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      04-16-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation New 2010 Z4 spyshots (no more camoflage body suit)

BMW's next-generation Z4 has replaced its heavy black shell with a
thin veneer of its new graphic camouflage. Despite the vomit-inducing
nature of the Z4's new disguise, it's a huge step forward in terms of
assessing the evolution of the roadster's styling. Many of the
polarizing features of the current Z4's design have been toned-down,
for what appears to be a much more elegant look.

Chris Bangle's fussy flame-surfacing seems to have been more or less
extinguished, as the side character lines appear to have a more
logical flow throughout the Z4's surface development. The Z4's twin-
kidney grille takes inspiration from BMW's CS concept, as well as the
new 7-series, while a strong chin spoiler anchors the front fascia
nicely. The rear styling shows that the current Z4's Quasimodo hump
is gone. In its place is a rear deck that resembles the 6-series a
bit--only much more pleasantly resolved.

This prototype is sporting the retractable hard top, although new
reports out of Germany tell us that buyers will also be given the
opportunity to choose a soft-top option.

BMW's radical design revolution hasn't always been aesthetically
successful, at least in the eyes of the BMW faithful. But BMW styling
now seems to be hitting its stride, recapturing some of its former
pleasing proportions. It appears that the steadying hand of BMW
designer Adrian van Hooydonk is getting the beloved Bimmers back where
they need to be.


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      04-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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Looks dull
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      04-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #3
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Will be awesome if the top is made of carbon fiber/metal mix....otherwise, make mine a soft top please in M !
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      04-16-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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It actually seems to keep alot of the current Z4 themes intact, moreso then I thought they would. Usually BMW makes radical changes to models between generations.. this seems very evolutionary. I like the idea of the folding hardtop too, I just hope they found a way to keep the performance..
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      04-16-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
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Looks like they're making them bigger. Hopefully the Z2 will stay to the roots of a small and tossable simple sport car.
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      04-16-2008, 09:57 AM   #6
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longer wheelbase?
it doesnt look very different based on shape of the car.
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      04-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #7
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looks good to me. Im diggin the low slung / chop top look. hopefully there will be a hardtop/vert.

Also diggin the retro trippy paints that bmw is bringing back man. jk
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      04-16-2008, 10:30 AM   #8
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Dual exhaust almost definately means it will recieve an engine transplant from the 135/335i. Too bad, 'cuz I actually think the 3.0si engine is the best NA I6 BMW has built... EVER!
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      04-16-2008, 10:49 AM   #9
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So this means there won't be a coupe version anymore? I mean, this almost looks like a coupe...
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      04-16-2008, 11:14 AM   #10
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So this means there won't be a coupe version anymore? I mean, this almost looks like a coupe...
No hardtop(nonvert) FTML Otherwise, I think it looks pretty good so far.
Good find Jason!
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      04-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #11
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Still, no brake caliper covers.
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      04-16-2008, 11:41 AM   #12
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Nice find Jason!
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      04-16-2008, 11:59 AM   #13
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Seems like they have added a few more ridges on the side... almost looks too busy, IMHO. I like the mild reshaping of the back end with a less pronounced "duck bill" trunk lip. Tail lights don't look as shapely, but still look aggressive.

Did you notice the ridges down the bonnet? A lot closer together than the current M bonnets.

Overall it looks more sculptured than the current Zed. But I was hoping for more revolutionalry vs evolutionary. Glad I have what I've got now... this new model won't be making mine look old at all.

I hope they do away with the orange reflectors on the side mirrors. Those stick out like a sore thumb!
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      04-16-2008, 12:02 PM   #14
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Did you notice the ridges down the bonnet? A lot closer together than the current M bonnets.
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& notice no cut lines....
looks like the bonnet cut line is on the fender.
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      04-16-2008, 12:54 PM   #15
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Kind of looks like the old Dodge Stealth/Mitsubish Eclipse. I can't say I'm that fond of it. But who knows, it might look completely different with normal paint.

Can anyone photoshop those pics to put a normal colour on it?
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looks like a mini 6 series, FTL
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looks like a mini 6 series, FTL
I was thinking the same thing around the tail lights.
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I actually think the 3.0si engine is the best NA I6 BMW has built... EVER!
Couldn't agree more. The 3.0si engine is simply flawless.
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The overall proportions are good. The nose is high, like an Aston, which is interesting. The side sculpting is odd, but may be camo. The rear is disappointing, like just about every recent BMW, in that it is narrow and tall - not the look of a sporty car. The folding roof looks really good.
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      04-16-2008, 02:57 PM   #20
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      04-16-2008, 03:08 PM   #22
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It's still heavily camouflaged so dont call it dull just yet. The zebra print hides the contours and angles a lot. Still going to wait till 2010 to make up my mind if I like it or not. That's when my lease is up too =P
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