The interplay of classical proportions and state-of-the-art innovation defines the character of the BMW Z4— and now an updated version of the Roadster is prepared for action, armed with a plethora of extra powertrain and device advancements. The new BMW Z4 stands for a time-honored and yet alluringly modern analysis of the conventional roadster concept. New exterior features, detailed interior improvements, the new Design Pure Traction device scheme, the brand-new entry-level sDrive18i model and the most recent additions to the array of BMW ConnectedDrive provides the Z4 with a fresh impetus and gives the BMW Roadster even greater appeal and uniqueness.
The new BMW Z4 appears on the scene 25 years after the legendary BMW Z1. That Roadster turned heads when it was revealed at the 1987 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt– not only on account of its revolutionary door idea, but likewise thanks to its agile and delightfully balanced neutral handling. With the BMW Z1 began the current chapter in the history of BMW Roadsters– a tradition which stretches back to the 1930s and reached the first high points with the BMW 328 (champion of the 1940 Mille Miglia) and BMW 507 from 1955. The BMW Z3 and BMW Z8 caused a fresh wave of enjoyment for the classic open-top two-seater concept in the 1990s. And they also paved the means for the first-generation BMW Z4 and its successor, the brand’s first Roadster fitted with a retractable hardtop roof.
Design: classic proportions instilled with modern-day character.
The success of modern-day BMW Roadsters is rooted in the rigorous execution of a concept, a process which has actually left its mark on both the design and the driving capabilities of each car and is plainly recognizable in the new BMW Z4. The sweeping bonnet, long wheelbase, reduced beltline and low-slung rear end play a more dazzling and uncompromising perspective in forming its look than with any of its segment competitors. The low seating position just ahead of the rear axle provides the motorist and passenger a uniquely intense experience on the side and longitudinal forces working on the rear wheels. This sense of being a “component of the vehicle” also permits the motorist to grade the amount of power he’s feeding to the rear axle with sensitivity and preciseness. That’s the case for a scintillating roadster sensation, BMW-style.
The hardtop roof also blends seamlessly into the automobile’s rear deck. As it closes, it seals an efficient airstream roofline, while big window openings optimize overall visibility and the feeling of wide open spaces inside the car. Once opened, the two-roof aspects are accommodated, one on top of the various other, in a compact package deal inside the Roadster’s road-hugging rear. The A-pillars– painted a downplayed black– also underscore the low-slung silhouette of the brand-new BMW Z4, especially when the roofing system levels. When the roofing is closed, the optional BMW Individual hardtop– offered in the two contrast colors Black non-metallic and Glacier Silver metallic– provides a feast for the eyes. The hardtop can be opened at the touch of a button while the automobile is moving at up to 40 km/h (25 mph) in a computerized process lasting 19 seconds.
The distinct twin circular headlights team up with the broad BMW kidney grille to form a roadster-specific analysis of the brand name’s signature front-end look. The basic bi-xenon headlights of the brand-new BMW Z4 have an incredibly slim design and extend well into the front wheel arches. They feature LED light rings which emit daytime driving lights in the brand’s hallmark style. Added to which, the light sources now have a noticeably three-dimensional design which accentuates the complex technology of the front lights. Crossing the tops of the fronts lights are LED accent lights, whose metal insert bears BMW lettering. The incorporated turn signal signs have chrome-colored surrounds, which provide additional focus to the sophisticated character of the light devices. Plus, a newly designed, tapered border for the side indicators adds a dynamic sweep to the gills on the front side areas of the car.
Striking touches: brand-new paint finishes, Design Pure Traction devices package deal, extra light-alloy wheels and the M Sport plan.
A total of 11 exterior paint finishes are available for the new BMW Z4, consisting of the new Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic and Valencia Orange metallic, which can just be gotten together with the Design Pure Traction choice. This brand-new equipment plan lends the Roadster an extremely dynamic aura; the interior, for instance, boasts an energy-charged contrast of orange and black. This new equipment package changes the previously offered Design Pure Impulse and is also readily available in combination with various other outside paint colors as an option.
