This Z3 and M Roadster top is made in the USA as original from patterns and specifications as the later model with BMW's engineering updates. Made Includes OE Haartz Twillfast Cloth-Canvas material and 40 gauge DOT rated press polish window for the best visibility and protection from sun damage. The window is the factory BMW light green tint and is installed without a zipper.
This convertible top incorporates the 1998 BMW technical redesign to address some deficiencies in earlier models. The three improvements include:
These improvements fit all model years of the Z3 and M Roadster.
|Manufacturer||Sierra Auto Tops & Seats|
|Vehicle Models||Z3 Roadster, M Roadster|
|Material Type||Twillfast II Cloth|
|Window Type||Tinted Plastic Window|
|Year(s) Fit||1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002|
|Product Type||One-Piece Convertible Top|
|What's Included||Convertible Top w/Plastic Window|
Love it! Thank you for the great service!
The Top appeared to be of the same quality that I had on my car, it had lasted a long time. I was very pleased. I got the name off of your web site of a person to install it. I was very pleased with them also.
Happy with the top, but feel the instructions are poor. there are better instructions online, and they leave a few things unclear. the top turned out fine but is very tight at first, I'm sure it will stretch some. It looks great.
Top was excellent, fits perfect and my mechanic boyfriend had no problem installing!
I have installed many factory tops and this one looks just as good.
Excelent service and excellent product.
The top was shipped free and arrived in the time frame quoted, I was pleased with the quality and my installer reported it went on fine. I am pleaased with the end result.
Top fit perfect,looks just like factory. Installed myself took 6 hours big job but PDF gave good instructions. Recommend without reservations.
The top arrived very quickly. I had the top professionally installed by a BMW mechanic friend. He said it was a little tight at first but after letting it sit overnight, it loosened up and fit great. Color is great, material is great, window is great, looks great. I am overall very happy with my purchase and the service I received.
The top was perfect. My son and father did the replacement themselves and it is great. Thanks.
Received top in timely manor. Installer said it was one of the easiest and well fitting top he has ever installed. the material looks and feels great. Makes car look new. I would reccommend your company to my friends.
Your replacement Top for my 98 BMW Z3 was received as stated, went on very well, and looks..... well, I would say better than the original. Your service was outstanding and the step-by-step instructions with color pictures made installation by an amateur look totally professional
The quality of your product and quick delivery time were truly 5 star. I will order from you again without hesitation!
Wilson Upholstery in Jefferstown, KY owner, Irvin Wilson commented that this was the best quality after market top he had ever installed. Very pleased with the product!
je suis tres satisfait du toit fit tres bien merci.
i got my top from you guys almost a year ago and have not had time to install it. at one time you sent me the instructions on a email, now that i have the time i can't get that down load that you sent me. so things are not going to well.
This was a great find for me. The top looks great! I had it professionally installed and I am well pleased. The price and service was unbeatable.
Very good product. The top fit very well, the picture with the guide book very well done. The whole job took about 6 hours we took our time as we did not want to make mistakes. If I need another top this is the company I will buy from.
I am very pleased with the product, I had it professionally installed, and I couldn't be more pleased.
My overall experience was extremely positive, The website was easy to navigate and ensure I received the correct product for my vehicle. The shipping options were fantastic, and the overnight shipping worked perfectly even with a Saturday delivery. See below for answers to your specific questions:
Were you satisfied our product and how was the process?
So far my experience with your product has been excellent, it seems to be a quality product and is holding up well. No leaks and air tight. If the product hold up well over time, I will be extremely satisfied. The process of ordering was easy and the staff was very responsive on my chat questions.
Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely, in fact, I already have. My dad will be ordering a top from you shortly for his 99 BMW.
As far as installation, did you get your Top professionally installed or did you do it yourself and how was the experience?
I'm a do it yourself guy. The installation went much smoother than I expected. My only complaint on the very clear instructions, is that there was no mention of how to deal with the headliner. While mine did not need replaced, it was in the way and I had to figure my way through the removal and reinstall of it. However, overall the experience was a good one, and the instructions were very clear about how the old top is removed and the new one went on.
I own a Auto upholstery and trim shop in Oregon and recently installed one of your tops on a BMW Z-3. We were impressed with the fit and finish of your product and would like some contact information so that we might consider using more of your products on future jobs.
