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Among AC Schnitzer’s debuts at the Geneva auto show next week will be the AC Schnitzer Z4 99d (a 320d Z4).

The 99d packs 140 kW / 190 hp and 420 Nm of torque under its hood, dashing from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 235 km/h. Its weight has been reduced by 230kg over the factory Z4. What’s most impressive however, is the efficiency of this powerplant, with fuel consumption of just 3.8 L diesel per … CONTINUED

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MWDesign reveals its “White Flame” E89 Z4 project featuring OEM and 3DDesign aero parts. The full modificaitons list includes: 3DDesign Front Spoiler, 3DDesign Rear Trunk Spoiler, OEM 3.5is M-Sport Rear Bumper w/ Custom Matte, Grey Diffuser Insert, OEM Gloss Black Front Brake Ducts, Alpine White Roll Bars w/ Cusotm Pinstriping, Custom Pinstripe Design on Side Bod Panels and Side Mirrors, H&R Sports Springs, Millitek 2x100mm Catback Exhaust System, Forgestar F10 20×9 F 20×20.5 R Toyo Proxes T1R 245/30/20 F 285/25/20 R, and Dinan Stage II … CONTINUED

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BMW provides a video overview of its long roadster history – spanning the period from BMW’s first roadster in the 1930′s to the current E89 Z4.

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Japanese tuner house 3DDesign has officially released its E89 Z4 M-sport product line. The aero kit package includes CF Addon Front Spoiler, CF Side Skirts, and CF Quad Rear Diffuser.

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On the heels of the big BMW turbo 4-cylinder news yesterday, SCOTT26 has provided some dates for the switchover of certain BMW models from the current inline 6-cylinder to the new twinpower turbo I4 motor, as well as the end of production of the current 3-series, M3 and 1-series.

Here is the I4 switchover and end of production schedule (inside).

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BMW ALMS star driver Tommy Milner piloted the Need For Speed Schubert Motorsport Z4 GT3 to a dominant 4-lap victory at the 24-hour Dubai race. Milner, who piloted the No. 76 BMW Z4 GT3 with BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus and team regulars Claudia Hurtgen and Edward Sandstrom, drove to a four-lap win in what was a trouble-free race for the quartet.

“The 24-hour race in Dubai is the first tough test of the year for all the teams, and we mastered this … CONTINUED

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Mercedes pulling the wraps off their new SLK (R172) is reason enough for another photo comparison. This one is particularly interesting as BMW’s move to build the current Z4 (E89) with a folding steel roof makes it all the more of a natural rival to the SLK. Mercedes pretty much started the segment of hardtop roadsters by launching the first generation SLK in 1996.

The new SLK appears to incorporate design cues from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG such as the muscular front fascia. Mercedes also advanced their … CONTINUED

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EVO reviews the AC Schnitzer ACS4 Turbo S, calling the upgraded 375bhp Z4 the best-handling BMW Z4 yet, with styling tweaks that bring attitude to match its performance. Read on for their review.

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Automobile has just tweeted some interesting news on the base Z4 which corroborates a recent report from a ZPOST member. If these reports are correct, the base BMW Z4 will soon be powered by two turbo 4-cylinder variants (sDrive20i and 28i) instead of the current naturally aspirated inline 6-cylinder. This would not come as a huge surprise as recent rhetoric from BMW has pointed to the likely use of turbo 4-cylinder engines in future BMW base models (i.e. next generation F30 3-series), especially with improvements in … CONTINUED

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BMW has released a limited edition E89 Z4 for the Japanese market, dubbed the SILVER TOP Z4 edition. The major difference between this edition and the regular Z4 is the painted silver folding hardtop roof and silver painted mirrors.

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We love mad scientist projects where huge BMW motors are stuffed into smaller models which it was never intended to power. A german E85 Z4 M roadster owner has shoehorned the V10 from the M5/M6 and the resulting aural experience isn’t too shabby. Videos inside.

ARKYM Z4 M Coupe Kit

10/20/2010 at 7:00 AM
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The E86 Z4 M Coupe is still one of our favorite late model BMWs, even in stock form. ARKYM has taken it to even higher levels of gnarliness with its full carbon fiber kit, consisting of a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, rear diffuser, and aerowing.