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      01-30-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
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Autoweek compares Z4 coupe to Cayman

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      01-30-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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      01-30-2006, 11:25 AM   #3
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There’ll be two distinct versions initially: a standard 3.0-liter 265-hp Z4 coupe priced in the lower $40,000 range, and the performance-oriented 3.2-liter 343-hp Z4 M Coupe priced close the Cayman S at $58,900.
This must be in error. The M roadster is only listed at $51,995 (retail). This isn't exactly "close" to the $58,900 Cayman-S price. By almost all accounts, the coupes will cost less than their respective roadsters. Thus, I would expect the base coupe to price in the high 30's and the M to price around 47-49k.

That being said, I actually think this car (base and M alike) is far more exciting than the Cayman/Boxster...and I like the Boxster quite a bit.
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As much as I love BMWs. Iīd take the Cayman anytime if I could afford to.

I donīt even care if itīs slower in a straight line. Few cars put a smile on your face like a Porker. And the Cayman S is the most quintessential Porker apart from the 911.

AND I love the butt of that car
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I'm betting one heck of an arm's race is going to heat up between the Z4 coupe and the Cayman. Not sure why BMW initially opted for the old M3 engine, but imagine the Z4 335 bi-turbo, not to mention the upcoming M3 V8. I was pretty disappointed with the message that the release of the coupe with the old M3 engine sent in regard to the slow pace of the release of the bi-turbo, and the decision as to whether it would be available in the US market. I am pessimistic about the whole 328/335 rumour for sept 06.
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As much as I love BMWs. Iīd take the Cayman anytime
2X............ Z4M is not for me. I think it is ugly.
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As much as I love BMWs. Iīd take the Cayman anytime if I could afford to.

I donīt even care if itīs slower in a straight line. Few cars put a smile on your face like a Porker. And the Cayman S is the most quintessential Porker apart from the 911.

AND I love the butt of that car
I'm thinking the same way. I'll have to research this subject some more.
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I'm betting one heck of an arm's race is going to heat up between the Z4 coupe and the Cayman. Not sure why BMW initially opted for the old M3 engine, but imagine the Z4 335 bi-turbo, not to mention the upcoming M3 V8. I was pretty disappointed with the message that the release of the coupe with the old M3 engine sent in regard to the slow pace of the release of the bi-turbo, and the decision as to whether it would be available in the US market. I am pessimistic about the whole 328/335 rumour for sept 06.
I donīt think thereīll be a hp race with the Cayman. Porsche has itīs hands tied here. The Cayman has an excellent chassis. Give it equal power to the 911 and itīll outrun it. But Porsche makes at least 10000$ more on any 911 than on any Cayman. So theyīll make damn sure the Cayman doesnīt get too much grunt.

Theyīve even stated allready, that htey plan for lesser hp variants of the Cayman but definitely no RS.

Í wonder when the first modder will put a serious motor in the Cayman and what itīll do with when lined up against the 911s.
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