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      01-08-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Will The New Z4m Be A V8

I just purchased a Z4 here in Japan...2.5i...love it sweet little car and it's a hoot to drive....when the new Z4 came out I was like I'm gonna move up..then I said hold on wait a minute...will the new Z4 have the V8..gawd I hope so..........BMW needs to move the Z4 up and a m3's v8 ..my gawd...what do you guys thing of 4 tail pipes at the back...can't wait.
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      01-08-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
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there's no plan for an E89 Z4M. Take a look at the E89 subforum.
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      01-08-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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Canucklion.....I know your than man of the post....but I aint buying that
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      01-09-2009, 01:25 AM   #4
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      01-09-2009, 04:53 AM   #5
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Man That Sucks......so I'm Guessing Inline 6 Twin Turbo
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      01-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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Man That Sucks......so I'm Guessing Inline 6 Twin Turbo
that's not for the ///M,its for the 35i
IF there is a ///M Z4, then it should be V8, but some said the V8 doesnt fit on the Z4, so there MIGHT NOT be a M Z4
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      01-09-2009, 10:31 AM   #7
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Well based on the fact that the X5/6M models are now confirmed with an upgraded version of the 4.4 V8-TT... perhaps BMW will just amp-up the I6-TT with more aggressive cams & boost and call it the Z4M. It would be a bit of a sell-out, but it may still happen!
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      01-09-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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Although there's no Z4M planned on the E89 platform it is strongly speculated that the M3 will move to a forced induction engine, most likely turbo charged and most likely a 6cyl. If that is the case then it may be possible for an M variant of the Z4 with the new M3 6cyl engine.

The other option is that they'll debut a new 6cyl M engine in the Z4M and then introduce it in the M3 with the next model.

But right now that's all speculation and wishful thinking, there is no M version planned or even being talked about with any seriousness.
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      01-09-2009, 11:36 AM   #9
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i really dont undersatnd why ppl call it the Z4 M???
the real ///M cars always put M at front, like M3, M5, M6
if u call it Z4 M, then it sounds like a Z4 with added M pkg, just like the 330ci M, but is 330ci M a real ///M car?
If it's real //M car, put the M first, either M Z4, or M roadster, M coupe, thats how u should call it.
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I WANT A V8 DAMMIT.........OR I'LL STOP MY FEET TILL I GET ONE...the black series BENZ series is just fricking mouth watering..and BMW needs something like that..lots of companies have started matching the M brand and I love my Bimers but that CLK Black series...woow
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v8 will be fine!
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i really dont undersatnd why ppl call it the Z4 M???
the real ///M cars always put M at front, like M3, M5, M6
if u call it Z4 M, then it sounds like a Z4 with added M pkg, just like the 330ci M, but is 330ci M a real ///M car?
If it's real //M car, put the M first, either M Z4, or M roadster, M coupe, thats how u should call it.
Perhaps you should write to BMW NA then as they list the outgoing model as a Z4 M Roadster and Z4 M Coupe on BMWUSA.com
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i really dont undersatnd why ppl call it the Z4 M???
the real ///M cars always put M at front, like M3, M5, M6
if u call it Z4 M, then it sounds like a Z4 with added M pkg, just like the 330ci M, but is 330ci M a real ///M car?
If it's real //M car, put the M first, either M Z4, or M roadster, M coupe, thats how u should call it.
BMW AG calls the ///M version of the Z4 the Z4 M Coupé and Z4 M Roadster so I guess that is why we call it a Z4M.
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i really dont undersatnd why ppl call it the Z4 M???
the real ///M cars always put M at front, like M3, M5, M6
if u call it Z4 M, then it sounds like a Z4 with added M pkg, just like the 330ci M, but is 330ci M a real ///M car?
If it's real //M car, put the M first, either M Z4, or M roadster, M coupe, thats how u should call it.
u noe it really doesn't matter
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      01-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #15
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Perhaps you should write to BMW NA then as they list the outgoing model as a Z4 M Roadster and Z4 M Coupe on BMWUSA.com
sure, BMW can call it whatever they want to.
but it will be ironically that if there is an M pkg for the Z4. (just like the M pkg on the E46 330) Fortunally they didnt have that pkg.

This is a conflict that some ppl may get confused with, "is 330ci M a M? or Z4 M is a Z4 with M pkg? lol

this is just my personal opinion.

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It would cause problems with the X5 and X6 if the ///M was first.
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sure, BMW can call it whatever they want to.
but it will be ironically that if there is an M pkg for the Z4. (just like the M pkg on the E46 330) Fortunally they didnt have that pkg.

This is a conflict that some ppl may get confused with, "is 330ci M a M? or Z4 M is a Z4 with M pkg? lol

this is just my personal opinion.
The ///M line has moved so far from its roots that to compare any ///M developed post E85/E86 to any previous ///M is blasphemy. Yes, this includes the E9x (flame away if you must) - Is it a nice car?- Yes. It is a quick car?- Yes. Is it an M?- No.
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Man you guys get so uptight over moniker and technicality. If they make a Z4M, MZ4, M coupe I will drive it. Is it going to be fast, yes, it is going to be light and NA, probably not, but if I wanted something like that I would get an Exige/Elise or Caterham 7. I am sure many of you would too! Those who don't will enjoy more focus and dedicated cars from other companies.
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I WANT A V8 DAMMIT.........OR I'LL STOP MY FEET TILL I GET ONE...the black series BENZ series is just fricking mouth watering..and BMW needs something like that..lots of companies have started matching the M brand and I love my Bimers but that CLK Black series...woow
Just call up the guys at Hartge and have them make you one. They put the M5's 5.0l V10 into an E85 Z4.
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Does it really matter what is under the hood as long as it is fast as hell?
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4 tail pipe

4 Tail Pipe at the back. it is a great idea.
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It's funny how many people say, with any indication of authority on the subject, that the new Z4 will be this and won't be that. Just look at history to understand what BMW does and doesn't do.

For the first 3 years of its life, BMW publicly and repeatedly stressed that the E85 Z4 wouldn't be released in an M version. What happened?

Rumors float around that the E85 Z4 would never have a V8 because it "doesn't fit". Don't tell that to AC Schnitzer, Hartge and Getrag, or any of the many race teams who build V8 powered Z4s. A V8 definitely fits. The only possible "doesn't fit" explanation could be that it doesn't fit in the way BMW needs to mass produce them (chassis drops onto drivetrain on the production line so the engine must fit entirely between the frame rails and firewall). BMW can put a V8 in a scooter if they wanted to, but it has to make money.

So the question remains.. Will the E89 Z4 get an M version? Will it be a V8? I can answer all your BMW speculative questions right now!!! The answer is: definitely maybe.
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