Information about Z3 Consoles
This page is here to help you understand the evolution of the BMW Z3 center console. If you don't find what you are looking for or have any questions please give us a call on our toll free number. We are always available to answer your questions.
Cupholder and armrest options can be a confusing topic. We have assembled this page to help you understand what options were available when you car left the factory in South Carolina. Please feel free to give us a call on our toll free number. We are available to answer your questions.
CASSETTE HOLDER - Option ONE
This is the FIRST center console option that was available for the Z3 roadster. This Cassette Holder Console quickly became obsolete as the cassette tape technology was replaced by the CD and later by digital audio. This console option is no longer available.
VALET STORAGE CONSOLE - Option TWO
This is the SECOND center console option that was available for the Z3 roadster/coupe. This Valet Storage Console was the replacement for the Cassette Holder. It was a nice for storage and a place to lean but a very poor execution of a drink holder. The drink holder was located toward the rear of the console and it had a lid on it. If you were able to get a drink container into one of the cupholders you typically bumped it with your elbow while shifting. It was even available with an optional analog cellular telephone (which of course used up all the storage space). This console option is no longer available.
OPEN STORAGE CONSOLE - Option THREE
Here is the THIRD center console option for the Z3 roadster/coupe. Sometime during model year 1999 and into model year 2000 Z3's were shipped with out a center console option, just two open exposed storage areas.
COINHOLDER CUPHOLDER CONSOLE - Option FOUR
This is the FOURTH and final center console offering for the Z3 roadster/coupe. Sometime during moder year 2000 Z3's began to ship with this CoinHolder, CupHolder Console option. This configuration has by far been the most popular and has been very well received by Z3 enthusiasts. A comfortable armrest can be added to make this console option the best. This console option is still available and can be purchased on our web site.
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