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BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 TwillFast Canvas Dark Beige
BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 TwillFast Canvas Dark Beige


Material: Original Haartz Twillfast II cloth
Window: Plastic Window
Color: Dk. Beige

Price: $359.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Item ID: 10-04-E37-006

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1996-2002 BMW Z3 Replacement Convertible Top

1996-2002 BMW Z3 and M Roadster convertible tops are manufactured in the USA using the original patterns and specifications to the original vehicle. Our BMW Twillfast II (Sonnendeck) canvas is from The Haartz Corporation. This was the original material used on the Z3 and M Roadster. It is a premium quality topping with 100% dobby weave lining fabric.


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 Twillfast II cloth/canvas with a dobby (crisscross) inner lining. The canvas topping is a three-ply composite made of a twill weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and a polyester/cotton lining fabric. The material is the same as the original BMW top and since the topping material was manufactured in the same factory that made it for BMW, you can be sure the color, texture, look and feel will match.


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 Twillfast II Cloth/Canvas with a dobby weave 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

Comes ready to install out of the box. No sewing required.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 37 Write a review.

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Great fit and great look May 28, 2019
Reviewer: Kevin Coffman from Lakewood, CO United States  
Installed this top on a 1996 BMW Z3, the fit was excellent and install was pretty straightforward.  It took my son and I a little less than two hours to remove the old top and get everything cleaned up.  The next day we spent about 5 houses installing the new top.
The included instructions are poor at best, watch the videos on you tube and look for Vinci’s write up on Bimmerforums and it will make a lot more sense.
Top is real tight and fitting well.  If your current top is old and dry rotted, check the black nylon straps and replace them as needed before installation.  We had to replace all of our straps, purchased the black nylon strap 2.5” from JoAnn Fabrics for about $10

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August 24, 2018
Reviewer: Ian Steele from Orillia, ON Canada  
Looks and fit great.Company that installed the new soft top was impressed with the quality .

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Z-3 top May 20, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Wakefield, VA United States  
Twillfast II top looks great and is better than original!

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Convertible top April 11, 2018
Reviewer: Charles Crihfield from Camden, OH United States  
This is an outstanding top. I have replaced many tops over the years and this is high quality and top notch craftsmanship. Service and delivery was awesome. I am sure i will be purchase more in the future. Outstanding

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quality top February 15, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Candler, NC United States  
The quality of the top was superb. My installer was very impressed with the overall ease of installation.

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