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      04-17-2019, 02:42 PM   #23
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Fuel consumption; over the first 100 miles I could only manage about 25 mpg and that was driving the car pretty easily on a mixture of local and open roads. Now that the engine is starting to loosen up a bit I am managing around 30 mpg without pushing the car too hard. I expect to achieve the BMW published figure of around 32-33 mpg once the car is fully run-in with a mixture of driving styles.
Congratulations on your beautiful new car!

Curious, where are you getting this mpg figure from? I average 8.7L/100km over the 3+ years on my 340i which is 27mpg (I track each fill-up and do 65% hwy/35% city). Granted your vehicle is 250lb lighter than an F30 340i (rwd) & has a newer TU B58, I think it'll still be a bit difficult to achieve that 33-32 mpg unless you drive like a grandma :P
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At first I didn't like the new Z4 but wow.... that pic may have just changed my mind.. the blue is stunning congratulations!
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What's the color?
thats misano blue
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thats misano blue
These are the best pictures I have seen of it. It looks good here and just might do the M2CS justice.

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The Cermium trim and wheels look 100000x better than the one with all black.
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After four days of ownership and 300 miles I can now give a review of my first impressions of my new Z4 M40i G29 Roadster. Early days but here is what I can report at the moment.

My car was ordered with three optional packs included; Technology Package, Comfort Package and Visibility Package. The Head-Up Display, Comfort Access, Adaptive LED Headlights and Wind Deflector can all be thoroughly recommended. However, I feel that the Harman/Kardon sound system in this car is not nearly as good as it was in two other previous BMW's that I owned. It just lacks detail, struggles to achieve decent volume and lacks overall presence. The standard BMW sound system is probably adequate for most owners.

The inside of the car is nothing short of luxurious. I must say that I find the Vernasca leather seats to be extremely comfortable and easy to live with, even on a longer drive. The new iDrive version 7 system is way ahead of previous versions with lots of nice usable technology to assist the driving experience.

Now to the engine and driving dynamics. First of all, the B58 engine is absolutely amazing. It sounds fantastic and is extremely smooth. Frightened a few of my neighbours the other day when I went past them in my estate. Reminds me of a super smooth turbine that revs effortlessly. In Sport mode it responds with the slightest touch on the loud pedal, although I am still taking it easy since it still has another 900 miles or so to go before it is run-in. I will post another review later once I get to open it up properly.

Some other reviewers have mentioned that the M40i is a bit nose heavy, particularly when compared to its cheaper sibling, the sDrive 20i, which I have also driven on an extended test drive a couple of weeks ago. To be fair, the extra weight does make the M40i a little less nimble than the sDrive 20i, but that is down to the much heavier B58 engine. For me, I can sacrifice a bit of front end feel and nimbleness to have the B58 engine's thump in the back power and that fabulous sound track.

One problem I experienced was a stone got trapped between one of the rear wheels brake disc and protective shield. Sounded horrendous so I headed straight to the dealer to have it checked out. No visible damage done, thank goodness. Apparently, the gap between the brake disc and shield is very small on the new Z4 and this could lead to a recurring problem on this model. My local dealer had the same thing happen to another M40i driver last week and there are only two of us at the moment. One thing I should point out is that the tyres throw up a lot of stones even on regular road surfaces. I don't know if it is a lack of sound insulation in the wheel arches or if this is a characteristic of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

I mentioned in a previous review of the sDrive 20i that the M Sport brakes were absolutely incredible. Very powerful and efficient with little effort on the brake pedal. The M40i is no different, even with the extra front end weight.

Fuel consumption; over the first 100 miles I could only manage about 25 mpg and that was driving the car pretty easily on a mixture of local and open roads. Now that the engine is starting to loosen up a bit I am managing around 30 mpg without pushing the car too hard. I expect to achieve the BMW published figure of around 32-33 mpg once the car is fully run-in with a mixture of driving styles.

Well that's all I have to report at the moment. As I said earlier I will keep the forum updated on how the car performs over time.








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After four days of ownership and 300 miles I can now give a review of my first impressions of my new Z4 M40i G29 Roadster. Early days but here is what I can report at the moment.

My car was ordered with three optional packs included; Technology Package, Comfort Package and Visibility Package. The Head-Up Display, Comfort Access, Adaptive LED Headlights and Wind Deflector can all be thoroughly recommended. However, I feel that the Harman/Kardon sound system in this car is not nearly as good as it was in two other previous BMW's that I owned. It just lacks detail, struggles to achieve decent volume and lacks overall presence. The standard BMW sound system is probably adequate for most owners.

The inside of the car is nothing short of luxurious. I must say that I find the Vernasca leather seats to be extremely comfortable and easy to live with, even on a longer drive. The new iDrive version 7 system is way ahead of previous versions with lots of nice usable technology to assist the driving experience.

Now to the engine and driving dynamics. First of all, the B58 engine is absolutely amazing. It sounds fantastic and is extremely smooth. Frightened a few of my neighbours the other day when I went past them in my estate. Reminds me of a super smooth turbine that revs effortlessly. In Sport mode it responds with the slightest touch on the loud pedal, although I am still taking it easy since it still has another 900 miles or so to go before it is run-in. I will post another review later once I get to open it up properly.

