To address #4
With the new Z4 going upscale in build quality (inside and out), and now having state of the art technologies, and given it's list of standard features, I can't think of any reason why a Z4 SHOULD BE priced any LOWER than a similiarly equiped 3 series.
The days of a Z4 being considered a lesser car (or however one wants to term it) than the 3 series, are over. ...and the price is reflective of this.
If the result is that less Z4s will be sold, than so be it. It matters little to those of us that already own the car. As a matter of fact, I hope they sell less of them between now and 2012. That means less of them on the road in 2 years, and higher resale values.
Last edited by BlueZ4AZ; 11-01-2010 at 03:30 PM.