The BMW E86 Z4 M Coupe was the last of the “Shoe” as it’s affectionately become known as. Even to this date, the BMW Z4 M Coupe is considered one of the most BMWs ever built, and one equally fun to drive. A fine example of the Z4 M Coupe was spotted in Zandvoort, Netherlands.
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.
Acceleration to 60 mph (96 km/h) comes in 4.8 seconds. (0-62 mph / 100 km/h is 5.0) and top speed is limited electronically to 156 mph (251 km/h).