New interior additions consist of high-gloss black surrounds for the central air vents and the iDrive control system’s folding Control Display, which comes as part of the optional Professional navigation system. In other places, charming Fineline Anthracite wood has actually been added to the selection of interior trim strips readily available as a choice for the new BMW Z4. The BMW Z4 sDrive28i, BMW Z4 sDrive35i and BMW Z4 sDrive35is are provided with Kansas leather trim, which is readily available as an option for the two other models.
New variants have actually been added to the range of optional light-alloy wheels too, including freshly created 17-inch and 18-inch wheels in V-spoke design, both of which will be incorporated with different sized tires.
The engaging character of the Roadster as a driver’s device is emphasized by the optional M Sport package, which contributes M Sport suspension, 18-inch M light-alloy wheels and an M aerodynamics package with huge air intakes in the front wing and a rear bumper inlay painted Anthracite metallic. Bringing an extra dosage of sporting style into the interior, on the other hand, are attributes such as sports seats, an M leather steering wheel, M motorist’s footrest, M door sill finishers and an anthracite-colored roofing liner. The Aluminium Carbon trim strip, leather M gear lever knob and gray dials for the instrument cluster lend the finishing touches to the interior environment. The new BMW Z4 sDrive35is comes with a model-specific variation of the M Sport badge.
Engines: BMW TwinPower Turbo innovation at 5 output levels.
The BMW Z4 will be readily available with a larger, five-strong line-up of petrol engines from launch, and clients will be able to pick from three, four-cylinder and two, six-cylinder powerplants. Their most substantially shared feature is BMW TwinPower Turbo innovation, which guarantees an extremely efficient balance between driving pleasure and fuel consumption throughout the engines offered. In addition, all four-cylinder variations of the new BMW Z4 already fulfill– as criterion– the terms of the EU6 exhaust emissions basic requirement due to come into law in 2014.
The BMW Z4 sDrive18i is the brand-new entry-level model. It is powered by a 2.0-liter engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology which establishes optimal output of 115 kW/156 hp at 5,000 revoltions per minute. The new variation of the four-cylinder powerplant provides peak torque of 240 Newton meters (177 lb-ft) between 1,250 and 4,400 revolutions per minute. The BMW Z4 sDrive18i is fitted as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, but an eight-speed sports automatic can also be bought as an option. The new model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds (automatic: 8.1 seconds) and hits a top speed of 221 km/h / 137 miles per hour (220 km/h / 136.5 mph). Average fuel consumption for the BMW Z4 sDrive18i in the EU examination cycle is 6.8 liters per 100 kilometers (41.5 mpg imp) with both the manual and automatic gearbox. CO2 discharges stand at 159 grams per kilometer.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo innovation bundle for the brand-new BMW Z4 sDrive18i consists of twin-scroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC totally changeable valve control and Double-Vanos continuously changeable camshaft control. An exact same version of this modern technology package is likewise utilized in the engines– also 2.0-litre devices– under the bonnet of the BMW Z4 sDrive20i and BMW Z4 sDrive28i.
The existing engine variants– the sDrive20i, sdrive35i, sdrive35is and sdrive28i– keep their locations in the array.
Other items of equipment fitted as standard are xenon fronts lights, cooling, a heated glass back window, the Soft Close Automatic feature for the boot lid and runflat tires with a run-flat sign. The BMW Business radio– consisting of CD gamer, AUX-IN socket and 6 loudspeakers– is a basic feature in all the variants of the Roadster, while consumers can also pick from options consisting of the BMW Professional radio and the Professional hi-fi-system with 14 speakers. The likewise optional Professional navigation system makes it possible for high-resolution map graphics– full with 3D resolution– on the 8.8-inch iDrive screen. The navigation data for the system is stored on an in-car hard disk, which also offers 12 GB of storage for personal music collections.
The range of motorist aid systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive has likewise broadened once again. The new BMW Z4 can be geared up with attributes such as a rain sensor, Adaptive Headlights and High Beam Assistant. The variety of BMW ConnectedDrive features readily available for the brand-new BMW Z4 also consists of BMW TeleServices, BMW Remote Services, Concierge Services and Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic automobile place and accident intensity diagnosis.
New outside attributes, detailed interior refinements, the new Design Pure Traction equipment package deal, the new entry-level sDrive18i model and the latest additions to the array of BMW ConnectedDrive features all provide new capabilities and provide the BMW Roadster even higher appeal and originality.