In Reply to: What about on the Z3 Coupe? Don't leave US out! posted by Mike Zamarocy on April 22, 2000 at 12:19:43:
Interesting to note: BMW appears to be trying to homogenize engines in all markets. Makes sense, right now they have a 2.0 (now in the UK and Australia), 2.3, 2.8, the 3.0 discussed here, the US 3.2M, and the Euro 3.2M motor. My guess (I'm usually wrong, so this is just for grins), is they are eventually going to get down to the 2.0L and 3.0L I6's as the base engines, with the one M3 6, plus the 4.0L V8, and 5.7L M V8, and the 5.0L V12. That would line the cars up as 320i/Z3 2.0, 330i/Z3 3.0, M3/MZ3, 530i, 540i, M5, 740i, 750i, X5 3.0, X5 4.0, and X5 5.0 (they have an experimental V12 X5 called the "Dakar" already working.... pretty clean layout and increases differentiation between the different engines (something the 2.3/2.8 really isn't doing well). Anyway, we'll see. Strange and wonderous company that BMW, yes?
: Come on Kwill, what else was there concerning the Z3C, not just the //M? Any specs on the HP/TQ of the 3.0L engine? Any styling changes or wheel options? Any newer or added wings?