Not may cars are known for the kind of dynamics they offer and the BMW Z4 is one of them. Last year BMW unveiled the updated version of the Z4 roadster, which happens to be the German automaker’s only two seat drop top model. For the new Z4, BMW has added a new entry level Z4 sDrive18i model, Pure Traction Design package and even more standard equipment. Talking about the new entry level model first, the Z4 sDrive18i is powered by a detuned version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine. This very 1997cc unit produces 156hp at 5,000rpm which is good enough to propel the car from standstill to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds and attain a top speed of 137 mph. The sDrive18i manages to records 41.5 mpg along with a CO2 emission figure of 159 grams per kilometer. Aside from the new model, the Z4 sDrive20i also gets improved. It develops 184 hp and yet manages 41.5 mpg and 159 g/km of CO2. Of the complete Z4 range, the sDrive20i is one of the most selling models. Moving up the model range, the sDrive28i, sDrive35i and sDrive35is offer brilliant performance thanks to their output figures of 245hp, 306hp and 340hp respectively. All the three models have an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. As standard the Z4 comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, while an eight-speed automatic with gear shift paddles is available as an option for customers. In addition, the Z4 sDrive35is features a seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission with gear shift paddles.
|Model||Price from||Power Hp||Torque Nm||Zero – 62mph Seconds||Top Speed Mph||Combined Mpg||CO2Emissions g/km|
|BMW Z4sDrive18i||£27,610||156||240||7.9 (8.1)||137||41.5||159|
|BMW Z4 sDrive20i||£29,710||184||270||6.9||146 (144)||41.5||159|
|BMW Z4 sDrive28i||£34,095||245||350||5.7 (5.5)||155*||41.5||159|
|BMW Z4 sDrive35i||£39,915||306||400||5.2 (5.1)||155*||30.1 (31.4)||219 (210)|
|BMW Z4 sDrive35is||£45,795||340||450||(4.8)||155*||31.4||210|