The latest in BMW's long and successful roadster family has been revealed. The all-new BMW Z4 will go on sale in May 2009 and features a host of innovations never before showcased during BMW's 75 years of roadster heritage.
The BMW Z4 is the first to come with a two-piece, electro-hydraulically operated Retractable Hard-Top roof that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds. The new roadster is also the first vehicle to be offered with Adaptive M Suspension. Electronically controlled dampers offer three different configurations and lower the ride height by up to 10mm for a more dynamic drive. By way of comparison, the Sport+ setting of the new car is comparable to the outgoing BMW Z4's standard ride comfort level.
The standard Drive Dynamic Control function is another first and allows the driver to alter, depending on model specification, the throttle and steering response, level of ride comfort, Dynamic Stability Control response and, on automatic or Double Clutch Transmission cars, gear change times.
|Model||Hp||Torque||0 - 62mph||Top Speed||Combined
|BMW Z4 sDrive23i||204||250||6.6 (7.3)||151 (149)||33.2 (34.4)||199 (192)|
|BMW Z4 sDrive30i||258||310||5.8 (6.1)||155 (155)*||33.2 (34.0)||199 (195)|
|BMW Z4 sDrive35i||306||400||5.2 (5.1)||155 (155)*||30.1 (31.4)||219 (210)|
* Electronically-limited. Figures in brackets denote car with automatic gearbox or Double Clutch Transmission.Published 15 December 2008