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BMW Z4, Coupe, Hatchback
#9 of 27 Re: Road Test! [KarenS]
Jun 17, 2006 (12:23 pm)
#10 of 27 Bought a New Z4 Coupe
Jun 25, 2006 (9:49 pm)
I picked up my BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe (titanium silver, sport package, premium package) last week, and I'm loving it.
#11 of 27 Re: Z4 Coupe [nyccarguy]
Jul 09, 2006 (6:21 pm)
Bah... roadsters are for show. Coupes are for drivers. The new Coupe certainly looks nice from the outside. I'm still mixed about the interior. Styling isn't as radical as the original, so BMW should sell more of them. But, because the styling isn't as radical, it could get lost in the crowd.
It'll be fun to decide between new Coupe and a Lotus in a few years.
#12 of 27 Z4 Coupe - A car improved
Jul 29, 2006 (7:36 pm)
Like many people, I have found the idea of a convertible appealing but impractical (susceptibility to content theft being the main one). BMW's introduction of the Z4 Coupe is my answer to the problem. This is my 9th BMW and I have always admired the combination of handling and performance of their cars. This car is superb. It handles very well and the new engine is very torquey making it very drivable (I have the 6 speed manual), even in town traffic. This car is a truly practical sports car with usable trunk space (11 cu ft.) so that it can be used as a "grand" tourer.
Criticisms are few and far between but include difficulty in accessing the compartment between the driver and passenger when sat in the car (I do not have arms that bend backwards) and the lack of iPod connection or 8mm jack external audio source connection (as is standard in the 5 series) as standard to the otherwise superb sound system in the coupe.
I am interested in whether anyone has added the iPod interface and can confirm that it works well (may be a little early since the car is so new)?
Aug 01, 2006 (8:21 pm)
My dealer threw in the standard iPod interface for free as part of the deal on my Z4C. It's just an AUX input jack, but it works fine. You can control the volume from the steering wheel (or the stereo dial) but if you want to choose songs or skip forward/back, you have to do it manually on the iPod.
I've found that the best position for the iPod is under the e-brake lever. It's snug enough that it won't going flying around the cabin during spirited driving, and the forward/back segments on the thumb wheel are still easily accessible.
Aug 19, 2006 (3:55 am)
I just bought a 325ci convertible, but it just got in from Germany after 8 weeks of waiting for it to be built, and I think I am gonna tell the dealer to keep it. I definitely want one of these. Can't beat performance like that without paying much more. Even similar cars like the 350z are much slower than the z4 si because they weigh a lot more. This is about the same weight as a porsche boxster and it actually goes 0-60 faster, both on the coupe and roadster.
Price is just about right.
EDIT: Only car with better performance for the same price is the lotus elise.
#15 of 27 Z4 Coupe Rear Window
Oct 05, 2006 (6:36 am)
10/4/06: Just drove the Z4 Coupe and it is all that is
advistised. However, I was very uncomfortable with the rear window. It is very narrow and difficult to see through. Outside of that it is a great car.
Oct 19, 2006 (8:28 am)
Any news on the 07 Z4 Coupe?