2014 BMW Z4 review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 , 00:01:39 byVeronica

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Bavarian carmaker BMW revealed the redesigned version of the BMW Z4 at the 2013 edition of the Detroit Auto Show, the sDrive35is variant. The model receives power from a turbocharged 3.0-liter N54 engine capable of generating 335 horsepower and 332 lb. ft. of torque. To transfer all this to the wheels, the engineers have provided a 7-speed DCT gearbox. For the new model year there will be another two versions of the BMW Z4. The first one is the Z4 sDrive35i capable of producing 300 horsepower and 300 lb. ft. of torque and the second one is an sDrive28i powered by a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder unit capable of producing 240 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque.

All the success BMW Roadsters have now is rooted in the dedication of a concept, a process which has left its mark on both the design and the driving properties of each car and is very easy to recognize in the new BMW Z4. Its hardtop goes perfectly with the shape of the car. The large window surfaces optimize all-round visibility and the feeling of space inside the car. There is also an optional BMW Individual hardtop available in two contrast colors. It can be opened by only touching a button while the car is on the run with 25 mph and the process lasts 19 seconds. As we can see in the photo gallery, the model comes with standard Xenon headlights which have a slim design and extended well into the front wheel arches. There are 11 exterior paint finishes available for the BMW Z4, but some of them can only be ordered together with the Hyper Orange package. The door panel trims and lower section of the instrument panel can also be specified in black as an option. Other elements of equipment offered as standard include automatic climate control, a heated glass rear window, and the Soft Close Automatic function for the boot lid and run-flat tires that comes with a tire pressure monitor. The model is scheduled to go on sale in the spring of this year.

Source: autoblog