BMW Z3 and Z4

James Taylor
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 coupés, 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.

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

Profusely illustrated with over 200 photographs and diagrams
BMW Z3 and Z4 by James Taylor

About the author

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.