FULL CARBON Z4M BONNET

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  1. 28 Mar 2019 at 10:49 AM #1
    David @ CA

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    Just had this bonnet custom made in full pre preg dry carbon (not a laminate overfibreglass) in German, for a Z4M customer.
    This one is in OEM design, but can also make with louvres, vents, dome etc.
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    Looks great-I assume this will still use all the factory fixing points and latch?

    What are the weight savings like? Have you got any numbers?

    Finally and most obviously, how much will it cost?
     
  3. 1 Apr 2019 at 5:43 PM #3
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    thank you on the kind comments !
    this one weigh in at some 3.5 -4kg
    yes uses OEM catch and hinges, but you would need to reduce pressure on the bonnet rams, or use only one on one side
    this hood was £2235.00 inc vat, plus shipping from Germany
    not cheap ....but again its full real pre preg carbon ;)
     
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    Thanks for the reply david.

    I’ve put a link to this on the Z4 forum as it’s more likely to be of interest over there. One question that has come up was about the lack of cross bracing on the underside. Will this be the standard for all bonnets or was it a special request for this particular customer?

    Regardless of price, it’s great to see new parts for the Z4, we’re a slightly neglected bunch compared to the M3!
     
  5. 2 Apr 2019 at 10:23 AM #5
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    Thank is very kind of you thank you !
    yes for sure the Z4 range is quite sparsely provided for in the aftermarket, not actually sure why.
    This type of pre preg carbon is strong enough not to require underbracing, plus this customer is building a track car, so wanted minimum weight possible.
    But if a particular customer still wanted bracing, we can also add this ;-)
     

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