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BMW unveils 2009 Z4 ahead of Motor Show

The classic is back – more powerful and stylish than ever It is the BMW Z4, the only car in its segment combining roadster proportions with a position moved close to the axle, rear-wheel drive, a retractable hardtop.

The new BMW Z4 offers all the pleasure of a BMW Roadster with refined and stylish flair. with the roof down, two-seater offers a refreshingly experience of the sunshine and the wind by – and driving with the hardtop it provides all the comfort of a sporting in the premium segment. So through diversity and wide range of the new BMW Z4 is the re-birth of the roadster.

The design of the new Z4 out through classic details in new, up-to-date style. outstanding two-seater offers a combination of elegance, agility, and comfort. The aluminum shells of the lightweight hardtop come to in the roof compartment, saving space in the process. Even the roof closed, the new Z4 retains the typical of a genuine roadster.

To driving pleasure, the new BMW Z4 is offered two inline-6 engine displacing 3.0 300 hp in the BMW Z4 sDrive35i and 255 hp in the BMW Z4 sDrive30i ensure outstanding acceleration and response at all

Comprehensive use of BMW’s EfficientDynamics serves to provide an unparalleled of driving pleasure and fuel While both models are with a manual six-speed the Z4 sDrive35i is available also a dual-clutch sport automatic featuring seven gears. The sport automatic is available on the Z4 Both sport automatic feature steering wheel-mounted shifters.

Featuring Dynamic Control as standard, the BMW Z4 enables the to choose between three and suspension settings at the touch of a

Design: the modern look of a roadster.

The new BMW Z4 takes on the classic of the roadster in modern, flowing The car’s proportions are borne out by the and low-slung engine compartment short overhangs, the long and large wheels as well as the low position near the rear

The front view features a upright BMW kidney grille, air intake and the dual round typical of the BMW brand. All surfaces and including the character lines on the strive towards an imaginary point on the road ahead.

The view is dominated by the dynamic of the car’s shoulder line the front and rear wheel and accentuating the stretched, athletic of the Roadster. The horizontal orientation of the lines and surfaces at the rear, in emphasizes the sheer width of the new BMW Z4. characteristics are the extra-large hood far over the wheel arches, the A-pillars, the gills at the side their integrated LED direction as well as the slender rear with three-dimensional LED-fed of light.

Stylish, sophisticated, and typical of a roadster: the interior.

For harmonious of the exterior and interior so important in an car, the shoulder line is by the door panels with unique configuration and flow front to rear.

The contoured to the left and right of the steering incorporates the controls for the lights and air These elements are available in Satin Silver matte, Aluminum, and Ash Grain Wood, the color and trim variant being used on the center and door handle.

The standard with integrated headrests on the BMW Z4 feature high-quality Kansas in a choice of three colors. A choice, Ivory White leather, is also available as of the Exclusive Ivory White Package, which includes seats and Anthracite wood

An Extended Leather option (Z4 only) adds leather on the section of the instrument panel, the the sun visors in Black leather as as the leather-finish door closing in upholstery color on the passenger’s

The entire range of paintwork available on the new BMW Z4 is made up of no less nine color tones Orion Silver metallic to the new Roadster.

Cycling in 20 seconds: the hardtop.

The new BMW Z4 is the first BMW roadster to its occupants from wind and with a fully retractable This two-piece lightweight shell opens and closes at the of a button within 20 seconds. The packaging of the folding roof the Z4 Roadster to retain the characteristic, proportions of its predecessor.

This roof system offers acoustic and aerodynamic qualities and a new standard in the Z4’s segment. windows and the high-quality roof give the hardtop a light Driver and passenger enjoy a ambience, generous space, and visibility. Compared with the model, the side windows are 40% the see-through area in the rear 52% larger, and all-round visibility over the previous generation.

The rear window in the hardtop is with an electric defroster and the side windows of the new BMW Z4 may be lowered The higher roofline and larger openings allow easier and convenient access with the closed.

The retractable roof may be either by a switch in the center or by remote control key fob when with optional Comfort Comfort Access also convenient loading and unloading of the compartment with the roof To provide access to the luggage in this case, the open is moved to an interim position the removal of large objects.

Flexible storage with through-loading.

The roof compartment and the compartment are separated from one by a moveable partition, which may be up to increase luggage space if the will remain closed.

The partition in the new BMW Z4 is unique in the premium segment, and offers enough space with the hardtop for a medium-sized hard-shell suitcase.

the optional through-loading system to the compartment, the Z4 is able to accommodate a full-size golf bag. the roof is closed the luggage easily accommodates up to four of large bottles or – when the through-loading system – two 46-inch bags.

