• Feb 9th 2008 at 10:31AM
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They've got it really well disguised, with extra padding down virtually every inch of the flanks hiding what lies underneath, but there's a new crop of spy shots of the 2009 BMW Z4 from Swedish website Sportbilen. The Svensk site for sports car enthusiasts jumped on three shots from Tommy Kristiansen of a passel of Bimmers in Goth costumes at a fuel stop. Not much is discernible, other than the fact that the long hood/short deck profile remains, and the on-again, off-again cloth top seems to have been replaced by a hard top. Perhaps someone who understands Swedish could shed some light about what the page actually says, too. The resolution of the shots isn't good enough to really make out whether it's a removeable hardtop or a folding unit, and whatever flame surfacing might run down the sides of this car have been hidden under totally faux quarter panels front and rear, and a door with a intentionally confusing bowl in the middle. So – you can make out the general lines, which stay pretty true to the BMW two-seater convention, but we're still waiting on more details.
[Source: Sportbilen.se]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      why would the 3 series be taped, maybe the new M3 wagon, anyone???
      • 7 Years Ago
      anyone else picking up on the "surface flame" impression on the door? i think that's a joke from bangle... it's obviously a huge stylized flame on it's side. i thought "woah, surface flame to the max!" then i read about the padding covering most of the car and put 2 and 2 together.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is there any chance the rear suspension will actually be something to be proud of this time around?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Z3 had the semi-trailing arms.
        The Z4 has the E46 'z axle' [3 link]

        Hopefully now it will get the 5 link that the 1 & 3 series has.
      • 7 Years Ago
      just what BEmVay needs is another(!)
      $50K vehicle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      1) this is for the Z4, so nothing on the 3 series

      2) basically, they got nuthin. they took some pix, wanted to share, but cant tell anything. yada yada yada
      • 7 Years Ago
      the swedish page doesn't really say much. just that tommy kristiansen took the photos and that we should see the car on the roads by next year, maybe even as early as this fall.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was under the impression that the Z4 production in SC was stopping to allow for production of another vehicle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Will this be built in Germany or Spartanburg SC ??
      • 7 Years Ago
      The 3 Series has an updated grill more in line with the 5 Series and the 3 Series coupe. Must be the upcoming "mid-life refresh"
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