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      08-23-2018, 04:07 PM   #67
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Really have a hard time with the front as well... Especially the black inserts in the center of the “mouth” - what’s that about…?!
There are similar gloss black 'scoops' at the mouth corners of every new M Sport model: X3/X4, 8 Series, X5, 3 Series... A way, I guess, to inject a little bit of sophistication and an opportunity to add some more of the typical M Sport associated gloss black trim. I agree they made them very large and obvious on this Z4, however we can notice there is at least an indirect visual unity between these gloss black trim pieces and those installed in the side air intakes around the 'Air Curtain' slits.

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Fail They either forgot to install or didn't manage to secure a unit of the required ///M PERFORMANCE engine cover that can be seen on the official pics and on other models.
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      08-23-2018, 04:13 PM   #69
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looks great except for these bits. anyone have any guesses as to what they are and why they are there? they look weird to me.
Looks terrible, but could it be for radars for all the driver assists? If so, I'll take mine without all the aids - a car like this is supposed to be driven manually anyway
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      08-23-2018, 04:30 PM   #71
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I think the car looks great and will be on my shortlist when I'm ready to ditch my 35i. What I think is missing (for me) is easily accessible cup holders (I don't want them in the rear of the center console) and ventilated seats.
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      08-23-2018, 04:50 PM   #72
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I don't mind the frozen silver in the video. Over all looks great except the front on red - I have to think twice on the color combo. My next bimmer
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      08-23-2018, 05:01 PM   #73
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Do we know if BMW plans on building a version with the M4's engine? They could call it the M Roadster!
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      08-23-2018, 05:06 PM   #74
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will xdrive be optional?

0-60 in 4.4 seconds with an assumed 385HP? how much does this thing weigh? 4,000 lbs?
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      08-23-2018, 05:10 PM   #75
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To my eyes both front and rear overhangs seem to be too long, giving the car some kind of dwarf stance.
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      08-23-2018, 05:24 PM   #76
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maybe its just me, but that car looks gigantic. I should just get a z3m shoe and call it a day
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      08-23-2018, 05:29 PM   #77
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Where is cup holder
In the video, it shows two cup holders in the center console under the arm rest.
...just watch the video. These 2 cup holders are useless. Can't close arm rest when using cupholder
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ok. now we've had some proper full frontal shots. I'm happy.
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Yes, it looks good and it may have a few useless gadgets on the dashboard, but...

The old Z4 35is from 2010 had the same power and torque as the new Z4 in (at least in Europe), but with a better responding N54 twin-turbo engine and also a DCT gearbox instead of an automatic.

Looks to me that the new Z4 iteration is offering less value to the customer, not more like it should. I'm sure it will also be way more expensive than the old Z4 35is.
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I'm sorry but those proportions just don't look right, it looks too small (is it me?) the previous Z4 was long with a Penelope Pitstop look to it but this new Z4 just looks too short. Maybe it's the angles the photos are taken at but with those headlights and a short wheelbase it looks like a baby shoe.
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Wow, that is super clean!
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I have the same strange visual impression. Something went wrong in the process of design conversion from the concept to this one. The car has lost much of its dynamic and powerful appearance and seems to sag somehow. It really provokes strange comparisons.
Interior is ok, though too sedan like and voluminous for my roadster taste.
I'm really disappointed.
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I think the steering wheel is the deal breaker again
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Fail They either forgot to install or didn't manage to secure a unit of the required ///M PERFORMANCE engine cover that can be seen on the official pics and on other models.
Hopefully it's " forgot to install" as in.... " won't make it to production." ..
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will xdrive be optional?

0-60 in 4.4 seconds with an assumed 385HP? how much does this thing weigh? 4,000 lbs?
3300lbs. I'm sure the car will be faster than BMW says.
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I think the steering wheel is the deal breaker again
how is an item that can easily be removed and replaced like a steering wheel a " Deal breaker " ?
It can be swapped out I am sure... and I bet there is one in the M performance parts catalog..

that's like saying.. oh no. the wheels aren't a style I like.. deal breaker..
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Well I'll be damned.
We've finally reached a point where US spec engines are more powerful than their European equivalents

On a side note not really feeling the bug eye look or "fake" exhaust tips.
Besides the lack of a manual option, this is also probably the first BMW roadster where "cute" could be used to describe it...and that's not a good thing.
interesting.. because " cute " is about the only adjective I have for the original Z3 1.8/1.9
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It's a good looking car but something about it is just missing. It seems over-styled and quite the hodge podge of different styling cues.

The previous Z4 was disappointing from behind the wheel, but boy was it a timeless design. Now that looks like a BMW roadster:
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