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Old 01-19-2016, 01:03 PM
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Default 201? BMW Z5 (bimmer)

First spy images of the BMW Z5, replacement for the Z4. Not exactly liking what I'm seeing so far.

http://www.carpoint.com.au/news/2016...-bmw-z5-100967
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:21 PM
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Interesting. Looks actually more conservative (or say classic) than the Z4s before. Pretty much like the Z3 was more "classic, th eZ4 (especially the Bangle one) more futuristic.

Is this btw. the car that is co developed with Toyota?
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Is this btw. the car that is co developed with Toyota?
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The cladding must be doing a great job of hiding the styling because that is as style free as it gets.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:11 PM
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Why Z5? That goes against their recently updated naming convention.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:45 PM
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Why Z5? That goes against their recently updated naming convention.
Yes, but it allows for a higher positioning (marketing blah for a serious increase in pricing)
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:01 AM
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http://www.carscoops.com/2016/09/sco...ers-first.html

First glimpse at the interior; no surprises, combining the general Z4 theme with a freestanding screen. And, what i do appreciate in a sports car, it does appear to have traditional instruments

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And, what i do appreciate in a sports car, it does appear to have traditional instruments
Not sure about that. They look rather flat to me, look at the center of the indicator.
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Not sure about that. They look rather flat to me, look at the center of the indicator.
I did notice that as well, but then again the sides look rather "3d" to me. I guess it will be a similar solution to the current 5 series, where actual indicators are moving over digital scales.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:48 PM
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the sides look rather "3d" to me
I assumed it was b/c screen tech has improved to the point that they make things looks very 3-D now. ;)

But, I like that the gauges are simple, large, and clean, regardless of whether they're digital or truly analog. I just hope the screen tech is reliable! Can you imagine how expensive it would be to replace the screen? Yikes.

I can't remember what the Supra interior dashboard buttons looked like (and I'm too lazy to search!). The buttons in the Z5 seem be to lifted straight from a Toyota, no? And I mean that as a compliment, actually....
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