Re-listed because could not come to an agreement with potential buyer on shipping!
2001 BMW Z3 M Series Roadster convertible, great condition and only 37,137 miles. Has been in storage by a government contractor for the past year to ensure it was maintained in great running condition. Recent oil change and services by contractor. The car also has a one of a kind blue and black interior that matches the exterior paint.
The Z3 M Roadster has the famous 3.2L German S54B32 engine which produces 315 horsepower and was voted "International Engine of the Year" in 2001, and has been called one of the best engines ever built. Unbelievable power and an absolute thrill to drive. Handles like a race car and has spectacular acceleration. Definitely the funnest car I have ever drove.
This also still has a transferable Fidelity PowerTrain Silver Warranty good until 60,000 miles or May 2015, and a road hazard tire service warranty good until May 2015. The only issue with this vehicle is the driver's side door sticks sometimes when opening. More than likely due to some sediment getting into the lock handle spring.
Car is a shimmering Laguna Seca Blue, probably the nicest paint job I have ever seen on a vehicle. Easily the best color on the Z3 M Series! The only reason I am selling it is I am moving overseas and there are huge international carrier and customs costs to ship it, as well as a lot worse driving in Asia!!!
Shipment can be FREE with some limitations, however buyer must pickup from certain locations listed below. Since the vehicle is located in a government storage center it can be shipped FREE and picked up and signed for by the buyer at government vehicle processing centers in:
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
NY/NJ (Edison, NJ)
San Diego, CA
St. Louis, MO
*If buyer cannot pickup at any of these locations I will get you a quote to ship it to the place you desire.
Exterior Color: Laguna Seca Blue
Interior Color: Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa
Softtop Color: Black
Production Date: Monday, September 03, 2001
Approximate Order Produced: 9633
Total Number with S54 Engine: 1564 (#696 produced*)
Total Number in 2001 Model Year: 921 (#694 produced*)
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue: 78 (#43 produced)
Total Number with Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa Interior: 49 (#31 produced*)
Total Number with a Black Softtop: 8515 (#7811 produced*)
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa: 39 (#25 produced*)
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa with a Black Softtop: 20 (#15 produced*)
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa with S54 Engine: 39 (#25 produced*)
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa with a Black Softtop with S54 Engine: 20 (#15 produced*)
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa Produced in 2001: 30 (#25 produced*)
Total Number in Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa with a Black Softtop Produced in 2001: 17 (#15 produced*)
BMW Z3 for Sale
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Mon, 06 May 2013 14:14:00 EST
According to Automotive News, the BMW i3 electric hatchback will likely be priced around $40,000, or similar to that of a well-equipped 3 Series sedan, when it goes on sale later this year. This information was revealed during an interview where AN spoke to Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW North America. The i3 will likely qualify for a $7,500 tax credit from the US federal government, though AN reports that a BMW spokesperson could not confirm this just yet.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:00:00 EST
In addition to the all-electric i3, BMW will offer a range-extended version that uses a 0.65-liter two-cylinder motorcycle engine and auxiliary generator to charge the car's battery on the go. Automotive News says pricing for this model is still unclear, as is whether or not the range-extended i3 will be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit. Of course, buyers needing a vehicle for longer trips will be able to borrow one from the automaker.
Automotive News also reports that the majority of BMW's 338 dealers in the United States will be able to sell the i3, as well as the upcoming i8 hybrid sports car. Dealerships have until June of this year to opt out of this program, however.
While in Germany at the first early pre-production drives of the hotly anticipated BMW i3, BMW people finally hinted at a price ballpark. Numbers being tossed around by pundits have actually been pretty close to what BMW is discussing internally - between $35,000 and just over $40,000. We have been assured now that the base price, should one choose to buy and not lease in the Euro zone, is just over 35,000 euro, with some big taxes included in that price. In the US, the starting price for the fully EV plug-in version should be $34,500 or right thereabouts. In addition to new pricing, we've also gotten our best-yet look at the i3, with the freshly uncovered spy shots you see here.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:58:00 EST
European deliveries begin in November of this year for the fully electric version of the rear-wheel-drive i3 with 168-horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The e-motor mounted over the rear axle is supplied with energy by the 22-kWh lithium-ion battery pallet under the passenger compartment. Recharging happens in any of three ways: public or personal garage plug-in charge station (garage version not included in the price), the onboard system's Pro Eco mode that adds resistance to the drivetrain in a type of rolling brake energy recuperation, or through the normal brake energy and off-throttle coasting regeneration more common to EVs. Range on a full charge of this drivetrain is said to be upwards of 100 miles under hyper-miling conditions.
Perhaps the best bit of news is that the alternative, range-extending, two-cylinder 600cc engine supplied by BMW Motorrad for the hybrid version of the i3 - mounted in the rear together with the e-motor - will add only 2,000 euros in Europe and about $2,000 in the US. This is a range-doubling solution that could have brought a much higher price gouge, so thank you, BMW. The hybrid e-drive i3 version arrives a couple months after the full-EV launch version. Remember that, unlike the very similar system for the Chevrolet Volt, the system in the i3 supplies no mechanical torque to the driven axle and is only used as a generator (a system BMW first used last year in the 1 Series-based Active ). The US is seen as the clear number one market for the i3.
If you told someone that you had a friend with a four-cylinder BMW who "would let me wash the car," and in exchange for the privilege then let you drive that clean BMW once around the block, your first question would probably be "What kind of BMW is this?" There's a chance you wouldn't be surprised once you found out the coupe in question was the E30 M3, a car our own Zach Bowman dubbed the "Mmmmm3."
Petrolicious talks to Gabor Mester about the car he fell in love with, a black version of the original "Munich mauler" that was owned by the parents of a high-school friend - oh, and Mester was also in high school when this washing and driving took place. When the original owners were ready to sell, Mestor was ready to buy, and he hasn't had a single regret about it since.
You can enjoy his story in his words in the video below.