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Old 04-17-2008, 02:16 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.
135 has one muffler and dual tips on one side. The 335 has 2 mufflers with single tip on each side. I assume the 3er has to compete with the A4 (visually) where the 135 does not.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:38 PM
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Can I order it in the white-squiggly-line paint job?


It looks like a cross of the Z3 and the Z4. It has the lines I love from both cars and the ones I don't love are gone. I think it'll be a real winner!
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:10 PM
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If the real thing looks as good as what seems to be under the camoflage, I'm a buyer for sure. The proportions are perfect, the top looks better than either the current coupe(which is what I have now) or the soft top, (though I'd rather have a coupe, not a hardtop convertible), and hopefully the verticle part of the Z fender line is gone.
I read somewhere about an optional twin turbo four cylinder for the next model. Anyone hear about that?
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:13 PM
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If the real thing looks as good as what seems to be under the camoflage, I'm a buyer for sure. The proportions are perfect, the top looks better than either the current coupe(which is what I have now) or the soft top, (though I'd rather have a coupe, not a hardtop convertible), and hopefully the verticle part of the Z fender line is gone.
I read somewhere about an optional twin turbo four cylinder for the next model. Anyone hear about that?
a twin turbo 4-banger can easily be made really, really fast....
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:21 PM
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IMHO, the rear and rear three-quarter view of the E86 coupe is sublime. From what I can make out from the disguised mule, the new design dilutes this significantly. On the other hand, I think the front end of the current model leaves something to be desired. The larger kidneys on the mule are intriguing. I'll be interested to see the final product here.

What I'd really love to see is the back half of the E86 married to a front reminiscent of the Z8, preferably with a naturally aspirated, inline six. Too bad the cylinder walls are too thin to do a magnesium-aluminum variant of the S54. A lighter weight NA, I6 M Coupe would be just the answer!
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:20 PM
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I wonder if they will call it a Z4. Looks lik they are pushing it larger and wider. I think they may be going to Z6. Look at the back....

I say this for another reason. BMW has not made 2 versions of the Z car yet, just a mid season refresh.

Think about it Z1 , Z8, Z3, Z4, Z6?
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:53 PM
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I wonder if they will call it a Z4. Looks lik they are pushing it larger and wider. I think they may be going to Z6. Look at the back....

I say this for another reason. BMW has not made 2 versions of the Z car yet, just a mid season refresh.

Think about it Z1 , Z8, Z3, Z4, Z6?
-Z2, Z6 and Z9 are the most likely, based on net rumors and published materials. Z2 will bring the Z4 experience to a cheaper price point (ala 1 Series), Z6 will allow more $ for selling what is essentially a Z4 (ala 3 Series increase), Z9 will compete with the SL class.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:37 AM
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New chop based on those spy pics i think.
Looks great to me. Less flame surfacing = good IMHO

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Old 04-20-2008, 10:38 AM
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the front doesn't look like it belongs on the rear on the chop. I hope there's some subtle differences in the production version.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:35 PM
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well, this looks like the current z4 with an uncompelete surgery for the back. it looks like the back of the car is falling or melting.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:41 PM
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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.
Looks like there's an intercooler to me.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:20 PM
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Looks like there's an intercooler to me.
yep. I agree. pic #2 shows it really well.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:28 AM
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yep. I agree. pic #2 shows it really well.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:18 PM
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Looks like there's an intercooler to me.
Well, it's certainly a heat exchanger of some sort. Any reason in particular you think it's an intercooler?
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:41 PM
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These pics remind me a little of a Hyundai. This is not a good thing for a Z4. We'll see what the production car looks like; I'm not passing judgement here...
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:09 PM
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Well, it's certainly a heat exchanger of some sort. Any reason in particular you think it's an intercooler?
I just doesn't look like a radiator. Most radiators aren't that low due to debris. You can drive with and intercooler leak. Radiator leaks, on the other hand...
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:56 PM
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It does look like a mini 6.

Hmm, folding 'vert? Merc influence?

Did anyone else notice the intercooler peeking out under there. I wonder if this is canary powered.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:57 PM
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New chop based on those spy pics i think.
Looks great to me. Less flame surfacing = good IMHO

That's some nice 'Chop work!

I'm not feeling it.
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That's some nice 'Chop work!

I'm not feeling it.
I think I figured out what's wrong with the rear-end. If the bumper/fender-line was level rather than sloped downward it would give better flow to the back and eliminate the droopy-butt look.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:25 AM
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Eh, waiting for the Z2...
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:11 AM
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Eh, waiting for the Z2...
That's been confirmed??
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:18 AM
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Did the first pic in that series scream "Mitsubishi Eclipse" at anyone else? I don't know, something about the front end... just a sudden quick impression.

Schmeh. Not feeling it. But it's just a mule.

LOL at the thin tires, looks like they just wrapped some construction paper around the rims! I really wish this tiny thin tire trend would stop. Going that far on the wheels doesn't even look good, it looks like you forgot to put your tires on (I realize this is a mule but some folks kind of like that look, ugh).
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Looks way too soft to me. And those windows looks awful.
And I think it got bigger... hope it didn't.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:50 PM
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I think I figured out what's wrong with the rear-end. If the bumper/fender-line was level rather than sloped downward it would give better flow to the back and eliminate the droopy-butt look.
+1.

I hope the final production version doesn't look anything like the picture, especially in the rear.

Also, as for the Z2/Z6 rumor, I don't know if I buy into it. When the Z4 is struggling to sell, what's BMW's motivation to increase the number of models? The 1-series made sense since the 3-series was selling briskly and BMW wanted to attract new/younger buyers who would otherwise not consider BMW.
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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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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.
I really hope so...those side mirrors are just FUGLY!
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