Car Spotlight>> Bmw Z3 @ Word Up

The Fatlace WordUp event was filled with the usual drift friendly cars with various S-chassis and Corollas. There were some sprinklings of Cressidas, Miatas, and a Camaro. But the car that caught my eye the most was this BMW Z3. 

Rarely do we ever see a Z3 done up in this way as these roadsters suffer from the same fate as the Mazda Miatas: they're very feminine cars. 

Though, in recent years, the Mazda roadster has moved on from its girly side and has proven itself to be a capable car for tuners and enthusiasts alike. The Z3, on the other hand, still holds onto that stigma.

This Z3 is looking to break its curse with its extremely low ride height and, dare I say it, flush wheel fitment.

The 16×7.5 +20 BMW Style 5 wheels on the car look fantastic on it. 

The interior is as stock as can be. Though, I do like the silver exterior with red leather interior combination.

This car caused quite a stir on our Facebook page with the dent on the passenger door. But if a car is out at an event like at Fatlace Word Up, its not a dent, it's a well deserved love tap.

It took a while for the Mazda Miata to gain its present mass appeal. As these Z3's prices start to drop even more on the second hand market, I'm sure we'll be seeing more and more of these things sliding. 

This particular Z3 is a good start.

-Linhbergh

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1

What is under the bonnet?!

3

if you're looking to buy one and its its not the 3L I6 dont bother. the 4cyls are terrible

4

Remind me of James Bond

5

Captain Slow just said that this car's automatic gear box one of the worst car in the world...lol

7

Bring More Wallet.

8

i love how edgy this car is looking. the dent on the door adds a bit of character to this roadster. sessy

9

@ Jussi looking at the front bumper, you can see it has a small airintake which means the z3 has a 4 cylinder 1.9 engine. producing 145 hp stock, dunno how tuned it is.

10

"a well deserved love tap." Nice !

11

Nice one!

Did you create that purple skies with a psychical or digital filter?

12

Thanks for sharing with us a boring Z3.

13

?dent on the door :p can some1 tell me what so special about this car ? personal thinking z3 m coupe would be a better car to SPOTLIGHT :-) Thanks for sharing the picture .

14

errr... not nice, and i think flushish is the word

15

Really? it's just super low... Was he getting good times? If so what where they? You guys are really looking like your running out of material. This sucks!

16

this car is function over form. i guess ANOTHER s chassis with the same old kit, flares an wheel fitment would please you squares,



we love haters.



"GOT YO DUMBASS!"

18

Eff the 4 cylinder. buy the cheaper 4 cylinder version then LS1 the hell out of it.



and is that a crack on the rear plasticy window?



awesome!!

19

ya, kinda cool,it's a dropped z3 on bmw rims. How about you cover that m3 with the CA18DET swapped into it, that thing was something different at least.

20

i took my moms out one day and drifted the hell out of it. these are some serious machines with near perfect balance and decent power stock. with little mods they can handle anything you throw at them. buy them and kill the girly stigma.

21

i can dig it. i do like the looks of it more then any miata, except the first gen. Am i the only one that notice the rear pass. side wheel doesnt match?

22

Thanks for the photos Linhbergh!! The event was siiick!!

And for the record its a 1.9L so it ain't the quickest car but it suits my personality IMO so it's all good. I'll probably be hittin up the Feb Word up! too so hopefully i'll see you there.

And to all the haters: Sorry my car is only an aspect of my life and not my whole life.... Try gettin off the computer and into some events and maybe it'll be your car and not mine.... Till then STFU

23

bmw rocks..no doubt its engine.handling,acceleration...rocks!

24

4, 6, 8 cylinder.....it doesn't matter it's a BMW! Quality of these machines are top notch. Since my first "Bimmer", it's hard to get anything else.

25

The only thing that caught my attention was that the car needed an oil change

26

I want a z3 ^_^ this particular one haha

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