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Trackside With the New BMW Z4

You already know what it's like to drive BMW's new twin-turbo Z4. Feast your eyes now on its flowing blue lines beneath a huge summer sky.

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The car pictured here is the same model Wes drove for his First Drive piece in May, the Z4 35i with the N54B30 straight-six engine found in large number of modern BMW’s which slot in just below their M counterparts in performance.

Like the vast majority of road cars, the Z4 is not quite at home on a track, but that didn’t stop photographer Balázs Fenyő from shooting it against the walls of the pitlane at the Euro-ring. His pictures reveal an intricate play of lines and surfaces, quite water-like on this Interlagos Blue example.

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BMW Z4 35i

Photo Credit: Balázs Fenyő

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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BMW Z4 35i

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DISCUSSION

I don't know why, but every time I see a second-gen Z4, I am reminded of an early second-gen Firebird. It has the similar split grille, a similar (top-up) profile, the ducktail spoiler, and with a little imagination, even the taillights look somewhat similar. Now all they have to do is make it fixed top to save weight and throw in the M3's V8, and we would have one sexy little BMW screamer.