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1991 BMW Z1 Roadster Low Miles

Posted May 25, 2020 | Hits: 31
Make: BMW
Model: Z1
Country: USA
Region: CA
City: Van Nuys
Zip: 91405
Body Style: Sedan
Year: 1991
Mileage: 29800 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Green
Engine: 2.5L 6 CYL
Condition: Used
The BMW Z1 is a two-seat roadster automobile developed by BMW. It was produced from March 1989 to June 1991. The Z1 featured doors which dropped down into the door sills. A total of 8,000 cars were produced. All the Z1s were left-hand drive.
The first example of the Z1 was released by BMW to the press in 1986 and later officially presented at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show. Initial demand was so fierce that BMW had 5,000 orders before production began. However, demand dropped significantly around 1988 and BMW ended production in 1991. There is speculation that the drop in demand was due to the early inflated demand from speculative investors. In 1988, however, BMW was quoted as saying that they had 35,000 orders for the Z1.
The chassis was specially designed for the Z1 and features a number of innovative features: removable body panels, continuously zinc welded seams, a composite undertray, and the unusual dropped doors. Parts of the car (including the engine, gearbox, and front suspension) were borrowed from the BMW E30 325i and 325Ix, but the Z1 remains largely original.

The body was made from plastic and could be removed completely from the chassis. The side panels and doors are made of General Electric's XENOY thermoplastic. The hood, trunk, and roof cover are GRP components made by Seger + Hoffman AG.

The doors retract vertically down into the car's body instead of swinging outward or upward.

The body with its high sills, offers crash protection independent of the doors, the vehicle may be legally and safely driven with the doors up or down, although this is not legal in the U.S.

The windows may be operated independently of the doors, although they do retract automatically if the door is lowered. Both the window and door are driven by electric motors through toothed rubber belts and may be moved manually in an emergency.
Vehicle Features
ABS
Leather Seats
Power Locks
Power Windows
Cassette Player

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