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Old 21st November 2010, 18:46   #1
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Default Ownership Review of the infamous 'Lucifer' BMW Z4

Z4 was transported to Nagpur in a 30' container, which arrived on the 19th Nov.
I had chosen Agarwal packers and movers for the logistics and the process turned out to be a good long 2 weeks. Nevertheless they got the beast here much before the expected date(third day).
Well, the real hassle was at nagpur: their so called "unloading bay" was a meager compacted earth with boulders and other debris on the road side designed to look like a ramp. The container and the "ramp" had a gap of feet and a half, which neither I or the beast could agree with. After a good half hour heated argument with the trucker and the local manager, none could figure out a way to unload it. to top it all none of the showrooms had a ramp facility either.
And with no local contacts, i had to finally call in a team bhpian from nagpur 'Driveanddrive' for help. He was trying hard to find service stations in town with ramp and resorted to none.
Luckily we found a specialised delivery truck passing by, which apparently was on its way back from Calcutta after a R8 V10 delivery. Driveanddrive and this tow guys came in as guardian angels to the rescue.After a lot of crude major/minor alignments, the lucifer was backed into the tow truck and finally was all set for another long journey to Bhilai. We left nagpur by half past five. Beast had chewed up 250 odd kms of tarmac and reached Bhilai by twenty hundred hours.
thats all for now, reviews along with videos will follow soon. For now i'll leave you guys with some pics of this Lucifer.
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Old 21st November 2010, 19:04   #2
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congrats man on finally getting the beast home, looks awesome in this color.
might wanna put it a little further away from the bug, it might scare the bug away.
looking forward to more pics and videos.
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Wow your Z4 looks awesome man, please put up interior pics and videos. Thanks.
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She looks ravishing! Congratulations.

Love the dark blue colour.
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Congratulations for getting the Z4 home. You have two of the hottest niche cars ever made, the iconic Bug and the elegant Z4. Many congratulations to you. Perhaps the set of wheels that make them Neighbours' envy, Owner's pride.
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So menacing!

Congratulations!!
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Toys - One for the lady and one for the master.
Z4 in blue looks lovely. Its long hood and the lines look great.
Are there any good roads around nagpur to take this beast out on full blast? i know that nowhere in india there are no public roads where we can "safely" test this car to the limit.

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Nice one
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And we get the review! Stunning pictures I must say. Jaw dropping beauty! The flat-bed truck really saved us that day. Can't wait for the video and a full length review!
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Stunning car ! Congrats and drive safe. More pikchars please.

Some parking you have done with the beetle, ants on the wall would have to take a detour !
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Thank you guys.
uploaded two videos of the Z4 for TeamBHPians

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What a fantastic looking Bimmer! The older Z4 never really appealed to me but this new one is an absolute stunner! She looks lovely in that shade of blue, it's almost like it was meant to be in that colour! And head-on, she looks very menacing indeed!

You seem to be a good at the lens-work. Why don't you take her out to some seinic location and treat yourself (and us ) with some delicious and crisp photographs? And give us some good fly-by videos as well!

Congratulations Tushar! You're one lucky bloke!
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What a fantastic looking Bimmer! The older Z4 never really appealed to me but this new one is an absolute stunner! She looks lovely in that shade of blue, it's almost like it was meant to be in that colour! And head-on, she looks very menacing indeed!

You seem to be a good at the lens-work. Why don't you take her out to some seinic location and treat yourself (and us ) with some delicious and crisp photographs? And give us some good fly-by videos as well!

Congratulations Tushar! You're one lucky bloke!
Thanks suhaas, I'd love to have her in a better background like you said and with the fly-by videos et all, hopefully on the weekend. IMO deep sea blue and white are best shades for the Z4. Crimson is too loud and shades of grey tucks away it beauty. Deep sea blue has a pinch of iridescent character which makes curves/lines all the more prominent.
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Toys - One for the lady and one for the master.
Z4 in blue looks lovely. Its long hood and the lines look great.
Are there any good roads around nagpur to take this beast out on full blast? i know that nowhere in india there are no public roads where we can "safely" test this car to the limit.


Nice one
I cant think of any roads but the highway, with an exception of Bhilai's central avenue, which has superb straight roads (sans speed barriers), restricted heavy vehicle traffic makes this one of the best public roads to drive.
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A machine to die for - or to kill for!
Congrats for the spanking new bimmer on the block.
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Congrats on the Z4. The car looks lovely with the blue shade.

Enjoy many more happy miles blasting through the fresh air.
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