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BMW's answer to Merc's SLS and Audi's R8

By CheeJun on 16 Sep 2010

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2014 is the year to look forward to if you're ogling over this new BMW. Its called the Z9 and its set to take on the mighty Mercedes SLS AMG and Audi's R8. Problem is.. isn't that a bit late for BMW? The well received Merc and the awesome Audi have been lauded upon for their engineering excellence and for their impeccable style. And now, its BMW's turn.

The Z9 is meant to replace the now extinct Z8 which was nothing special. Now this, truly looks the part as BMW's flagship supercar to take on the big guns. It will be made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) to save weight which will make the Z9 very light and very strong. It will be an accumulation of BMW's technological and engineering feats with the platform based on the 5, 6 and 7 series. Touchscreen on the interior will be standard and the dash will be cutting edge unlike the retro-inspired Z8. Overall, I think the Z9 looks gorgeous..

Under the hood will lie a new 4.4l twin-turbo sourced from the next M5 and it will develop a heart-pounding 600hp! And of course, it will be equipped with a dual clutch gearbox which will send the power to the rear wheels through a torque vectoring M limited slip differential. Irritatingly, a stop-start will be standard with this car, just like Porsche's Panamera. But it will have brake energy regeneration which I guess would have come from BMW's history in F1. And thats a good thing.

An electric version will be on the way as well to rival Audi's e-tron and Merc's electric SLS. Imagine having a drag race with all 3 electric cars, it will be the most deafening silence ever from 3 supercars. And thats the sad fate we all have to face if we want to save our dying Earth..

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Cheejun
Written by Cheejun
Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.



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Duckduck Sep 17 2010 12:14 AM
maybe u shld add who to credit the photos to & who is the news source?
CheeJun Sep 18 2010 03:03 AM
yes of course! sorry abt that.. the pics and the news are from autoexpress.co.uk
Pigkachu Sep 18 2010 05:20 PM
2014?haha the whole might have ended
Csnewbie Sep 19 2010 10:22 AM
Jit Jiat how much? laugh.gif laugh.gif
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