New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST > BMW Z4 Forum (E89) > 2009-Current Z4 Forum (E89) General Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-20-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
Jeffrey Thomas Lee
Registered
 
Drives: 370Z Roadster
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

The life span of Z4

When is BMW going to stop producing Z4?

I am thinking of buying the 2012 Z4 i35s but I hesitate to put out close 70K for the car if BMW is going to stop producing the car in 2013 - 2014 or have a face lift soon .... I like the Z4 but then it does not have the LED daytime running lights, blackout front grill, matching car color seat roll bar ...

Your thoughts????

Jeff
Jeffrey Thomas Lee is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
ManiacGT
Major
 
ManiacGT's Avatar
 
Drives: Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Manchester, UK

Posts: 1,247
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to ManiacGT
No one knows. Typically BMW facelift every 3/4 years. If you're uncertain, wait. I'd be amazed if the car changed drastically though. ...and you're basing a very expensive decision on different coloured headlights and roll bars??
__________________
Black Sapphire BMW Z4 sDrive35i Mods: HiFi Tweeters Stubby LED Halos & Front Indicators DVDInMotion SmartTop 313 BMW Performance Alloys LCI Repeaters http://goo.gl/PF4nSz
ManiacGT is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 06:34 AM   #3
jparnes1
Lieutenant Colonel
 
jparnes1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 525xi, 2012 Z4 35i
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rochester, NY

Posts: 1,655
iTrader: (0)

Swap out the stock grill for black ones and paint the roll bar covers as others have (search the forum) and there you go
__________________
2012 Z4 35i, ED 2/24/2012, Melbourne Red Metallic, Black Leather, Carbon Trim, 6MT, ///M Sport, CW, PP, PS, NAV, CA, LED Angel Eyes, red calipers, pedal covers, stubby antenna, Luxon strut bar, CF engine cover, LCI side markers, Extra Enjoyment Package.
jparnes1 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 08:39 AM   #4
az34
Major
 
az34's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 z4sdrive35i 2008 x5 3.0i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: montréal

Posts: 1,015
iTrader: (0)

if you like the car stop waiting and buy it. I dont think BMW will end production even if sales volume are low.
az34 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
HerrK
Lieutenant
 
HerrK's Avatar
 
Drives: 011 Z4 35i, 04 R1150RT
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA

Posts: 591
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffrey Thomas Lee View Post
When is BMW going to stop producing Z4?

I am thinking of buying the 2012 Z4 i35s but I hesitate to put out close 70K for the car if BMW is going to stop producing the car in 2013 - 2014 or have a face lift soon .... I like the Z4 but then it does not have the LED daytime running lights, blackout front grill, matching car color seat roll bar ...

Your thoughts????

Jeff
Typical life of a BMW model is 6-7 yrs. BMW has yet to perform a LCI on any previous Z models. LCI's are usually for the high production rate vehicles 3ers, 5ers, X3ers, X5ers where they are trying to keep up with the mass world competition, ie where they make the $. Given that I would expect the current E89 to be around until at least MY2015 before a major update.
__________________

HerrK - "It doesn't feel like a pair of turbo chargers. It feels like a pair of TESTIES!! BIG MEATY ONES!" - Jeremy Clarkson on the N54 powered Z4
May 2010 ED l 2011 35i l Crimson over Ext'd Coral Red w/brushed Alum l 6sp MT l Prem Sound l Sport Pack l 296's l Comfort Access l Alarm l Power Heated Seats l Nav
HerrK is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #6
bmwmick
Second Lieutenant
 
bmwmick's Avatar
 
Drives: '97 Z3,'11 Z4 35i,'90 C4 Vette
Join Date: May 2011
Location: AZ/CA

Posts: 226
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffrey Thomas Lee View Post
When is BMW going to stop producing Z4?

I am thinking of buying the 2012 Z4 i35s but I hesitate to put out close 70K for the car if BMW is going to stop producing the car in 2013 - 2014 or have a face lift soon .... I like the Z4 but then it does not have the LED daytime running lights, blackout front grill, matching car color seat roll bar ...

Your thoughts????

Jeff
:confused006 8:
__________________
Mick
2011 35i 6-speed, ///M Sport, Deep Sea Blue, Black leather, Carbon trim, Cold Weather package, Premium package, 6CD changer. Delivered 7/15/11. Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires 10/24/12
Tucson,AZ/Santa Paula,CA
bmwmick is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
Stupenal
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: Mmm
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Socal

Posts: 234
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrK View Post
Typical life of a BMW model is 6-7 yrs. BMW has yet to perform a LCI on any previous Z models. LCI's are usually for the high production rate vehicles 3ers, 5ers, X3ers, X5ers where they are trying to keep up with the mass world competition, ie where they make the $. Given that I would expect the current E89 to be around until at least MY2015 before a major update.
Previous z4 underwent a minor facelift (diff front/rear lights, bumpers) in 2006 after it was first made available in 2003.

