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  BMW M Roadster
1997 - 2003
BMW M Roadster
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BMW M Roadster BMW M Roadster

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 6 cyl
Capacity
198 in3 
Max Power
325 bhp @7400rpm 
Max Torque
258 lb/ft @4900rpm 
Power to Weight
236 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
187 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 100 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
3.58 X 3.39 in 
Fuel Cons
25 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.2 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.2 sec 
0 - 100 mph
12.1 sec 
0 - 124 mph
20.1 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.5 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.8sec @110mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
16.4 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
158.5 in 
Width
66.5 in 
Height
48.0 in 
Weight
3091 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7.5 X 17
9 X 17 
Tyres (F/R) 225/45 ZR17
245/40 ZR17 
Fuel Capacity
11.2 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £12000 - £25000
 
Profile

BMW's M Roadster is based on the original 1995 Z3 convertible which gained mass exposure as James Bond's car in 'Goldeneye'. The Z3 was often criticised for its lack of power so BMW addressed this with the launch of the Z3M. The motorsport Z3 was the beneficiary of the M3's superb 321bhp engine and answered any remaining performance criticisms.

Now known as the M Roadster, the latest model again receives the current generation M3's high revving power plant promising even greater performance - in the right hands!


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
74% 71% 18% 18
Ranks 204 of 771 Ranks 318 of 771 Ranks 54 of 771 Ranks 75 of 771

Rivals
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Variants
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M Roadster

(325 bhp)


M Coupe

(325 bhp)

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