Featured New BMW Z4 Prototype Review - Auto Express

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  1. soundman414

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    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/z4/103643/new-bmw-z4-prototype-review
     
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    340hp and the 8spd trans... I guess the Supra will be the same.
     
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    #3 Jun 3, 2018
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    Sweet! Sounds about right.

    Highlights for me:

    -"Quick as an M2, maybe quicker"
    -Adaptive damping
    -50KG lighter than the outgoing model (E89 was 1,420–1,525 kg (3,131–3,362 lb)
    -340hp
    -ZF Auto, but an M version later with a DCT
    -eLSD
    -"Feels like a proper, old school, involving BMW"
    -"Definitely under 5s to 60" (well duh)
    -"You'll see it (the exterior) in a few weeks time"
    -"For Sale in March"
     
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    Sounds pretty good to me! 340 seems a little low. But we will see what the final numbers are
     
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    I guess the hardtop version (Supra) will be that 100-200lbs lighter.

    What I was surprised was.. I thought the bimmer was going to be a GT car rather than a proper track weapon which the SUpra was slated to be. If this one is good.. seems promising for the supra.
     
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    Btw Sutcliffe said "just under 40 grand", so lets assume that means 39,995 GBP. The Boxster in the UK stars at 44700 GBP, so let's call that a 10% difference. The US Boxster starts at $59k, so 10% off of that is roughly $53k.

    So, maybe we'll see a 50k Supra and a 55k Z4? That's just a guess though.
     
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    #8 Jun 3, 2018
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    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2020-bmw-z4-m40i-prototype-drive-review

    https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-driven/bmw-z4-m40i-prototype-driven/38129

     
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    Does the Z4 use the B58? Or will it use the Supra engine? (As we know, insiders confirmed it is a new head design and a different engine block to B58)
     
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    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/glob...bmw-z4:-green-light-for-pure-driving-pleasure

     
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    http://www.automobilemag.com/news/prototype-drive-2020-bmw-z4-m40i-roadster/
     
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    @A70TTR, any idea of when the press will get to sample the Supra?
     
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    I love how forthcoming BMW is. Sale date, curb weight, dimensions, and etc. Toyota on the other hand... :hide:
     
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    interestingly, the reviews say a twin turbo I6, and didn't we have confirmation of the Supra being single?
     

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