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Post by WouterZZZZ » Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:02 pm

Hello all Z4 fans, I just entered the forum and I would like to express my compliments for this fine, usefull and very cool website.
I live in The Netherlands and I enjoy my 2006 Z4 E85 3.0 si. In full original beautiful and technically good condition, low miles, delivered in Florida. The cruiseship chef brought it with him when he went back to The Netherlands. The sound and the roar of the 6 cilinder is why I do not need the radio :).
Off course I am looking forward to learn more about Z4. Friendly greetings from The Netherlands.
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Post by Ole gits rule » Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:31 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum - nice looking zed :thumbsup:
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Post by gadgetJunky72 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:59 pm

welcome. that looks in great condition. have you figured out the differences in US and EU spec yet?

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Post by jabber » Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:21 pm

Hi and welcome :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:25 am

Welcome on board from a rather damp Cornwall. Lovely original Z4. 8) :thumbsup:
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Post by metal licker » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:29 am

Hi and welcome abroad :thumbsup:
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Post by WouterZZZZ » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:39 am

Thans all for your nice welcoming comments!

To answer your question: Yes, I have found some differences between the American and European version. Mainly the headlights without orange blinkers, the red round reflector on the sides of the back bumper and the extra cooling in the engine compartment. I think the back bumper is slightly different in shape too.

The inner is champaign leather with real wallnut wood dash
and centre consoles. I did not see this combination before in Europe. It is a chique but also a bit ‘oldish’ style, until you step on the gas…..

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Post by WouterZZZZ » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:45 am

Thanks, and it is champagne off course :oops:

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Post by WouterZZZZ » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:50 am

Here is the champagne :roll:
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Post by Bunnyboileravoider » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:31 am

I'm new in here too, and my early impression is exactly the same as yours: really educational and really useful info in here, but also extremely welcoming. If you can find the time, have a look through some of the older posts for US vs EU spec. I can't recall where I read it, but there's a dedicated conversation in the e85/86 forum somewhere here that will probably help you out. There's a z4 US forum too, but they use words I don't understand (like 'trunk' and 'fender' :rofl: ). Good luck tomorrow 8)
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Post by Chippie » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:40 am

Hello and welcome to the forum, you certainly found a great parking spot, give it 10 minutes and you know someone in an old fiesta will park 2” from your drivers door, which if you hadn’t noticed is on the wrong side :D
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Post by skelters » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:34 pm

US spec'd cars had slightly lower power than the European cars.

Something like 255 bhp instead of 261 bhp.

Extra reflectors too.

2.0l was only sold in Europe.
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