RE: BMW Z4 M40i: Driven

RE: BMW Z4 M40i: Driven

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JackReacher

1,503 posts

164 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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You'd have to be nuts to buy this over a Boxster at the same price unless you are only interested in cruising around.


mhurley

682 posts

82 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Many didnt like the design of the second generation but the nose on this third gen is way uglier than the second gen

LuS1fer

35,682 posts

194 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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mhurley said:
Many didnt like the design of the second generation but the nose on this third gen is way uglier than the second gen
No, that looked like the QE2

ZOLLAR

19,828 posts

122 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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I like it but I still don't think it beats the Gen 1.




captain_cynic

5,301 posts

44 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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rare6499 said:
I quite like it but 1500kg...how?
The E85 3.0si weighed in at 1,400 KG, so only gaining 100 KG in that time is a minor miracle. However its a larger car with a heavier transmission. On that subject, no 6sp manual, no interest what so ever.

Shappers24

320 posts

35 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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I’m not a fan of the front but rest of the car looks okay.

The price though... wow.

shalmaneser

3,781 posts

144 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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That front overhang is the absolute worst. The front wheel needs to be about a foot further forward. Why oh why oh why have they done that? The 2 series and 4 series don't have this?

Fire99

9,673 posts

178 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Side looks good. Rear looks bulbous and front looks too angular and fussy, like a Fischertechnik version of a Fiat 124..
Prefer the original Z4..

pirategaz

48 posts

123 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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I dont understand the concept car was so pretty how could it change so much in such a short space of time.... lets see what the supra comes out like now!

Kenny Powers

2,507 posts

76 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Love how the armchair commentators once again reckon they know a manufacturer’s market better than the manufacturer. If one prefers the ethos of a Mazda MX5 then that’s fine - buy a Mazda MX5. Meanwhile I’m reasonably sure that BMW know who they want to sell this car to, and in the main, I doubt they’re the type of buyer who will ever even know how much it weighs much less care even if some motoring anarok told them wink

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had ham

3,819 posts

132 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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pirategaz said:
I dont understand the concept car was so pretty how could it change so much in such a short space of time.... lets see what the supra comes out like now!


Indeed it was. Shame, really, the real thing is but a pale shadow.

TheDrBrian

2,926 posts

171 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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It's a mix of Fiat 124 and BMW X-series.

Mackofthejungle

848 posts

144 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Unattractive. For this money and weight I'd 100% expect a folding hard top. A soft top on a 1500kg+ cruiser? They're having a laugh.

Peanus

138 posts

54 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Kenny Powers said:
Well I like it so there tongue out
Good for you.

M3_Simon_Fr

21 posts

33 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Looks like a bad Mercedes.

And the interior is SO ugly I can't even look at it

simon-tigjs

53 posts

46 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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50k..plus the options bin no doubt. I think you would have to buy a decent used F type and keep the change ?

Honeywell

307 posts

47 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Ha ha!

I’ve just been out in the wet in an MX5 D with 180bhp manual box and LSD in the rain with wet leaves everywhere for a 12 mile drive. I’ve had the back end out both ways about ten times, I’ve ragged the thing in the first four gears to the red line, I’ve covered the ground at a heck of a pace on winding B roads and the odd stretch of A road - it was brilliant. And that’s with the hood up on a dark November morning. THATS a convertible sports car.

What this 1.6 ton autobox land yacht is I don’t really know but it shouldn’t really be branded as. Sportscar under trade descriptions laws. I think Yachtcar is about right right actually. Looks good, signals money, not much practical value, opulently appointed, image orientated and mostly owned by wealthy people over 50. It’s a Yachtcar.

They largely also exist because men are idiots. Bigger is always better and a stereo that goes up to 11 must be better than one that goes up to 10. Hence we end up with rwd sportscars with 389lb/ft of torque (which is much more than most farm tractors) using 8 speed gearboxes that can do more than double the national speed limit with more lateral grip than a 1970s F1 car. It’s all just so unnecessary. And expensive.

But to make a Yachtcar like the Z4 actually ugly - for that I think you probably need a committee.


Will sell like hell. :-(

J2daG1990

1,017 posts

75 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Am I right in thinking this is the same shared engine plant that is going into the new Supra out next year?

I'm looking forward to seeing how that looks compared to this.

Z4 or Supra it would be Supra for me every time.

RJG46

980 posts

17 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Took a Fiat 124 Spider and almost beat it to death with the ugly stick


Miserablegit

1,131 posts

58 months

Wednesday 7th November 2018
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A stereo that goes up to 11 is always better than one that only goes up to 10. That's obvious. It's one more.