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      06-17-2020, 02:25 AM   #45
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I replaced the mesh wind deflector with a glass one that I imported from Germany - looks much better and provides greater visibility. A bit more turbulence but as soon as temps are above 68F that is not relevant anymore.
That does look good. What company did you get it from? Was it an eBay thing?
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I replaced the mesh wind deflector with a glass one that I imported from Germany - looks much better and provides greater visibility. A bit more turbulence but as soon as temps are above 68F that is not relevant anymore.
That does look good. What company did you get it from? Was it an eBay thing?
Ur Windschott - see link below..


https://shop.ur-windschott.de/en/bmw-z4-g29/
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      06-17-2020, 10:28 AM   #47
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Ur Windschott - see link below..


https://shop.ur-windschott.de/en/bmw-z4-g29/
Looks great. Does it come with all the attachments for the 2 roll bars on the car? I guess they just slot over the existing roll bar? Many thanks.
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Ur Windschott - see link below..


https://shop.ur-windschott.de/en/bmw-z4-g29/
Looks great. Does it come with all the attachments for the 2 roll bars on the car? I guess they just slot over the existing roll bar? Many thanks.
Just slides in. No further fixture necessary.
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      06-18-2020, 06:00 PM   #49
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Curious if your phone screen is on when using Waze? With my Volvo's wireless charger, I noticed that when I use navigation apps, the screen occasionally stays on and it gets very hot on the pad. Now I make sure that the screen is off and it seems to help. (FYI - I have an otterbox thin case and an iphone XR)
I donít look all the time, but as far as I can tell, the screen is off.
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My XS is in the Apple leather case and charges without overheating in other wireless chargers.

I think there are three issues:
- poor ventilation even with drawer open
- charging under load: phone will become erratic / drop ACP when in the charger and running Waze plus music
- positioning of the phone relative to coils (explaining why not all phone models seem to be impacted)

I am charging via cable on longer trips.
You probably already tried this, but what happens if you take it out of the case? Still an issue?
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      06-19-2020, 07:28 AM   #51
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You probably already tried this, but what happens if you take it out of the case? Still an issue?
One last item of note. I believe overheating is an across-the-board issue for all auto manufacturers. Genesis (sic Hyundai) have introduced venting in their wireless pads to reduce heat buildup.
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      06-26-2020, 09:16 AM   #52
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Good to see long term opinions here...

Currently mulling over changing from my 17 F80 M3 to the G29. We have a 2005 E85 Z4 2.5, 5 speed. I have a great deal of fun with the old Z and of course the M3. The G29 M40 falls right between. I got to spend a couple of hours with the G29 and was impressed.

I do track from time to time and the M is a very capable and fun car. For street driving though, I have discovered a love for top down driving in the old Z.

Still on the fence about the G29 but it is compelling me for some reason. I have gleaned some good information on this forum. Glad it is out here. Regards
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Great thread. I'm amazed as to how short a time some of you waited for a build. My Client Advisor is telling me 5-6 months. Also compared to say.....a X5 which is a big seller it's hard to get any service from my CA to initiate a build for the G29. Have received a 10% offer off MSRP BEFORE incentives which I think is a good deal.
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      08-19-2020, 11:39 PM   #54
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My iPhone 11 is in the Apple clear case. It gets hot, but doesn’t shut down. And yes, it’s more a trickle charge that prevents the battery from discharging - especially when the phone is used (I almost always have Waze running except for really short trips).
Curious if your phone screen is on when using Waze? With my Volvo's wireless charger, I noticed that when I use navigation apps, the screen occasionally stays on and it gets very hot on the pad. Now I make sure that the screen is off and it seems to help. (FYI - I have an otterbox thin case and an iphone XR)
It's off.

I can even use iDrive and Waze will be in the background.
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      08-20-2020, 01:15 AM   #55
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As of last Saturday I've had my Z4 30i for a year. Thoughts from that year are:

I'm driving a experimental car. I have yet to see another one on the road. I live in the Midwest and get to some of the larger cities from time to time and nothing. I'm ok with this, just make the car get more noticed.

Mine is frozen grey with magma red interior and I love the color combo. The frozen paint is quite easy to take care of and would do it again given the option.

