G29 Z5

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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by Maniac » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:18 pm

What I want to know is how they know it's a BMW?!

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Post by Zeld4 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:27 pm

I would make a guess that it's going to be a platform share with a new Lexus cabriolet. Looks like quite a big car to me and Toyota are possibly going to make a roadster smaller than the GT86.
http://www.inautonews.com/toyota-s-fr-c ... a-roadster
So I think it will be a more up market platform shared with Lexus.

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Re: Z5

Post by Maniac » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:29 pm

How do they know it's a BMW?

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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by stuartC » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:07 pm

It looks decidedly bland & uninteresting.

Smaller turbo'd engines are "the future" apparently, so we may not see a 6 at all.

It would make our E85/86/89's more desirable in my opinion though.
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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by Nictrix » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:57 pm

I didnt think it looked that interesting either. I know the pattern is supposed to disguise the lines of the car but the silhouette doesnt make it look special.
I think going from owning a hard top to a soft top is like a backward step and I wouldnt do it.
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Re: Z5

Post by Tricky Dicky » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:21 pm

I know it's only a test car but it does look a bit dull reminds me of a Toyota celica , I hope the final one looks nothing like this .what a shame :(
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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by AlpinaRoadsterS » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:23 pm

Maniac wrote:What I want to know is how they know it's a BMW?!
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Rear Lights simular (same) to the first pictures of the Z4 E89 in January 2007.

Here you can compare the pictures:

http://www.zroadster.com/forum/index.ph ... 759/page-6
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Re: Z5

Post by Nictrix » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:37 pm

My first thoughts was it looked like a Ford Probe :thumbsdown:
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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by PerryGunn » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:46 pm

Maniac wrote:What I want to know is how they know it's a BMW?!
The simple answer is probably because they saw it come out of the BMW compound...

Along with a number of other manufacturers, BMW have a cold weather testing facility in Arjeplog, Sweden - all their test cars are kept in BMW's secure compound and the photographers see them driven out and can follow/get pics etc.
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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by john-e89 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:43 pm

Judging by the light positions which I doubt they would disguise it looks very similar in size to an E89 to me, which is a surprise as I thought they'd go smaller as an alternative to the MX5, especially as fairly big engines are out of favour.

Be interesting to see it in sales spec.
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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by Zed Five » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:23 pm

Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it? 

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New Zed!

Post by 85genius » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:17 pm

Just seen this post

http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/01/18/exclu ... irst-time/

First spy shots of the e89s replacement!
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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by Mobeer » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:28 pm

Don't fancy a soft top - too easy to cut into and steal from. That does look like a temporary roof though (no back window!) so maybe there's still hope.

Other sites talk of 3, 4 and 6 cylinder engines - I doubt any news site really knows.

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Re: Gxx Z5

Post by Bing » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:32 pm

Nobody really knows the specs, and there could be anything under that camo - I bet it looks nothing like that when it's done. I just hope to god they let Alpina and the M division loose on this one...

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Re: New Zed!

Post by Rorybeanbutler » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Interesting. Working with Toyota is a new one. The gt86 is god awful and slow.
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