The 2.8i was equipped with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and was the highest priced non-M car of the Z3 range until 2000, when it was replaced by the Z3 3.0i.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
The Z3 can be selected with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Overall, the manual is faster although the difference is small.
Quick acceleration and strong brakes give the Z3 an advantage over the SLK 230 Kompressor in winding roads. However, it is slower on straight roads due to a lower top speed.