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: 2007 BMW Z4 3.0si on eBay
Model: Z4 3.0si Coupe
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 94,112 mi
Location: Tampa, Florida
Price: $16,250 Buy It Now
2007 BMW Z4 3.0si COUPE
PREMIUM AND SPORT PACKAGE
FULL LEATHER HEATED DUAL POWER SPORT SEATING
ALLOY WHEELS WITH LOW PROFILE TIRES IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
AUTOMATIC SMOOTH SHIFTING 7 SPEED TRANSMISSION WITH PADDLE SHIFT
ICE COLD CLIMATE CONTROL A/C
CLEAN CARFAX WITH NO ACCIDENTS
HEADLIGHTS ARE CLEAN AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION
ALL KEYS AND REMOTES INCLUDED
FACTORY FLOOR MATS
SUPER LOW MILES FOR A 13 YEAR OLD BMW
POWER WINDOWS LOCKS CRUISE TILT
1 OF ONLY 1815 PRODUCED FOR CANADA MEXICO AND NORTH AMERICA FOR THE 3 YEAR RUN
SUPER NICE COLLECTOR CAR AND VERY RARE COLOR COMBO CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS (813)679-9609
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So what we have here is a rare car in a great color combination. Montego Blue Metallic looks fantastic, and the New England beige leather covering the interior is a welcome departure from BMW’s insistence that black goes well with blues. Trim? Yeah, not an all-carbon-fiber affair here, there’s lovely wood and chrome trim accents. It’s also well equipped, with an M Sport suspension, sport seats, xenon headlights, cruise control, and and automatic climate control.
It’s not all great – it’s got an automatic transmission for those who hate that. But for a commuter with style? Yeah, it’s a pretty good choice in traffic. Condition is pretty good overall, though admittedly not perfect. But this still strikes me as a lot of car in the mid-teens – assuming you don’t mind looking at it. Maybe if you’re embarrassed to call it your BMW, slap some Toyota badges on it and call it day?