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      02-25-2013, 06:21 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by Ti335 View Post
While BMW is collaborating with Toyota to build a Z4, Audi is collaborating with Porsche to build the R4. Which one do you think is going to be a better sports car??
Center/rear-engined AWD cars can be as sporty as they want. To me they wont be as fun to drive as front-engined rear-wheel drive cars with 50/50 weight distribution. They will be faster yes, but not as easy to have fun with. We need to appreciate that BMW is not heading in the direction of Audi and Porsche.
Little known facts about BMW: 1) The N54 is still in production and used in the current Z4 35i and 35is. 2) In a Z4 you can get sport+ steering combined with normal suspension etc by selecting DSC=off. (Update: DSC=off also offers sports steering in the M135i) 3) All Z4s with 19" wheels are still only offered with the worst performing OEM tires ever sold with a DCT equipped BMW (Potenza RE 050 RFT).