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Post by Zforbes » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:13 pm

You are correct to say the e89 is the best looking :poke:

If it's a DCT you're after then you need the twin turbos to go with it. Most issues with these are pretty generic so I wouldn't let the addition of the turbos put you off
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Post by tiglon » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:19 pm

The DCT is pretty smooth in D, but it's worth looking at the normal auto if you don't need/want the twin turbos. It's smoother still and barely any slower.

The 30i is plenty fast enough and will be cheaper and easier to maintain, but the 35i/s is not the catastrophe waiting to happen that some parts of the internet would have you believe - certainly not if your reference point is Ferrari or Maserati!
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Post by Pondrew » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:35 pm

tiglon wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:19 pm he 30i is plenty fast enough and will be cheaper and easier to maintain, but the 35i/s is not the catastrophe waiting to happen that some parts of the internet would have you believe - certainly not if your reference point is Ferrari or Maserati!
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:46 pm

Welcome to the forum Dan. :thumbsup:

If Mrs Makeshift is prepared to consider any Z4 to replace a Maserati she has to be a keeper. :lol:

And your wallet should definitely notice the difference!
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Post by makeshiftuk » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:10 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:46 pm If Mrs Makeshift is prepared to consider any Z4 to replace a Maserati she has to be a keeper. :lol:
And your wallet should definitely notice the difference!
Hear hear :D

I think it comes down to getting out and driving both 30i vs 35i variants - I like the former from a simplicity standpoint (my M54 B30 powered E39 is on 222k miles and is virtually bullet-proof, coolant system aside), but equally there are a fair number of examples of well priced 35i cars, albeit with higher miles... I'm guessing the turbos are more likely to be a liability on these if not changed already.

I sense we'll be putting the wheels into motion with selling the GranSport sooner rather than later, and with that in the hands of it's next owner I can concentrate on finding the right Z4. Exciting times :)
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