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Compare BMW Z3 M Roadster

Reviews

Neoscore
66%
Pros
  • Good engines
  • Simple to work on
  • No BS driving experience
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Very little cargo space
  • Heavier than the MX-5 and handles worse (but much more expensive)

Variants

S50
S54

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
165 L / 5.8 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
10.8 L / 11.4 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
5.5 L / 5.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
51.0 L / 13.5 gal
Passengers
2
Payload
S50240 kg / 529 lbs
S54190 kg / 419 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
S50245/40 R17
S54245/45 R17

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height
S501266 mm / 49.8 in
S541268 mm / 49.9 in
Size | Length
4025 mm / 158.5 in
Size | Width
1740 mm / 68.5 in
Track Width | Front
1422.0 mm / 56.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1492.0 mm / 58.7 in
Weight
S501360.0 kg / 2998.3 lbs
S541450.0 kg / 3196.7 lbs
Wheel Size
17 in
Wheelbase
S502458 mm / 96.8 in
S542459 mm / 96.8 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
S505.0 sec
S545.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
S504.8 sec
S545.0 sec
Fuel Economy
16.6 L/100km / 14.2 MPG (urban) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine
S50S50B32
S54S54B32
Engine | Bore
S5086.4 mm / 3.4 in
S5487.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
S5011.3:1
S5411.5:1
Engine | Displacement
S503.2 L / 195.3 cu-in / 3201.0 cc
S543.2 L / 198.1 cu-in / 3246.0 cc
Engine | Power
S50321.0 hp / 239.4 kW @ 7400 rpm
S54325.0 hp / 242.4 kW @ 7400 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
S50100.3 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
S54100.1 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
91.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Torque
S50350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm
S54350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual

Production

Availability
S501997 ~ 2001
S542001 ~ 2002
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