BMW Z3 M Coupè (1:18, Customized)

  • BMW Z3 M Coupè (from 1998)
  • Bburago Umgebautes Modell
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • mixed
  • blue
  • Not specified
  • Not specified
  • Not for sale
 
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The BMW Z3 M Coupè - A Legend of the 90s

The BMW Z3 M Coupè is an icon among sports cars of the 1990s. Produced between 1998 and 2002, it is the first sports car from the Bavarian brand that was entirely produced in the USA, at the Spartanburg factory. The design of this model was created by Joji Nagashima and caused a stir back then with its pronounced muscular lines and distinctive rear end. Technically, the Z3 M Coupè was based on the standard Z3 model, with the M Coupè standing out with additions like a reinforced body and a powerful M-engine. The car was equipped with a 3.2-liter inline-six engine (S52B32) producing 321 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful roadsters of its time.


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The Precision of the Bburago Miniature

The scale model in 1/18, made by Bburago, reflects the essence of the BMW Z3 M Coupè. The miniature was crafted from various materials that significantly contribute to the accuracy of this replica. The version shown in the photos presents a lovingly customized edition, not representing the original model produced by Bburago. The model's paint job stands out with an intense blue color, complemented by metallic accents and true-to-life badges. This detailed and realistic exterior finish excellently captures the elegance and sportiness of the original.

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Originality and Collector's Value

The showcased model has undergone some modifications compared to the originally delivered model from Bburago. In the pictures, it is evident that this 1/18-scale miniature exhibits some details resembling the real BMW Z3 M Coupè, such as the special BBS rims that could be from RWB Japan, a renowned company specializing in manufacturing and modifying auto components. The interior has also been faithfully replicated with realistic seats, steering wheel, and dashboard. For a better grasp of the age of this model: In the production year 1998, the music video "Believe" by Cher was released, and Google's first headquarters opened, providing context for the timeline.

Technical Mastery and History

The original model was designed by engineers aiming to ensure the outstanding performance of the M-series while maintaining luxury and comfort. Albert Biermann, a highly respected engineer at the BMW M GmbH, played a significant role in the development of the M Coupè. The car came with a reinforced chassis, improved brakes, and aerodynamically optimized design, making it a favorite among sports car enthusiasts. The Z3 M Coupè also holds historical significance as it entered the market during a revolutionary phase in the automotive industry. It succeeded the Z1, effectively filling the niche of an agile, sporty roadster for enthusiasts.


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