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    Question M-Coupe Questions

    I've always had a thing for shooting brakes, especially the 06 M-Coupe:



    I know some of you here on Beyond owns this year or the earlier versions of it and I'm just curious as to how useful the car is as a daily driver?

    - It's a BMW so it has a strong inline-6 but is maintenance expensive or typical German costs?
    - How useful is that coupe shape in the back? Are the seats fold-flat?
    - How much should you expect these in the used market if you can even find one?


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    I don't have one, but I know that there's no seats in the back (if that's what you're referring to when you asked are the seats fold-flat).

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    Can the Z4 M coupe really be considered a shooting-brake car?

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    Originally posted by sputnik
    Can the Z4 M coupe really be considered a shooting-brake car?
    Don't think so, not as a 2-seater

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    Originally posted by sputnik
    Can the Z4 M coupe really be considered a shooting-brake car?

    Originally posted by Euro_Trash


    Don't think so, not as a 2-seater
    Interesting. What's the proper definition of a 'shooting-brake'?


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    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    Shooting brake generally refers to a sporty car that has utility in the form of a hatch; I am not sure if a back seat is a requirement for that. But in this case BMW did add considerable utility in the hatch version, so maybe it does qualify as a shooting brake.


    I believe the term you were looking for was clown shoe, which was a reference to the previous generation m coupe.

    This car was the swan song for the S54. I would totally rock one.
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    My dads was a convertible but he drove his every day for over 5 years and never once got stuck. Upkeep is $$$ if you do it right, and they are not at all fuel efficient if you aren't driving like a grandma everywhere. Can't speak for practicality of the Coupe but the convertible had a decently sized trunk.

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    Originally posted by Euro_Trash
    Don't think so, not as a 2-seater
    Sounds like you're spot on - Wikipedia article for what it's worth.

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    The S54 drinks fuel even when you drive like a grandma. It also eats rear tires even though it doesn't have much torque.

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    I have a Z4si Coupe. I have been able to get 2 hockey bags and 2 overnight bags in the hatch. The M coupe has the battery in the hatch rather than underneath the hatch. So you lose a little room there. I have had mine for 6 1/2 years and drove all year round with no issues.

    It seems that the M coupe is starting to become somewhat a collector car and prices are holding around $30-35K point depending on condition. It is a rare car with around 1800 produced for North America. Check out zpost for all your questions about it.

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    Originally posted by Nate
    I have a Z4si Coupe. I have been able to get 2 hockey bags and 2 overnight bags in the hatch. The M coupe has the battery in the hatch rather than underneath the hatch. So you lose a little room there. I have had mine for 6 1/2 years and drove all year round with no issues.

    It seems that the M coupe is starting to become somewhat a collector car and prices are holding around $30-35K point depending on condition. It is a rare car with around 1800 produced for North America. Check out zpost for all your questions about it.
    2 hockey bags? You think it can fit goalie gear easily?


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    Depends on the size of the gear. I also have smaller (older) goalie gear and was barely able to fit it in. If you have bigger pads then I doubt it. They can always go on the passenger seat haha.

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    Originally posted by benyl
    The S54 drinks fuel even when you drive like a grandma. It also eats rear tires even though it doesn't have much torque.
    Grandma driving on the highway seems ok, I saw under 8L/100km at the speed limit once with the roof down in my dads about 250km trip.

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    Originally posted by dirtsniffer
    Shooting brake generally refers to a sporty car that has utility in the form of a hatch; I am not sure if a back seat is a requirement for that. But in this case BMW did add considerable utility in the hatch version, so maybe it does qualify as a shooting brake.


    I believe the term you were looking for was clown shoe, which was a reference to the previous generation m coupe.

    This car was the swan song for the S54. I would totally rock one.
    Would the BMW's 'Gran Turismo' be considered as shooting brake design?

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    Originally posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo


    Grandma driving on the highway seems ok, I saw under 8L/100km at the speed limit once with the roof down in my dads about 250km trip.
    That's pretty good. How big is the tank?


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    I can post my Z3-based experiences after work if you'd like. Same engine and shit.

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    Originally posted by 95EagleAWD
    I can post my Z3-based experiences after work if you'd like. Same engine and shit.
    Please do.


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

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    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    Originally posted by flipstah


    That's pretty good. How big is the tank?
    50L or 48L or something, it's small.

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    Originally posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo


    50L or 48L or something, it's small.
    Actually now that I think of it, that's VERY good. I get 9-10L/100kms on the Golf so even with a tiny tank, it can match or exceed what I get on the Golf now.


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    It's more dynamic flip but I would keep the Golf lol

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