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Old 04-16-2008, 07:26 AM
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Cool new 2010 Z4 spied!

Think I might throwup from that paint scheme but you can tell the shape better than when it had on all that body cladding stuff.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:37 AM
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Laughs about paint job comment

Those look like solid rubber tires; talk about your low-profile!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:46 AM
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Looks kinda dull
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:10 AM
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Realizing that this is a mule, and that visual characteristics are supposed to throw off the looks, here's some interesting points.

1) It has the same single outlet dual exhaust that the 335i has, which should be a pretty big hint about the engine. Obviously the current 3.0si replacement.

2) The antenna is in a VERY weird spot. I understand that this is a mule, but even then its still extremely odd.

3) That appears to be a folding hardtop. Or maybe a very shiny, very smooth soft top... But I don't see any support ridges, and there's a nice groove where the hardtop would fold back.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:25 AM
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:43 AM
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Looks like their camo guys have resorted to buying contact paper.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:28 AM
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the link. My comments are on the main thread.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:11 PM
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This seems to be the new standard issue BMW camouflage these days. It screams LOOK AT ME... I'M A PROTOTYPE!! I agree on the exhaust hinting of the TT motor. Looks kind of like a mini 6 series vert.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:34 PM
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This seems to be the new standard issue BMW camouflage these days. It screams LOOK AT ME... I'M A PROTOTYPE!! I agree on the exhaust hinting of the TT motor. Looks kind of like a mini 6 series vert.
Yes it causes attention, but then the lines of the car are lost in all of the busy-ness. With just standard black vinyl camo the straps can come loose, the lines are not well hidden, the vinyl has to be custom fitted. With this all you need is contact paper and a razor to fit it.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:53 PM
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:49 PM
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I am impressed. That camo job is extremely effective. I can't see them releasing it with wheels that big, though. They would be getting bent all the time.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:56 PM
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2) The antenna is in a VERY weird spot. I understand that this is a mule, but even then its still extremely odd.
If you are talking about the one on the driver's side, It is in the same place as the earlier mules. They moved it further up because the trunk lid is larger to hold the folding hardtop. This was more noticeable on the earlier pictures.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:56 PM
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You can tell the proportions are correct, but aside from that, who knows
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:42 PM
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The rear deck slope does not work for me at all.

I guess they hunchbacked it to clear the clamshell top.

What's wrong with a roadster being a roadster? Leave the luxo crap to Mercedes and Lexus ... and Mazda.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:11 PM
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looks like the hood lifts up from the windshield and goes forward. The lines on the hood appear to be fake.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:18 PM
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Interesting to see dual pipes out back (335i/135i)...things to come?
Hate the side mirrors, really hope they DO NOT do that.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:39 PM
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:51 PM
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The kidney's look obnoxiously large.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
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It's a bit too early to tell, but here're some random thoughts:

1. The car seems to be a tad bigger than the current generation (I wish it wasn't ).

2. If I were buying a roadster, I want mine with a soft-top. If I wanted a hard-top version, I would have gotten a MB instead. If BMW really makes it a hard-top covertible, will they make the coupe version?

3. The blind spot seems to be much smaller than the current Z4.

4. What's with those ugly yellow side blinkers on back mirrors?

5. The controversial 45* line seems to be gone. I guess it could be a good thing since it has been one of the most talked about and polarizing design elements.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:59 PM
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what controversial 45 degree line? The hatch?!?! that's controversial? i think it looks great...same on teh 6 series.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:41 AM
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:28 PM
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Interesting to see dual pipes out back (335i/135i)...things to come?
Hate the side mirrors, really hope they DO NOT do that.
Personally I think the N54 engine is for sure going to be in the next Z4. It's too good of an engine not to put in it.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:38 PM
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Hate the side mirrors, really hope they DO NOT do that.
I doubt they will. They've taped off the front and rear clusters so much that there are no directional blinkers. Looks like there are a couple of small dots on the rear bumpers which serve that function for the rear. I doubt any of those elements will make it to the finished version, but in order for the mule to be street legal they do have to put directional blinkers on it somewhere.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:45 PM
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It looks like a cross between a Z4 and a 6-series... almost like like a smaller M6.
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