Not Z5 then..

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Post by ric19 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:29 pm


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Post by Z4monster » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:44 pm

It was never going to be Z5.

Why would BMW go to all the trouble of renaming the range in odds for standard cars and evens for coupe, 'vert, specials only to break it on the next new model?

Journo spreading stories for their own ends to get the publicity and make searching for news easier on the new upcoming model.

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Post by Z4monster » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:51 pm

I'm not even convinced with the new soft-top only option either. Mazda do both with the MX5 and increased sales as a result. No reason why BMW won't do the same withthe new Z4.

Soft-top comes out 2018 MY with hard top launched in 2020 MY

Some of the spy shots don't look totally right as softies. Too long a blind spot behind the single side window.

Whatever happens, It's going to be fantastic!
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Post by Maniac » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:12 pm

Z4monster wrote:I'm not even convinced with the new soft-top only option either. Mazda do both with the MX5 and increased sales as a result. No reason why BMW won't do the same withthe new Z4.

Soft-top comes out 2018 MY with hard top launched in 2020 MY

Some of the spy shots don't look totally right as softies. Too long a blind spot behind the single side window.

Whatever happens, It's going to be fantastic!
You have an interesting level of 'faith'. Could be shite.

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Post by buzyg » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:36 pm

Fingers crossed it's a good un. :)
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Post by Grumpyowl » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:23 am

No need for a Z5 forum then :idunno:

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Post by extrablatt » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:41 pm

I was wondering why the move to Austria for production? Looks like it's only previously been used for Mini production, with the Countryman, Paceman and Coupé.
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Post by MrPT » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:21 pm

Maniac wrote:
Z4monster wrote:I'm not even convinced with the new soft-top only option either. Mazda do both with the MX5 and increased sales as a result. No reason why BMW won't do the same withthe new Z4.

Soft-top comes out 2018 MY with hard top launched in 2020 MY

Some of the spy shots don't look totally right as softies. Too long a blind spot behind the single side window.

Whatever happens, It's going to be fantastic!
You have an interesting level of 'faith'. Could be shite.
Hah, so true. Really depends on how serious they are about taking on Porsche.

Unfortunately, I think Porsche just handed them an ace by dropping to 4cyls for the 718s. The 6cyl engines will be enough of a lure to compensate for other areas not quite being up to scratch. Really hope I'm wrong though.
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Post by Z4monster » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:27 pm

Maniac wrote:You have an interesting level of 'faith'. Could be shite.
How rude!

Indeed it could be but then I choose to believe it won't be. Having had a few now, I think they just appeal to me in a way that the competitors just don't.

Time will tell who is right.
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