The 1999 BMW Z3 is a compact, two-passenger sports car that is available as a coupe or a convertible. Three versions are available; the 2.5L, 2.8L or the high-performance M version. The 2.5L is only available as a convertible and is powered by a 170 hp six-cylinder engine. The 2.8L generates 193 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque. The M version squeezes a 3.2L unit under the hood which pumps out 240 hp. All versions come standard with a five-speed manual transmission.