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RHD S54 Z3m Roadster stats

Discussion in 'Z3 & Z3 M Roadster & Coupé Knowledgebase' started by Jonttt, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Jonttt

    Jonttt Zorg Addict

    Dec 5, 2011
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    Liverpool (UK)
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    ///M S54
    Some investigations I did with BMW UK back in November 2009............

    Total 73 cars produced worldwide (all for UK market):
    nb interior colour combo in brackets

    x1 Cosmos Black = 1% (black/black)

    x 2 Leguna Seca Blue = 3% (laguna seca blue/black & black/black)

    x3 Steel Grey = 4% (kiwi/black; grey/black; red/black)

    x3 Oxford Green II =4% (x2 black/black; kiwi/black)

    x4 Imloa II Red = 5% (x2 red/black; x2 black/black)

    x11 Pheonix Yellow = 15% (x7 black/black; x4 kiwi/black)

    x13 Sapphire Black = 18% (x9 red/black; x3 black/black; x1 blue/black)

    x15 Titanium Silver = 21% (x6 black/black; x3 blue/black; x2 Red/black; x2 lagun seca blue/black; x2 grey/black)

    x21 Estoril Blue = 29% (x14 blue/black; x7 black/black)

    Interior colour breakdown (two tone with black)

    x3 Laguna Seca Blue (4%)
    x3 Dark Grey (4%)
    x6 Dark Kiwi (8%)
    x14 Red (19%)
    x18 Blue (25%)
    x29 Black (40%)

    Production Date Breakdown:

    Breakdown is:

    04/2000 x1
    05/2000 x1
    09/2000 x3
    11/2000 x1
    02/2001 x3
    03/2001 x1
    04/2001 x5
    05/2001 x6
    06/2001 x6
    07/2001 x5
    08/2001 x4
    09/2001 x2
    10/2001 x5
    11/2001 x3
    12/2001 x3
    01/2002 x9
    02/2002 x3
    03/2002 x4
    04/2002 x8

    I presume the high number 01/2002 was for the new reg in 03/2002.

    The high number in the last month may have been some deal BMW did with dealers to run out parts etc. they had in stock in Spartenburg ?

    There was then a bit of a thunderbolt from BMW UK indicating that there is a mysterious 74th car. Exchange of emails but they never provided more details:

    From: Jonttt
    Sent: 05 November 2009 17:25
    To: BMW Customer Information
    Subject: RE: RHD Z3m Roadster S54 Engine Register

    Darren, out of interest can you confirm that this is the complete list of RHD S54 engined Z3m roadsters ?

    There are various rumours regarding prototypes and press cars but RealOEM confirms that these are the only VINS issues ie 73 being

    LB64000 to LB64037 (38 cars)
    LB64100 to LB64134 (35 cars)

    Many thanks again

    From: Customer.Information@bmwfin.com
    Sent: 10 November 2009 17:31
    To: Jonttt
    Subject: RE: RHD Z3m Roadster S54 Engine Register

    Dear Mr jonttt (nice edit ;-)

    Thank you for your reply.

    I have checked and a total of 74 Z3M Roadsters were registered in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    Yours sincerely

    BMW Group UK
    Darren Hough
    Customer Information Advisor
    Ellesfield Avenue
    Bracknell RG12 8TA

    Tel: 0800 325600
    Fax: 0870 5050 206
    Email: customer.information@bmw.co.uk
    Website: http://www.bmw.co.uk

    I asked for more information and got this reply

    Dear Mr Jonttt

    Thank you for your further email.

    Please find attached a report showing the colours of all Z3M Roadster models registered in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There are eight models we do not hold information on as they are imported models.

    I trust this data is helpful to you and hope you can complete your list for this model.

    Yours sincerely

    Here is the attachment contents

    E36 Z3 M Roadster S54 3.2

    ? ? 8

    335 Estoril Blue
    Q6ES Estoril 13
    Q6SW Black 7

    354 Titanium Silver
    Q6ES Estoril 3
    Q6IM Imola Red 3
    Q6LS Laguna Seca 1
    Q6SW Black 5
    Q6TT Dark Grey 2

    400 Steel Grey
    Q6IM Imola Red 1
    Q6TT Dark Grey 1

    405 Imola Red
    Q6IM Imola Red 2
    Q6SW Black 2

    430 Oxford Green II
    Q6OV Dark Kiwi 1
    Q6SW Black 2

    445 Phoenix Yellow
    Q6OV Dark Kiwi 2
    Q6SW Black 9

    448 Laguna Seca Blue
    Q6LS Laguna Seca 1
    Q6SW Black 1

    475 Black Sapphire
    Q6ES Estoril 1
    Q6IM Imola Red 7
    Q6SW Black 2

    E36 Z3 M Roadster S54 3.2 Total 74

    Various websites quote that there were 79 cars but I believe there were at least 6 prototypes which had been counted twice (ie the 6 pre 2001 production cars). These were probably 6 of the 8 classed as imports.

    So 73 or 74 cars ??????? (was the 74th a LHD import registered in the UK eg a press car ??????) A mystery but no matter which the RHD S54 Z3m Roadster is one of the rarest BMW's ever made :coolsteer)
  2. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Dec 2, 2011
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    Newbury, Berkshire
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    BMW Z4 3.0Si Sport
    Nice on Jonttt, will move this to the knowledge area and create a wiki entry asap!
  3. bp;ptxus

    bp;ptxus Dedicated Member

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    I just came across this thread. Not sure whether you are still collecting information.
    Mine is REG- BMR 23M, VIN-64013, Colour combo - 475/Q61M. Mileage- 54096. Let me know how to view the database, and if you need any further information