Only hiccup was a recall to replace the engine. Yep the whole engine. Took about 4 days and had to take it back to get an emission line reseated but no other issues.

Did I regret not getting the M40. Honestly no. My other car is a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, so power, speed, ride quality, comfort, etc. well night and day difference. Plus the 30i is pretty damn peppy. With that said in two more years if I'm in a place to do it I may trade for the M40 or whatever they have at the time.

Of all the cars I've ever bought this is the most expensive but I've had absolutely no buyer remorse.

Here's to many more years of enjoying this really fun and sexy ride.
Haha, I just got my Frozen Grey II this week. My wife has a Sting Grey Sahara. Too Funny!
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      08-25-2020, 11:22 AM   #56
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Hi All! 11 months with the Z4 M40i. It's like some of the posts say: 2 cars in one. Basically a small GT with sports capabilities. I had few issues so far, see below the list.

1- Rattle in the dash - ended up being the rear view mirror assembly, just smacked it into place and the rattle stopped
2- Fuel line sensor - had to swap it for a new one
3- Tires: had to swap both rear tires, both defective
4- Cracked windshield - guess not really a BMW issue, but in 14 years of BMW this was the first time (hopefully the last)
5- Drink oil like a deep fryer, 1qt every 1000miles although been told from BMW this is normal with the B58 engine...
6- Harman Kardon fussy, mess up the ASD with the music and in general quality pretty low...

As you can see beside the oil issue nothing serious. The car is VERY powerful, more than the declared figures in my opinion. It's fun to drive and in general people look at it because of its beauty (I live in LA so no one really look at your car unless is the last model exotic). Very comfortable in long commuting and trips.

I coded few extra options like the start/stop memory, the reduced mode for the instrument cluster, stuff like that.

Never had problems with the breaks getting stones in them.

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Hi All! 11 months with the Z4 M40i. It's like some of the posts say: 2 cars in one. Basically a small GT with sports capabilities. I had few issues so far, see below the list.

5- Drink oil like a deep fryer, 1qt every 1000miles although been told from BMW this is normal with the B58 engine...
I am sorry, but I never buy the burning a quart every 1000 miles is normal BS from the dealer. I have a 2020 X40i with the same engine and after 4000 miles always reads full. My 2011 328, different engine, but with 184,750 miles still doesnít burn oil. Something is wrong...
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I leased a 2017 M240i with the B58 for 3 years over 27,000 miles and it never needed any oil added between changes.

I've had my M40i for 2 months now and absolutely love it, the M240i was a blast but this is a higher level of fun and looks so much better, I don't miss the back seat or the slightly larger trunk.
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I leased a 2017 M240i with the B58 for 3 years over 27,000 miles and it never needed any oil added between changes.

I've had my M40i for 2 months now and absolutely love it, the M240i was a blast but this is a higher level of fun and looks so much better, I don't miss the back seat or the slightly larger trunk.
I'm with you - this car is high level fun! Have had mine for a month and don't miss the back seat at all. The trunk has been fine for me (no kids though).
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I'm with you - this car is high level fun! Have had mine for a month and don't miss the back seat at all. The trunk has been fine for me (no kids though).
As happy as I am to hear you donít put kids in the trunk of your car, it concerns me that you would put yourself in the trunk of your car. Maybe your significant other should go in the trunk instead if it comes to that...
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As happy as I am to hear you donít put kids in the trunk of your car, it concerns me that you would put yourself in the trunk of your car. Maybe your significant other should go in the trunk instead if it comes to that...
I treat it like a camper
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Love mine after 9 months. Only Complaints are cup holder placement, sound system weak, no hardtop,volume screen. Coded the volume screen off and video in motion on using bimmercode.
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      09-29-2020, 11:23 AM   #63
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after just over a year, I still love mine too. Yeah, cup holders aren't the best but that's pretty minor in the big scheme of things. I sold my 2014 Jaguar V8S and ditched my wife's SLK350 for this Z4 to try to consolidate and we are both very happy - the Z4 offers the look and performance that I was after and is small enough with better visability for the wife compared to the F type (the Z4 also doesn't scare her like the Jag sometimes did). Honestly, I can't think of anything we don't like other than she misses the Mercedes' Air Scarf.

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