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MWDesign Project: BMW E89 Z4 “White Flame”

3-Series | February 22nd, 2011 by 7
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Canadian tuning shop MWDesign reveals their latest project titled “White Flame”. The tuning company used as basis for their project a BMW E89 Z4 and …

Canadian tuning shop MWDesign reveals their latest project titled “White Flame”. The tuning company used as basis for their project a BMW E89 Z4 and after several visual enhancements, the roadster stands out even more. Let’s have a look at their project.

Modern minimalist design is an important influence in the tuning aesthetic at MWDesign Technik. Each vehicle is a unique project that can be expressed through layers of texture with materials, color and specific custom parts.

Our E89 “White Flame” project is a follow up to the highly successful black and lime green “Slingshot” project that was featured in many prestigious publications including Performance BMW magazine. We wanted our next project to be totally different while being clean, complex and exciting at the same time.

A long time friend and client of ours liked our golf club inspired concept of the Slingshot Z4 project and requested that we base his brand new 2011 Alpine White/Coral Red Z4 off the unreleased at the time Taylormade R-11 golf club. The white/red/grey theme couldn’t be more perfect for this integration of design elements between the car and club.

Without being too explicit, we tried to translate some of the key design cues and coloration off the club into the car.  The white, red and grey theme worked perfectly on the car to capture the essence of the highly technical R-11 driver.

The intermittent color blocked pinstripe theme was run from the nose of the vehicle, closely following the bold character lines of E89 Z4. Our friends at Blitzgear carefully laid two silver pinstripes in a near intersecting style, highlighting the two main character bulges on the side of the car. This had to be carefully planned out as pinstripes often go terribly wrong.

Some of the key characteristics of the R-11’s pinstripe were translated onto the rear rollbars of the Z4. They were first painted alpine white to match the body with the striping and red triangle pattern applied afterward.

The red/black sport striping continued onto the large 20×9F / 20×10.5R Forgestar F10 wheels with classically styled stepped lips. A neutral painted silver face, carbon fiber center cap and polished outer lip was selected to match the factory silver and chrome kidney grills.

Our long time partners at Toyo Tires sponsored the project vehicle with a set of Toyo T1-R in 245/30/20 F 285/25/20 R configurations, perfectly balanced to handle the various weather conditions in Vancouver, BC.

To perfect the stance, we used H&R sport springs, which lower the center of gravity and close the wheel gap to perfection.

To enhance the modern look of the vehicle, we contacted our good friends at 3D Design in Japan for the front lip spoiler for the project. The polyurethane construction of the pieces makes for an extremely durable bumper with perfect fitment, two qualities that are very rare in the aftermarket world!

For the rear diffuser section, we opted for the factory M-sport 3.5is piece. This was painted in alpine white to match the body with a contrasting grey lower trim.

To up the performance and fill the large new diffuser, we fitted a Milltek 2×100mm Catback Exhaust System and powdercoated the entire system matte silver in a ceramic-like finish.

To complete the power upgrades, a Dinan Stage II ECU upgrade to 400hp and OEM BMW Performance big brakes are coming on the next phase.

In building this project E89 Z4, we wanted the car to be a “White Flame” as bold as a magnesium fire. Extremely clean looking, eye-catching yet gone out of your sight in a few seconds.

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  • Tom

    uber sexy.

  • http://www.fiestaford.com/ Ford Riverside

    Absolutely gorgeous car inside and out. Espec that rich red interior; it looks so soft, almost like velvet.

  • http://www.e46tuning.com BMW E46 Tuning

    This is a very nice car I love how the bonnet is so long, giving it that really aggressive look.

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  • George Davies

    Would look great in a different colour. Why are people buying white cars, you just look like a raghead and someone with no taste.

  • http://www.carhire-rentals.co.uk Car Hire UK

    Wow, all the pics are looking awesome. These cars are looking great . These cars are  gorgeous  . Thanks for sharing this article & pics with us. I like this article.Keep sharing with us.

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