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Post by djstan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:26 pm

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new- ... cs-details

It's looking less revolutionary now, and more an evolution of the E89. Well, in my eyes anyway! One thing I did notice was the size of the rear brake disks - they're huge!
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Post by buzyg » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:32 am

Good spot. Looking forward to this one. :thumbsup:
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Post by mr wilks » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:04 am

Design brief 1 / take a E89 & exchange folding hardtop for soft top ~ job done
Design brief 2 / soften & remove any contours or style lines of the E89 ~ job done
looks bland & pretty lame to me :cry: if that's it i can't see what the fuss is about

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Post by Nictrix » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:00 am

A few things I don't understand is why they stopped making the E89 when it was still selling (maybe not thousands but still selling) and not have a replacement for pretty much 3 years by the time this is available. I wonder how many sales they have lost out on because they didn't have a 2 seater convertable available if anybody wanted one. They basically just sent everybody to Merc or Audi.
The other thing is why are they testing it on such small wheels when the finished car will probably never be run on them.
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Post by firebobby » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:17 am

Well, they have copied Marlon. Red car and black A pillars :wink:
Maybe the wrap is hiding some thing, but I agree with Mr W, looks a bit normal, nondescript :|
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Post by ph001 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:44 am

I doubt it's using the right panels (at least I hope not!), and the headlights are definitely masked. Does look very lardy though. This was the concept...
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Post by djstan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:22 pm

I want to be driving that concept car!
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Post by Tcochrane92 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:46 pm

I work in the automotive industry. They use fake body panels and add pieces of trim on here and there under the camo, so the body under the camo isn't representative.

I doubt the production car will look like the spy shots
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Post by greg81 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:09 pm

That can't be right. The new 8-series has very similar design concepts to that Z4 concept above so I'd fully expect it to be similar when delivered

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Post by enzed4 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:29 pm

Tcochrane92 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:46 pm
I work in the automotive industry. They use fake body panels and add pieces of trim on here and there under the camo, so the body under the camo isn't representative.

I doubt the production car will look like the spy shots
So we should just ignore this?
...The future Z4 model, which is expected to go on sale in March 2019, can be seen wearing production-spec bodywork covered by light camouflage
Hopefully you're correct and it is not just camo over finished body panels.
Certainly looking forward to the final 'reveal' to settle all this speculation once and for all.

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Post by MrPT » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:25 am

The front and sides are definitely panelled in. You can see ugly plastic riveting in some shots.
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Post by Sae » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:27 am

I hope it is wearing decoy panels, else youd want to order some of that swirl camo covering to give it some illusion of shape :(
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Post by Tcochrane92 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:10 am

enzed4 wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Tcochrane92 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:46 pm
I work in the automotive industry. They use fake body panels and add pieces of trim on here and there under the camo, so the body under the camo isn't representative.

I doubt the production car will look like the spy shots
So we should just ignore this?
...The future Z4 model, which is expected to go on sale in March 2019, can be seen wearing production-spec bodywork covered by light camouflage
Hopefully you're correct and it is not just camo over finished body panels.
Certainly looking forward to the final 'reveal' to settle all this speculation once and for all.
I wouldn't take too much notice of those pics.
I also wouldn't trust their "source" when they make those sorts of claims. Did someone in BMW tell them that? Doubt it
I think they've made that bit up
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