Hottest Sports Cars for 2007 - BMW Z4 Coupe

. Sunday, September 2, 2007
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BMW Z4 Coupe

Based on the Z4 Roadster, the new Z4 Coupe appeals to sports- car purists who shun frou-frou convertibles yet value distinctive styling and practicality. The latter is thanks to a decent trunk, comfortable seats and good gas mileage from the car's 255-hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic with shift paddles on the steering wheel are both available.

The classic roadster format — engine up front, two seats in the middle, drive wheels in back, soft folding top — is BMW in its purest form. From the 18-hp Wartburg Sport introduced only two years after this company entered the business in 1928 to the 2007 Z4 M Roadster, BMW’s roadster lineage runs straight and pure. While others chase hideaway hardtops, V8s and mid-engine layouts, BMW holds fast to its heritage.

Religious adherence to tradition sounds stodgy, but you won’t find a hint of arthritis in the Z4 M Roadster’s moves. This car is fire under the hood, legs underneath and a soul nurtured by those who know and care about driving.

Make that driving fast and hard whenever, wherever possible. With 330 high-revving horses hauling only 3,200 pounds, the “Motorsports” part of this car’s nameplate (that’s what the “M” stands for) says it all.

by Don Sherman