E85 Roadster and E86 Coupe including M and Alpina 2003 to 2009
Essential Buyer’s Guide

13th July 2018
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E85 Roadster and E86 Coupe including M and Alpina 2003 to 2009 – Essential Buyer’s Guide

If you are thinking of buying a sports car you could enjoy every day, the E85 and E86 BMW Z4 should be top of your list. With well proven and great sounding engines, excellent handling and a choice of Roadster or Coupé body styles, choosing the right Z4 will give you years of pleasurable motoring, but how do you know which is the right one? With the help of this buyer’s guide, marque expert David Smitheram describes how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising Z4 like a professional. Packed with good advice, from learning the differences between each model (including the M and Alpina Roadster models), running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, details of the Z4 community, to whether the car will suit you and your lifestyle. With accompanying colour photos this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the original BMW Z4.

BMW Z4: E85 Roadster and E86 Coupe including M and Alpina 2003 to 2009 by David Smitheram

ISBN: 9781787111967
UPC: 6-36847-01196-3


£12.99(UK), $25.00(US), $32.99(CAN)

• The world’s only published Z4 buyers guide
• Every E85 and E86 model covered including the rare Z4M and Alpina Roadster S
• Why the Z4 is the perfect everyday sports car
• Identifies key problem areas
• This book could save you money!
• Comparisons with rival sports cars
• Do you want a Coupe or Roadster?
• Facts, figures and specifications
• Current valuations
• How to find out even more about the Z4

David Smitheram lives in the South West of England, and is currently the Director of a motorsport organising club. Previously he founded a business filming cars on the race track, qualified as an ARDS race instructor and worked for a Japanese manufacturer.

It was whilst race organising that he first appreciated the strength and performance of BMW race cars. Over the past 15 years David has taken part in over 200 trackdays, and has raced a Caterham, a Porsche and a Lotus; he is currently racing a BMW E30.

David has been fortunate enough to drive various BMW Z4s on the road and track in the UK, Europe and USA. His own lightly modified E85 Z4M is used in all weathers and David carries out all maintenance himself. As Z4 Register Representative David attends BMW Car Club UK social meetings and trackdays, and writes a regular monthly column for the club magazine. His articles and photographs have been used by various different car clubs, magazines and publications.

Hometown: Bath

V5196 • Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • £12.99 • 64 pages • 117 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787111-96-7 • UPC: 6-36847-01196-3
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