BMW Z4 not for 007

BMW Z4Sports cars are often used in movies and some become iconic being indelibly attached to movies and characters. David Brown sports car this week reminded him of a movie car that while it was in a popular movie, it wasn’t central to the character.

The 1995 James Bond movie Goldeneye was the first for Pierce Brosnan and the first time 007’s regular car was not British.  It was a BMW Z3 roadster.

A long droopy nose and a bland stubby tail – it looked wishy washy – the car that is.  It was on the screen for a total of less than 2 minutes but the movie worked for BMW who released the car the next year and sold a lot.

BMW’s latest Z4 which is their 6th generation Z sports car is much better.

Low, wide and with distinctive lines and features such as shark gills just behind the front wheels.

From about $85,000 to $125,000 plus on roads. I was proud to be seen in it.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto