) gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2996 cm3 / 183 cui, advertised power: 190 kW / 255 hp / 258 PS ( SAE net ), torque: 298 Nm / 220 lb-ft
-characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4113 mm / 161.9 in, width: 1781 mm / 70.1 in, wheelbase: 2495 mm / 98.2 in
-reference weights: base curb weight: 1432 kg / 3157 lbs
-exterior color is Tiefgruen Metaillic, Deep Green Metallic
-upholstery is Leather Oregon/black
-interior/outside mirror with auto dip
-fine wood trim
-seat adjustment, electric, with memory
-storage compartment package
DRIVER ASSISTANCE AND LIGHTING
-automatic air conditioning
-tire pressure display
Tiefgrün is a great color, and it’s unusual to see on an unusual to see car! The 3.0sis often came with wood trim, and there’s no disappointment here inside, though I do wish it also had tan or dark brown leather upholstery if I’m completely honest. Missing are the sport options, like the seats for example, as well. Is the automatic a letdown? I suppose that depends on what you want to do. If you’re looking for a slick cruiser that’s fun to drive and has very unique looks, this is the car for you. If you’re looking for the screaming S54 hooked to a manual, you weren’t looking here anyway – and you wouldn’t get one with 41k miles for $26,000 – nor were any M Coupes green, to my knowledge. This money does get you into a newer E82 with a manual, though, so that’s at least worth considering.