Some other reviewers have mentioned that the M40i is a bit nose heavy, particularly when compared to its cheaper sibling, the sDrive 20i, which I have also driven on an extended test drive a couple of weeks ago. To be fair, the extra weight does make the M40i a little less nimble than the sDrive 20i, but that is down to the much heavier B58 engine. For me, I can sacrifice a bit of front end feel and nimbleness to have the B58 engine's thump in the back power and that fabulous sound track.

One problem I experienced was a stone got trapped between one of the rear wheels brake disc and protective shield. Sounded horrendous so I headed straight to the dealer to have it checked out. No visible damage done, thank goodness. Apparently, the gap between the brake disc and shield is very small on the new Z4 and this could lead to a recurring problem on this model. My local dealer had the same thing happen to another M40i driver last week and there are only two of us at the moment. One thing I should point out is that the tyres throw up a lot of stones even on regular road surfaces. I don't know if it is a lack of sound insulation in the wheel arches or if this is a characteristic of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

I mentioned in a previous review of the sDrive 20i that the M Sport brakes were absolutely incredible. Very powerful and efficient with little effort on the brake pedal. The M40i is no different, even with the extra front end weight.

Fuel consumption; over the first 100 miles I could only manage about 25 mpg and that was driving the car pretty easily on a mixture of local and open roads. Now that the engine is starting to loosen up a bit I am managing around 30 mpg without pushing the car too hard. I expect to achieve the BMW published figure of around 32-33 mpg once the car is fully run-in with a mixture of driving styles.

Well that's all I have to report at the moment. As I said earlier I will keep the forum updated on how the car performs over time.




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More pics! Congrats buddy!
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Just picked her up here's a couple of pictures [IMG][/IMG]
Now that's hot! Love the black package. Congratulations! Enjoy!
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Looks absolutely fantastic.

Congratulations !
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Stunning car, I really think they nailed the design on this Z series. Yeah, the B58 really seems to be a proud heir to the N54 legacy in terms of power and feel. Let's hope they have sorted it's "idiosyncrasies " in this generation of straight six turbos.
I do realize the HK sound system in my '19 2er has its flaws, but some of your early impressions may improve somewhat, as mine did. After all, speakers, like an engine, benefit from a break in period too. Congratulations and happy motoring.
You are correct. Speakers already starting to Flex themselves and getting better 😁
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Congratulations! Absolutely gorgeous looking car
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Great review of the car and amazing color. I do feel however that the stock color wheels looked best. Making them all black just made them very uninteresting to me. They lost all their intricate details
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i have a customer that has an i8 and just bought one of these and he said he has had more attention in the z4 than he ever has in the i8. he got red over ivory with the black wheels. i dont like red or black wheels but it look so good on that car.
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My first year F82 M4 had the above described brake problem. I had a small stone get wedged into the brakes, and it made an absolutely horrific rattling sound. BMW developed revised the brake shields which eventually made the issue go away.

BTW, saw the pictures of your car in the other thread - it is gorgeous!
I had the same problem with my M4. Did they replace the brake shields on your car? Or you are just saying they switched them in future year's models?
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Congratulations on your beautiful new car!

Curious, where are you getting this mpg figure from? I average 8.7L/100km over the 3+ years on my 340i which is 27mpg (I track each fill-up and do 65% hwy/35% city). Granted your vehicle is 250lb lighter than an F30 340i (rwd) & has a newer TU B58, I think it'll still be a bit difficult to achieve that 33-32 mpg unless you drive like a grandma :P
A new test procedure has recently been introduced to measure "real world" mpg consumption figures in all new cars. This is called the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure). For the new Z4 M40i in UK the figure that BMW quotes is 32.8 mpg.

This is for petrol (gas) measured in Imperial Gallons. The US Gallon is about 20% less than an Imperial Gallon so you need to adjust your figures accordingly; so 30 mpg In the US is equivalent to about 36 mpg when using Imperial Gallons.
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A new test procedure has recently been introduced to measure "real world" mpg consumption figures in all new cars. This is called the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure). For the new Z4 M40i in UK the figure that BMW quotes is 32.8 mpg.

This is for petrol (gas) measured in Imperial Gallons. The US Gallon is about 20% less than an Imperial Gallon so you need to adjust your figures accordingly; so 30 mpg In the US is equivalent to about 36 mpg when using Imperial Gallons.
Ahh, yes - imperial vs US measurements I should have figured. 33-32 imperial mpg is right on the money then (8.7L/100km = 32.47 imperial mpg). I think you could do better since your car is lighter than mine, granted you do similar hwy/city driving, of course... then again you have a convertible so I wonder how much aerodynamics would affect it. Definitely not an apples to apples comparison.
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Ahh, yes - imperial vs US measurements I should have figured. 33-32 imperial mpg is right on the money then (8.7L/100km = 32.47 imperial mpg). I think you could do better since your car is lighter than mine, granted you do similar hwy/city driving, of course... then again you have a convertible so I wonder how much aerodynamics would affect it. Definitely not an apples to apples comparison.
I also keep a record of all my fill-ups and calculate my mpg each time using the “Gas Manager” App. I can feed this back to you from time to time if you are interested.
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