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Comrade
03-01-2006, 09:09 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/10740_NNKQXCORLTCNQ.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/z4%20hinten450.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/z4-450.135846.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>No BMW Without Racing<p>There'd likely be no BMW without motorsports, asserted the German maker's CEO, Helmut Panke, during a Geneva preview, Monday night. The automaker used the event to display its latest entry into the demanding Formula One series, as well as this version of the Z4 M Coupe. The track-ready version will make a whopping 400 horsepower out of its 3.4-liter in-line six. Expect the automaker to produce only a few hundred, according to company officials, with some expected to go to the U.S. when production begins mid-year. Whatever series it participates in, Panke said it is critical for the automaker to dominate. "BMW could not be the dynamic, most performance-focused car company if we weren't involved in motorsports," he insisted. "Step-by-step, we would lose our identity." <p>source: <A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.com</A>

fippsey
03-03-2006, 01:30 PM
The first BMW two-seater for Nordschleife fans and international customer teams<p>Unveiling in Geneva: On the occasion of the Automobilsalon, Prof Dr Burkhard Gschel, BMW Group Board Member Purchasing and Development, introduced a new racing car for customer motor racing. The Motorsport Version of the BMW Z4 M Coup, which has already made a big impression as a production model, is the first two-seater BMW Motorsport offers for customer teams. When it came to the development, BMW faced a huge challenge: The car had to have what is needed to race successfully on the worlds most demanding and spectacular racetrack, the Nrburgrings famous Nordschleife. The new motorsport coup can be used by private BMW customer teams in the German Endurance Championship and in the Nrburgring 24-Hour Race. <p>The power unit of the beefy coupe is a BMW Motorsport designed 3.2-litre in-line 6-cylinder engine delivering about 400bhp, with the suspension area in particular benefiting from the knowledge gained from the successful BMW M3 GTR project. <p>With its varied component ranges, BMW Motorsport and BMW Racing Parts Distribution offer customer teams a new technology platform for use in many miscellaneous international racing and club sport series, with the Nordschleife enthusiasts not being the only interested party, as the brawny coupe also represents the perfect car for use in the Belgian Belcar series and other, non-European, endurance series. <p>The kit can be ordered from May 2006 at BMW Motorsport and will be available for an estimated  250,000 (plus VAT).<p><A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm/newsID/2060303.007/pageview/photo/photo/1/page/1/lang/eng/country/gcf/bmw/bmw-z4-m-coup-as-motor-racing-kit" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/ne...g-kit</A><p>the images were to large to put on:S

erzhik
03-03-2006, 01:53 PM
so... is it road legal?

fippsey
03-03-2006, 01:57 PM
a dont think so its a track car and can be entererd into competitions:( <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

erzhik
03-03-2006, 04:25 PM
too bad.. I was going to buy one....... in 500 years <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

fippsey
03-03-2006, 04:30 PM
how much is 250,000 euros is british pounds?

haji
08-21-2008, 02:42 PM
heres the Japanese GT300 Touring Car championships Z4
http://carview-img02.bmcdn.jp/carlife/images/UserCarPhoto/1029639/p1.jpg
http://carview-img02.bmcdn.jp/carlife/images/UserCarPhoto/1029639/p2.jpg
http://carview-img02.bmcdn.jp/carlife/images/UserCarPhoto/1029639/p3.jpg
http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/0808/20/news107.html

AM2
09-26-2008, 07:13 AM
Haji, looks like Yamaha is the main sponsor of this BMW Z4 Coupe racing car....
Vocaloid 2's Hatsune Miku is all over the car.