The BMW X1 has made the 2010 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) Award finalist list and the BMW Z4 has made the 2010 Performance Car of the Year (PCOTY) Award finalist list. 31 cars were originally nominated for the WCOTY award and 15 cars for the PCOTY award. The winner of each category will be announced April 1st at the New York International Auto Show.
The "World and Performance Car of the Year Awards" is now in its seventh year … CONTINUED
We previously showcased press photos of the E89 Hartge Z4 35i, but here are in-the-flesh photos from a ZPOST member of the newest Hartge Z4. Changes include add-on front spoiler lip / bumper, carbon fiber mirrors, hartge wheels (different set on each side), Hartge suspension, Hartge wind deflector, rear trunk spoiler, and Hartge quad exhaust.
We bring you the full 2011 BMW Model Year ordering guide (in PDF) for all 2011 models. This guide lists ALL start of production dates, available options, colors, packages, and related notes for every single BMW model for 2011.
Overall, the 2011 BMW models are not significantly changed. The new models are the BMW 5-series and Alpina B7 along with LCI updates to the 3-series coupe and convertible. See inside for 2011 BMW models pricing and details.
The Z4 sDrive35is which features the uprated N54 Twin Turbo engine makes its US debut at the Detroit Autoshow. Here is a collection of photos from the show!
Hartge has launched its full E89 Z4 program with these photos of its full aero kit package and wheels. Performance details to come.
Autoblog enjoyed their experience with the Z4 sDrive30i, complimenting that it excels in the everyday world, as a genuine pleasure and a worthy addition to BMW’s roadster lineage.
Roadflys Charlie Romero does a nice review of the E89 Z4 in the Los Padres mountains
BMW Motorsport has announced the Z4 GT3, featuring the M3′s V8 engine, bumped up to 480hp!
I posted this in another forum, but I thought Id have a little fun and post it here too.
Since the Holidays are here, I figured Id start a thread with Holiday-ish pics. Please post any holiday pics with your rides here!
For those inquiring… picture was taken with my 1:18 scale Z4M in front of my Christmas Tree. Lighting on the car came from 2 flashlights. Squint a little and … CONTINUED
I thought this was a very interesting note posted by BimmerFile
With the release of the Z4 35is BMW will be offering only one transmission; the DCT. Our understanding is that the manual 6 speed Z4 (specifically the clutch) cant handle the torque that comes with the engine upgrade in the car.
Read the rest: http://www.bimmerfile.com/2009/12/15…h-the-z4-35is/
Courtesy of BimmerFile is a nicely compiled video of all the clips floating around the internet right now:
Its an early Christmas weekend for Z4 fans as they not only get the sDrive35is, but will also soon have an official M Package option, to be available in the Spring of 2010.
Here are some details of the Z4 M Sport Package:No pricing yet announced.
To be available in 2010 Spring.
Available on all Z4 models.
New ///M front bumper and rear diffuser.
18" ///M wheels.
Optional 19" wheels.
10mm lower suspension.
M steering wheels and seats.
M stick shift cover.
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Here is the newly announced Z4 sDrive35is live and in motion. As good as it looks standing still, it’s even more stunning in motion.
BMW announces the top end Z4 sDrive35is featuring 335hp / 332tq and the 7 speed DCT transmission!
Studie Japan has always been on the forefront when it comes to BMW tuning. Both Hamann and ACS give them first priority on basically all the newest parts. Here is their version of the AC Schnitzer E89 Z4.
Hood vents have been added while the side fenders have been modified a little.
The 2011 model year switchover schedule has been distributed to BMW Military Sales personnel. Details inside.
Japanese tuner 3D Design has released one of the first aftermarket aero part (front lip spoiler) for the E89 Z4. The lip is constructed from polyurethane and mounts to the factory mounting points.