Shun has now completed his Nico Life Broadcast debut, but boy did he seem nervous – lol!
He seems to have gotten caught up in his own world and left out a few things he meant to say, so let’s hear from him again what parts of the BMW Z4 GT3 MY14 have been changed.
This is a must read for who missed the live broadcast or wants to see side-by-side photo comparisons!
Well, uh… I was so nervous at the Niconico live broadcast the other day that I don’t really remember what I said, but I have the feeling that I may have left a few things out. Sorry about that… (>_<)
I’ve compiled all of the Z4 GT3 MY14 changes reported by the team mechanics during the live broadcast.
(F is for Front and R is for Rear.)
■ F Brake Duct Hoses
The MY13 had only 2 (this pic of the MY11 has only one)
but the MY14 has 3!
■ Transmission Oil Cooler, Differential Oil Cooler Air Passage
The one on the MY13 went in here.
There was no opening on the floor.
Looking at the M14 we see
there’s a transparent window here
and there’s an opening on the floor, so that air can pass over the cooler. I personally believe this is the best improvement on the MY14 model.
■ The Differential itself
Here’s the MY14 one!
■ R Cross Member
Because the differential on the MY14 changed.
■ R Wheel Bearings
■ New Cooling Duct for the R Hub
■ R Rotor Bells
This is the MY14!
You may not be able to tell exactly, so if you would, please just tell yourself that it’s totally different.
■ Gear Ration of the Transmission and Differential Final Gear
Now we have a slightly longer gear.
■ Gear Shift
It changed since the differential is different. Perhaps strengthened…
■ Steering Gear Box Ratio
The car will turn sharper when the wheel is turned at a lesser angle. In reality, I don’t think this will make much difference.
■ Exhaust System
The exhaust system design is slightly different.
The ECU program has changed.
■ Electronic Stability Control – Removed
The Z4′s most precious ally, the electronic stability control has been banned. (>_<)
■ Door Button
This! This thing here – lol!
If you really want to sweat the small stuff, there are a few more changes… But I hope you’ll forgive me for stopping here.
Well then, on to Okayama!