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BMW Z3, 1996-2002, Convertible Top, Stayfast, Plastic Window, Burgundy
1996-2002 BMW Z3 (E37) Convertible Tops


Material: Haartz Stayfast cloth
Window: Plastic Window
Color: Burgundy

Price: $295.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Days
Item ID: 10-04-E37-009

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BMW Z3 Convertible Top

Fits the 1996-2002 Z3 and M Roadster


This is not the original material for the BMW Z3 and M Roadster, but it is a good alternative and widely used on American and Japanese convertibles. Like the original, it is a three-ply composite and a premium quality product. The key differences are that the exterior is a square weave instead of a twill weave and the inside is a plain cotton lining instead of the dobby (criss-cross) lining.

BMW Convertible Top Window


Includes a new plastic window with a very slight tint similar to the original. The window is sewn into the convertible top for strength and durability. Finish trim piping is included around the outer frame of the window as shown in the above image.


Manufactured using first quality American Stayfast cloth/canvas with a plain inner lining. The canvas topping is a three-ply composite made of a square weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and a cotton lining fabric. Want to learn more? Click here to go to the BMW supplier's site, Haartz, to learn more about the material used in this convertible top.


BMW Z3 Relief Pocket

This convertible top incorporates the 1998 BMW technical redesign to address some deficiencies in earlier models. The three improvements include:

(1) adding relief pockets in the quarter panels,
(2) adding a stiffener inside above the window, and
(3) adding elastic straps above window to support the tension straps.

These improvements fit all model years of the Z3 and M Roadster.

  • First Quality Haartz Stayfast Cloth/Canvas with a plain cotton inner lining
  • Precision cutting with automated computer guided equipment
  • The entire top is cut from the same bolt of cloth for consistent color & pattern
  • Stitched with matching colors using the finest bonded polyester threads
  • DOT approved heavy .040 gauge sewn-in, tinted plastic window
  • Factory-style rain guard sewn-in along length of convertible top to direct water flow
  • Factory-style sewn-in plastic retainers pre-drilled for easy, accurate mounting
  • Deck seams are heat-sealed using specialized tape to eliminate heat-seal press marks on exterior
  • Windows are double stitched and include finish trim piping on the outside
  • Front corners are reinforced with moisture resistance PVC for added durability
Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Convert. Top for 2000 BMW M Roadster May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Robert Ziegler from Trinity, FL United States  
Top was perfect color. You call it Burgandy but BMW call's it Imola Red.

Had professionally installed and he said it went on with no problem
This is the second top we have purchased from auto tops Direct and both were great.

THANK YOU BOB Ziegler, Florida Suncoast Chapter BMW CCA President

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Issue with top May 16, 2016
Reviewer: William Tiffee from Kerrville, TX United States  
The right side of the top behind the passenger window did not fit well after complete installation. My installer thought it might tighten up after exposure to the weather. Two days later, a small protusion (elongated bump)about one-and-a-quarter-inch in length appeared on the exterior of the top about three inches above the curvature of the rear window. A check inside the top showed that is the location of the strap on that side. My installer confirmed the end of the strap was causing the protrusion. As of (12/08/2012) a slight protrusion at the same position on the opposite side of the top began to appear. My installer has stated to me that cannot correct the problem. Please address this problem and if you have any solution for a correction of it. Other than that, I am pleased with the top, but would be hesitant to recommend it to another person due to above stated issue.

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BMW Z3, 1996-2002, Convertible Top May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Rudolf Holzhausen from Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia  
Great product. Good documentation.

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