Official "New Z4" design process pics

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Sceptre » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:11 am

BombayDuk wrote:Converting the pound to dollar, what is the ballpark in the 3.0?
As if you ever got such a bad deal as us in the UK, straight exchange puts it at $51k, so you will probably get a price of $45k or similar.

Car manufacturers still call the UK Treasure Island!

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by flyboyaj » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:33 pm

Yep, it's funny the way the exchange rate is between the pound and the dollar, yet you end up paying a lot more for the same item in the UK. I'm surprised more Brits don't save up a bunch of Pounds, exchange them to dollars and retire over here out west or down south where the cost of living is cheap and the country is beautiful (well, maybe not as beautiful as the UK, but pretty nontheless). More and More Americans are doing just that in Panama and other areas of South America where you can easily live extremely comfortably for 20 years on $100,000 US and western medicine is becoming more readily available.
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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Aebous » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:15 pm

I want the girl in the 1st/2nd picture, forget the car.
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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Wondermike » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:50 pm

Aebous wrote:I want the girl in the 1st/2nd picture, forget the car.
She's OK but not as nice as the chick that was with baugelli's boss :sweetheart: :rofl:

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by inTgr8r » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:53 am

Aebous wrote:I want the girl in the 1st/2nd picture, forget the car.
You mean Juliane Blasi ?


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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Darren M » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:49 pm

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paddy wright wrote:better in design than in skin so far!
...speaking of skin, that young lady in the first two pics is rather a cutie. :)

Yus, I did notice that too - I noticed her before the car :oops: Glad I`m not just the only sad muppet here :rofl:
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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Bushido » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:19 pm

There's a car in the picture - ohh - now I see... Lovely curves - on the car I mean... not to say that... Stop - back to the topic.

Went to test the top model Z4 a week or so back - slightly too blingy interior - but then again i've b & w carbon fibre badged my sapphire black z4mr and the interior is black / uluminium only.

Lovely taut drive. The gearbox is a marvel. Not a fan of the turbo engine but it is lively once spun up - which was all the time during the test drive.

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Taz » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:50 am

lots of negatives here, maybe you feel less negative now its hit the road

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Mr Whippy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:39 am

Nope.

Looks fussy out in the real world to me.

Too wide and yet high riding looking when seen from the front/front 3/4... bending the bonnet down right at the front doesn't work here somehow, side is ok, then the rear/rear 3/4 it looks like a different car to the front/sides, too tall looking from the back, no muscular appearance hinted at from the side.

In isolation any given bit isn't bad (the droopy nose is a bit iffy though, not as coherent as the E85/6 attempt), but they don't all work together as you move around the car anywhere near as nicely as the E85/6 did.



The E85 isn't perfect by any means, there are some approaching bad looking angles, namely the rear 3/4 to side view, but generally it all works as a piece.

I did think the old car is looking it's age a bit more now, but I'm still glad I have an E85. It's timeless because nothing else looked like it. The new Z4 has tried to copy the family styling too much and as such it'll date badly in my view. All the new BMW stuff will. Something about the early Bangle era where each car was a bit unique.

That said, the new Z4 beats the new 6 by miles. That is one fugly car! Makes the old 6 look really nicely composed visually now!

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by sp3ctre » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:48 am

Mr Whippy wrote:Nope.

Looks fussy out in the real world to me.

Too wide and yet high riding looking when seen from the front/front 3/4... bending the bonnet down right at the front doesn't work here somehow, side is ok, then the rear/rear 3/4 it looks like a different car to the front/sides, too tall looking from the back, no muscular appearance hinted at from the side.

In isolation any given bit isn't bad (the droopy nose is a bit iffy though, not as coherent as the E85/6 attempt), but they don't all work together as you move around the car anywhere near as nicely as the E85/6 did.



The E85 isn't perfect by any means, there are some approaching bad looking angles, namely the rear 3/4 to side view, but generally it all works as a piece.

I did think the old car is looking it's age a bit more now, but I'm still glad I have an E85. It's timeless because nothing else looked like it. The new Z4 has tried to copy the family styling too much and as such it'll date badly in my view. All the new BMW stuff will. Something about the early Bangle era where each car was a bit unique.

That said, the new Z4 beats the new 6 by miles. That is one fugly car! Makes the old 6 look really nicely composed visually now!

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Interesting views there, although I did see an "orangy-red" new Z4 and a black one over the weekend and personally I think they look fantastic... be a while til I can afford one though, so will be interesting to see if I still like them as much in a year or so when they are all over the place.
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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Taz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:58 am

sp3ctre wrote:when they are all over the place.
This is why I like the coupe, not many about, I wonder how many New Z4's are already on the road, I'm sure its a few thousand already

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by BBO7NER » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:27 pm

Taz x wrote:
sp3ctre wrote:when they are all over the place.
I wonder how many New Z4's are already on the road, I'm sure its a few thousand already
I wanted to find out this a while ago and took a punt with AQA text service and this is what they sent me back... which was more than I got from the sales guy at the local dealership:

"There are a total of 6,800 2009- E89 BMW Z4 registered in the UK. There are 28,497 BMW Z4 registered in the UK in total."
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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Taz » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:48 pm

28,497 E89's? i would have thought double that, they are every where

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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by BBO7NER » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:24 pm

Taz x wrote:28,497 E89's?
that's 28,000 Z4's. there are less than 7,000 E89's in the UK.
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Re: Official "New Z4" design process pics

Post by Stu00 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:08 pm

BBO7NER wrote:
Taz x wrote:28,497 E89's?
that's 28,000 Z4's. there are less than 7,000 E89's in the UK.
That is low, I thought Elise was special - More Elise S2's than E89's.

Mind you seen about 20 in the last 2 days here in London :driving:

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