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Old 05-23-2003, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-23-2003, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i gaurentee you thats not close to what it looks like (aero wise)....those are not ///M looking pieces....
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The picture below is a tuned version of the Z4 from Hartge.

looks like the Z4 got t-boned by another car with that huge "dent" in the driver's side door! is that to make it look agressive? or bangleized?? but i guess overall it's ok, it's a Z4 with different rims.
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It deffinatly wont have a v8 and i extremely doubt that BMW will even consider going turboed 6. Not from the factory. And i think to make that back swoop of the fire engrave really cool would be put a vent there like the mr2 spyders. That would be wicked. But no in line with BMW styling.
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bmw likes to go on tradition. Except in the 5 series (and e30 m3 but it still used similar to the current 318) they have always kept a block design to a specific chasis. Much of the z4 is built off of or similar to the z3 which is almost 100% drawn using the blue prints of e30 and e36 parts. I just really doubt that why will switch a medium size v8 into such a little car that gets a lot of power from a 3 liter already. It would make more sence to put a v8 into a heavier m3 instead of a lighter open top roadster.

But then again thats my opion.
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bmw likes to go on tradition. Except in the 5 series (and e30 m3 but it still used similar to the current 318) they have always kept a block design to a specific chasis. Much of the z4 is built off of or similar to the z3 which is almost 100% drawn using the blue prints of e30 and e36 parts. I just really doubt that why will switch a medium size v8 into such a little car that gets a lot of power from a 3 liter already. It would make more sence to put a v8 into a heavier m3 instead of a lighter open top roadster.

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the next M3 in face WILL have a small displacement V8...it should have one now, because of lack of torque....but i would assume the M3 engine is going to be dropped in at full HP (333 instead of 315 like previous generation m roadster)
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i dont really like where BMW is going. And i dont mean styling either. Putting a v8 into a m3... and it being an m3 will mean it wont be an optional engine package. But as far as i see it the m3s will be turning into a mustang. A large coupe/mini-sedan that will have a small displacement v8. Rear wheel powered, and decently heavy. Man what happened to the s14 days. ah well.
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man, Fox took the words right out of my mouth in all his posts :P i really wish i was a bmw fan in the S14 days, but putting a 4.0L V8 in a M3 (like the GTR) wouldnt be a bad idea because of the competition and plus, like speedster said, the maxxed out I-6 is a little short on torque. and i agree that the ///M Z4 will most likely start out with the S54 along with the full 333hp.
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Dude, that does not at all look like BMW's M series at all.
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Dude, that does not at all look like BMW's M series at all.
yea well neither does the e46 e60 etc etc i dont remember all the new ensignias at 2 in the morning but you get the drift. Maybe its just pressure on bangle.. I read that somewherei dont knowss what the go?
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