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BMW Z5 due in 2018

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by GazHyde, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

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    More information is starting to surface on the BMW Z5 being the replacement to the current Z4. There are even rumours of there being a Z5M.

    The BMW Z5 is the first fruit of BMW’s sports car collaboration with Toyota. The BMW Z5 ditches its space-inefficient retractable hard top in favor of a classic soft top.

    The BMW Z5 will debut with its 2.0-liter turbo offered in three stages of tune: 190 hp, 245 hp, and 270 hp. An even sportier Z5M would use the 425-hp turbo six from the new 2015 BMW M3 and M4. Alternative scenarios show a straight six (Z6) and a three-cylinder (Z3).

    Read more: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_and_future_cars/2017/1408-2018-bmw-z5-sneak-preview/#ixzz37jQjTjU8

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  2. t-tony

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    Surely not a 3 pot Z. Crickey, that's half a V6;)
     
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  3. Cooper

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    That particular model comes with a turbo-charger [the boot full of Red Bull and holes in the floor for you to use your feet like Fred Flintstone.]
     
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  4. David Cullen

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    seems that the style is gone back to the 3, more simple lines towards the rear, more aggressive looking at the front though, those grills would be the first thing id change though :-/
     
  5. GazHyde

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    I think it's interesting ditching the folding hard roof and going back to canvas again.

    The engine line up looks good too, if you ignore the silly 3 cylinder engines. Would be interesting to see what effort they make with an M version, as most of the recent M variants have been fairly insipid looking.
     
  6. David Cullen

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    its all a bit too modern looking for me anyway, im old school and always will be :)
     
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  7. t-tony

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    Well I like it, said Florence, hopefully. Seriously though I do think it's a good looking car. When the Z4 came out I hated it and TBH I'm still not a big fan BUT the Z3 won't be around for ever, in big numbers anyway, so sooner or later we will end up with one if we want to continue the Z roadster experience so bring on the Z5 for me and then I might skip the 4. :)
     
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    long live the Z3!....you are right they won't be around forever but that Z5 is not a replacement..its too big! as is the Z4.

    i'm thinking of "future proofing" mine by buying spare body panels and another engine with a trans and ECU for when the time comes...that way I can keep her on the road for years!
     
  9. Brian H

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    I think that looks superb :cool: want one.
     
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