BMW Z1 Technical Specification

Photo BMW Z1 Front-Left

Engine Inline 6 Cylinder
Displacement 2494 ccs
Horsepower 170 bhp @ 5800 rpm
Torque 158 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm
Weight (unladen, full tank) 1250 kg
Acceleration 0-60 mph 8.6 sec.
Max. Speed 140 mph (225 km/h)
Production years 1986 - 1991
No of cars built 8000


The Z1 has a monocoque frame made from hot-dip galvanized steel onto which the plastic external bodyparts are attached. The steel skeleton has a zinc coating which is only a fraction of millimetre thick but enhances it's rigidity by approximately 25%. Also, the high side panels contribute to the unusual rigidity of the Z1.

The Z1 has a plastic floor that is bonded to the frame.