The BMW Z Series are BMW's flagship sports performance models. Originally released as the Z3 and later updated to the Z4, the BMW Z Series are famed for their power and handling, providing a true sports car experience.
Both the BMW Z3 and the BMW Z4 are available as a coupe and a convertible roadster. With its roof down, the BMW Z4 Roadster is widely considered the most exciting drive BMW has produced to date.
High performance cars such as the BMW Z Series might be expected to be thirsty for fuel, and the BMW Z series will rarely deliver more than 30 miles to the gallon. 20 miles per gallon is more typical if these cars are driven hard.
petrol engines: from 1.9 to 3.2L
The only BMW Z series model tested has been the BMW Z4. Tested with its roof down, the BMW Z4 still scored well.
James Bond drove a BMW Z3 in the film Goldeneye.
The BMW Z4 Coupe won Top Gear's Best Sports Car award in 2006.