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This BMW Z4 sDrive35i Has 400 HP and Can Be Yours

Usually when we meet a heavily tuned model on the Internet, the owners are extremely proud of their cars and less willing to part ways with it. Us being petrolheads ourselves can easily understand where they come from. Once a car is built, not bought, selling it becomes an extremely hard task to complete.
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Photo: Isringhausen
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Well, this time around, the car we’re showing you wasn’t made by one person but by a company by the name of Isringhausen, located in Springfield, IL. The guys wanted to make sure that no matter where this car ends up, it would be able to provide the thrills you’d expect from a BMW Roadster.

The Z4 is the only such car in the current line-up of the Germans and, unfortunately, it’s dying as more and more people overlook this niche and go for SUVs these days.

That being said, it’s great to sometimes take a break and enjoy the little things. Things such as driving on the verge of a cliff with the wind blowing through your hair to the soundtrack that an inline six-cylinder engine makes.

That’s what is being offered here, and it’s a monster of a car, too. Under the hood lies a 3-liter straight six engine delivering 306 HP in stock guise, but that was taken up to 406 HP and 430 lb-ft (583 lb-ft) of torque thanks to a Stage 3 upgrade from Dinan.

Dinan’s kit is made up of a new oil cooler, a new intercooler, intake, air filters, strut brace and Bilstein monotube/inverted gas dampers. They lower the car’s ride height by one inch offering better stability at higher speeds and a better overall look.

Furthermore, this model comes with the ultra-fast 7-speed DCT gearbox under the metal, and that means it will be blazing quick even from a standstill. The standard model accelerates to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, but with some 100 horses extra and a revised LSD at the back (3.08 ratio instead of 2.56), this thing should be even better.

The price for the whole shebang is set at $74,900, and it is a little steep when you first look at it. But then you realize that this is a unique project, and it has only 547 miles on the clock. It might be worth the effort after all.
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