RE: BMW Z4 M40i: Driven

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JackReacher

1,366 posts

154 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

543 posts

72 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

34,885 posts

184 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

19,629 posts

112 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

4,391 posts

34 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.

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Shappers24

206 posts

25 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

3,538 posts

134 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

9,516 posts

168 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

46 posts

113 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

2,115 posts

66 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

3,471 posts

122 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

2,806 posts

161 months

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

Mackofthejungle

813 posts

134 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

122 posts

44 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

12 posts

23 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

23 posts

36 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

258 posts

37 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

978 posts

65 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

7 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

399 posts

48 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.