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Old 21st October 2011, 23:49   #1
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Hi Team,

I am planning to buy a Z4 for my wife. She has liked the car a lot from what she has seen on TV or a few on the road. I am a big fan of BMWs and own a 530D currently. Very happy with it.

Just wanted to know a few things about Z4 (the local showroom does not display Z4 so will not know these things).

1. Wipers - Are the wipers on the wrong side like the earlier 5 series?
2. Any general problems with the car as this is a fully imported piece?
3. Does the Delhi/Gurgaon showrooms have this car on display?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Please refer to following threads posted by Existing Z4 owners on the forum

2010 BMW Z4 - Ownership Report (2010 BMW Z4 - Ownership Report)

Great Indian Road Trip – BMW Z4 35i Convertible from Bombay to Goa (Great Indian Road Trip – BMW Z4 35i Convertible from Bombay to Goa)
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manvirr: Why are you concerned about the wipers? I have the E60 and have no problem with the wiper's direction.
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Hi Sahil,

Just an irritant I guess. I test drove a friends 2008 5 series in rains and that had the wipers in the wrong direction. I was kind of loosing concentration thinking about them. I was glad that they corrected this in the F10 that I finally bought...

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Manvir,since you already got a Beemer in your garage.
and what about BMW Chandigarh,dont they have one on display,there are quite a few Z4's in chandigarh now.
Now,since Porsche is in chandigarh,how about looking at their stable
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3. Does the Delhi/Gurgaon showrooms have this car on display?
Gurgaon had 2 or 3 cars - till last month and were running a small promotion as well , you can check with them . Have you thought about new 6 series - 640D.
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1. Wipers - Are the wipers on the wrong side like the earlier 5 series?
2. Any general problems with the car as this is a fully imported piece?
3. Does the Delhi/Gurgaon showrooms have this car on display?

1. Those wipers are meant for the LHD cars, can't confirm if they are adapted to RHD Z4s. I had trouble concentrating with them too.

2. The driving position wasn't comfortable for me, I feel the steering & pedals don't align well with the seat. Other than that, you might want to read up on the problems people have faced with the 35i engine which to my best knowledge is the only option in India.

3. I'm sure you can call & confirm with the BMW dealer there.

OT - Consider the 330d convertible or the new 6 series (640). Their still convertibles but are newer cars than the Z4, much more economical & practical (four seats! space!! boot?)

The Mercedes E Cabriolet would also be in the same range & a very tempting option.
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BMW Chandigarh unfortunately does not have any for display. Though they told me that they would call if one comes to them for delivery or promos. I will call Gurgaon dealer tomorrow and see if they have any on display. Have to go to Gurgaon in a few days.
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