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I walked by a car this morning and was amazed at how tiny it was. I don't even think a I4 could fit in it. What is it?

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posted by  SyntheticTrust

You were that close and didn't take a look at it. It is a BMW M roadster. Fun little car. They have an I6 in there. (it has a long nose)

posted by  theman352001

How big is that engine?

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Here's the link.

BMW M Roadster (http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-BMW-M-Roadster.htm)

posted by  theman352001

That BMW Z4 is bigger than the Fiat in my sig, and bigger than an MGB (and I've put V8s in those). ;) there have been a LOT of much smaller 2 seat sports cars available over the decades. Hell, the Miata is smaller.

cars like the bugeye Sprite:

http://www.classiceuroauto.com/nws_bugeye_sprite_Stowe-2.jpg

...which is sometimes referred to as the "World's Happiest Race Car."

http://www.rivergate5speed.com/images/bugeye.jpg

And Honda's first car, a sports car, was smaller than that BMW by a bunch...

http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcars/carros/honda/s600-12.jpg

;)

posted by  ChrisV

Thats a BMW M Roadster. It is the high-performance (hense the M) version of the Z3 roadster.

posted by  StiMan

And its fast as al hell, at my recent track day a stage 2 supercharged M roadster was eating 996's for breakfast

posted by  Zalight

terrible parking by who ever parked it tho lol

posted by  Mx3Kid

Not really. I'd have parked like that there. He's not taking up two spots, just taking a little out of the hatched area next to the stall so that no one can park close enough to give the car door dings. If you want your car to be an investment, as well as stay nice longer, you try to prevent brain dead morons from putting any door dings on it.

posted by  ChrisV

it wouldnt matter if they did hit it... i can do body work, but i still wouldnt like grindin away on a car like that lol

posted by  Mx3Kid

those r bad as hell a guy in my neighborhood has one but he nvr drives it i wonder y lol??

posted by  hhsrastler92

Thats not surprising. Those things are crazy fast from the factory. I cant wait for the Z4 M-Edition.

posted by  StiMan

yeah, my dad had the M Coupe for about half a year...DAMN that was fast. with the 3.2 I6. wow! :drool:

posted by  SuperJew

i have only seen like 4 of those and they look weird but they look cool in person and they are comfortable

posted by  mx3_monster

The M Coupe looks really strange, but I could certainly learn to love it. :thumbs:

posted by  StiMan

Thats a BMW M roadster. It actually has an Inline 6 engine. I think it makes 230hp or somewhere in that area. Im not sure on the engine size, but I know its well over the 2600cc mark.

posted by  SlipKnoT

The 1998-2000 M Roadsters were rated at 240 horsepower, while the 2001 models got a new engine rated at 315 horsepower.

posted by  moostang104314

The Z4 M-Edition will have 333Hp. (The same engine as the M3).

posted by  StiMan

Well, it does matter, as any repaint devalues eth car, and really, even with a clear Carfax, who's going to believe that the repaint was due to a few door dings, and not someone trying to hide serious damage?

And then, much later, an unmolested original carries a much higher value than one that has been restored or needs restoration.

posted by  ChrisV

LOL...Aren't those hatchings there for a reason? :hi:

I personally love the M-Roadster....Has to be an M though....and not a little wannabe 1.9 :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

Very nice Chris, but you forgot one key car that is also, very, very, small :mrgreen:
http://www.carsfromitaly.com/fiat/x19_1xx.jpg
The Fiat X/19 :thumbs:

posted by  SlipKnoT

*GASP* Chris, isn't that a Z3 body style???

posted by  jedimario

Yup. Caught a typo. I got lot's of them, where keys are next to each other and I'm typing fast.

And SlipKnot, I left out a LOT of tiny sports cars, otherwise I could have put out a few hundred pictures... ;) (I've had 2 X1/9s... fun little cars)

posted by  ChrisV

Darn. Thought I had you... :oops:

posted by  jedimario

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