3 incidents - BMW Z3M Coupe Crash unfall - Nordschleife
This is 3 clips of incidents that happened on one day of TF 4.10.10
The Z3M Coupe crash is not meant to be entertaining but may help the guy see exactly what happen, and prove never give up steering your car, he could have prevented the final impact.
And don't even ask what happened to me.
Old Top Gear BMW Z3M Roadster Vs TVR Chimera
Old Top Gear from 1998
Tiff Needell roadtests the BMW Z3M Roadster and the TVR Chimera at the Millbrook proving ground
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the 19th February 1998
Z3M Coupe Vs 306 Gti6
Me and my mate messing round on a tourist day. This lap is 8.31 lap BTG and my 306 weighs 1020kg is 175bhp. It has sorted brakes and suspension and runs AO48 sticky road legal tyres.The BMW has a few suspension tweaks but is on std road tyres.
BMW Z4M Coupe vs. BMW Z3M Coupe vs. Acura NSX- 3-9-08
We were up at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park for SpeedVentures.com track days. Had a great time, as always.
For those of you who have been curious, yes, apparently the Z4M is quite a bit faster than the old generation, despite having the same motor, similar suspension geometry, etc...
I am driving the Z4M Coupe camera car. It is completely stock, including the tires which are thread-bare...
The Z3M has the S54 engine, and is modified with headers, magnaflow Exhaust, software, Ground Control coilovers, and the "new Nitto race rubber". (I'm assuming he was referring to the Nitto NT01's.
The Acura NSX also had sticky tires, and some other mods. You can see how he pulls on me on the straights, but the Z4M can easily keep enough speed in the corners to get a super nice exit speed out of turn 2 which allows me the juice to pass him on the 2nd straight. He DID NOT want to let me go... Maybe he should learn to keep up first! BMW POWER!!!
2002 Z3 M Coupe s54 Exhaust Clip
More at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Udrb79XBI
Apologies for the poor audio/video quality, it was done rather hastily.... Ceramic Coated Supersprint Headers, Aero AR20 Resonators, Eisenmann Race 4x80mm Cat-Back Exhuast
BMW Z3 M COUPE 0-190 km/h.
The BMW M Coupe is a Shooting-brake styled high-performance automobile produced by BMW. As of February 2009, two generations of the M Coupe have been manufactured, one based on the E36/8 Z3 Coupe and the second off of the E86 Z4 Coupe. Both generations have a "sister" Convertible/Roadster model available. Though a second generation E89 Z4 has been released for the 2009 model year, no official announcements have been made regarding the third iteration of the BMW M Coupe/Roadster.
M Coupes built between 1998 and 2000 are fitted with two different engines, depending on the destination market. These engines are the same ones used in the 1996 to 1999 BMW M3.
The US models were fitted with the S52, a 240 hp (176 kW) and 320 Nm (236 ft·lbf) 3.2 litre inline 6 cylinder engine.
European models were fitted with the S50B32, a 321 hp (236 kW) and 350 Nm (260 ft·lbf) 3.2 litre inline 6 cylinder engine.
From October 2001, the M Coupe reappeared worldwide with the new 3.2 litre S54 engine from the E46 M3. This was the highest specific output naturally aspirated engine ever made by BMW when it was fitted to the E46 M3: in M Coupe form it produced 325 hp (242 kW) in European form and 315 hp (235 kW) in North American form. (242 kW) and 354 Nm (261 lbf.ft) of torque.
Despite the well-documented tendency of the 2001-2002 S54 to suffer connecting rod bearing failure in the E46 M3, the M Coupe was not included in the recall to correct the issue in E46 M3s. BMW assert that the recall is not necessary due to the fact that the S54 M Coupe is limited to 7,600 rpm, 400 rpm lower than the M3's limit. BMW added a 100,000-mile (160,000 km), 6 year warranty in North America to all S54 Coupes affected by, but not included in the bearing recall on the M3. Although some S54 M Coupes have reached in excess of 170,000 miles (270,000 km) on their original engines, bearing shell failures are possible on all S54 M Coupes.