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Old 04-08-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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I just did a drive for cancer in a Z4 3.0

I gotta say this thing is pretyy god dam cool. It was an automatic and had shift-pedals on the steering wheel. it pulls really hard pass 4K rpm, really tight handling. Really enjoyed the drive. Although it had steering pedals for shifting, i just didntl like using them. It was in sport mode and there was still around 0.5-1 sec delay between the time you shift and the time it changes the gear which I really couldnt live with. Still it accelerated like hell and sounded awesome too, nice exhaust sound.

I just wish I knew which 3.0 it was, it felt pretty fast but I can only imagine how 3.0SI would feel if i was driving the regular 3.0

I checked BMWUSA and there are two 3.0 Z4s

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i had a loaner z4 2.5 manual, and i thought the car was a blast. it was a real downer getting back into my auto 325i.
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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why does everyone put it down as a bmw folly?

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Old 04-08-2006, 10:43 PM   #4
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i think their great cars.... the only bangle design i really like... m6 is good except for the front but for some reason i love the z4
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:41 AM   #5
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why does everyone put it down as a bmw folly?
They aren't selling. BMW is hoping the M Roadster will help, and the press seems to like the M Coupe, but for most people the looks are too radical, at least in magazines. It's a car you really have to see in the metal - I've gotten nothing but favorable responses to mine. Last week someone in a 745i rolled down his windows and exclaimed "That's a BMW?" Seeing that front end in your rearview, especially with the yellow sidelights on, is a serious "WTF-is-that?" experience; car looks deadly.

It's too bad - it's a seriously fun car to drive, more people should give it a chance. Especially 3-series owners - the performance of the Z4 is a lot of what most people are modding their cars toward - lower, more urgent, with better handling.
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Old 04-09-2006, 02:15 AM   #6
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i love z4's, i'd especially love to have an ///M roadster, if i had another bigger daily driver as well. they handle like they're on rails. i don't know why its not selling- i think its far superior to the benz slk in every way, and i see quite many slk's around.
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Old 04-09-2006, 02:59 AM   #7
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I want the Z4 coupe....it looks HOT
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:35 AM   #8
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w/ the sport button driving the Z4 on this years Drive for Cancer totally changed my opinion of the car
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:27 AM   #9
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I didn't think that the automatic Z4's had padel shifters... I used to work at a Bimmer dealership 3 years ago and all of the original Z4's could be ordered as SMG and those were the only ones that had padel shifters. Those were really fun to drive and definitely shifted fast enough IMO.
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:08 PM   #10
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i had a loaner z4 2.5 manual, and i thought the car was a blast. it was a real downer getting back into my auto 325i.
wow thats sick i never knew dealers gave out z4s as loaners let alone stick ones

also if u wanted to know if it had the new 3.0 engine just try to remember if it has a 7k redline cause thats what the new engine does, the m54 is only 6500
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:37 PM   #11
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i enjoy the Z4s. My friends dad has one, and during the summer we drive around in that thing a lot. It is alot of fun to ride in,

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