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BMW Z3 M Coupe review

1998 - 2002 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £35,845
Road tax cost £325 - £395
Insurance group 38
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 280 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Awesome engine, distinctive looks, rewarding chassis


M3 has similar performance and more practicality

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Something of an oddball BMW. It follows no model lineage and wasn’t replaced when killed off, but what a wonderful hiccup in the corporate product line. The M Coupé housed the cracking straight six engine from the M3 in a smaller body based upon the two seat Z3. If you’re after a performance car that looks like nothing else, and goes like the clappers but think a TVR will let you down, then this is the car for you.

Not for the faint hearted, but they’ll probably be scared off by the looks any way.