Following strong consumer reaction to the concept Z4 Coupe at the 2005 Frankfurt and Tokyo Auto
Shows, BMW has confirmed that both the Z4 Coupe and an M version, the M Coupe
will enter series production.
Visitors in Frankfurt and Tokyo were captivated by the carís stylish body with its unique silken matte finish, tailored in the very best style of a classic sports coupe. While the driving dynamics potential of the vehicle was clear in its strong, purposeful lines, equally appealing to visitors was the striking interior design.
To be produced in Spartanburg, S.C., the first vehicles will be delivered to customers as early as June 2006.
The proven 255 horsepower (U.S. SAE net) in-line 6-cylinder engine with its high output and lightweight magnesium and aluminum construction promises superior agility and high performance. It not only catapults the Z4 Coupe to the top of the international competitive field but is also demonstrates the enormous performance capacity of the fundamental BMW Z4 Roadster concept Ė which forms the basis of the coupe.
BMW is also working to produce a high-end variation as quickly as possible and the result will be the return of the M Coupe, based on the new Z4 Coupe. Powered by the exciting 3.2-liter high-rpm engine, familiar from the BMW M3 and winner of many international awards, it will also come out in June 2006.