I searched online for a top for my 1996 Z3BMW. There were several sites that carrried the one I needed, but Auto Tops Direct offered quality craftsman ship and material at a great price. I was thirilled when my husband opened the box and said, It looks great!" We had it professionally installed and it looks like the day it was purchased; brand new! Thanks so much!
Top fits well looks great no negatives at all
I purchase a convertible top back in January 2011 from Auto Tops Direct. I very happy with the top. I will always tell people to buy from them.
So far it has worked well... I would buy this product again as well as recommend it...
the fabric matches OEM, but the acetone window appears to scuff even easier than the original.
The instructions are generally good but should note specifically, that they apply to a top with the liner removed.
Delivered as promised. Had a shop install, they do work for the major dealers in the area and came well reviewed. They had some issues with install but in the end it came out great. The plastic window seems to be a bit cheep and could be improved but otherwise having a new top for a total of $852 is great. Have not been in the rain yet so I do not know about it being water tight but I did notice less wind noise on the trip home from the shop.
Well, all I can say is KUDOS!! The top went on wothout a hitch. And, YEAH, it fit like a glove and looks like the factory top, just new again, lol!! Thanks for a wonderful replacement piece. If anyone reads this and is unsure about it, don't be. They have the real deal!!
Shipped my order same day. E-mailed detailed installation instructions with pics. This was my 1st install and it went smooth. I am very happy.
A Sierra replacement top was ordered last week for a 2000 BMW Z3 from AutoTopsDirect.com. Everything you advertise is true! Same day ship, wonderful quality, excellent service, terrific fit. Thanks also to Don Meyer's Trim Shop in Greenville, SC 29601 for a quick and professional installation with a definite recommendation to add them to your preferred installers list in this area. The top fits like a glove and everyone agrees it looks absolutely terrific. Thanks Again from another happy customer!
I brought a new soft top for my Z3 i fitted it myself and was very happy with the fit and look. the only problem i had was fitting the inner head lining to the rear bar above the rear window. when removing the clips they get damaged as they are a plastic rivet. i managed to find something to do the job after trying for about a day. if you could suppy 6 new plastic clicks with the new top it would be good. Thanks again.
Good quality, Looks original. Step by Step instructions with pictures. Easy DYI.
2001 Z3 3.0i
The quality of the top is excellent however there are some gaps in the instructions that should be improved.
You guys are da bomb. I purchased a new top for my 2000 Z3 BMW. I am not a professional
top installer, but I did install the new top and it fits like a glove., the instructions was dead on. Thank you. A very happy customer, Dan
The top is exactly what I wanted. Fits great. The material is a match to the original. No problems encountered.
This top by Sierra was great. I took it to one of your recommended installers in Georgia and the installation was very professional. Would not recommend this project for a DIY person. Thanks for excellent service and fast shipping despite the snow and ice delays. I took a drive yesterday and got some rave reviews for the new convertible top.
This was the first time I ever did this on my Z-3 beamer. I have installed one on my 73 MGB, One thing I want to point out. Read the downed book and have two people to help you. This top is great. Better than the original top. Best item I every purchased for my baby Z-3.
The roof looked just like I exected and installed without any major problems. It was cut and sewn accurately and does fit very tight. I think that it went well and I would recommend this roof for any DIY person. I think that the instruction manual does not show the complete installation as no mention was made of using Butyl tape when installing the shield frame. This was really the toughest part of the job. Please add the steps that require cleaning the old Butyl tape and installing with the new tape which is very sticky and could create problems if you do not have a few tips on how to do it.
The top I received is better than I expected. This was the first time I installed a replacement top on my BMW Z3 and it turned out perfect. You have to expect the top to start out being to tight. Don't worry, just leave it closed for 4-5 days and it will be perfect. I'll buy here again.
Am very satisfied with the quality of the product, fast shipping, and according to my installer, ease of installation.
I am a very satisfied customer. I purchased my top after months of shopping. I was quoted in excess of $1200 for a new top with installation, and $500 for a used top. Not satisfied with those options, I ordered from Auto Tops Direct and used one of their recommended installers in my area. My car was ready in 4.5 hours. It looks great. The installer commented that I had purchased an excellent quality top. I will certainly recommend auto tops direct to anyone I see needing a convertible top replacement. This has been a great experience for me and my 1998 BMW Z3 Roadster. Thanks Auto Tops Direct!
I'm in montreal, canada, and it was delivered to my door without any problems, quality was what I expected, the instructions were easy to follow, I'm very happy with the way the whole thing went.
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