Various other compartments are designed into the The new Z4 offers storage trays in the console, a 10-liter glove hinged compartments in the doors, and space behind the seats.

with the Cold Weather is a storage package that an even wider range of and loading functions, with nets on the rear panels of the and in the passenger’s footwell, lashing in the luggage compartment, as well as a box in the bulkhead leading to the luggage

Optional through-loading system with a transport bag ensures greater versatility, allowing the to load slender items as golf bags or two pairs of measuring up to 67 in length.

A successful with a great tradition:

engines in the BMW Roadster.

Elegant lines, the BMW kidney grille, and a engine form a combination in 1934, made the BMW 315/1 an success both on the road and in That combination has been to this day in the BMW Z4.

The new Z4 is therefore being exclusively with inline-6 a choice of two engines providing power and performance. These engines exhibit refinement and response typical of a BMW six-cylinder, an unparalleled balance of performance and efficiency in the premium roadster thanks to the BMW EfficientDynamics engineering The individual versions of the new BMW Z4 come on-demand management and control of the accessory drives, a variable oil intelligent lightweight technology, and aerodynamics.

BMW Z4 sDrive35i: performance efficiency thanks to Twin and High Precision Injection.

The dynamic version of the new Z4 comes the world’s first inline-6 to feature twin turbochargers, Precision Injection, and an all-aluminum

The use of two turbochargers (each supplying cylinders) ensures responsiveness seen before on a turbocharged The engine achieves peak of 300 lb-ft without the slightest and maintains this high of torque throughout a broad rev from 1,400–5,000 rpm.

Maximum output of 300 hp comes at rpm, and the BMW Z4 sDrive35i accelerates to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds (optional seven-speed clutch sport automatic in 5.0 seconds). The acceleration continues all the way to an 130 mph (150 mph when equipped the optional Sport Package).

Precision Injection is a key element in the efficient performance. Injecting directly into the combustion offers a cooling effect a higher compression ratio and combustion efficiency. This generation of direct gasoline developed by BMW ensures significant in fuel efficiency without the dynamic qualities of the engine.

The normally aspirated engine:

and light thanks to magnesium.

spontaneous power and performance, motoring refinement and outstanding the 6-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine in the BMW Z4 again offers the very in its segment. Weighing just 355 lb to its composite magnesium/aluminum crankcase, head cover made of a synthetic material and lightweight with aluminum VANOS unit, is exceptionally light.

BMW’s VALVETRONIC engine controls valve stroke on the valves, double-VANOS varies the of the intake and outlet valves in an process. This allows efficient use of fuel, providing a torque curve and giving the instant response.

The engine in the BMW Z4 develops maximum output of 255 hp 3.0 liters capacity at an engine of 6,600 rpm. Maximum of 220 lb-ft, in turn, comes at 2,600 rpm.

With kind of power, the BMW Z4 sDrive30i from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds optional sport automatic in 6.0 Top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph mph when equipped with the Sport Package).

6-speed with short gearshift featured as standard.

All variants of the new BMW Z4 as standard with a 6-speed gearbox. Developed specifically for new Roadster, the various transmission are particularly sporting in their Indeed, this is borne out in by extremely short gearshift much shorter than on all current BMW models with a gearshift.

Optional: 7-speed automatic with double and 6-speed sport automatic paddle shifters.

As an option, the BMW Z4 is available with BMW’s developed double-clutch sport gearbox. Based on the M DCT transmission in the BMW M3, this 7-speed gearbox faster acceleration and extra in comparison with the 6-speed gearbox, while providing the features of a BMW automatic transmission. The double-clutch sport automatic gears without the slightest of power.

The BMW Z4 sDrive35i with its sport automatic accelerates to in just 5.0 seconds, while consumption is expected to outperform the economy on the same model a manual gearbox.

Sport automatic gives the the choice of either automatic D) or manual gear selection. If the driver may shift gears by means of paddles on the steering

The 6-speed sport automatic available on the BMW Z4 sDrive30i promotes not driving comfort, but also the performance of a BMW Roadster. Indeed, the of the car are attributable to the direct connection the transmission to the engine, based on torque converter technology an integrated torsion damper, unnecessary slip and therefore to eliminate any loss of power and Even the slightest movement of the gas therefore, is converted spontaneously a quick response with times reduced to a minimum.

The automatic transmission offers the the opportunity to shift gears when desired. Apart selecting gears via the selector on the center console, the driver has the option to use the gearshift paddles on the wheel.

Sophisticated suspension high-performance lightweight brakes.

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drive, near perfect distribution, the long wheelbase and the low of gravity on the roadster create conditions for supreme agility.

traditional spring-struts, a “double-jointed” suspension made largely of and a constant-geometry rear axle, the new Z4 with proven suspension in a configuration perfectly tailored to the of the car.

