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Why Hire a BMW Z3 Roadster?

Blend this classic, thoroughbred BMW Z3 with beautiful Yorkshire countryside for sheer driving pleasure. You’ll enjoy every route. Our BMW Z3 Roadster has the muscular 2.8 litre engine giving powerful, elegant and effortless drive.

Why not hire a BMW Z3 open topped two seater sports car as an alternative to an MGB hire? Driving the Z3 is surprisingly reminiscent of driving an MGB, except it has much better performance and refinement. It’s sporty, fun, and fast.

Licensed to thrill, a BMW Z3 Roadster was driven by James Bond in ‘Golden Eye’. As a wedding sports car in Yorkshire this Alpine white retro car oozes class. It’s perfect for the groom.

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Experience driving a BMW Z3 Roadster

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BMW Z3 in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire

Pick up point for the BMW Z3 is Keighley

Hire our BMW Z3 from £148 to £215 per day

BMW sports car hire

This 1997 BMW Z3 offers the perfect combination of power, control and comfort. The classic 2.8 litre BMW engine has flawlessly smooth power delivery and amazing low end torque. It benefits from power steering, ABS brakes, electronic traction control and power hood.

Ours is an automatic with an optional sports mode. Driving in automatic mode is great for motorways and A roads as it exaggerates the effortless feel. But if you want the BMW to have a more sporty drive, on country lanes in the Yorkshire Dales for instance, then override the automatic and select the gears yourself, or just switch into sports mode.

The Z3 came in 2.8 litre 6 cylinder and 1.9 litre 4 cylinder versions. Ours is the 2.8 litre straight six version, producing 192 bhp. Having a six cylinder engine rather than four cylinder, it drives so much better than the less acclaimed 1.9 litre sports car.

The MGB was designed as a relatively inexpensive fun sports car. The BMW Z3 is more of a prestige car hire. But with its exhilarating, effortless performance it gives you at least as much, if not more fun.

Some of the photographs of our Z3 were taken by Matt Nichols of Classic Cars Driven who has kindly given his permission for us to use them on our website.





2,793cc straight six cylinder engine with double overhead cams and 4 valves per cylinder

Top Speed

Top speed 138mph – 0-60 in 7.0 secs.

Power (BHP)

192 bhp at 5,300 rpm and 203 lb ft of torque at 3,950 rpm


23 mpg


Automatic gearbox, with sports mode and manual override. Electronic traction control .


ABS disc brakes on all wheels, ventilated discs on the front



2 door, 2 seater soft top

Luggage Space

Average size boot big enough for a medium suitcase and small bag.


White with black leather interior and black hood

Sat Nav

Socket for sat nav.

Hire a BMW Convertible as a gift

Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.

Prices – Select the option that suits you best

No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages

All Day Hire

09:00 – 20:00


Additional days £170 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or even the Lake District.  The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the East coast.  The majority of people do around 170 miles when they hire a car for 1 day, and don’t incur excess mileage charges.

24 Hour Hire

Return within 24 hours


Additional days £170 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.

Weekend Package

Saturday 09:00 to Sunday 20:00


Price includes 300 miles

The weekend option lets you take a relaxing weekend, with enough miles included to stay in either the Lake District, or the Yorkshire coast.

2 Day Mid Week Package

Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00


Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00


Price includes 300 miles

The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.


All prices include insurance for 1 driver

Additional drivers £20 per day per driver

Picnic for 2 can be added at £35

Excess mileage charge £0.95 per mile

Security deposit £950

The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.

Driver Insurance Requirements

Driver minimum age 25, maximum age 75

In general, drivers need to have had:

  • a full licence for 2 years or more
  • no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
  • no more than 1 claim in the past three years
  • no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive

If you have any queries please contact us.