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2010 BMW Z4 Photographed on U.S. Soil

 2010 BMW Z4 Photographed on U.S. Soil
2009 BMW Z4 in BMW parking lot

New BMW Z4 spotted in the parking lot at BMW's Spartanburg, S.C. plant

The new Z4 seen for the first time wandering the streets. Yes, there is the masking tape over the badges, but would anyone ever really mistake this for anything other than a BMW?

This next-generation Z4 has been one of the most anticipated redesigns of late. And we can see here the Z4 is going for a meaner, sleeker, more aggressive styling look.

The top horizontal line of the car seems to have been rounded more, making the car look like it is coiling back and ready to pounce. The headlamps are also stretched back - mean-eyed cat-like. It is unmistakenly a Z4 but it's clearly a bold new design not afraid to speak as to what this car is really all about.

Ironically, these pictures were taken in the parking lot at BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, the location where the final E85 generation Z4 rolled off the production line in September. Production of the new E89 has since been moved to Regensburg, Germany.

The top version of this roadster will be the Z4 sDrive35i with a 3.0 liter, twin-turbocharged 6-banger with 306 hp and 400Nm of torque (295lb-ft). The entry-level Z4 sDrive23i comes with a 2.5 liter in-line 6-cylinder engine with 204hp (152 kW) and 250Nm(184lb-ft) of torque.

See source link below for more photos.

Source: bmwblog.com

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booost
I like the front bumper and I think that's where it ends.
Feb 4, 2009 8:35 pm
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jagervw
This car will sell well in the "look at me" USA. Its too much - like fusion01 said. The surfaces and proportions are ham-fisted.
Feb 4, 2009 6:31 pm
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lelu
The cars parked in the back's details are incredibly sharp! Whats the lens?
Feb 4, 2009 4:33 pm
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MTC
I prefer the old one, pre-facelift Z4
Feb 4, 2009 10:03 am
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BabyMilo
i didnt like the previous gen z4 and i still dont like this 1
Feb 4, 2009 9:34 am
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sovietmole
sexy enough to tide over the financial crisis
Feb 4, 2009 8:15 am
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Lemonsqweezer3000
its going to sell very well!!
Feb 4, 2009 7:20 am
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trekkerbin
I personally love this re-designed Z4 very much! It's great!
Feb 4, 2009 4:40 am
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fusion01
Am I the only one whom thinks most BMW's just look plain wrong? This car has curves and lines that fight each other left, right and centre. Hell, some even sag. Sort of amusing and astounding at the same time. M3 looks decent enough. 135i with rear too, but otherwise most just look clumsy. See what the next head of design can do with things.
Feb 4, 2009 1:46 am
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Iconic
yup, you're the only one
Feb 4, 2009 3:58 am
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schnell
chris bangle didnt design this car, adrian van hooydonk did, just like the X6, X5, new 7, 6 and 3 coupe
Feb 4, 2009 4:30 am
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AG4
schnell... the 2010 BMW Z4's Exterior Designer is Juliane Blasi, the Z4's Interior Designer is Nadya Arnaout and the Design manager is Chris Chapman.
Feb 4, 2009 11:23 am
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Rapid
No , I agree with you =)
Feb 4, 2009 2:44 pm
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GRAVE
This car looks nice, but why the front is very long? like the bonet is stretched!
Feb 3, 2009 11:36 pm
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Iconic
This is a classic roadster characteristic. i.e. jaguar e-type
Feb 3, 2009 11:55 pm
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wjaprep
Chris Bangle quit! This is a VERY goold looking car, and thanks to AG4 I can now see why...
Feb 3, 2009 11:07 pm
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mn07
Very good looking car, can't wait to get one
Feb 3, 2009 10:01 pm
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radmeister
Nice goodbye gift from Bangle, this car is truly gorgeous.
Feb 3, 2009 7:32 pm
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Kepe
That's exactly what I was thinking. This is the only BMW by Bangle that actually looks good.
Feb 3, 2009 8:47 pm
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AG4
Chris Bangle didn't design the 1st and 2nd generation Z4, he just set the original theme followed by recent BMW models. 2010 BMW Z4 Exterior Designer: Juliane Blasi, Interior Designer: Nadya Arnaout, Design manager : Chris Chapman. The previous generation BMW Z4 was designed by Anders Warming.
Feb 3, 2009 10:30 pm
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MTC
Why bother to cover-up the badges, when the BMW signature nostril are exposed.
Feb 3, 2009 7:24 pm
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