That 2001 M3 burned through 14 quarts of oil and used to sputter, stumble, and often stall on cold winter mornings. Won't hurt anyone's business, so check for yourselves. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. The amenities are beyond what you would expect from a compact convertible. The dashboard employs low-gloss materials and genuine wood or aluminum, though some of the plastics around the window sills have a grainy, less premium finish. The two main trim levels are 3. With it down, the figure drops to 8.
Comfort for large individuals can be an issue, but for the average sized among us, there is plenty of room. Great leather seats and the stereo is superb. The power is transmitted to the asphalt by a six-speed manual transmission and a computer-controlled variable differential lock, which lets the driver enjoy the dynamic sensation of rear-wheel drive without flinging the car into the nearest ditch at the first sign of precipitation. Among the options are Sport and Premium packages, sport seats, upgraded leather, heated seats and a. Overall fun to drive but is a bit high priced. There are roll bars behind the seats, and the A-pillars are reinforced.
In the M, I had difficulty keeping the car below the limit and I was trying to keep it below the police hand out tickets on this stretch. A fun vehicle for a couple to share. Handling and steering are terrific, but the ride is a little harsh across the Z4 lineup. The high-performance M Roadster and hatchback coupe are defined by the 330-horsepower, 3. The bottom line for these cars is that they love to be driven, and if you are looking for non-turbo charged performance with a touch of the elegance of old style British roadsters, this is the car for you. My car came thus equipped.
Controls are easy to reach except for the cruise control. The seats are firm, but they hold you securely in place when you are taking that curve at speed, and if you just have to have some luxury, they are heated. You can go from coupe to topless in a matter of seconds. Another potential issue is a lack of trunk space. The coupe seems to complete the look of the Z4 in my opinion making it a much more attractive car to look at versus the convertible.
I must agree, though, that from the front the car is awesome. I prefer the looks of the non-M version as long as it has 18-inch wheels. Steve Spence Very grouchy sometimes in responses to the throttle. We are not liable for any inaccuracies, claims or losses of any nature. Redlined at a lofty 8,000 rpm, it makes an exhilarating 330 horsepower -- 75 more than the Z4 3. With the top up, though, we could listen to the radio. The throttle is aggressive, the shifter is heavy, and the steering wheel is far too thick for my liking.
. The engine is remarkably smooth and eager and the shifter is perfectly placed. But take our word for it, there's nothing like driving an M-Series car, so if you're looking for a memorable drive in a car other enthusiasts will respect, pony up for an M coupe or roadster. M cars do benefit from a little more maintenance , but the overall reliability is so good that it need not be deal killer. Oh did I mentioned it handles exceptionally well.
This is why education is important. Faux leather is standard on the Z4 3. The seats are super comfortable with excellent side support. I am pleased, surprised, and love my car. Roadside Assistance: The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
I know from experience that the compressor will inflate the tire quickly, but try not to use the fix a flat unless it is absolutely essential. Road noise on the highway is high, but ride quality is tolerable. A power-operated top is optional. In automatic mode, it works remarkably well, and it was hard not to be awed by the speed of the shifts and its smoothness of operation. Twice while the M3 was parked facing downhill, the transmission slipped markedly when the driver was trying to back up. A tire pressure monitoring system became standard in 2007. Run-flat tires eliminate the need to carry a spare, thus saving weight in the process.