My guess is that in the next year or two, we'll see somewhat of the same treatment, specifically new style angel eyes.
Stupenal is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
Constant.S
Resistance is futile...
 
Constant.S's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW Z4 E89(N54) Porsche 997 4S
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Greece/Canada

Posts: 607
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to Constant.S Send a message via Skype™ to Constant.S
Yea, the Z is probably going to have a facelift next year but i think im going to go for the new turbo M3 Convertible when its out.
__________________
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
Constant.S is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 04:52 PM   #9
35iDriver
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2009 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 167
iTrader: (0)

All the items you mention are very personal preferences with way too small a demand for BMW to integrate into the next facelift.
35iDriver is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 05:06 PM   #10
tranquility
sportscars only
 
tranquility's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,418
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ManiacGT View Post
No one knows. Typically BMW facelift every 3/4 years. If you're uncertain, wait. I'd be amazed if the car changed drastically though. ...and you're basing a very expensive decision on different coloured headlights and roll bars??
+1 LOL.

What is it re the roll bar? Added protection in addition to the hoops?

The LEDs are so played out. I don't like the Audis when it has its turn signals on, 1 side has the LED while the other side disappears and has the flashing yellow blinker...looks deformed.
tranquility is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #11
Jeffrey Thomas Lee
Registered
 
Drives: 370Z Roadster
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Well ... I have yet to est drive a Z4 i35s ... My sale agent is out of town till Monday ... and he mentioned to me that he is attend M school this week ... I am wondering what new Ms are coming out soon? I like the styling of the Z4 and there are not too many on the road ... Hm! Is Z4M coming soon? I will find out more on Monday ....
Jeffrey Thomas Lee is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #12
35iDriver
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2009 Z4 sDrive 35i
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 167
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffrey Thomas Lee View Post
Well ... I have yet to est drive a Z4 i35s ... I am wondering what new Ms are coming out soon? I like the styling of the Z4 and there are not too many on the road ... Hm! Is Z4M coming soon? I will find out more on Monday ....
There's a whole 'nuther thread in this forum where we beat that subject into oblivion.
35iDriver is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #13
HerrK
Lieutenant
 
HerrK's Avatar
 
Drives: 011 Z4 35i, 04 R1150RT
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA

Posts: 591
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tranquility View Post
I don't like the Audis when it has its turn signals on, 1 side has the LED while the other side disappears and has the flashing yellow blinker...looks deformed.
+ 1 on that!! When Merc has to rush out with LED's on most of their new models to compete with Audi, I want no part of that fad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeffrey Thomas Lee View Post
I am wondering what new Ms are coming out soon? Is Z4M coming soon?
Well the likely hood of a Z4M is slim to none. New M5er are just released and a new F30 M3er are likely a year or two out, it may even be called a M4 now that the M division will have their own product line. From a recent BMW press release a couple of days ago.

"In the spring of 2012, BMW M GmbH will unveil a new product range for drivers seeking a particularly sporty driving experience, yet who also value the familiar comfort and practicality of BMW models. The BMW M Performance Automobiles offer exclusive engine variants, noticeably enhanced agility and outstanding precision on the road, plus design laced with emotional appeal. The harmonious interplay of engine output, power transfer, chassis technology and aerodynamic balance provides a captivating showcase for the familiar M genes – in day-to-day driving and beyond. The BMW M Performance Automobiles will be presented to the global public for the first time at the International Geneva Motor Show 2012 which takes place March 8th to the 18th."
__________________

HerrK - "It doesn't feel like a pair of turbo chargers. It feels like a pair of TESTIES!! BIG MEATY ONES!" - Jeremy Clarkson on the N54 powered Z4
May 2010 ED l 2011 35i l Crimson over Ext'd Coral Red w/brushed Alum l 6sp MT l Prem Sound l Sport Pack l 296's l Comfort Access l Alarm l Power Heated Seats l Nav
HerrK is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
Blu Yea
Jimi Fan
 
Drives: 2011 35i DSB - Walnut
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Simi Valley, Calif

