BMW Z3 and Z4: The Complete Story

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The Crowood Press, Mar 31, 2017 - Transportation - 300 pages
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BMW, that most performance-oriented of car companies, had no affordable sports roadster in its line-up before 1995. Stung into action by Mazda's revival of the classic two-seater roadster, the Germany company quickly staked its claim with the Z3, a classic long-nose, short-tail design that used existing BMW mechanical hardware to good effect. This new book tells the story of BMW's Z3 and Z4 two-seater roadsters and coupes, which since 1995 have been at the forefront of the affordable sports car market. The history of the Z3 and both generations of Z4 are covered as well as full specifications of all models; the formidable M Power derivatives and a guide to buying and owning. The book is profusely illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and diagrams. Contents include: Historical background to BMW's arrival in the two-seater sports car market; Complete history of the Z3 and both generations of Z4; Full specifications of all models; The formidable M Power derivatives; Guide to buying and owning.
 

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Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements
A SPORTING HERITAGE
THE Z3 19951999
THE Z3 20002002
THE M DIVISIONS
THE E85 Z4 20022005
MAKEOVER THE 20062008 MODELS
THE M DIVISIONS
THE SECOND GENERATION Z4 THE E89 MODELS
A Z3 AND Z4 BUYERS GUIDE
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2017)

James Taylor has been writing professionally about road transport since the late 1970s. He enjoys keeping abreast of current special-interest models such as BMW Z roadsters because, he believes, today's interesting cars are tomorrow's classics. James has written well over 100 books in all, and among them have been several definitive one-make or one-model titles, including a number for the Crowood Press.

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