The Z4 M Coupé (E86) Concept was presented by BMW at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. Entering the market at the same time as the BMW Z4 Coupé 3.0si, the rear-wheel drive BMW Z4 M Coupé is the most impressive proof of the huge dynamic potential and performance this new model variant is able to offer.
While obviously being closely related to the BMW Z4 M Roadster (see photos below), this fixed-roof two-seater goes its own way also in its design and styling. The low and sleek curvature of the roof typical of a coupé and the striking look of the car from the side make this new model unmistakable at first sight. Seen from the side, the design of this two-door sports machine with its sleek roof extending down to the rear in typical coupé style and the 'Hofmeister kick' characteristic of all BMW models, looks particularly dynamic and powerful. This characteristic appearance is further accentuated by the passenger cell moved far to the rear and the lowered contour of the roof in the middle. Ultimately, therefore, both the lines of the car and its proportions convey the same convincing message: the BMW Z4 M Coupé is low, dynamic, and fast.
The chassis and suspension of the BMW Z4 M Coupé is identical in many respects to the chassis and suspension of the BMW M3, with a wide range of shared components. While The standard Z4 Coupés received the N52 I6 engines, the Z4 M Coupé was powered by a 3.2-litre straight-six M power S54 unit which is also featured in the BMW M3 and the BMW Z4 Roadster. Six-speed manual. Maximum output is 252 kW/343 hp. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in 5.0 seconds and top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h or 155 mph.
4,275 Z4 M Coupés were produced worldwide. In 2009, the Z4 was replaced by the second generation Z4 (E89), a coupé-convertible with folding hardtop. (conceptcarz.com & wikipedia)
BMW Z4 M Roadster (E85) (2006-08)
(Photos from autowp.ru, boldride.com & sundaydrivenyc.wordpress.com)