BMW Super Bild Of The Day: E85 Z4 M Coupe

Interesting | April 17th, 2012 by 12
 BMW Super Bild Of The Day: E85 Z4 M Coupe

The E85 Z4 M Coupe was the last of the “Shoe” as it’s affectionately become known as. Making its Debut at the NY International Auto …

The E85 Z4 M Coupe was the last of the “Shoe” as it’s affectionately become known as. Making its Debut at the NY International Auto Show in April of 2006, the Z4 based M Coupe shares its underpinnings with the M Roadster, but employs a fixed hard-top roof which yields additional torsional rigidity. 24,000 lb-ft per degree of body twist as compared to 10,700 lb/ft per degree on the roadster.

Powered by a slightly detuned S54B32 from the E46 M3 (315HP vs 333HP) the Z4 M Coupe was capable of lighting fast sprints to 60 MPH but its strong suit was on a road course. The short wheelbase provided crisp handling and the inline 6 provided enough power to force the rear end to come around on command.

Z4 M Coupe 655x491 BMW Super Bild Of The Day: E85 Z4 M Coupe

Today’s Super Bild is gleaming in Interlagos Blue, a color that first appeared on the E46 M3 competition package and is set against a gorgeous building entrance. The calmness of this night shot is offset by the beast that lies inside waiting to be unleashed.

12 Responses to “BMW Super Bild Of The Day: E85 Z4 M Coupe”

  1. Anonymous says:

    E86

     

  2. Bmwmcrzy says:

    correction it has 333 hp, the Z3 S54 had only 315 hp

    • Manny Antunes says:

      From the ///M Registry… ”
      How does the North American-spec E86 M Coupe differ mechanically from the European-spec version?

      Only a very slight variance in the placement of the exhaust catalysts differentiates the North American-spec M Coupe mechanically from the Euro-spec versions. This, along with a minor difference in how horsepower is calculated under the DIN (European) and SAE (North American) ratings systems, accounts for the 13-hp discrepancy between the two versions.”

  3. Mike says:

    most beautiful coupe ever, absolutely I like

  4. Kommodore says:

    I came close to pulling the trigger on one of these. I may still yet. But not till I’m done with the E30 :P

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