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2004 BMW Z4 3.0i SE

  1. GazHyde

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    Going to do something a little different this time to a progress thread. I can't really think of any changes to make the car other than a couple Kevan suggested (like flappy paddle conversion). I'm going to use this thread as a 'living with a Z4' from a new owner perspective.

    I'll update it with specifications, running costs, observations and random Z4-ness.

    Hopefully it will make for an interesting read i-) It may even help those out who are thinking of buying or changing to a Z4.
     
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    Model BT52 - E85 Z4 3.0i SE Roadster M54 3.0 @ £31,840 (MRRP)
    Colour 472 - Sterling Grey Metallic @ £375
    Upholstery LATL - Dream Red Oregon Leather
    Option 205 - Automatic Gearbox @ £1450
    Option 249 - Multi-function steering wheel @ £105
    Option 313 - Elec Fold Exterior Mirrors @ £150
    Option 350 - Composite Star Spoke 108 8/8/1/2 x 18 @ £850
    Option 387 - Wind Deflector @ £160
    Option 430 - Auto-dim Int + Ext Mirror @ £245
    Option 494 - Seat Heating @ £230
    Option 508 - Park Distance Control @ £275
    Option 522 - Xenon Headlamps @ £395
    Option 540 - Cruise control @ £170
    Option 609 - Navigation System Professional @ £1465
    Option 644 - Bluetooth Telephone Preparation @ £510
    Option 677 - Hi-Fi Sys Prof Carver
    Option 711 - M Sport Seats

    Specifications

    3.0i SE 2d Auto

    Performance:
    Engine Size - 2979 cc
    Cylinders - 6
    0-60 mph - 6.0 secs
    Top Speed - 151 mph
    Power Output - 231 bhp
    Valves - 24
    Torque - 300 Nm 221 lb-ft

    Dimensions
    Length - 4091 mm
    Width - 1781 mm
    Height - 1299 mm
    Weight - 1290 kg

    General
    Wheelbase - 2495 mm
    Luggage Capacity - 240 litres
    Fuel Capacity - 55 litres
    Turning Circle - 9 m
    Fuel Delivery - Multi point fuel injection
    Transmission - Automatic
    Gears - 5 Speed
     
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    Running Costs

    Road Tax as of 31/01/12
    3.0i SE 2d Auto >_> 211 g/km >_> VED Band K >_> £143 6 months >_> £260 12 months

    Fuel Consumption Not OBC, but calculated on full tank (gallons divided by miles)

































    Date............. MPG......... PPM......... Fuel Type................
    30-Jan-2012 25.76 23.3 Unleaded
    11-Feb-2012 18.77 32.5 Unleaded
    12-Feb-2012 28.38 21.6 Unleaded
    12-Feb-2012 23.05 26.4 Unleaded
    28-Feb-2012 20.23 31.2 Tesco Momentum
    18-Mar-2012 18.38 35.1 Tesco Momentum
    22-Mar-2012 24.2 26.7 Tesco Momentum
    10-Apr-2012 21.61 31.0 Tesco Momentum
    15-Apr-2012 26.23 26.3 Shell V-Power
    24-Apr-2012 26.92 24.3 Tesco Momentum
    Average Consumption




    Miles Driven... Miles Per Gallon... Pence Per Mile...
    1,985.10 23.35 27.8
     
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    Gap-tech remote control hood module
     

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    Another in car sound recording :D Nice quiet road and a touch of gentle acceleration... Sport button on!

    The 3.0i has a sound generator which allows you to determine how much noise you want. It's a pipe in the engine bay with a couple of bits of foam in. You can remove one, or both depending on what you like. This is with one removed, so lord knows what it's like with both out!

     
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    My god that sound fantastic would love to hear the full fat roar with the sound generator on full chat. :-bd
     
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    Sounds great Gaz :-bd
    Now where`s this pipe :D ,i want that sound :coolsteer)
    :ymalien:
     
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    If it's dry tomorrow I'll take some pictures for you Mozza. Kevan had already removed the first bit of foam, but he showed me what to do.

    Its a 30 second job to do when you figure out which pipe to remove.

    Tempted to take out the second bit, but it can make the car sound like the exhaust is broken. :-^
     
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    Cheers Gaz,cant wait,i wont sleep tonight :D
    Might have to start counting :baa :baa :baa :baa
    :ymalien:
     
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    ooooooooooh thats a nice sound Gaz. Do we have the same pipe in the Alpina?
     
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    Not sure, but lets find out shall we :D

    Hopefully some photos will answer the question.
     
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    Had a look before thought it may be that pipe,so thats the 1st job tomoz,then out for a spin,sunny day forcast :coolsteer)
    Cheers for all the info.
    :ymalien:
     
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    i may start a thread ' living without a Z4' =((

    enjoy Gaz . :)
     
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    It's easy - especially when you have a Z3 parked outside ;)
     
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    Just spent some time looking at the specification of the car. Found that the car is fitted with a Carver HiFi system - the first car to come with a THX Certified sound system. Not sure what all this means, but it's a fantastic sound system!

    THX engineers worked closely with BMW to analyze in detail the Z4’s cabin acoustics, speakers and other audio components in order to check whether they performed to THX specifications. THX rigorously tested the audio system under a variety of road and driving conditions. THX analyzed the system for dynamic range, frequency response, power output and distortion. The result is a THX Certified System that delivers a smooth, clean sound. BMW Carver technology, a digital ten-channel audio amplifier, and a digital sound processor all interact to ensure a supreme THX Certified sound experience.

    The Z4 premium sound system offers the option to choose the experience of enjoying music either in an open-air stage or a concert hall setting. In order to offer the aficionado of roadster and coupé motoring not only a unique driving experience, but also an incomparable experience of sound, BMW has introduced Carver technology into this THX Certified system. “Thanks to Carver technology, a high sound pressure can be produced with a small speaker diameter” says Edgar Kirk. The limited package space available for large bass speakers in a two-seater can be used in the best possible way. Requiring a volume of only 10 liters per loudspeaker, the system is able to generate enormous sound pressure (output level) of more than 120 db. A digital 10-channel audio amplifier and sound processor, in turn, gives the sub-woofers an output of 100 Watts. Two woofers each developing 40 Watts are positioned at the front of the car, six midrange loudspeakers and tweeters are fitted in the doors and behind the seats, each driven by a 25 Watts terminal. The premium sound system develops a total power output of 430 Watts.

    Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/10603307423 ... -certified
     
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    Took both pieces of foam out of the sound generator went for a blast ,sounded like the exhaust had gone, :( ,Put one piece back and now its :-bd :D :D :D
    :ymalien:
     
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    told you so Gaz. %-( its awesome :D
     
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    What about experimenting with different types of foam?
     

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