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Report: More rumors on the return of BMW’s Z lineup

Some reports shows up recently suggesting BMW is working on the return of some Z models, mainly to replace the aging current Z4 and to expand the lineup. According to BMWBlog and Motor.es, rumors of a new entry-level Z1 continue to be reaffirmed to be alive and well as an additional model to sit below the […]

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Report: Next-generation BMW Z4 to be sportier

Word on the street is that BMW is working on the next-generation Z4 Roadster and that the successor will be a more dynamic sports car than the previous models. The model will hit roads sometime around 2015 and will be much sportier than the current generation model. The sportier character of the next-generation model may […]

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Report: BMW M’s product development is hard at work to revive Z4 M

“There are days when it hurts not to have one, but there was no compelling business case at the time when the decision was taken,” said Albert Biermann, head of product development at BMW. It seems that BMW is still considering building a consumer version of the Z4M and is interested in offering the Z4 […]

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BMW promises that small 4-cylinders doesn’t mean small power

It has been some time since Americans have seen a four-cylinder powered BMW. In fact, the last one ever imported into the US was the old E36 3-Series from the 1990s, in the form of the 318. But in recent news, BMW has been known to be releasing some new turbocharged four-cylinders for the US […]

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2012 BMW 528i and Z4 sDrive28i 4-cylinder models priced, get price jump from previous model year

BMW has just unveiled its latest prices for the turbocharged 4-cylinder 5-Series and Z4 Roadster and unfortunately, they took a slight bump. The engine powering the new F10 528i and the current Z4 sDrive28i roadster is a 2.0L turbocharged four banger that produces 240hp and with fuel economy figures that are expected to exceed the […]

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Porsche gets highest ranking in 2011 APEAL Study by J.D. Power

For the seventh consecutive year, Porsche is the highest-ranking nameplate in the 2011 APEAL Study by J.D. Power and Associates. Hyundai also improved from 2010 more than any other nameplate this year, while Jeep and Chrysler also improved considerably. BMW and Dodge each had three models each that received the segment-level awards. BMW models receiving awards […]

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BMW M Boss: Next M3 to get tri-turbo 6-cylinder, would love to do M1, no decision on Z4 M

BMW’s M3 has been the buy-word for the best combination in performance, practicality and luxury and has since spawned a modicum of M models to follow proudly in its wake. Continuing that trend, BMW M-Division’s Boss, Dr. Friedrich Nitschke confirmed that several new M models are on the way. “Our pace of development must accelerate,” […]

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2011 New York: BMW Z4 sDrive28i – BMW’s first inline-4 in over 10 Years

Key Competitors: Mercedes-Benz SLK, Porsche Boxster. Power: 2.0L TwinPower turbocharged I4 making 240-hp/260 lb-ft. Transmission: 6-speed automatic; 6-speed manual. Price: TBA. BMW revealed its first four-banger powered car in over 10 years earlier today at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i features the company’s new efficient, clean yet powerful TwinPower […]

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BMW Z4 sDrive28i will be first 4-cylinder model in U.S. in over a decade

BMW confirmed today that the new BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster will be the first model in the U.S. to feature the company’s new powerful, efficient and clean TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine. It marks the return of BMW 4-cylinder power to the United States for the first time in over a decade. “This newest engine, another […]

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2011 BMW Z4 GT3 gets some modifications for new season

Following its debut a little more than a year ago, the BMW Z4 GT3 achieved great success to date in January 2011. BMW Motorsport engineers have now modified and fine-tuned the aerodynamics of the BMW Z4 GT3 for the new season, which improves the car’s performance. In terms of electronics, engineers added a modern ECU408 […]

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