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    Pics of my Z4M Coupe!

    It's been a while since my last post but my new car has finally arrived!

    It's a Z4M Coupe and simply stunning!


    So, after a few hundred miles, I'm totally in love with driving again. Last year I traded my Boxster for an R32 after a few bad experiences, not to mention a GT3 which was in a much worse state than I would have liked in my opinion!


    Before buying, the test drives of the car only gave a flavour of what it can do and as I am currently keeping the engine under 5.5k rpm, I haven't had the opportunity to explore the upper end of the engines ability. Even though this is the case, I can quite firmly say, this is the most fun and exciting car I have owned in terms of driving experience.


    I'm not a 100% happy with the occasional kangaroo when I come off the clutch too quickly but I suppose this is the CDV valve everyone keeps on talking about and is supposed to help those Americans who don't quite understand "stick shifts"...


    It is just wonderful on twisties - I spent 3 -4 hours driving in the Borders today. The acceleration is stunning and the handling fantastic - I will fit a strut brace to stop the occasional direction changes when one wheel hits a bump but that's about it. And it's better at speed-bumps than my R32!


    The BMW Ipod connection is pretty good for what it is, text of artist on the nav screen is good and it suits my needs. Base stereo could be better but that will be replaced this month at the first service.


    I've washed the car a couple of times so far (novelty of being new and Interlagos shows up much more dirt than I'm used to coming from grey cars).


    Bluetooth with the Iphone is excellent, you do have to shout though so you're heard over the engine - stereo upgrade should help!


    Nav is good - great street name feature, same software as my old Mini Cooper S and better than the Porsche PCM.


    Overall the car is excellent. With a great feel from the wheel and much better than my 987 Boxster in my opinion and similar to a 997 Porsche I was lucky enough to have for several hundred miles.


    So, a lucky man and can't wait to get my first service!!


    This has to be the bargain performance car of the century - all the fun of a TVR without the reliability issues. So ignore that fool of a man Jeremy Clarkson (must be to say this car was rubbish) and get yourself one of these before they stop making the, you won't regret it.

    Some more pics of the Z4M Coupe can be found on my photo site if you're interested!

    http://www.justhypemedia.com












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    Congrats on the purchase. I very much like the Z4M coupe. It's a fantastic car. I had a test drive in one a few months back, and I loved it!
    If I had one bad critic to give, it would be the weight...
    Anway enjoy your new car in good health. And a big to those photos! They are high class

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    wow enjoy in good health! hope to see more amazing pictures.
    oh and ps. your first picture looks like from a video game..

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    Beautiful pics, very nice indeed.

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    Atzporsche said:
    wow enjoy in good health! hope to see more amazing pictures.
    oh and ps. your first picture looks like from a video game..



    I was thinking the same, the first pic doesn't look real at all! I think you could make a Fiat Multipla look good with your photography!

    Congratulations of the purchase, hope to see many many more photo's from you

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    Congrats on the car! Btw,the photos are stunning!

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    Great pictures!

    Nice car, enjoy it!

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    Amazing photography!

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    Like always, stunning pictures

    But is that car really better then the Boxter ?

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    Gnil said:
    Like always, stunning pictures

    But is that car really better then the Boxter ?



    I'd take that over the boxster any day. I had a boxster S and I barely ever drove it after getting an E46 M3. This having the same engine and being lighter...well...

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    Wonderful pictures of cool Bimmer!!!

    Congrats,

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    Congrats, wonderful pictures as always!

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    Amazing pictures.
    I'm drooling over them....

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    Excellent Pics. I like the 2nd one for some reason, not sure why.

    The 1st image looks wrong for some reason. Is that supposed to be lens flare on the lamp? I think the image would look better without it. At first I thought the lamp was switched on, but assumed that because non of the other lamps were on then this isn't the case. I then thought it was the sun, but alas the shadows are in the wrong direction. So did you inset this flare artificially in PS?

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    What talented photogs on rennteam. Z4 coupes are very nice, enjoy.

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    ResB said:
    Excellent Pics. I like the 2nd one for some reason, not sure why.

    The 1st image looks wrong for some reason. Is that supposed to be lens flare on the lamp? I think the image would look better without it. At first I thought the lamp was switched on, but assumed that because non of the other lamps were on then this isn't the case. I then thought it was the sun, but alas the shadows are in the wrong direction. So did you inset this flare artificially in PS?



    Well observed. I think you are right. On the second photo, the same light is switched off. Looks like an artificial light source.

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    Congrats mate!!
    Amazing picture for an amazing machine!

    though i think you car is broken..
    the wheel is on the wrong side

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    Great car, and nice pics!

    Are you using HDR to get those colors?

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    Amazing photography, as usual.

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    Nice pics! I love that car!

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    I have nothing with the Z4, but jeez Steve! Those pics are awesome!
    I am happy for you that you love the car, enjoy it!
    Best wishes,
    -Joost-

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    Congrats! What a fun car and amazing car. The pics aren't too shabby either. My friend had a loaner Z4 3.0si Coupe, and it received more attention than a 997. We parked it on S. Congress in Austin and watched all the people stare and gawk at it.

    That said, it's depreciating like a rock here. I saw a low milage example for $39,990.

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    MattTheCarNut said:
    Congrats! What a fun car and amazing car. The pics aren't too shabby either. My friend had a loaner Z4 3.0si Coupe, and it received more attention than a 997. We parked it on S. Congress in Austin and watched all the people stare and gawk at it.

    That said, it's depreciating like a rock here. I saw a low milage example for $39,990.



    Old news, what BMW, MB, Audi etc. doesn't depreciate like a rock eventually? At least it's not depreciating as bad as my old SL55/65 and current M6 cab are!

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    The light source is artificial! I added it in as a render - have both versions

    I'm just about to post some pics from the Scottish Highlands - 550 miles in 3 days

    Loved the Boxster but this car is as much fun as the 997 I had a loan of for a week and reminds me of my ill-fated GT3!!

    Loving car car and has totally reinvigorated my desire to drive after a year on a CBR1000RR and now a CB1300S motorbike!

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    Some more pics from a run yesterday up my favourite road in the Highlands!


    Thought I'd share












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    those pictures are just sick!

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    More please more!

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    Mike S said:
    More please more!



    You're very kind!

    I had the R32 for a while and just wasnt inspired to take any pics of it - 6 in total I think! This car I can't help myself

    Just for you Mike, and why I like this road....


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    Congrats. I was just wondering the other day "where has the guy been that always posted some damn nice pics of his car?"

    My question has now been answered!

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    He He! Yes, but if you like motorbikes I've got a few new shots on the website - http://www.justhypemedia.com

     
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