Not joined yet? Register for free and enjoy features such as alerts, private messaging and viewing latest posts and topics.

Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

Discussing the current generation Z4
User avatar
Zed Baron
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 1613
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:17 am
Location: Scotland

Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

Post by Zed Baron » Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:04 am

Hi, was on the BMW configurator and I couldn't see the 30i, has it been dropped?
Image

javis20
Member
Member
Posts: 645
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Location: Hershey, PA USA

Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

Post by javis20 » Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:44 am

No, but it's a 4 cylinder 2 liter now.

User avatar
Argyll Andy
Lifer
Lifer
Posts: 5346
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Location: Argyll & Bute

Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

Post by Argyll Andy » Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:16 am

Yes it has, M40i or 20i now only choices

    G29 M40i Thundernight with Ivory interior, all option packs (here for a while, hopefully :oops:)
    G29 M40i Misano Blue all option packs (Gone 26k of fun)
    E89 35iS, Valencia Orange, Design Pure Traction pack (Gone)
    E89 23i sDrive, Silver (Gone)

    User avatar
    Zed Baron
    Senior Member
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1613
    Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:17 am
    Location: Scotland

    Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

    Post by Zed Baron » Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:47 am

    Argyll Andy wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:16 am Yes it has, M40i or 20i now only choices
    Thanks Andy, seeing as you are a wee bit further north than me, do you get any problems with condensation inside the roof and having had both the G29 and the E89... anything to watch out for? :thumbsup:
    Image

    User avatar
    Scubaregs
    Lifer
    Lifer
    Posts: 3019
    Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:36 am

    Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

    Post by Scubaregs » Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:16 am

    Been dropped for a while now.
    Abstinence is fine, in moderation.

    San Francisco red G29 30i. BMW S1000r Sport.
    Image Image

    javis20
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 645
    Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:14 pm
    Location: Hershey, PA USA

    Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

    Post by javis20 » Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:11 pm

    Well here in the states they call it a Z4 sDrive30i

    https://www.bmwusa.com/build-your-own.h ... 4/roadster

    User avatar
    Zed Baron
    Senior Member
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1613
    Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:17 am
    Location: Scotland

    Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

    Post by Zed Baron » Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:04 pm

    javis20 wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:11 pm Well here in the states they call it a Z4 sDrive30i

    https://www.bmwusa.com/build-your-own.h ... 4/roadster
    Looks like the 20i is not available in the USA
    Image

    Glaikit
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 326
    Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:00 am

    Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

    Post by Glaikit » Mon Feb 26, 2024 2:35 pm

    20i and 30i are both 4 cylinders offering different amounts of power (this is probably obvious to most!). The US has only ever had the more powerful 30i AFAIK whereas we used to have both versions. Suspect the 30i never sold that well in the UK market and so BMW UK have removed from lineup.

    User avatar
    Argyll Andy
    Lifer
    Lifer
    Posts: 5346
    Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:16 pm
    Location: Argyll & Bute

    Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

    Post by Argyll Andy » Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:28 pm

    Zed Baron wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:47 am
    Argyll Andy wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:16 am Yes it has, M40i or 20i now only choices
    Thanks Andy, seeing as you are a wee bit further north than me, do you get any problems with condensation inside the roof and having had both the G29 and the E89... anything to watch out for? :thumbsup:
    I’ve never had any problems with condensation, windows steaming up etc. I would say the E89 was slightly worse for that. Windows clear very quickly in G29. Mine has been sitting for about for 5/6 weeks in some very cold, damp weather without me even being in it. Was in it yesterday looking for something no moisture, windows completely clear etc. :thumbsup:

    I can honestly say there’s been almost no issues with the G29. Had a small problem with a power cable at the alternator, fixed under warranty the only other thing really so far is a parking sensor decided to s**t the bed. Main issue with that was it took lots of other things out with it but under warranty and fixed easily. Stones in the brakes a few times and with a heavy right foot tyres are a regular consumable.

