Z4's are pretty much parts bin cars. As the e89 rear axle is very much based on the e83 X3 rear axle, for that platform there is no LSD available in the bmw parts bin. Therefore no LSD for the E89 (factory fitted that is). Just like there is no factory fitted lsd for the non M e85 platform (e46 based).Ed.Straker wrote: ↑Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:13 pm I was referring to the more powerful turbo charged E89s..I would have thought with the substantial mid range torque of those newer generation turbo charged engines that a LSD would have been a useful addition to help what appears to be the documented way would behaviour of the more powerful versions?
The Z3 has been fitted with lsd's as that uses a modified e30/e36compact rear axle. Lots of LSD's for that rear axle achitecture.
Sourcing an external supplier to develop an lsd and factory fit it is generally way to expensive, certainly for the Z type cars as their salesnumbers are dwarfed by the other models.