New BMW Z4 Roadster arrives in March
BMW have revealed a new version of the sporty Z4 roadster
BMW have revealed a new version of the sporty Z4 roadster and a new entry level sDrive 18i will join the range. This version is capable of 0- 62mph in just 7.9 seconds before going on to a top speed of 137mph. It manages to do this while still recording 41.5mpg and emissions of just 159g/km which is quite impressive. Enhancements have also improved the overall performance of some of the other existing engines, the BMW Z4 sDrive20i comes with an 184hp engine that achieves 41.5mpg and 159g/km CO2. This model is the most popular Z4 on sale and currently accounts for 80 per cent of sales.
Minor enhancements have been made to the exterior but these improvements just bring the Z4 up to date. The headlights now include white LED corona rings and a white ‘eyebrow’ with additional chrome detailing, while in profile the side gill features chrome detailing and LED side repeater lights. There is also the introduction of the Pure Traction Design package, available exclusively in Valencia Orange with an optional black contrast roof the model also comes with Sport seats in Alcantara and leather with contrast stitching, Anthracite headlining and a unique metal weave interior trim. Should a customer wish to have another exterior colour this can be offered though. The Pure Traction Design package costs from £550 up to £2,240 depending on the model within the Z4 range it is ordered on. SE and M Sport derivatives will continue to be offered.
Standard equipment across all models now includes DAB radio, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and Sport multi-function steering wheel. All models apart from the new entry-level sDrive18i SE come with Kansas leather upholstery as standard. There are three new colours offered; Mineral Grey, Glacier Silver and Valencia Orange and two new styles of alloy wheel, 17-inch and an 18-inch V-spoke styling.
BMW’s award winning EfficientDynamics programme is standard across the BMW range. Technologies that improve engine performance while enhancing economy and cutting emissions include Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering with Servotronic, Reduced Rolling Resistance Tyres, on-demand control of the engine’s ancillaries and Optimum Shift Indicator on manual transmission cars.
The BMW Z4 was the first roadster in BMW’s history to come with a two-piece, electro-hydraulically operated Retractable Hard-Top roof that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 20mph. The new BMW Z4 will go on sale in March with prices starting from £27,610 OTR rising to £45,795 OTR.