BMW Z4 spotted in Los Angeles

BMW Z4 | September 16th, 2008 by 9
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Jason, one of our readers has just sent us some photos of the BMW Z4 parked on Gleandale Blvd next to Echo Park in Los …

Jason, one of our readers has just sent us some photos of the BMW Z4 parked on Gleandale Blvd next to Echo Park in Los Angeles. It’s interesting to see spy photos of the Z4 on U.S soil, rather than the typical Munich shots we have kept seeing for a while.

The test mule still has the plastic panels on it, so the car is still in the pre-FEP stage, where most of cold / hot weather testing is done, with all the plastic cladding on the car.

Thanks for the tip Jason.

[Source: Flickr ]

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9 responses to “BMW Z4 spotted in Los Angeles”

  1. Gragop says:

    Do they just give these test cars to employees to bang around in for a while for testing purposes? It’s gotta be weird just cruising to dinner or the mall in a testing-camo-clad bimmer!

  2. Horatiu B. says:

    @Gragop: They give cars to test engineers, but as far as I know, you can’t take them to dinner lol it would be funny to valet a test mule LOL Especially this one

  3. Luckyman#9 says:

    I saw this same car about a week ago in LA near I-10 on robertson heading north. I had no camera at the time, so this is a trip to see it in pictures.

  4. santa monica says:

    I saw it in Santa Monica about 2 weeks ago turning left onto Ocean from Wilshire. Want.

  5. Horatiu B. says:

    @Luckyman#9: Rule #1 for BMW fans, especially the ones in California: Always have a camera handy. If it’s not the Z4 showing skin, then you can at least spy Brittney or Paris.
    @santa monica: Photos needed :) You guys are lucky there, always get to see the test mules

  6. paximperium says:

    I spotted one of these today cruising southward along the I580 headed towards Fremont. We were stuck in traffic so I couldn’t grab a camera.

  7. Brookside says:

    This mule seems to be popping up everywhere in LA- question is, why?
    Why, when the production model will debut soon and there’ll be no need for the heavy rubber-suit cladding?
    My best guess is that they are testing a US-only drivetrain and tweaking the last bits for the N/A model.

  8. me too says:

    I saw this too Sep 30th southbound on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach. Driving home from work, I was along side it most of the time.

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