Archive for the ‘Z series’ Category

BMW Team RLL – Sports Car Chowcase at Long Beach Preview


bmw team rll sports car showcase at long beach preview BMW Team RLL   Sports Car Chowcase at Long Beach PreviewBMW Team RLL carries the momentum of two fourth-place finishes for the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM car at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring and a second-place finish at Daytona for the No. 25 machine to the April 18th TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Sports Car Showcase. As part of the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend, the race is the shortest of the year at only 100 minutes, and is held on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course – the site of the very first win for the BMW Z4 GTLM racing program in 2013. (more…)

BMW Z4 GTLMs Finish Fourth and Eighth


BMW Z4 GTE Sebring 2015 BMW Z4 GTLMs Finish Fourth and EighthLucas Luhr (DE), John Edwards (US) and Jens Klingmann (DE) finished fourth in the GTLM class for BMW Team RLL in the 12 Hours of Sebring (US), the second round of the United SportsCar Championship (USCC). The three drivers completed a total of 329 laps with the number 24 BMW Z4 GTLM. The Corvette crew of Antonio García (ES), Jan Magnussen (DK) and Ryan Briscoe (AU) claimed GTLM victory. (more…)

AC Schnitzer BMW ACZ4 5.0d


AC Schnitzer BMW ACZ4 5.0d 2015 Front Angle AC Schnitzer BMW ACZ4 5.0dThe basis for the latest concept vehicle, which remains a one-off and carries the name AC Schnitzer ACZ4 5.0d, is the BMW Z4 sDrive 23i (E89), but it’s been modified from the bottom up.

The core of the conversion is the engine: the M50d power plant, used for example in the BMW 5-series (F10/F11), has been upgraded and implanted into the ACZ4 5.0d. This now develops 316 kW/430 hp and has a maximum torque of 840 Nm (compared with the M50d, with 280 kW/381 hp, 740 Nm). (more…)

BMW Team RLL launches 2015 USCC campaign in Daytona


BMW Z4 GTLM 2015 Front Angle BMW Team RLL launches 2015 USCC campaign in DaytonaBMW Team RLL will begin its seventh consecutive season of sports car racing competition at this weekend’s 53rd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona (US) celebrating a very special anniversary. The race marks the 40th anniversary of BMW’s first race in the US and BMW Team RLL will compete with the numbers 24 and 25 on its two BMW Z4 GTLM machines in honour of the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL racing cars that debuted at the same race four decades ago. (more…)

Gold for the world champion: Special livery for Alessandro Zanardi’s BMW Z4 GT3 at Portimão


BMW Z4 GT3 at Portimao Gold for the world champion: Special livery for Alessandro Zanardi’s BMW Z4 GT3 at PortimãoWhen Alessandro Zanardi (IT) arrived at the “Autodromo Internacional do Algarve” near Portimão (PT) today, BMW Motorsport and ROAL Motorsport welcomed him with a big surprise: a special golden livery for his BMW Z4 GT3. With this present, they were referring to the successes Zanardi celebrated with his hand-bike last weekend at the 2014 UCI Paracycling World Championships at Greenville (US). The BMW works driver won two world-titles (time trial and team relay) and one silver medal (road-race). (more…)

More BMW Z4 GT3s in Action in The Ardennes


BMW Z4 GT3s More BMW Z4 GT3s in Action in The ArdennesAs well as the Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE) on 21st/22nd June, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS is also preparing for the second highlight of the 2014 endurance season: the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps (BE). The Belgian team will field two BMW Z4 GT3s at its home race in the Ardennes on 26th/27th July, and is putting its faith in a strong driver line-up bolstered by BMW works drivers: Jörg Müller (DE) and the two BMW DTM drivers Maxime Martin (BE) and Augusto Farfus (BR) will share one cockpit. In the second car, Team Principal Bas Leinders (BE) will share the driving duties with BMW works driver Dirk Werner (DE) and Markus Palttala (FI). (more…)

Duke Dynamics BMW Z4 Wide Body


Duke Dynamics BMW Z4 Wide Body Kit tt Duke Dynamics BMW Z4 Wide BodyDuke Dynamics has announced their latest project based on BMW Z4 Facelift.

The roadster boasts a complete wide body kit including a new front bumper, a pair of bigger side skirts as well as front and rear wheel arch extensions. There is also a new rear bumper with a diffuser. Last, but not least is the ventilated front hood and a set of 20” SSR Executor CV01 wheels fitted with Nitto Invo tires.

Upon request, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and a “CSL” trunk also from carbon fiber can be installed. (more…)

Alex Zanardi signed to drive


alex zanardi bmw z4 Alex Zanardi signed to driveAlex Zanardi has been signed to drive a modified BMW in the Blancpain Sprint Series. The former F1 driver will be back behind the steering wheel later this year.

The power of his will is epic, because after a horrible crash in 2004, Alex lost both his legs. Still, he managed to get gold medals at the 2012 paralympic games in London. Now, Alex at the age of 47 is returning to car racing once again.

“Even after leaving the sport in 2009, I was still a racing driver at heart”, commented Zanardi.

BMW Z4 in Pure Fusion Design


BMW Z4 in Pure Fusion Design BMW Z4 in Pure Fusion DesignClassic roadster proportions, superior engine and drivetrain technology plus innovative equipment features highlight the individual character of the BMW Z4. The two-seater features an electric retractable hardtop that can be raised or lowered when the vehicle is in motion, a feature that makes driving a joy under sunny skies or any kind of weather conditions all year long. The equipment package known as Pure Fusion Design adds an exclusive aesthetic appeal to the sporty open-air experience. (more…)

BMW Z4 (E89) carbon spoiler packet by MB Individual Cars


MB Individual Cars BMW Z4 BMW Z4 (E89) carbon spoiler packet by MB Individual CarsThe company MB Individual Cars from Augsburg, Germany, has developed a voluminous spoiler packet of ultralight but nevertheless highly strong real carbon for the „face lifted“ BMW Z4 (E89) for the season of springtime 2013, that the Augsburg company will bring out in the beginning of the year 2014 in a limited to 25 units quantity, with MOT certificate, of course. (more…)

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