Winding Road Magazine pits two of the top German born roadsters – the BMW zDrive35i and the Porsche Boxster S against each other.
Heres the first live action footage of AC Schnitzers E89 Z4, in some nice drifting action on the track being stacked against some other nice tuner cars.
The matte paint color look continues to be hot as a Zpost member puts together what’s probably the world’s first matte gray E89 Z4.
This new M-Sport kit which is said to include a full cosmetics kit as well as a mild power upgrade and subtle massaging of the suspension as well has been spied road testing once again. The car was previously caught at the ring undergoing more serious track testing and now that the car is doing road testing, the kit is likely very close to production. In fact, the package is likely complete and ready for sale and is likely awaiting the marketing nod to … CONTINUED
BMW has its whole "Joy" marketing campaign as you may know. Part of that has been an artist promotion in Romania. Alexandru Mirea came up with an interesting take on BMWs Joy, namely Origami!
He chose to work on his favorite BMW, the BMW Z4, and about 4000 paper cranes.
15 Days and 5 All nighters later, here is the result..
People continue to take deliveries of their spanking new E89 Z4s. ZPost member lightning shares a night time photoshoot of his car with everyone and promises more to follow
With work keeping me very busy these days, only now have I had the chance to write up my last road trip from 2 weeks ago. The area surrounding Lancaster, PA is perhaps most famous for its Amish and Mennonite residents. My goal, however, was the usual: fun roads, pretty scenery, and interesting historical sites.
My point of departure was Columbia, PA, which is right on the banks of our old friend the Susquehanna River. This town merits a much … CONTINUED
I really enjoyed this article posted on examiner.com. Its a nicely worded review of the Z4 which briefly hits on all the important points of the car
"Steering is very precise. The only learning curve for me was the massive distance from the front wheels to the steering wheel. Sitting so far back, it’s hard to triangulate exactly where the front wheels are – at first. In time, I was able to precisely position the Z4 … CONTINUED
Auto Motor und Sports photogs have been able to snap some more pictures of the red E89 Z4 that were posted up earlier (and of higher resolution). ( http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302539 ). Nevertheless these pictures do show the car is a different perspective and makes me appreciate more-so where BMW is going with this design.
Coinciding with the Frankfurt IAA show, AC Schnitzer has revealed their full package for the E89 Z4. They had previously shown their Z4 with ACS Wheels, but this car now has the complete body kit and other accessories and represents the final product. Here is the breakdown on the specs:
Attached is the Datasheet including all the wheels specs with offsets and sizes and the available parts of the AC Schnitzer kit
Official Press Release
The E89 Z4 is now testing at the ring with its Msport body (or performance aero kit) ! This is potentially the 3.5iM, a slightly uprated power version of the standard 3.5i.
Its an amazing sight to see when a brand new forum member posts up one hell of a car. Todays new member is fredrikz4 who hails from sweden with an ESS supercharged Z4 3.0 that is putting out about 430hp. Frederik didn’t stop with the supercharger and worked on the downflow stream with a new exhaust and pipes as well as a new clutch and rear diff. Bodywork and wheels were seriously beefed up to match what is under the hood and the … CONTINUED
Manhart has turned this Z4 into a beastly little roadster powered by the the E60 M5′s 550hp motor.
ESS has completed testing of its Z4 35i flash performance software, tuned to also work well with DTC transmissions.
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Those considering an E89 Z4 lease are in luck as August 09 rates are great. The MF rate on a 30 month lease is only .0005!
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Says Clarkson on new Z4 engine: actually it didn’t feel like a pair of turbos. It feels like a pair of testis. Big meaty ones!
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The 2009 Z4 (E89) has been awarded the Renowned International Design Excellence Award for 2009 presented annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
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Here is a great photo set of a deep sea blue E89 Z4 courtesy of jalopnik.com, shot at the Euro-ring track and pitlane.
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