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Charger
04-03-2005, 03:34 PM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/9406_image.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...e.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://siteadmin.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/tmb/9407_image.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://siteadmin.thecarconnect...e.jpg</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Following their usual pattern, BMW initially introduces the standard version of a vehicle, and then some time later brings out a high-performance M version. It may seem a long time in coming for the Z4, but these recent photos, taken at Germany's famous racetrack N¬Ěrburgring, show that BMW is currently testing the M version of the Z4. The final product will most likely be launched at this fall's Frankfurt Motor Show.<p>The new sports car may use either a 350-hp V-8 engine or the 343-hp in-line six from the current M3.<p>The Z4 M can be distinguished from the standard model by its big front skirt with large air intakes and by the four exhaust pipes at the rear. This prototype also is equipped with a removable hardtop and very low-profile performance tires.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: TCC

Ascariss
04-03-2005, 03:56 PM
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IcedG35
04-03-2005, 04:05 PM
Isn't it a little late to be coming out with this car? Any news of whether this will come with a facelife accross the line?&gt;

Redline
04-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Finally. It ought to be interesting to see what M manages to squeeze out of this engine. That M5 has some brilliant work in it's engine. This one probably won't be as brilliant, but they did set the bar pretty high with that V10.

KebabGud
04-03-2005, 05:27 PM
has there ever been a bad M ?

erzhik
04-03-2005, 08:01 PM
M Z4? nice one...

AM2
04-03-2005, 09:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Isn't it a little late to be coming out with this car? Any news of whether this will come with a facelife accross the line?&gt;</TD></TR></TABLE><p>BMW M models rarely got facelifts... I guess the only time it will get a facelift is if the regular models get it first or at the same time<p>M-roadsters never got the facelift of the regular Z3...<br>The current M3 never got the facelift of the regular 3-series coupe...<br>

Uberwagon
04-03-2005, 09:21 PM
To KebabGud's point: Nope, there really hasn't been a bad M, has there? That first M3 was a little peaky. My uncle had one and, if memory serves, it's engine drove like a modern RSX type S. Very un-BMW-like. But still good, maybe even great for the day. Come to think of it, those Z3-based M-roadsters weren't much good. The magazines panned the rear suspension on those. Twitchy as I recall... <p>If the chassis is any good on these (I've never driven a Z4) this thing should rock. BMW just doesn't make a bad M-motor.

Fcuke
04-04-2005, 08:59 AM
Ah. This car is the one that i'm most escited about. I simply love the M Coupe. and now a Z4 M. Do you know of a Z4 Coupe?

iamalittlepepper
04-04-2005, 10:25 AM
I thought Z4 is due for a midlife face lift? since is debut in 2002? The S54 seems unreasonable considering it has been EOL and less technically superior compared with the N52.

IcedG35
04-04-2005, 10:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>BMW M models rarely got facelifts... I guess the only time it will get a facelift is if the regular models get it first or at the same time<p>M-roadsters never got the facelift of the regular Z3...<br>The current M3 never got the facelift of the regular 3-series coupe...<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>How would it get a facelift if it hasn't come out yet? I'm asking if it will come with a facelift for the rest of the Z4 line. And the Z3 and M3 were both out way before the car got facelifted so it made sense for them to keep the original look. However, if the MZ4 comes out after the rest of the Z4 lineup is facelifted, then the M may have the facelift as well which would most likely be limitied to clear lights since M's come with unique bumpers anyway.

KebabGud
04-04-2005, 10:34 AM
the Z4 came in 2003 ..<p>but dont forget..<br>the M3 is still running on the pre Facelift E46.. <br>

BMW MFreak
04-06-2005, 04:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To KebabGud's point: Nope, there really hasn't been a bad M, has there? That first M3 was a little peaky. My uncle had one and, if memory serves, it's engine drove like a modern RSX type S. Very un-BMW-like. But still good, maybe even great for the day. Come to think of it, those Z3-based M-roadsters weren't much good. The magazines panned the rear suspension on those. Twitchy as I recall... <p>If the chassis is any good on these (I've never driven a Z4) this thing should rock. BMW just doesn't make a bad M-motor.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That first M3 (based on the E30) is the purest form of every M car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> . It was a homologation model for the former DTM and the world championship of the FIA. It was a very light car and had 192 to 235 hp. Its latest version, the Sport EVO II had an adjustable frontflap and rearwing. If I could get an original Sport Evo II I would take it instead of an E46 M3. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
04-06-2005, 05:07 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>saebb</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That first M3 (based on the E30) is the purest form of every M car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> . </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I personally believe the M1 was the purest form of Motorspot - absolutely stunning. But then again, you can credit the 2002 Turbo for being, somewhat the catalyst for the M Division.

V10
04-06-2005, 09:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>saebb</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>That first M3 (based on the E30) is the purest form of every M car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> . It was a homologation model for the former DTM and the world championship of the FIA. It was a very light car and had 192 to 235 hp. Its latest version, the Sport EVO II had an adjustable frontflap and rearwing. If I could get an original Sport Evo II I would take it instead of an E46 M3. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>The gearbox was also different from a normal car. The 1st gear was left below in the grid, while normally it is left above.<br>Was that chassis also not different from a normal E-30? If I'm not wrong the car was based on a race chassis on which they put a 'normal' bodywork and interior.<br>To be honest this M3 was my first love... I still remember standing it a dealer, nearly 20 years ago, in a black exterior colour and a bordeaux leather interior... a superb bimmer at that time... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0">

BMW MFreak
04-06-2005, 10:43 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I personally believe the M1 was the purest form of Motorspot - absolutely stunning. But then again, you can credit the 2002 Turbo for being, somewhat the catalyst for the M Division.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Right. Forgot the M1 because it wasn't built that often. With the E30 the M division became more popular. Before that they were more a motorsport division. <br>But I have to agreee that the M1 was a great car and it was the origin of all M cars. And his wonderful engine survived in the M635 CSi and the first M5.

iamalittlepepper
04-06-2005, 04:42 PM
No it came out in the summer of 2002 as a 2003 model. I test drove it when I picked up my X5 that summer.<p>If you look at BMW's life cycles you get 4-5 years then you get a face lift (e36 came out 91 and facelifeted in 96, X5 2000 and facelifted My05 etc).. 2006-7 fits in to the schedule for the Z4.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the Z4 came in 2003 ..<p>but dont forget..<br>the M3 is still running on the pre Facelift E46.. </TD></TR></TABLE>

r3vilo
04-10-2005, 09:55 AM
was there ever a ZM3 cabrio????

RikfromBelgium
04-10-2005, 12:34 PM
yes, the M roadster it was called

r3vilo
04-14-2005, 02:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RikfromBelgium</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yes, the M roadster it was called</TD></TR></TABLE><br>k thx