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Detroit 2009: BMW pulls the cover off the new Z4

Detroit 2009: BMW pulls the cover off the new Z4

Click above for a high-res gallery of the BMW new Z4BMW had a Cirque du Soleil wannabe hanging upside down from a curtain to pull the sheets off of the 2010 BMW Z4 at the Detroit Auto Show. The Z4 is the third generation of BMW's small roadster since the original Z3 debuted in the mid-90s. This time around, the company is moving production from South Carolina to Europe to make room for the next gen X3 at Spartanburg. The new Z4 gets a retractable hardtop in place of the soft top, and with only two seats to cover, the proportions don't look as goofy as other hard top convertibles.

The flame surfacing of the last Z4 has been dramatically toned from the last generation, giving a much cleaner look overall. Under the hood, US versions of the Z4 are restricted to 3.0L six cylinder engines with and without turbochargers. No word yet on an M version, but given recent statements from BMW it seems more likely to get a more highly boosted version of the six rather than the M3's V8. The Z4 goes on sale this summer. Expect pricing to be released closer to the sale date.



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I'll try to snap some pictures when i head down to the show next week.


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^ please do! i would very much enjoy pictures of this beast....

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Very nice, would like one for my Sunday ride, Ha Ha !!!

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ME likey teh Roadsters...lines on this new baby are way nicer than the earlier Z4. Alwyas love the convertible hardtop too. Looks a wee bit like the Z8 from teh early 2000's. I love the dark blue metallic paint too. Joy!


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As promised here are some pictures from my visit to the BMW display at the North American International Autoshow, sorry the quality might not be great I had to take them from my iphone since my camera battery is apparently cooked:












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Is the first picture some sort of up-rated 1 series?



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Is the first picture some sort of up-rated 1 series?
Its full of BMW performance Parts, so yes, it looked pretty good, had a CF trunk lip spoiler too, they had the prices posted for the performance parts and they weren't cheap.


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