Posts: 83
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Z4 35i  [0.00]
After buying the Z3 3.0 in 2001 a year before being discontinued and keeping it for 10 years, i can tell you that great style never goes out of style. Even after putting 165K miles on it. For sale btw. Just got my Z4 35i yesterday and can tell you that it just keeps getting better. Although the 35i is a higher end sports car than my Z 3.0, i plan on keeping it for a while. Go for it..
Blu Yea is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
FalconFlyer
Private
 
Drives: 2014 BMW M6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tampa Florida

Posts: 81
iTrader: (0)

From what I have heard and been told.. the Z4 will not have a mid cycle face lift because it is a low production car and the front of the Z4 is actually what all the other cars will be going to (a more vertical forward leaning kidney grill). The Z4 was the first car to have this treatment and from what I was told they wanted to see how we liked it (it has gotten all positive reviews on the styling). So the next Z4 will be out in 3 years...
__________________
2014 BMW M6
2013 BMW 750Li M Sport (Sold)
2013 BMW M5 (Sold)
2011 BMW 750Li M Sport (Sold)
2012 BMW Z4 35is (Sold)
FalconFlyer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #16
Vintage
Colonel
 
Vintage's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Z4 35i and 2014 535d x
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Austin, Texas

Posts: 2,207
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blu Yea View Post
After buying the Z3 3.0 in 2001 a year before being discontinued and keeping it for 10 years, i can tell you that great style never goes out of style. Even after putting 165K miles on it. For sale btw. Just got my Z4 35i yesterday and can tell you that it just keeps getting better. Although the 35i is a higher end sports car than my Z 3.0, i plan on keeping it for a while. Go for it..
amen - saw one yesterday while out in our 2010 Z4 35i and that 2001 Z may be the best looking true roadster around
Vintage is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #17
Jayda
Lieutenant
 
Jayda's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 Z4 35i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SC

Posts: 509
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by VintageBMW View Post
amen - saw one yesterday while out in our 2010 Z4 35i and that 2001 Z may be the best looking true roadster around
I always wanted a Z4 in the older style and when I saw the new one, I really wanted one! Such a unique car and plenty big enough for me as a daily driver (small female with no kids and hubby drives his Prius). Get one!
__________________
2009 Z4 35i, alpine white with beige leather and all the goodies (new to me with 4,500 miles in October, 2011)
Jayda is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #18
bmwmick
Second Lieutenant
 
bmwmick's Avatar
 
Drives: '97 Z3,'11 Z4 35i,'90 C4 Vette
Join Date: May 2011
Location: AZ/CA

Posts: 226
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayda View Post
and hubby drives his Prius).
Sorry 'bout that. At least ONE of you likes to DRIVE.

How's the hip recovery coming along?
__________________
Mick
2011 35i 6-speed, ///M Sport, Deep Sea Blue, Black leather, Carbon trim, Cold Weather package, Premium package, 6CD changer. Delivered 7/15/11. Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires 10/24/12
Tucson,AZ/Santa Paula,CA
bmwmick is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #19
bmwmick
Second Lieutenant
 
bmwmick's Avatar
 
Drives: '97 Z3,'11 Z4 35i,'90 C4 Vette
Join Date: May 2011
Location: AZ/CA

Posts: 226
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by VintageBMW View Post
amen - saw one yesterday while out in our 2010 Z4 35i and that 2001 Z may be the best looking true roadster around
We put a couple hundred miles on my wife's previous dd, Z3. It's a '97 with the 2.8L six, 5-speed with 173,000 miles on it. We just put a new top and new leather seat skins on it before the new car arrived. It's still a fun car but not like the 35i at all.


__________________
Mick
2011 35i 6-speed, ///M Sport, Deep Sea Blue, Black leather, Carbon trim, Cold Weather package, Premium package, 6CD changer. Delivered 7/15/11. Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires 10/24/12
Tucson,AZ/Santa Paula,CA
bmwmick is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #20
richard in NC
Major
 
Drives: 2009 Z4 35i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC

Posts: 1,335
iTrader: (0)

Waay back in late '01 I got to drive the M Roadster and M Coupe. I wasn't as impressed with the roadster as with the coupe for some reason. Just a unique vehicle.
__________________
2013 X3 35i, Vermillion Red/Sand Beige: MSport, Premium, Technology, Premium Sound, Hud, More...
2012 335is, Space Gray/Oyster-Black: DCT, 19s, Premium, Convenience, Nav, Heated Seats, More...
Gone '11 X5 50i, '09 Z4 35i, '08 550i, 06 X3, 06 650i, '02 M5, '99 540i
richard in NC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 PM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST