BMW Z3 1996 Cabrio

This generation of BMW Z3 has been produced from March, 1996 to March, 2003. We can provide information about 21 modification of this generation. The car has been produced only with classical rear wheel drive.

This BMW is available with eight petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 3.0 litres and power of from 115 to 231 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (13 versions), as well as automatic (8 versions) gearbox.

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BMW Z3 1996 cabrio average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 7.8 to 10.6 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient BMW Z3 1996 cabrio version is BMW Z3 Roadster 1.8i, consuming 7.8 litres of petrol per 100km.
According to user reviews, BMW Z3 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 6 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific BMW Z3 modification.

BMW Z3 1996 cabrio CO2 emissions are from 187 to 249 grams per kilometer. BMW Z3 version with the lowest CO2 emissions is BMW Z3 roadster 1.8i S, which produces 187 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6 seconds has BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0i version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW Z3 Roadster 1.8i reaching this speed only in 10.5 seconds. The maximum top speed is 240 km/h for the 3.0 petrol 6-cylinder 231 hp version (BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0i).

Lenght of BMW Z3 is 404 cm, it is small car. For comparison - BMW Z3 is about 2 cm longer than Volkswagen Golf hatchback, but 7 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. BMW Z3 gross weight is from 1410 to 1575 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. BMW Z3 trunk space is 165 litres.

This BMW is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 7500 €. Users calculated BMW Z3 1996 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2500 € cost per year and 0.46 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 42%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW Z3 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about BMW Z3 prices and costs.

BMW Z3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
BMW Z3 1996 Roadster 1.8i Mar 1996 — Apr 1999

Most fuel efficient version

1.8 Petrol 115 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1999 roadster 1.8i S Apr 1999 — Sep 2000

Most fuel efficient version

1.8 Petrol 118 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1999 1.9 Roadster 1.8i Apr 1999 — Sep 2000

Most fuel efficient version

1.9 Petrol 118 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 2000 Roadster 1.9i Sep 2000 — Mar 2003

Most fuel efficient version

1.9 Petrol 118 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 2000 roadster 1.9i S Sep 2000 — Oct 2002

Most fuel efficient version

1.9 Petrol 118 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1996 Roadster 1.9i Mar 1996 — Apr 1999

Most fuel efficient version by real consumption

1.9 Petrol 140 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1996 Roadster 1.9i Mar 1996 — Apr 1999 1.9 Petrol 140 HP 8.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
BMW Z3 1999 1.9 Roadster 2.0i Apr 1999 — Sep 2000 1.9 Petrol 150 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1999 1.9 Roadster 2.0i Apr 1999 — Sep 2000 1.9 Petrol 150 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (4)
BMW Z3 1999 roadster 2.0i S Apr 1999 — Sep 2000 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1999 roadster 2.0i S Apr 1999 — Sep 2000 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (4)
BMW Z3 2000 Roadster 2.2i Sep 2000 — Mar 2003 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 2000 roadster 2.2i S Sep 2000 — Oct 2002 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 2000 Roadster 2.2i Sep 2000 — Oct 2002 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW Z3 2000 roadster 2.2i S Sep 2000 — Oct 2002 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW Z3 1997 Roadster 2.8i Mar 1997 — Apr 1999 2.8 Petrol 192 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1997 Roadster 2.8i Mar 1997 — Apr 1999 2.8 Petrol 192 HP 10.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
BMW Z3 1999 Roadster 2.8i Apr 1999 — Jun 2000 2.8 Petrol 193 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 1999 Roadster 2.8i Apr 1999 — Jun 2000 2.8 Petrol 193 HP 10.4 l/100km Automatic (4)
BMW Z3 2000 Roadster 3.0i Jun 2000 — Mar 2003

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6 seconds

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 9.5 l/100km Manual (5)
BMW Z3 2000 Roadster 3.0i Jun 2000 — Oct 2002

Most powerfull version (231 HP)

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 10.1 l/100km Automatic (5)
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BMW Z3 prices

BMW Z3 1996 - 2003 cabrio price in Latvia is from 4500 € to 12000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW Z3 price is very high - BMW Z3 is more than two times more expensive then average cabrios of this age (compare cabrios 1996 - 2003 prices). BMW Z3 high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this BMW could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW Z3 2000 price 12 000 € 12 000 € 12 000 €
BMW Z3 1999 price 5000 € 6500 € 8000 €
BMW Z3 1998 price 5000 € 6000 € 7500 €
BMW Z3 1997 price 5000 € 6000 € 7000 €
BMW Z3 1996 price 4500 € 6000 € 7000 €

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BMW Z3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service BMW Z3 reliability is entirely high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2014 defects were detected in an average of only 28.1 percent of BMW Z3 of this generation (on average 15 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 33.3%.

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BMW Z3 1996 cabrio features (options)

Percentage of BMW Z3 with corresponding feature (option)

Metallic paint
66%
Conditioning
53%
Leather upholstery
49%
Electrically adjustable seats
40%
Heated seats
36%
Adjustable steering wheel
17%
Climate control
14%

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