1998 BMW Z3M Coupe LHD (Supercharged, race spec)


  • First Z3M Coupe with G-Power/ASA supercharger kit 
  • Comprehensive modification list with racing pedigree 
  • Maintained with extensive service history and receipts 

The Appeal

This Z3M Coupe embodies a distinct blend of BMW's sporting pedigree with aftermarket ingenuity, courtesy of a comprehensive suite of upgrades from renowned tuners like G-Power and AS-Setups. It delivers an undiluted and exhilarating driving experience, amplified by a supercharger that enables it to relentlessly surge toward the horizon with formidable pace. This coupe isn't just a car; it's a narrative of motorsport enthusiasm, transformed over the years into a formidable road-legal racer with an impressive track record. 
The ownership of such a machine promises not only an unmatched dynamic experience but also an intimate connection with a vehicle that has a storied past. Its condition, while reflective of its spirited use, remains commendably good, with meticulous documentation underscoring its history and maintenance. The opportunity to acquire this car is to embrace the legacy of BMW's prowess in creating drivers' cars, augmented by expert tuning to deliver exceptional performance. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Current owner since 2012 
  • Previous development and ownership by Andreas Stetter, AS-Setups 
  • Documented recent service history with BMW Technosport London and Bexleymotors 
  • MOT to January 2024 
  • Total build cost is to be in the region of 75k EUR
  • Original German TUEV documents present 
  • Private registration will not come with the car
  • Invoices for recent extensive work including new pistons, cylinder head grind, conrod shells and supercharger overhaul 
  • It won the Tuner’s Grand Prix in 2001 at Hockenheim in its class and came 4th overall behind the Techart Porsche 996 Turbo in the wet
  • Featured in Total BMW November 2008 issue and Behind the Glass (YouTube) S6/E47 

The Interior

  • Bespoke leather re-trim with Alcantara door cards 
  • Recaro Pole Position seats, with rips in the driver’s seat 
  • OMP Dished steering wheel and AC Schnitzer alloy pedals 
  • Custom-mounted Schroth Racing 4-point harnesses 
  • Pioneer DEH-P 55 BT head unit with Bluetooth and AUX 
  • Heiko alloy half rollcage 
  • Hel custom speedometer calibrated up to 300 km/h and additional Racetech boost gauge 
  • Leather wrapped dashboard would benefit from attention 
The interior of this Z3M Coupe is a sanctum of motorsport-inspired craftsmanship combined  with the luxury of bespoke leather and Alcantara. The cabin is outfitted with race-spec components like Recaro Pole Position seats and Schroth Racing harnesses, as with every other aspect of this car the interior has been designed to provide all out performance. 

Despite the competition-focused setup, comfort isn't neglected, with a premium Pioneer sound system and AC Schnitzer detailing providing a blend of sport and sophistication. Some wear and attention points, typical of its racing pedigree, are present, adding character to a cabin that is ready to envelop its next driver in an immersive driving experience that has been described by Total BMW magazine as “as extreme as it gets with the Z3M coupe!” 

The Exterior

  • Original AC Schnitzer carbon rear wing and replica flippers 
  • G-Power Daytona II 3-piece wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres 
  • Authentic race car provenance with stone chips and minor imperfections 
  • Front bumper and splitter would benefit from some cosmetic attention 
  • Unique visual presence, enhanced by its stance on the 19-inch wheels 
  • Black paint has wear commensurate with its age and mileage 
  • Rear wiper delete 
The exterior presentation of this Z3M is striking, an immediate declaration of its race-bred essence and the muscular aesthetics that define the coupe's silhouette. The black paintwork, accented with the original carbon AC Schnitzer wing, carries the patina of its track and touring history with grace. The standard Z3M is already a fantastic looking car, but with the addition of the 19-inch wheels (complemented by the yellow Brembo brakes) and the aggressive stance it makes for a car that grabs attention wherever it goes. 

The Mechanics

  • Engine enhanced with forged pistons, Hartge headers, and 100 cell racing cats 
  • G-Power ASA Supercharger Type 17A running at 1.1 Bar boost 
  • Custom intake with chargecooler and Bosch Hi Flow Fuel Injectors 
  • Transmission includes E36 M3 Evo gearbox and AC Schnitzer short shift kit 
  • Cooling enhanced with custom rads, new pumps, and oil cooler 
  • Brakes upgraded with Porsche components 
  • Suspension modifications with adjustable AC Schnitzer RS coilovers 
The mechanical configuration of this Z3M Coupe is a testament to high-end tuning and engineering. The heart of its power, a supercharged engine, is bolstered by forged internals and a meticulously crafted intake system. This powertrain is not just about sheer force; it is a perfect blend of balanced performance, with Hartge headers and racing catalytic converters tuning its exhaust note to a crescendo that is as harmonious as it is powerful. 
Every drive is an exercise in precision, with the modified suspension offering a taut yet responsive ride, and the braking system — borrowed from Porsche's own repertoire — providing confident deceleration. The E36 M3 Evo gearbox and AC Schnitzer short shift kit ensure that each gear change is a deliberate and satisfying interaction with the car's mechanical soul. 


The 1998 BMW Z3M Coupe with its G-Power supercharger and host of performance-focused upgrades is a formidable contender in the realm of sports cars. The modifications made are extensive and purposeful, converging towards an exhilarating driving experience that pushes the boundaries of the car's original capabilities. 
Equipped with forged pistons, the engine is not just more powerful but primed for the rigours of increased performance demands. The short shifter in the gearbox allows for rapid, crisp gear changes, translating the engine's vigour directly to the wheels with satisfying precision. 

Cooling systems have been upgraded to keep the supercharged engine at optimal temperatures, a crucial factor in maintaining performance during high-octane driving. Handling is sharper, more engaging, thanks to a re-tuned suspension that works in unison with the robust braking system borrowed from Porsche, ensuring the car remains composed and responsive at high speeds. 
The aerodynamic enhancements, including the AC Schnitzer rear wing, aren't merely cosmetic but play a significant role in the car's stability when pushing the envelope. This Z3M Coupe is a synthesis of carefully chosen upgrades, each contributing to a driving experience that is as thrilling as it is unique. It's a car that doesn't just drive; it commands the road with a presence born from meticulous tuning and an unwavering focus on performance. 
If you're seeking a machine that deftly balances the thrill of raw power with the sophistication of German engineering, this is it. It's an opportunity to own a piece of automotive prowess that will continue to impress with every turn of the key and press of the pedal. Don't just watch from the sidelines - seize the chance to experience this singular blend of power, precision, and driving pleasure. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make BMW
  • Model Z3M
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 74,500 Kilometres
  • Engine size 3201
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Paignton
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
6 bids from 4 bidders
  • C.•••• £22,500 20/11/23
  • ia•••• £22,000 15/11/23
  • ni•••• £20,000 15/11/23
  • ia•••• £19,000 15/11/23
  • on•••• £16,000 15/11/23
  • ia•••• £15,000 15/11/23
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