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#131 of 255 From the current newsletter ...
Sep 15, 2005 (2:13 pm)
BMW Z4 Coupe Coming
BMW executives admitted as much during their Frankfurt auto show press conference: The Z4 Concept Car on stage is headed for production as the new Z4 Coupe. Like the recently introduced Porsche Cayman, the Z4 Concept shares its fundamentals with a roadster, in this case the Z4. While it has a roof and luggage area, the Z4 Concept shares the Z4's 3.0-liter, inline six-cylinder engine with 265 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. BMW says it will take only 5.7 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph and will hit a top speed of 155 mph. Electric power steering and more powerful brakes are expected to make it into the production version of the Z4 Coupe when it arrives in the 2007 model year.
#132 of 255 Re: From the current newsletter ... [pat]
Sep 20, 2005 (6:51 am)
Thanks for the info.
I like the looks of the Z4 coupe but I LOVE the looks of the Cayman S.
Any word on an M version of the Z4?
#133 of 255 Re: From the current newsletter ... [peakpro]
Sep 21, 2005 (9:30 pm)
While I'm a big Porsche fan, I can't get into the Cayman S's looks. BMW has slated an M version of the roadster for 2007, using the current M3 engines in their final runout (the next M3 will be a 400-bhp V8). I've heard no news on an M version of the coupe, which makes sense when you consider the original version hasn't been released Why cut into their sales by encouraging people to wait for a faster model?
#134 of 255 Z4 fuel pump
Sep 25, 2005 (8:31 pm)
Has anyone else had problems with Z4 fuel pumps?
I have had 2 new ones installed in a 2003 Z4. The first time the car had less than 5k miles on it. They said that the screen on the bottom of the pump had collapsed, gutting off the gas flow.
Last month then engine died again, acting like a fuel pump problem. I had just topped the pass above Price, UT - elev about 7500', temp about 75 degrees. After 20 minutes on the phone to the dealer in SLC, I was able to get the car started again and baby it into town. They looked at it, and checked with BMW, and were told to install a newly designed fuel pump. The story was that the older design could have problems under certain elevation and temperature conditions. Since I live above 8000' and the temperature had been above 90 degrees at home, it is hard for me to understand why the problem would manifest itself at a lower elevation and temperature.
Anyway, I got the new fuel pump. But... I'm more than a little nervous about a car that is on its 3rd fuel pump in 40k miles.
Is this a problem with the Z4 in general, or did I get "one of those" that just has problems? I worry about what happens when the car goes off warranty. FYI, they have to remove the fuel tank to get to the pump, so the change is not trivial.
Oct 14, 2005 (8:53 pm)
WOW! I've always loved the aggressive styling of the Z4 roadster (especially in 3.0i w/ Sport Package guise), but am completely infatuated with the Z4 coupe. Autoweek had a great write up this week along with some nice photos of the Z4 Concept Coupe. I can't wait to see these cars out on the road. Autoweek says they'll be on sale this summer.
#139 of 255 Re: bmw z4 so low to the ground [cheezemeister]
Nov 09, 2005 (10:48 am)
Here is some information that may be related to the Z4 and too close to the ground deal.
I'm leasing a 2004 Z4 currently at 13000 miles. The other day, I started feeling a thumping with the suspension. I took it to a BMW dealer and guess what ... The 4 Rims are bent. You heard that right, 4 rims bent.
I asked the dealer how can 4 rims be bent and he said potholes. Are these alloy rims on the Z4 just soft or is the suspension on the Z4 just not made for potholes in NY and NJ?
Three of the rims can be fixed at about $150 each. The fourth may need replacing a dealer cost of about $450.
Has anyone experience problems with Z4 Rims?