The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German car maker BMW. It follows a line of past BMW roadsters such as the BMW Z1, BMW 507, BMW Z8, and the BMW Z3. The Z4 replaces the Z3. First generation production started in 2002 at BMW USA’s Greer, South Carolina plant, with production of both roadster and coupe forms. When debuted, it won Automobile Magazine “Design of the Year Award”. Starting with the 2009 model year, the second-generation Z4 is built at BMW’s Regensburg, Germany plant as a retractable hardtop roadster. In 2009, the BMW Z4 won the Red Dot Design Award.
The Sequential Manual Gearbox remained available on the 3.0i, it was dropped for the 2.5i.
Optional heated seats
Optional navigation system
Optional BMW Assist emergency and concierge service.
More powerful engines, freshened styling, and midyear introduction of a hatchback coupe mark 2006 for BMW’s two-seaters.
The 215-hp 3.0i replaces the 184-hp 2.5i as the base convertible.
The 265-hp 3.0si in convertible and coupe form.
Z4 M Roadster / Coupe
Main article: BMW Z4M
The Z4 M is powered by a 3.2-litre straight-six engine (S54B32). Performance figures are: 3,246 cc displacement, 343 horsepower (256 kW) at 7,900 rpm, 269 lb·ft (365 N·m) of torque at 4,900 rpm, 8,000 rpm redline. Output per litre is 107 bhp (80 kW; 108 PS), and power-to-weight ratio is 9.9 lb/bhp. Acceleration to 60 mph (96 km/h) comes in 4.8 seconds. (0-62 mph / 100 km/h is 5.0) and top speed is limited electronically to 156 mph (251 km/h).
Second generation (E89)
BMW Z4 (E89)
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Assembly Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Mid-size luxury car / Executive car
Body style 2-door coupe convertible
Layout FR layout inline-six variant, FMR layout inline-four variant
Engine 1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) N20B20 I4
2,497 cc (152.4 cu in) N52B25 I6
2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) N52B30 I6
2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) N54B30 twin-turbocharged I6
6 speed manual
6 speed automatic
7 speed automatic
8 speed ZF 8HP transmission
Wheelbase 2,496 mm (98.3 in)
Length 4,239 mm (166.9 in)
Width 1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Height 1,291 mm (50.8 in)
Curb weight 1,470 kg (3,241 lb) (sDrive30i manual)
1,500 kg (3,307 lb) (sDrive30i auto)
1,565 kg (3,450 lb) (sDrive35i manual)
1,585 kg (3,494 lb) (sDrive35i auto)
Main article: BMW Z4 (E89)
The vehicle was originally announced on the 13 December 2008. The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This time a coupé-convertible with folding hardtop, the Z4 (E89) will be built in Regensburg alongside the (E93) 3-Series Cabrio, likely due to the U.S. plant needing more room for SUV production. It moved upmarket, dropping the small four-cylinder base engine. In late 2011 BMW reintroduced a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder powerplant with twin-scroll turbo (N20 engine variant).
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