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      06-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #43

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Originally Posted by erhanh View Post
I meant the E86 Z4 M Coupe. The M Coupe version of the new Z4 (E89?) would be a lot heavier.
Agreed but sadly that ship has already sailed.

The whole time I owned mine I wished it had the S65 to really allow it to be all the car it could be with the power increase, the lowered engine weight and improved weight distribution the S65 would have offered.

Its sad how BMW generally refuses to put its best engine in its best sports car platform. The Z3M Coupe had a detuned S54, and the Z4M Coupe only had the best available engine in the best body for 1 short year (model year 07) until the S65 dropped in 08.

I guess BMW has no desire to actually compete directly with Porsche.

I wouldn't mind seeing what BMW could conjure up for a focused lightweight coupe version of the current E89 Z4 with the S65.