BMW Z3
Debut Series Inaugural Collection
Produced 1997 - 2001
Number MB297
Scale 1:57
BMW Z3 Roadster green.jpg


Model History[edit | edit source]

The BMW Z-3 Roadster is a casting by Matchbox that debuted for the 1997 Inaugural Collection series. The casting has a number of MB297 and was originally produced from 1997 to 2001 when it was discontinued. A new updated casting replaced it, called the BMW Z3, in 2002. 

Versions[edit | edit source]

The BMW Z-3 Roadster has come out in the following scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy Number(s) Country Notes Photo
N/A 1997 Inaugural Collection Unpainted Black tonneau Black / Plastic Clear Tan GoodyearSpiral.jpg Thailand ´263-OVP-2007-Inaugural Collection-1.jpg
N/A 1997 Inaugural Collection Metalflake Blue Detailed trim Black / Plastic Clear Black & Tan GoodyearSpiral.jpg Thailand ´263-OVP-2007-Inaugural Collection-2.jpg
MB25 1997 1-75: New Model Red White Flame & Z3 Black / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg Thailand USA only 263F - 1997 1-75 USA.jpg
MB61 1997 1-75 Red Silver Taillights Black / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg Thailand ROW only BMW Z-3 Roadster (1997 ROW).jpg
#25 1997 75 Challenge Gold None Black / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg China ´263-OVP-1997-Challenge 75.jpg
12-1 1997 Premiere -World Class - Series 12 - Convertible Collection Silver Detailed trim Black / Plastic Clear Black & Maroon GoodyearSpiral.jpg 34315 Thailand ´263-OVP-1997-PC-World Class 12.jpg
16-5 1998 Premiere -World Class - Series 16 - Drop Tops Collection Red Detailed trim Black / Plastic Clear Gray Solid5spoke.jpg 37535 Thailand ´263-OVP-1998-PC-World Class 16.jpg
MB05 (USA)

MB72 (ROW)

1998 1-75 Blue White Flame & Z3 Black / Plastic Clear Gray Split5spoke.jpg 33805 Thailand

China

MBX BMW Z3.jpg

MB45 (ROW)
MB50 (USA)

1999 1-75 (ROW)
1-100 (USA)
Metalflake Red Z3 in silver and black Black / Plastic Clear Black Split5spoke.jpg 36444 (USA) 37267 (INT) China Series 10

Drop Tops

263C - 1999 1-75.jpg
MB20 1999 1-75: Super Klasse (INT) Metalflake Charcoal Silver headlights, red taillights, grille Black / Plastic Clear Gray Split5spoke.jpg 37699 (INT) China Germany only Super Klasse BMW Z3.jpg
MB3 1-75: 2000 1-75: Open Road (INT) Black Silver headlights, red taillights, grille, and foglights Black / Plastic Clear Red Split5spoke.jpg 96028 (INT) China ROW only BMW Z-3 Roadster (2000 1-100).jpg
N/A 2000 Launchers Green Silver headlights, red taillights, grille, and foglights Black / Plastic Smoke Tan Split5spoke.jpg 96469 China BMW Z3 Gloss Green.jpg
MB46 2001 1-75: (INT) Metalflake Green Silver headlights, red taillights, and grille Black / Metal Clear Black Lace.jpg 92982 (INT) China ROW only BMW Z3 Roadster green.jpg

See also[edit | edit source]

  • MB533 BMW Z3, an earlier model of the same vehicle.
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