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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:41 PM
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Z3 - why no M Roadster/Coupe section under "M Series"?

Any one know why there is not an M Roadster/Coupe section under the M Series for model discussions?

Seems like it would make sense...I don't see any other M models that don't have their own section?

Am I crazy?
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:45 PM
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I agree, would like m roadster specific !!
can we start one??
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:00 PM
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M Coupe specific but you guys with Roadsters can join us if you'd like...
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:51 PM
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I suspect it's a numbers thing. If you combine world wide Z3M coupe & roadster sales it's around 20,000 cars. Small potatoes in the car world and a small advertising base to sell.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:23 PM
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Z3 - why no M Roadster/Coupe section under "M Series"?

I thought it might be a numbers thing too...until I realized that there are more M Roadsters and M Coupes than there are e63/e64 M6s or f12/f13 M6 and M6 Gran Coupes.

Does a moderator need to start one?


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Old 05-27-2013, 08:03 PM
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I thought it might be a numbers thing too...until I realized that there are more M Roadsters and M Coupes than there are e63/e64 M6s or f12/f13 M6 and M6 Gran Coupes.

Does a moderator need to start one?

This question has come up periodically over the years, and the basic answer is that Z3's and Z4's, no matter what the designation are 2 seat sports cars with just variations on a theme.

I drive an Z4MC, and I have much more in common, related to all Z cars, that I do to an ///M3, ///M5, etc.

Besides, would you really want to be associated with a BMW X6 M... the E71? Did any "car" do more to devalue the meaning of an ///M than that monstrosity.



Stay here and play with the other ZBimmers. There were so few Z3/Z4 ///M cars made, that a specialized forum would be very lonely.

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:12 PM
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ebruder has it down. I feel we are Z brothers, not a bunch of M and non-M people mixed together. That sentiment is more important than what the numbers say. Hopefully most other people feel that way too.

However sometimes I get the feeling the Z3 guys would like their own section. And if so, that would be a higher priority than a M/non-M split.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:39 AM
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ebruder has it down. I feel we are Z brothers, not a bunch of M and non-M people mixed together. That sentiment is more important than what the numbers say. Hopefully most other people feel that way too.
+1

Me and my Z3 M coupe have much more in common with the other Z's (and their owners) than the M's

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However sometimes I get the feeling the Z3 guys would like their own section. And if so, that would be a higher priority than a M/non-M split.
Not me. I like the intermixing of the two crowds.

Plus, for either of these proposed divisions, this is not the most active forum. Splitting would create two even less active groups. I don't see the point.

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Z3 - why no M Roadster/Coupe section under "M Series"?

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Besides, would you really want to be associated with a BMW X6 M... the E71? Did any "car" do more to devalue the meaning of an ///M than that monstrosity.
The correct answer is "No".




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Old 05-28-2013, 09:22 AM
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Z3 - why no M Roadster/Coupe section under "M Series"?

Ok, I can appreciate the "Z" guys and gals all sticking together...makes sense.

I'm a new M Roadster owner...actually don't yet have it as I bought one from out of state, sight unseen! (Just lots of pictures and lengthy conversations!)

I should have my "new" 2002 M Roadster in Steel Gray by next week after it is shipped to me! I've wanted one since seeing a new 1998 M Roadster 13 years ago in the parking garage of my office at the time!


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Old 05-28-2013, 03:38 PM
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z3/z4

I like this forum as it is. so few M coupe/roadster
no activity or very little , so the M guys can post / reply
to all activity on this forum. I guess M guys just be specific
in your posts / replies to others , As I to would like to
hear about your issues as well, GREAT FORUM: JUST SOME
PEOPLE SHARING OUR PASSION.. BB
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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I agree and would love a M Roadster section added. Becomes cumbersome looking for specific post pertaining to these models.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:26 PM
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It is an m afterall.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:54 PM
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It is an m afterall.
And so is this.



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Old 06-10-2013, 04:12 AM
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Re: Z3 - why no M Roadster/Coupe section under "M Series"?

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And so is this.



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Old 06-10-2013, 08:18 AM
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I thought the same thing about the Z4M Roadster and Coupe needing to be part of the M group, but there is two much like the other Z's than difference. I take it with the 20K number you must be including all years and both Z3/Z4's in that number. Last I looked Z4MC /Z4MR only had 5K between 06-08 in the US.

I split my time between here, Zpost and the ZSCCA Face Book page and various sub pages that are active in drives. Both forums have lot to offer, but the biggest part is you have to get involved.

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