Hyundai Genesis Coupe Follows BMW Z3's Precedence
In 2002 BMW introduced the Z4, initially with straight six cylinder engines 2,5 and 3,0 lt to replace the Z3 model, which remained available with a 4 cylinder engine until end of production.
When the Z3 was introduced in September 1995, it was the first vehicle built in the Spartanburg, SC plant. The BMW Z3 was fitted with a 4 Cylinder 1,8 lt engine. The vehicle's target market segment was Mazda Miata (MX5), introduced in 1989. The Miata, being a reload of the Lotus Elan, was based on a British heritage of small agile and fun to drive roadsters.