    I love mine, inside the cabin is a wonderful place to be. Spacious, comfy just all round nice, much prefer it to the E89. Boot space is also a huge bonus for us.

      G29 M40i Thundernight with Ivory interior, all option packs (here for a while, hopefully :oops:)
      G29 M40i Misano Blue all option packs (Gone 26k of fun)
      E89 35iS, Valencia Orange, Design Pure Traction pack (Gone)
      E89 23i sDrive, Silver (Gone)

      User avatar
      Mr Tidy
      Legend
      Legend
      Posts: 23842
      Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:18 pm
      Location: North West Surrey

      Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

      Post by Mr Tidy » Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:59 pm

      If you want buy can't find a 30i I suppose you just buy a 20i that is out of warranty and then do this! viewtopic.php?t=145941

      I'm guessing it got dropped because it wasn't a big seller here.
      Coupes because stunning!
      Current - Silver Grey MC, Imola Red heated Nappa & carbon trim. Aeros, H & R Coil-overs, 224s, OE Strut brace, Nav, cup-holders, DSP Hi-Fi, pdc, cruise, MFSW, no CDV! E90 330i daily
      Gone - Montego Blue
      Gone - Ruby Black

      User avatar
      Zed Baron
      Senior Member
      Senior Member
      Posts: 1613
      Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:17 am
      Location: Scotland

      Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

      Post by Zed Baron » Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:05 am

      Argyll Andy wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:28 pm I love mine, inside the cabin is a wonderful place to be. Spacious, comfy just all round nice, much prefer it to the E89. Boot space is also a huge bonus for us.
      Thanks Andy :thumbsup:
      Image

      Nanu
      Lifer
      Lifer
      Posts: 3933
      Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:47 pm
      Location: Sunderland

      Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

      Post by Nanu » Thu Mar 07, 2024 8:48 pm

      BMW obviously want to keep the 30i as an exclusive club. Discerning customers only, not that I am bias in any way you understand 8)
      G29 M30i M Sport San Francisco Red

      Previous
      E89 35is Valencia Orange
      E89 28i Crimson
      E89 25i White

      BigDave
      Member
      Member
      Posts: 159
      Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:07 pm

      Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

      Post by BigDave » Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:39 am

      "heavy right foot tyres are a regular consumable.".

      Andy how are you finding the wear rates on the Continentals.??

      Just looking at replacing my FF Michelins as i want a better gripping / riding car.... :driving: :driving: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

      User avatar
      Argyll Andy
      Lifer
      Lifer
      Posts: 5346
      Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:16 pm
      Location: Argyll & Bute

      Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

      Post by Argyll Andy » Sat Mar 09, 2024 12:48 am

      BigDave wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:39 am "heavy right foot tyres are a regular consumable.".

      Andy how are you finding the wear rates on the Continentals.??

      Just looking at replacing my FF Michelins as i want a better gripping / riding car.... :driving: :driving: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
      There off already Dave and their replacements are already below 3mm great tyre, s**t wear rate :oops:

        G29 M40i Thundernight with Ivory interior, all option packs (here for a while, hopefully :oops:)
        G29 M40i Misano Blue all option packs (Gone 26k of fun)
        E89 35iS, Valencia Orange, Design Pure Traction pack (Gone)
        E89 23i sDrive, Silver (Gone)

        PSQ777
        Member
        Member
        Posts: 122
        Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2023 1:34 am
        Location: Surrey, UK

        Has the 30i been dropped from the lineup?

        Post by PSQ777 » Sat Mar 09, 2024 2:04 am

        Argyll Andy wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 12:48 am
        BigDave wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:39 am "heavy right foot tyres are a regular consumable.".

        Andy how are you finding the wear rates on the Continentals.??

        Just looking at replacing my FF Michelins as i want a better gripping / riding car.... :driving: :driving: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
        r quickly
        There off already Dave and their replacements are already below 3mm great tyre, s**t wear rate :oops:
        I was thinking of getting SC7s too. I had heard they wear quickly. How many miles did you get from them ?

        Post Reply