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.
Historical background to BMW's arrival in the two-seater sports car market
Complete history 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