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#1 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 07:41 PM
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The new z4 coupe...

Pictures courtesy of AutoWeek.

The new z4 coupe makes the previous design "less harsh" (I thought the z4, in person, was hot IMHO - the new one's butt is nicer though) and more appealing to the general public. Slated with it's arrival will be the 3.2 I6 from the e46, boasting (not boosting) upwards of 360hp. Talk of an ///m version is in the works.

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That is the best looking bimmer I've seen M coupe.

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Looks like it could be more than a concept. Here is an update.

The large pic is a chopped version that we might imagine the ///m to look like. The real photos (supposedly) are the six black ones on the right, complete with coverings.


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When the Z4 first came out, my Dad heard a lot from the BMW press and was talking to the communications executive, and they all wanted and were thinking about an Mz4, but they said that BMW would never allow it this early in the game, because if they put an S54 into the Z4, itd be faster then all the BMW's currently being produced because its so damn light..

So i guess now with the m6 and M5 out they are finally stepping it up.

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PErsonally, I think 400 is a bit too much for something that light. 507 is downright dangerous in the wrong hands. Don't get me wrong, with the correct driver behind the wheel, this is a glorious concept. But how many "correct drivers" are there?
Either way, it's still sex on wheels.


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The coupe, though it inherits the Bangle Butt, is a big improvement at the stern end. No more silly ductail. The Donald (Duck) has left the building. I'd rather see that double lip of the upper curve carried all the way down to the taillights.

I wonder how when they go to production they'll provide access to the cargo area. By popping up the glass? That's awfully small and rather high liftover, not a problem for some, but others... It also presents a big opportunity for scratching the paint when putting items in, say, from a dangling shoulder strap. Then too, no way a couple of golf bags would fit in there. Not my problem, but some people go apoplectic...

They can't be thinking of lifting that entire rear section, can they? Methinks that would be heavy, with all the support needed to hold up that roof when it's raised, and would also compromise the rigidity. Or maybe it's kevlar...or not.

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