Electric power plays a role also in the BMW Z4, the precision and comfort of steering and reducing fuel consumption, the electric motor for steering assistance is activated only required or desired by the driver.

The new Z4 with new high-performance brakes, low weight and low brake pad wear. At the time the BMW Z4 is the first car in its segment to an electrical parking brake and released by a button on the center

Both versions of the new BMW Z4 come as on 17-inch light-alloy rims and runflat tires as well as a Pressure Monitor.

BMW’s Dynamic Stability Control serves not only to activate the ABS and ensure stability on slippery by activating the brakes or reducing power, but also comprises functions such as Brake and Brake Standby as well as a Assistant. Acting in a similar way to a limited slip differential, DSC rear brake management is to simulate a limited slip for stronger acceleration in turns.

Dynamic Traction Control at the of a button, the driver is able to the response thresholds for intervention by the thus enjoying the option, for to set off on loose snow with the wheels slightly spinning. And desired, the driver is also to deactivate DSC altogether (ABS active).

Adaptive M Suspension featuring Damping Control (EDC).

The of the BMW Roadster may be further enhanced by the optional Sport Package Adaptive M Suspension with Damping Control. A central unit varies the “compression” and stages on the four twin-sleeve gas dampers to provide optimum at all times. The response time is so that a signal coming a front wheel crossing a in the road reaches and re-adjusts the dampers even before the wheels reach the same road surface.

Comfort and in one: Dynamic Drive

Dynamic Drive Control the driver of the new Z4 to choose the drive of the car. In addition to changing forces on the Adaptive M Suspension, DDC conditions the responses of the gas pedal, the steering, and the response thresholds of Stability Control. And if the car is fitted either sport automatic the adaptive gearshift logarithms are

The driver operates Dynamic Control via a button on the center next to the gear selector. By the button, s/he is able to from the NORMAL, SPORT and modes, thus activating a perfectly balanced set-up. The mode, for example, offers steering behavior and a more-direct to the gas pedal. The SPORT+ mode, in serves additionally to activate the Traction Control mode of intentionally allowing slight and thus enabling the driver to a bend in a controlled drift.

space, more safety.

The new BMW Z4 is larger outside than its at the same time offering more comfort in terms of and a lot more loading space: new Roadster is 5.8” longer, wider, and 0.3” lower. has grown 0.1” to measure

Apart from all-round the interior offers greater (+0.20), extra shoulder (+0.79) and more elbow (+1.69). The door opening, in size by 1.02, allows more convenient access the roof closed.

The extremely bodyshell, lightweight construction and 50/50 weight distribution both the safety and agility of the new BMW Z4. load-resistant subframes, optimum use of zones, the extremely stiff cell and highly efficient systems ensure outstanding safety. Frontal and head/thorax belt latch tensioners and force limiters are activated by the electronic safety system as a of the type and severity of a collision. The airbags are integrated on the outside of the backrests and inflate over a surface in the event of a collision the side.

Making its premiere in the BMW

the latest generation of iDrive.

The new Z4 is the BMW Roadster to feature the iDrive system as part of its optional system. In the new Z4 the iDrive serves to all entertainment, information, navigation and functions.

The system itself is made up of a on the center console and a folding, Control Display on the instrument allowing the driver to intuitively and mastermind all available functions.

the direct selection buttons on the configured Controller, the user is to spontaneously change to the CD, radio, and navigation functions. The range of selection buttons has now been off by the three MENU, BACK and command buttons, and programmable buttons in the instrument panel the user to save and directly radio stations, telephone and navigation destinations, and other items available directly iDrive.

Measuring 8.8 inches in the high-resolution Control Display its resolution of 1,280 x 480 pixels excellent clarity in presenting or pages from the internet. A of the Controller shown in the Control gives the driver greater and orientation in choosing the next in the operating process.

Using the system is even easier to iDrive. Full-screen map presentation, for offers an incomparably detailed of the region in which the driver is traveling. As an alternative the Control also offers an assistance presenting further highlights and independent of the main map.

navigation data saved on an 80 GB disc installed in the car, times are faster than And at the same time the hard may also be used as a 15 GB music

Roadster-specific climate comfort and with Sun Reflective Technology.

The new BMW Z4 is as standard with air conditioning and blower stages. Optional climate control allows temperature selection on the driver’s and side, individual, automatic control in five stages of and manual adjustment of air stratification. the roof open, automatic control includes convertible

Like BMW’s Convertibles, the in the new Roadster incorporates Sun Reflective A special, highly innovative of leather on the seats, interior and steering wheel that reduces the heat effect of sunshine: Treatment of the leather in Sun Technology serves to integrate color pigments into the to reflect infrared radiation in the

[Source: BMW press release] .

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