BMW Z4 (2018)

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by ProjectWHaT, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. ProjectWHaT

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  2. Kent

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    Based on those images I think I like the Z4 more. We'll see what is revealed with time.
     
  3. SlipZtrEm

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    No. No no no no no.

    BMW, don't call it a Z5. The entire argument for the explosion of even numbers in your lineup was for the sportier cars (ignoring the 2-minivan for a minute). Call it a Z6. Mercedes has the SL and the GT, you can have the Z6 and 6-series without too much of an issue. But don't call it a Z5.

    Really hope Motor Authority is wrong on this one.
     
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    I do too. Its just a huge mess. Especially with the 4 series Gran Coupe. :yuck:
     
  5. VXR

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    I hope it's more of a sports car than the last one. The reviews made that car sound more like a capable cruiser.
     
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    Inb4 "I don't know why so many people expect BMW to have some sort of logical numbering system"...
     
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    But the Z cars are not a part of the n-series formula. They're just named in the order they arrive (with the exception of the rare Z8 and lack of Z2)
     
  8. Tornado

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    Why does it have the front/rear overhang ratio of a Fiat Barchetta?


    inb4 "everyone needs to stop having such a narrow-minded attitude about BMW's numbering system"
     
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    Bmw did have a logical numbering system until the turbos came.

    The Z series is different to the others mainly because they only sell one Z car at a time(apart from the period when the Z3 and the Z8 where sold).
     
  10. VXR

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    They've never had a fully logical naming system. The E36 323i was essentially a detuned 2.5 from the 325i it replaced and the E23 745i was a turbo 3.2.
     
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    Thing is, the car looks big enough to just call it a Z8 again. There's still some positive feelings on that name left, right?
     
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    I know it hasn't been revealed, but that looks very Maserati.
     
  13. mustafur

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    It was still minor where as now it's basically all off by miles.
     
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    BMW≠Logic
     
  15. ildd

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    Plot twist- the 5 stands for a 5-cylinder engine. Just a e60 m5 block cut in half.
     
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    And the next M2 will be powered by a new high-strung and turbocharged boxer twin developed up from the R-series motorcycles.

    Then BMW will spend a fortune trying to refine a 7-cylinder engine to suit a luxury car.
     
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    If they won't call it F10/7 I will be disappointed.
     
  18. AudiMan2011

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    Were the BMW Z cars not based on a different platform to the rest of the ranges? If they were, then calling it a Z5 would seem like logical progression, like how the Z4 did when it replaced the Z3.
     
  19. ildd

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    To be fair, there were two generations of Z4's though.
     
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  20. 05XR8

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    Looks like that Fiamiata disguise.
     
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    Wild speculation: Could this be based around the base structure of the FT-1? Assuming that BMW and Toyota collaborate more than just with hybrid powertrains..
     
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    The basic platform is being shared with the Supra successor, but the new Z-whatever will not be a direct competitor, unlike the GT86/BRZ/FR-S.
     
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    I hope the soft-top roof suggests this is more of a driver's car than a cruiser. With that said, I'm more interested to see how Toyota's variant is shaping up.
     
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    Threads merged.

    C'mon Toyota. Dust off the old Solara nameplate. :lol:
     
  27. yabiggoose

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    Reminds me of Forza.

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  28. AudiMan2011

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    I don't think the world needs another fat Lexus wannabe.
     
  29. Leonidae@MFT

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    Called it in January ;P
     
  30. RACECAR

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    The only car from Mini that I liked and its being discontinued :indiff: