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Old 08-17-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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What is this?

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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Old 08-17-2005, 05:47 PM   #2
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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)
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:48 PM   #3
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How big is that engine?
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:49 PM   #4
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Here's the link.

BMW M Roadster
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:24 PM   #5
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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:



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



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



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Old 08-17-2005, 07:52 PM   #6
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Thats a BMW M Roadster. It is the high-performance (hense the M) version of the Z3 roadster.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:27 PM   #7
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And its fast as al hell, at my recent track day a stage 2 supercharged M roadster was eating 996's for breakfast
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:28 PM   #8
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terrible parking by who ever parked it tho lol
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:51 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:03 AM   #10
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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
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:33 AM   #11
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those r bad as hell a guy in my neighborhood has one but he nvr drives it i wonder y lol??
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And its fast as al hell, at my recent track day a stage 2 supercharged M roadster was eating 996's for breakfast
Thats not surprising. Those things are crazy fast from the factory. I cant wait for the Z4 M-Edition.
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:51 AM   #13
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yeah, my dad had the M Coupe for about half a year...DAMN that was fast. with the 3.2 I6. wow!
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Old 08-18-2005, 05:57 AM   #14
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i have only seen like 4 of those and they look weird but they look cool in person and they are comfortable
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i have only seen like 4 of those and they look weird but they look cool in person and they are comfortable
The M Coupe looks really strange, but I could certainly learn to love it.
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