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Can I get some of the knowledgable z fans to weigh in on a couple of questions that I cannot seem to get a straight answer too? Thanks.
1. Of all the available motors that are in z3 cars from 1998 - ?namely Which eng. do you like as far as power, responsiveness ,matinence demands,flaws,repetitive repairs,and possible longtivity? 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.5., 2.8., 3.0 (and the designation of i after the decimated number which may or may not be present.Are these est. liter sizes?)
2. Back in the day (yes, I'm ancient) if your car made it to 120,000 miles, it was time for the bone yard.With all the innovations, improved car design and technical advances what is mileage expectations with these particular engines and when is it time to expect avg. end of life wear?
3.mt 1998 z3 has chrome hoops that are extremely thick in dia.Ihave not seen this type of hoops on any other z3s( or 4s) What could be the origin of these and why chrome.They are factory installed( or very good dealership).
4.Is there an M designation fortune z that isn't considered an M roadster?If they had badges on front and back,certain features that were used that weren't used in basic zs,largest motor,etc.The dealer looked it up a said it was an M but I just don't see it.Anybody can put emblems on the car.Is there a way to find out with the vin to see if it indicates a ""M package"?
I'm sorry for all the silly questions.Please accept my apology if I seem so un BMW knowledgeable ,as these kind of details are what make me nuts and this site has so many " BMWers that are ' brimming' full of esoteric information( sorry,I had too.)waiting at your convince.Thanks again!