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All RHD S54 Z3m Roadsters - Full Factory Spec by VIN

Discussion in 'Z3 M Roadster & Coupé' started by Jonttt, May 9, 2012.

  1. Jonttt

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    As we know the RHD S54 version of the Z3m roadster is one of the rarest BMW's ever made (73 cars)

    Attempts have been made to collate data on all 73 cars over the years and some information has even been provided by BMW UK Customer Services (which did not reconcile fully with known data and so presumably had some human error)

    However, I've now been able to extract all of the data directly from BMW's own online webETK and so this should be the definative list of all 73 cars showing the full factory specification including options by VIN.

    My summary and individual printout by VIN can be downloaded from here:

    RHD S54 Z3m BMW webETK Database Vehicle Specifications Summary & Detail by VIN - Jonttt May 2012

    Some interesting facts:

    - x6 development car with x2 of these specced for Australia (the first 6 cars produced LB64000 to LB64005 between 25/04/2000 and 15/11/2000). The first 2 cars did not have Dynamic Stability Control fitted.

    - x4 press cars (the first 3 cars produced after the development cars (LB64006 to LB64008) and a later 2002 car (LB64108)

    - x3 Cars where not specced for Great Britain - 2 developement cars LB64000 and LB64002 (both Australia spec) and a later car LB64103 (unknown spec). All had klm speedos.

    So this raises the real probability that x3 of the cars where never delivered to the UK. This means that potentially only x70 cars where ever sold in the UK

    - The next to last car produced has an unknown code "S995A - Dummy SALAPA". This may be a car reserved by BMW and not sold to the public ?

    - It has been confirmed that at least one of the development cars was offered for sale by a BMW dealer to the public.

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    Some Stats:

    External Colours
    303 Cosmos Black Metallic x1 (1.4%)
    335 Estoril Blue Metallic x22 (30.1%)
    354 Titanium Silver Metallic x15 (20.5%)
    400 Steel Gey Metallic x3 (4.1%)
    405 Imola Red 2 x4 (5.5%)
    430 Oxford Green 2 Metallic x3 (4.1%)
    445 Pheonix Yellow Metallic x11 (15.1%)
    448 Laguna Seca Blue x2 (2.7%)
    475 Saphire Black Metallic x12 (16.4%)

    Internal Colours
    Q6ES Black / Estoril Blue x19 (26.0%)
    Q6IM Black / Imola Red x14 (19.2%)
    Q6LS Black /Laguna Seca Blue x3 (4.1%)
    Q6OV Black / Kiwi x4 (5.5%)
    Q6SW Black / Black x30 (41.1%)
    Q6TT Black / Grey x3 (4.1%)

    Options Fitted
    Side Airbags x33 (45.2%)
    Chrome Line Exterior x7 (9.6%)
    Green Tinted Upper Windscreen x28 (38.4%)
    Softtop Black x46 (63%)
    Softtop Red x3 (4.1%)
    Softtop Blue x24 (32.9%)
    Cruise Control x31 (42.5%)
    Business CD Radio x15 (20.5%)
    Business Radio Cassette x46 (63%)
    Professional Radio Cassette x10 (13.7%)
    No Radio fitted x2 (2.7%)
    Boot CD Changer x26 (35.6%)
    Harman Kardon HiFi System x47 (64.4%)
    HiFi Speaker System x8 (11.0%)
    Hardtop x13 (17.8%)
     
  2. GazHyde

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    Jonttt, thanks for posting this. :ymapplause:

    I've copied it straight to the Knowledgebase.

    It's quite scary to think how few RHD S54 ///M's are on the road. Any ideas on how many are still on the road (as in not written off/scrapped)?
     
  3. z3cade

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    Do you know how many are owned by members on here and .net?
    Wonder if any have been wrote off.. :( ?

    Can you now list all the specs of all the S50s :D
     
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    Hi Jonttt
    The next to last car produced is alive and well and currently residing in East Yorkshire.
    As far as my investigations went before I purchased it, it was originally sold by Williams Manchester after being "a BMW show car" (whatever that means)

    If you need any more info let me know, I guess the S995A must mean something or else why put it on the spec?

    Tim
     
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    TJ65,

    Thats interesting. The special code used meant something and I was guessing at a car BMW may have retained. Show car makes sense but I'm not sure what it means in practice compared to a standard run car.
     
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    On the spec sheet on your PDF the German translation (according to google translate) next to the S995A code means "Change lock"
    don't know if that has any bearing on things.
    As for any difference to standard this is my first Zed so I have nothing to compare with, a part from me changing the front grills, side markers and radio the car is as it came off the production line. I think I may need an experienced eye over it at Sometime to see if there is anything nonstandard.
     
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    get some pics up...im sure some of the S54 lads would like a good look over it ;)
     
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    I don't have too many pictures of my Zed because I only got it in October so when there was any good weather I was concentrating on driving rather than taking pictures, if this crap weather ever improves I'll take it out and get some more.
    The one thing I have noticed that is different is the exhausts which I have been assured were fitted from new.
    This is the only half decent picture of the rear that I have, this was after wet a day chasing a V8 Zed over the Yorkshire moors on Aprils Yorkshire cruise, it was great day and great fun can't wait for the next one.
     

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    They are definately not OEM exhausts. The only factory option was Ac Schnitzer which look completely different. They look good though and larger tips than OEM.
    Are you at zedfest with it ?

    From memory deanos car next to it still has OEM back box on it for comparison.
     
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    Update/clarification:

    - it has confirmed that someone test drove one of the development cars being offered for sale through the dealer network (LB64005) so this confirms that some, maybe all of the development cars were offered for sale but probably not the x2 Australian Specced cars in the UK.

    - the current owner of the next to last car produced on the list was told it was a BMW prepared show car before being sold on through the BMW network (see more below)

    - the full BMW options list shows the SALAPA Code descriptions as follows:

    S991A has two definitions "co-ordination on pre series" and "Pre series Steering". The first one makes perfect sense as it applies to all 6 development cars.

    S986A "dealine check" again makes perfect sense as it applies to the 3 original press cars. I guess as BMW know these are the cars which be photograped the most and shown in every car publication around the world they want to make extra sure the panel lines are spot on. Alfie's should have perfect panel gaps

    S995A "change ban" applies to the next to last car made and makes sense to what the owner was told re this being a show car ie not allowing anyone to change the spec. It makes me thing even more that BMW had something in mind for this car but ultimately it got sold to the public through the dealer network.

    I have updated the Summary sheet to reflect these new descriptions.
     
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    Yes I'm at Zedfest Saturday and Sunday. I'll see if i can find any markings in them but if not maybe you can tell me what make they are if you have a look in July.
     

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