Z3 to Z4M

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Z3 to Z4M

Post by Brian H » Sun 09 Oct, 2016 18:47

Well after 8 years of Z3 ownership (1.9 & 3.0i) I have added a Z4M to the fleet, Bought it off a fellow track-day member so I have known the car for a few years now.

A real baptism of fire as the car was based in the London area and I am in Scotland so a plan to pick up the car at a track-day was hatched. Nervous first moments as I picked up the car at 07:15 and was on Donington Park circuit at 09:30 :shock:

Not my first choice of colour but it really has grown on me. So much difference in technology etc. between the two cars so really hard to compare, stunning engine and encouraging exhaust note :)

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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by mrscalex » Sun 09 Oct, 2016 19:24

I like red.

It seems to be a bit of a taboo colour on new cars, not least of all BMWs.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by pingu » Sun 09 Oct, 2016 22:16

Never raced or rallied :D
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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by Gazza » Sun 09 Oct, 2016 22:25

Nice :D
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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by MpowerRob » Mon 10 Oct, 2016 15:07

Absolutely stunning I love Imola red. Get some CSL 19s on and it would be perfect keep them standard rims for the track.
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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by Brian H » Tue 11 Oct, 2016 19:38

MpowerRob wrote:Absolutely stunning I love Imola red. Get some CSL 19s on and it would be perfect keep them standard rims for the track.
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I do love the CSL alloys but not sure about the 19" though.

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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by Brian H » Tue 11 Oct, 2016 19:38

pingu wrote:Never raced or rallied :D
Technically correct :)

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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by bertiejaffa » Thu 13 Oct, 2016 00:54

you turncoat!!!

What are you doing with the yellow peril?
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Re: Z3 to Z4M

Post by Brian H » Thu 13 Oct, 2016 09:48

bertiejaffa wrote:you turncoat!!!

What are you doing with the yellow peril?

Ha ha, not quite, shame is you can buy a decent Z4M cheaper than a Z3M. The yellow peril is still with me, had a day a Croft Circuit last Monday :)

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