Thread: Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Considering 1999/2000 Z3 roadster
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:34 AM
dougmcintyre dougmcintyre is offline
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Mein Auto: 2000 M Coupe, 1997 318ti
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=391945 details all the common problems, but the cooling system is the only issue thats happens to all the cars.

Although the 4 cylinder 1.9L engine (M44) gets excellent gas mileage, with only 138HP, an auto will be slow. Slow enough that merging onto a busy interstate can be risky.

There is no difference in reliability between any of the engines. I would go with any of the 6 cylinder engines.
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