BMW M Series/Z3 1987-2008: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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BMW M Series/Z3 1987-2008

Anyone with a grasp of automotive history will know why E30 M3s are rare and expensive. These are proper racing cars that won significant events across the world.

Sadly and despite their evocative exhaust note, later M3s did nothing much in the sporting arena and you can currently buy a decent E36 for $25,000.

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M5s are scarce as well and $30,000 buys an E34 or perhaps E39. Look for low kilometres and complete service history.

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Z3 Roadsters were [and are] a bit too slow to be interesting so prices for early 1.9-litre cars have fallen below $10,000.

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Z3s with the punchy 2.8 engine can now also be found below $20,000.

M3 E30 $81,625 [4] 

M3 E36  $32,175 [16] 

M3 E46 Coupe $35,660 [21]

M5 E34/E39 $31,715 [11] 

Z3 1.9/2.0/2.2 $9730 [31]

Z3 2.8 $17,775 [17] 

Z4 $19,485 [22]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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