What car did James Bond drive?


BMW Z3, 1995

  • Manufacturer: BMW
  • Model: Z3, E36/7 (second generation Z model)
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  • Years manufactured: 1995-2002
  • Type: convertible
  • Origin: Germany

The BMW Z3 was the first BMW model to be solely manufactured outside of Germany. It was manufactured in South Carolina, USA.



While at MI6 headquarters, James Bond is issued a BMW Z3 by Q Branch


Bond drives the BMW Z3 in Florida before leaving for Cuba


Bond exchanges the BMW Z3 for a light plane from CIA agent Jack Wade


In the movie GoldenEye, James Bond is issued a BMW Z3. The car used in filming was a left-hand drive 1995 model with registration plate BXB 608. The BMW Z3 used in the making of GoldenEye was a pre-production car supplied by BMW – the movie was filmed in the first half of 1995, but production of the Z3 did not start until September 1995. It is probably for this reason that the car plays only a minor role in the movie, not involved in stunts or chases and we do not get to see the fitted Bond gadgets in use.