The BMW Z4 E85 has all the ingredients that make a BMW attractive, but in a beautiful roadster package. This Dutch example comes from its first owner. Most of the E85 Z4's are gray, silver or black, but the owner of this Z4 has opted for something different: the stunning colour Maldivesblau II. This goes nicely with the interior, which is finished in beige.
This is also a fairly special version with the SMG gearbox, which shifts as it should in racing. That means tapping forward to downshift (because you move forward when braking), and pulling the lever to shift up.
The design of the Z4 was created under the direction of Chris Bangle. He made sure that the Z4's design was something special. In a positive sense, that is. We dare to say that this model has the potential to become a classic.
A roadster isn't necessarily a driver's car, but this Z4 definitely is. It is a true BMW in that respect. It has the right engine as well: a very nice straight-six. This example is the top version of the pre-facelift E85's: the 3.0i with 231 hp.
This Z4 is still in the hands of its first Dutch owner. He has put a total of over 161.000 kilometres on the clock. The car has always been serviced by a BMW dealer or BMW specialist. Last month, the Z4 was fitted with fresh tires and the history is fully demonstrable through almost 60 (!) Pages.
This Collectable will be auctioned without a reserve price ('No Reserve'). The highest bidder is therefore also the winner of this auction and can add this BMW Z4 to his or her fleet.
This Collectable is from factory equipped with, among other things:
S704A M sports suspension
S255A Sports steering wheel in leather
S334A BMW LA wheel, double spoke 103
S550A On-board computer
S206A Sequential Gearbox (SMG)
S302A Alarm system
S345A Chrome Line Interior
S380A Hardtop preparation
S399A Hood electric / mechanical fully automatic
S494A Seat heating driver / passenger
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S521A Rain sensor
S530A Air conditioning
S540A Speed control
S662A Radio BMW Business CD
S676A HiFi Speaker Systems
S692A Preparation BMW 6 CD changer I bus
A Sony Ericsson Bluetooth car kit has been built in. Apart from that, the car is fully original.
There are a couple of cosmetic points, captured on the photos:
Scratches on the front spoiler left and right
Stone chip and small paint bubble on the hood
Scratch on the tailgate
Plastic on the steering wheel partially loose
Wear on leather
Light rim damage all around
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Recent maintenance history
The car has been serviced by BMW specialist Automaan and BMW dealership Breeman. The most important points from the recent maintenance history are:
March 26, 2021 - Automaan - 161.620 km: vehicle inspection (APK), oil change, new tires
May 8, 2020 - Automaan - 161.313 km: vehicle inspection (APK), new battery, sensor SMG box, clutch, exhaust flange
May 18, 2018 - Automaan - 160.634 km: front wishbones replaced
The only damage the car has had is some paint damage a number of times, which of course has been repaired. The complete maintenance history including invoices is available (see the photos for an overview and the most recent invoices, the complete history of 57 pages is available on request).
Included with sale
Complete maintenance booklet
All original booklets
Unopened BMW convertible roof maintenance kit
About the seller
After the owner had driven a Fiat Barchetta for six years, he fell for the charms of the then brand new Z4. He therefore decided to exchange the Barchetta for the Z4, which he still has in his possession to this day. It was his only car for a long time, but now that he has a BMW i3 as his daily car, he has less time to drive the Z4.
The owner wants to end the period with his Z4 with a nice photo shoot against Dutch skies, via The Collectables. He has such confidence in the platform and the car that he offers the Z4 at No Reserve. The car is therefore guaranteed to go to a new enthusiast.
Seller- Gideon Seller type - Private Location - Netherlands VIN - WBABT51080LR85932 Year/month of construction - May 2003 Mileage - 161.700 km NAP - Yes Warranty - No Bodywork - Convertible Engine - 3,0 liter straight-six met 231 hp Lay-out - Rear wheel drive Transmission - Six speed SMG-tranmission Exterior colour - Malediven Blau II Interior colour - Beige Upholstery - Oregon leather Smoker's car - No Owners - 1 Tires - Bridgestone Potenza 225/45R17 (new)
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