I sold my Mustang GT convertible and bought a BMW. But, this community is a lot more lively and interesting.
Yes it does, should be a b58d which is a great engineGreat Color - That's a car to go for a nice spring time cruise in the countryside around Lake Geneva. Does it have the same motor as the Supra? I hope you post up a lot of pics of a cruise in an idyllic setting.
How does it handle when the rear tires start to break loose? Is it a smooth, controllable transition? Better or worse than a Mustang?I picked up the car yesterday. It's cold here (20F), so I didn't have the top down. I drove it about 150 miles in different conditions. I got a pretty feel for it, so here goes....
The main thing I can say about it is it's a lot more expensive car than my Mustang, and it shows. Fit, finish, materials and ergonomics are just better... no surprise. It's more driver friendly and more refined. Acceleration is smooth and linear, steering and handling is quicker but very predictable. It's an easy car to get comfortable with. The BMW feels lighter, which would be expected. For me the biggest difference is the seat. No back issues. I tried for 4 years to find a comfortable position in my Mustang but it only got worse.
Now the downside....
A larger area behind the seats would be nice, we need some place for our dog.
The interior is a little tight for me. If I was a reasonable size, it wouldn't be.
Sport + mode definitely changes the handling and performance. But, it also changes the exhaust to make a lot of noise and crackling and popping. I can do without that.
The torque curve starts at a lot lower rpm and is much smoother, so when you break the tires loose it's predictable and easy to control. I always found traction with the Mustang could be exciting in freezing temperatures, especially if the rpms got high. No surprises or pants filling events with the Z4, typical BMW behavior.How does it handle when the rear tires start to break loose? Is it a smooth, controllable transition? Better or worse than a Mustang?
I like the size of the Z4. And BMW manual transmissions are nice. I've just never thought they were quite worth the money.
Nobody is going to be impressed with the look of the interior of a Z4. Unless you are buying the top of the line BMW models, you won't find the interior to be anything special to look at. It's all about fit, finish, ergonomics and comfort. For me, it's the seats.Thanks for the info. I should probably drive a Supra at some point just to see what it's like. I don't care much about the appearance of the interior having it be luxurious or something. And I would stay away from a convertible.