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      05-31-2016, 05:08 PM   #1
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Sorta-kinda verified: a Z5 coupe is coming

Cross-posted by none other than SCOTT26 on another thread (original post here):

<<The new Z5 is the first of models co-developed and pooled resources vehicle with Toyota. It will be a Roadster first followed later by a Coupe which will mirror how BMW place their X models. With the standard core SAV and sportier SAC models.
With the Roadster being Z5 and coupe being Z6.

If you check BMWs naming strategy. They copyright a multiple of numerical lines, especially in regards to emerging markets where they offer X5s with a letter or name before them. Its about renewing and protecting their intellectual property.
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And there ya have it. Discuss.
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He's been saying about as much for a few years now. It's like in Game of Thrones when they say "winter is coming"... It's been coming for 5-6 years now, meanwhile Bran (and the current Z) are old as fuck already
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He's been saying about as much for a few years now. It's like in Game of Thrones when they say "winter is coming"... It's been coming for 5-6 years now, meanwhile Bran (and the current Z) are old as
And your point is?

The car's deep into stress testing now, which wasn't the case (ahem) a few years ago, and there is a coupe mule that is among the test vehicles (see the photo in the original post). Rumors from multiple places are saying Toyota's version of the coupe will be badged a Supra.

If SCOTT26's still saying this at this point, that means it's likely still in BMW's plans, which makes positioning the coupe in the marketplace very, very interesting -- particularly since it'll almost certainly be built in Austria in limited numbers. See this thread for reference -- there are a number of folks on this board who are desperate to see a coupe version of the Z5 but have no idea what niche it would fill.
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I will believe it when I see it.
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And your point is?
The first line of my post

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=883003

Many, many other posts like this over the years. Even the trademarking of z1-z6 was mentioned a long time ago. Anybody that hasn't been living under a rock has heard the supra rumors since before the FT-1 even.

Don't get me wrong, I want to see this car as much as you do, but the progress on it from the publics perspective has been painfully slow
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