The 2nd generation of BMW’s mid-sized sports vehicle is a considerable step up from its predecessor, offering excellent body rigidity along with a selection of engines that permit it to accelerate and corner at respectable sports vehicle rates; there is a selection of 2.2, 2.5 and 3.0 units, all straight six power plants in the 3-Series.
A fast-acting power roof allows rapid changes from available to closed, and in contrast to many sports cars the luggage compartment is substantial. It can include two full teams of golf equipment.
There are rumours of the M-Series variant still in the future, having a 4.0 V8 engine. Unlike the Z3-M, this isn’t likely to be considered a closed car, but to instead remain a roadster.