Surprised this thread is still named Z5 for some reason? Mods, can we revise?
Also underwhelmed. several thoughts:
1. the 8 series supposedly introduced this single-framed dual-kidney grille (a single bar now separates the dual kidneys) that would spread across the BMW lineup (see the new X5, forthcoming X6, X7, 3 series, 7-series facelift):
and yet...this Z4 carries the old design that had the dual kidneys as two distinct openings...WHY NOW BE DELIBERATELY INCONSISTENT? this would've been an easy fix even late in development.
2. the lack of a set of dual horizontal headlights flanking the grille seriously diminishes this vehicle's identity as a BMW. that has been a staple for decades across the lineup, betraying that here (as above re: #1) just makes this stick out like a sore thumb. had they placed thin horizontal dual headlights lower on the front end that lined up with the grille, like every other BMW, this would've looked SO much better.