GTP Cool Wall: 2002-2008 BMW Z4

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2002-2008 BMW Z4


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851
United States
United States
Poll 1244: 2002-2008 BMW Z4 E85/86 nominated by @Neddo
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Body: 2-door roadster, 2-door coupe
Engine: 2.0i N46 i4, 2.2i M54 i6, 2.5i M54 i6, 2.5i N52 i6, 2.5si N52 i6, 3.0i M54 i6, 3.0i N52 i6, 3.0si N52 i6, 3.2 L S54 i6 (only 2 last engines are available for coupe, all for roadster)
Power: 148, 174, 189, 174, 215, 228, 215, 261 and 338 BHP respectively
Torque: 148, 155, 181, 170, 184, 221, 184, 232 and 269 lb-ft respectively
Weight: 1295 (2.0si) to 1450 (Z4M), while coupe range is 1395 to 1465 kg
Transmission: 5 speed automatic ZF 5HP19 (2.2i, 2.5i, 3.0i), 5 speed manual Getrag S5D250G (2.2i, 2.5i), 6 speed automatic ZF 6HP19 (3.0si), 6 speed SMG automated manual GS6S37BZ (2.5i, 3.0i), 6 speed manual ZF GS6-17BG (2.0i), 6 speed manual GS6-37BZ (3.0i, 3.0si, Z4M)
Drivetrain: FR for all
Country: Germany
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851
United States
United States
Solid Meh from here, it's surely not a bad car, but nothing too special either. I'd still take one if it was given to me, but I'd never go out of my way for a chance to drive one. Strange Bangle looks are interesting though, as they often tend to be.
 

TheCracker

Nothing to see here...
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Looks have grown on me with age, especially the coupe. The kink in the line above the sill still jars a bit though. Meh.
 

Adamgp

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Land of the smelly onion
Meh.

Not as good looking as the previous gen, and not much of a fan of this era of BMW's in general.
 
1,773
United States
Columbus, Ohio
I mean, I like the crazy huge amount of engine and transmission options, and it's certainly not a bad looking car per se. Something about '00 era cars feels... off to me though. They don't seem to have the personality of older cars or the sharpness of newer ones. They just sort of... exist.

Maybe I just feel that way because everything else about that particular decade was so bland and forgettable. Meh.
 
1,773
United States
Columbus, Ohio
89% of which are under or just adequately powerful enough for a sports car of its size and weight.
Eh. yeah. But for the vast majority of people who bought one, still likely more than enough. Most of the folks I've seen driving them in their heyday either looked like middle management or like they were having an affair with someone in middle management... hardly the track warrior type. :P
 

Crash

I wish somebody would have told me
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Puget Sound
Crash852
The entire Z4 ranged from meh to cool. At one end, the base spec cars are meh, at the other end, the Z4M Coupe is a very solid cool. With such a range, unfortunately, its rounded down to the lowest common denominator. Meh.
 

Rallywagon

what a long strange trip
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I gave it a meh, but, truth be told, if I ever thought about getting a Miata, I'd probably get this instead. And the only reason I would get a miata would be to build a shartkart.
Hmmmmmm......
 
90
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Z4 was in the same market segment than the Z3 was, and it came out when the Z3 was discontinued. How is it not a successor?

I'm not saying that it isn't a successor to the Z3. It is, but it's still a bit different car. You know, different design/looks, different engines, etc...
 

Adamgp

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I'm not saying that it isn't a successor to the Z3. It is, but it's still a bit different car. You know, different design/looks, different engines, etc...

In other words, a redesign of the Z series.
 
643
Italy
Under some Risotto
I mean, it's alright, but personally it's a bit boring to look at.
The M Coupe is not that bad though, and I imagne it's great to drive so I'll give it a low Cool overall
EDIT: Did not realize that the poll is closed, whoops