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      11-08-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs up SILVER TOP Z4 Edition Released for Japanese Market

From J Sibal's blog:

http://jonsibal.com/blog/2010/11/bmw...r-top-edition/



Exclusively for Japanese market, BMW Japan released a super limited edition of their E89 BMW Z4. They are calling it the BMW Z4 (E89) “SILVER TOP” edition.

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While the body is coated in Black Sapphire, the folding hardtop and the side mirror caps have been painted with Titanium Silver.

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The interior features Coral Red Kansas leather seats. Nothing out of the ordinary relative to the normal version of the E89 Z4 but this color combo is standard on all the Silver Top edition.

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The base model is equipped with an inline six cylinder DOHC 2.5l engine Z$ sDrive23i mated to a 6-speed AT transmission powering the rear wheels. This combo produces 201 hp at 6300 RPM and 250Nm of torque coming in about 2750-3000rpm.

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The limited edition model set to be released by April 2012 is priced at ¥5,590, 000 which is about $68, 829 in today’s exchange rate. No word is BMW NA will follow suit.
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      11-08-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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I would prefer it came with Carbon Fiber Top instead of silver.
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      11-08-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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It would prefer it came with Carbon Fiber Top instead of silver.
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      11-08-2010, 06:27 PM   #4
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That better be actual silver painted onto that top, even if it's just a thin spray.
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      11-08-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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this is ...... (i want to say ugly, stupid, dumb, not stylish) interesting
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      11-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #6
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What was Jap BMW Marketing thinking?
I really dont get it. That makes the worst e89 I saw so far.
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      11-08-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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I guess that Japanese Oakland Raider fans may like the combo - now if they can just get ride of that coral red interior.
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      11-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #8
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another special edition bmw... fail
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      11-08-2010, 07:41 PM   #9
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yeah CF roof would be sexy, esp on AW
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The limited edition model set to be released by April 2012 is priced at ¥5,590, 000 which is about $68, 829 in today’s exchange rate. No word is BMW NA will follow suit.
Don't like it
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      11-08-2010, 08:31 PM   #11
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it is indeed ugly. i totally agree with you guys. what the hell is the idea behind that?

just making an awesome car ugly because they are lacking ideas?
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I like it!

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I rather have the "purist" fabric top as it SHOULD be in a roadster. I always thought that the BMW move to hard top -some say following MB trend- was stupid.

Not only looks ugly but adds an enormous amount of unessesary weight to a supposed to be a truly sports car. Since the beginning I thought that this car never got its spirit and personality well defined.

ps: Also stills a big deal of an already limited trunk. Stupid x2
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I rather have the "purist" fabric top as it SHOULD be in a roadster. I always thought that the BMW move to hard top -some say following MB trend- was stupid.

Not only looks ugly but adds an enormous amount of unessesary weight to a supposed to be a truly sports car. Since the beginning I thought that this car never got its spirit and personality well defined.

ps: Also stills a big deal of an already limited trunk. Stupid x2
So let me get this straight, you had no interest in staying on topic and post about the limited edition "Silver-Top". But instead decided to enlighten us by having a good rant and share your brilliant, inner most thoughts about the e89 Z4 design in general? When are you people going to give up!
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yeah CF roof would be sexy, esp on AW
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But that could be done done easy - Alpine White with a CF foil wrap top.
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      11-09-2010, 12:58 AM   #18
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So let me get this straight, you had no interest in staying on topic and post about the limited edition "Silver-Top". But instead decided to enlighten us by having a good rant and share your brilliant, inner most thoughts about the e89 Z4 design in general? When are you people going to give up!
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Everytime I leave/return to the parking lot, I can't believe how good this car looks top up or down. Best of both worlds, w/ the hardtop imo. Ragtop is just not as upscale or durable. Another pt is other ppl are crazy if they expect the Z4 to be carrying as much as a minivan...it's a freaking 2 seater and a roadster, not a SUV! That being said, it has a pretty impressive trunk. I carry a lot of stuff in there and it never disappoints, unless one is buying large furniture or something.

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      11-09-2010, 05:12 AM   #19
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I am not sure what is special edition about that... Did they change anything else? Or just decided to paint the roof in grey, oh oh yeah and the mirrors??
Emmm... Something wrong here.. This is not a BMW thinking....
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With the whole car silver, that could be ok:P
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Cf roof would be something I'd be more interested in. As the M spokesperson said a few weekends ago, it's all about power to weight. If the Cf roof plus a glass window can be made, the car will be have a lower center of gravity. As for weight, I don't know how much reduction will be found there.
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April 2012??? if all it is is a silver top and you really want it, why the hell would you wait till April 2012 when you can just customize a paint job yourself???
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