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      05-13-2016, 05:57 PM   #18

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Originally Posted by Bosozoku View Post
Either it's time to get out of the two seater roadster market, or ...

... it's time to move the Z model(s) up the model hierarchy.

It might be more or less a Benz SL competitor in size and price, but sportier.
You are aware that SL's cost more than even the 7 series and go beyond $200k, right? The M6 competes with the SL550 in terms of price, and not for long since this new generation is reported to have an E63 coupe as a direct competitor to the M6. The i8 goes right against the GTS in terms of price - somewhere between an SL550 and an SL63. The Z4 is an SLK competitor and any potential Z5/Z6 roadster would be perfect to take on the F-type range at about $70-120k.

IMO the closest SL competitor from BMW was the Z8 and that car needs to make a comeback!! A future Z8 M with the S63tu under its long hood to take on the GTS/SL63 and a $200k+ Z8 M60i to take on the SL65 would be awesome. A BMW fan can dream right?