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BMW Manufacturing Produces 250,000th Z3 Roadster

    SPARTANBURG, S.C., Feb. 13 BMW Manufacturing Corp. has
produced the 250,000th Z3 roadster.  It is Jet Black with a red top and
Mugello Red seats with black inserts.  The console is trimmed with red
birchwood and the roll bars are black leather in front and red leather in back
held together with red stitching.

    The milestone roadster was unveiled to the more than 4,000 associates at
the South Carolina factory during celebrations February 13.
    The roadster will be kept by the factory for display in the Zentrum
visitors center, and it will be presented at the 5th annual Z3 Homecoming
event during the Labor Day weekend.

    The first roadster rolled off the production lines September 20, 1995 and
the 100,000th roadster October 28, 1997.

    The Z3 roadster has been selected the IntelliChoice Best Overall Value in
the Base Sport Class for 2001.  The company focuses on total ownership costs
over five years with comparable cars to help determine winners and losers for
best overall value.