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1999 BMW Z3M Coupe

Lot No.: 533

Registration: V354 DMW
Chassis Number: WBSC92080LB29648
Engine Number: LB29648
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3246
Year of Manufacture: 1999
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 39,375
  • UK, right-hand drive, S50-engined car (E36 M3 321bhp)
  • Finished in Titanium Silver with Dream Red and Black Nappa leather interior
  • Well serviced and maintained throughout. One owner and only 28,703 miles
  • Supplied with a complete book pack and a spare set of keys

 

Very much an oddball and all the better for it, the Z3 M Coupe follows no model lineage and wasn't replaced when production ceased, but what a wonderful hiccup in the corporate product line this car was. The M Coupé housed the fabulous straight six engine from the M3 in a smaller body based upon the two-seat Z3. There were three distinct iterations of the Z3M Coupe made for the UK market over the model's short life. Until April 1999 the car was referred to as the S50 pre-facelift, between April '99 and 2001 it's known as the S50 post-facelift, and the rarest of the three was built between 2001 and 2002 and is known as the S54 facelift car.

The main distinguishing feature is the engine used. The S50 engined car (321 bhp) was built between 1998 and 2001 using motive power from the E36 M3 and the later S54 engined model (325bhp) was manufactured between 2001 and 2002 and adopted the power unit from the E46 M3. Apart from the engine, the main differences between models are the drive by wire throttle, DSC system, and externally, shadow chrome wheels.

Offered here is a 1999, UK, right-hand drive, S50-engined Z3M Coupe finished in Titanium Silver Metallic with a two-tone Dream Red and Black Nappa leather interior. The specification includes; 17” roadster lightweight alloy wheels, air-conditioning, Black Nappa leather M-Sport steering wheel, electric M-Sport front seats, remote central locking with alarm, sunroof delete option and a diff lock. 

The car has been well maintained over the years and has a service book recording seven service stamps, the most recent of which was carried out in March 2018. It's accompanied by its original dealer hand pack containing all the relevant paperwork and booklets and a full set of keys. 

Now showing only 28,703 miles on the odometer, this beautiful car is incredibly 18 years old, but certainly doesn’t look it. Supplied with a UK V5c and a fresh MoT, this is now a much sought-after car and would be a shrewd purchase for any petrolhead – buy one now while you still can!