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Z4 M Roadster 8 21.62%
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      05-12-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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z4 M or M COUPE?

Honestly, this is like choosing between different cars almost. The Z4 M Roadster and the Coupe have completely different personalities. The Roadster FEELS like a sports car, it has a presence that shouts out at everyone. The Coupe, is more practical, especially in Canadian weather, but for some reason i've never really decided whether i like it or not. It's got a certain appeal, no doubt about it, but it's not exactly the best looking car in the world. Anyone else having this dilemma?
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      05-12-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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It's an easy decision for me. I prefer the look of the coupe and with the fact that it's more practical and usually coupe's handle a bit better than their roadster counterparts, coupe wins.
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      05-13-2006, 01:57 AM   #3
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Well, i think that the 2 cars r very different, but still, 1 might think of buying one of them n still wounder...
if u want the looks of power (and the actual power), go ahead n take the coupe.
but if u like the show car, the roadster grabs much more attention, n i really like the idea that u can choose bwtween the open air and or the internal quiteness. thats an advantage in the roadester...
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      05-13-2006, 09:03 AM   #4
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M coupe as its cheaper, looks better, and is a better handling car.
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      05-14-2006, 12:54 PM   #5
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Coupé without a doubt. Far safer, and stiffer aswell...
Furthermore, I am partial to "M Coupés"

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Coupe, i love the M coupe its a thing of beauty.
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M Coupe is a sexy beast.
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M Coupe is a sexy beast.
Ditto. The coupe looks amazing. I would seriously consider trading my car in for one if the right deal came along...
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you should seriously drive them before you sign up for one of either

I have a Z4 3.0 (from back when the 3.0 was the big motor) and have taken it to the track a few times and autocrossed too..

when I test drove the M roadster I really, really, really wanted to like it

The power in that car is AMAZING

BUT

the steering wheel was too fat for my tastes (minor)
the handling was twitchy, spooky, and a bit unsettling at the limit (major)

I really wanted to like that car, but it just didn't seem to be a polished product. It seemed like the car was just a hodgepodge of m3 bits tossed onto the Z4 to hype it up a little bit. Early reviews from mags, and performance numbers would tend to back up my feelings from the test drive. I had a friend (boxster S owner) with me and he drove it too and we both came back with the same conclusions.

very impressive power, not easy/fun to drive near the limit

You really get the feeling that they're handicapping that M roadster and coupe so that it won't just destroy even the new E90 M3 in every measureable performance measure.


After test driving the M roadster I had zero desire to upgrade.
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i would definitely go for the coupe. my dilemma is different, however. i can't decide whether to get the regular coupe or the M one. i figured in 4 years (when i'm ready to upgrade/swtich) i'll have this question figured out.

but as ward said, i'd test drive both of them and i'm sure you'll have no problems deciding which one you like better.
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After test driving the M roadster I had zero desire to upgrade.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, i didnt get u, u mean u hated both?? the roadster and the coupe???

n when u test drove the car, didnt the extreame power changed ur mind a little bit, or made u forget all the negative side??

plus i saw 5th gear's episode about the M roadster, nn they sid that the car is fun 2 drive, maybe everybody has his own way 2 evaluate "FUN"
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we don't have the coupe available yet

the extra power didn't make up for the car feeling less composed at speed than my Z4, the M roadster was really twitchy and didn't feel stable near the edge. I don't think it's not fun, but it's not a rounded package

the sum of the M roadster is less than the sum of it's parts in my book

still a fun car though,

too bad BMW handicaps it to keep the M3 the top dog, kind of like porsche with the cayman and 911
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yah u have this concept with many car manufacturers, because they need that, thier aim in the end is sales right??
i find it ok if BMW does that 2 keep the M3 in the top (although i feel it has nothing 2 do with the Z4 M) but every car manufacturer has his own good reasons 2 built cars in different ways...
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