Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

For the M Powered Z3 derivatives

Moderator: Gazza

Post Reply
User avatar
tiggercoco
Joined: Tue 25 Oct, 2016 21:41
Posts: 12

  blank

Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by tiggercoco » Mon 25 Dec, 2017 21:42

Just wondered if any roadster or coupe were produced with an auto box?

gookah
Z Register member
Joined: Thu 07 Aug, 2008 10:51
Posts: 2731

  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by gookah » Mon 25 Dec, 2017 22:00

loads of the roadsters.
all engines except the M
Image

Z3 2.8 Progress Journal (Mine)
Z3 1.9 Sport Progress Journal (Wifey's)

I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

User avatar
tiggercoco
Joined: Tue 25 Oct, 2016 21:41
Posts: 12

  blank

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by tiggercoco » Mon 25 Dec, 2017 22:12

Thats what I thought...

Whats going on with this advert?!!

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds ... hp/6665156

therealdb1
Joined: Tue 25 Jun, 2013 22:47
Posts: 248

  Z3 roadster 2.0

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by therealdb1 » Mon 25 Dec, 2017 23:23

It is a Japanese import since January 2011.
That alone is not a reason to walk away but the seller obviously knows nothing about the car or just cannot be bothered to advertise it properly.
The advert states it is a 2.8 with a manual box but also that it is an automatic (backed up by the photos) and also that it is a 3.2 litre :dunce:
According to the DVLA it is a 2.8 built in 1999 and the under bonnet shot looks like a 2.8 engine.
It is not an "M" as we know it but then it is not "M" money either so could be a cheap way to get into a coupe if you think that a 2.8 auto is adequate and the rest of the car checks out ok.

User avatar
tiggercoco
Joined: Tue 25 Oct, 2016 21:41
Posts: 12

  blank

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by tiggercoco » Mon 25 Dec, 2017 23:40

Thanks for clarifying! was quite confused when I saw that auto box!

vzh7gk
Sponsor 2018
Joined: Fri 05 Feb, 2010 13:12
Posts: 111

  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Cheltenham, UK
Contact:

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by vzh7gk » Tue 26 Dec, 2017 07:35

I like that, except for it being LHD.
Typical rushed car dealer advert though - not double checking which boxes have been checked.
There's an interesting car or two in the background - Jaguar XKR, early VW Golf (probably GTI from the grille, although a lot of cheaper Golf's were modded that way).
Graham (G4FUJ)
Prescott marshal and Hill Controller
Found another Z3 so back here after a long break :) 1999 1.9, Palmetto Green
1 Morgan 4/4 (selling in Spring) and a Land Rover 90 (keeping forever)

gookah
Z Register member
Joined: Thu 07 Aug, 2008 10:51
Posts: 2731

  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by gookah » Tue 26 Dec, 2017 21:00

its a 2.8 auto
not a Z3M
Image

Z3 2.8 Progress Journal (Mine)
Z3 1.9 Sport Progress Journal (Wifey's)

I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

Paulro
Joined: Wed 07 Dec, 2016 18:47
Posts: 18

  blank

Re: Were Either Model Made With Automatic Gearbox?

Post by Paulro » Fri 29 Dec, 2017 09:01

The car has been advertised for nearly 1 year.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests