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BMW Z4: Benefits and Drawbacks

BMW Z4: The car with great design and appearance

BMW Z4 is a great sports car from the German automobile manufacturers BMW, which was started in 1916. It is a successor car to BMW Z3. It is a convertible which carries elements of its predecessor car models like BMW 507, BMW Z8.

Where were these German sport cars produced?

The production of this BMW Z4 first started in USA, in the year 2002. BMW Z4’s manufacturing unit was situated near South Carolina, where both convertible and sedan versions of the BMW were mass produced. But the Mark II versions of BMW Z4 were manufactured in Germany itself, in the popular BMW automobile plant in Regensburg.

BMW Z4 sported great design elements

One look at BMW Z4 and you would realize that this was a great looking car which sported design, which were three dimensional in nature. This sports car was designed by the ace designer of BMW cars, Anders Warming. Some of the awards that it won are:

- In its first year itself, this car received the best car design award from the reputed automobile magazine.

- In 2009 again, BMW Z4 received the prestigious award for its car design, by special design jury situated in Essen.

What are the features of BMW Z4?

This great handsome sports car has certain features which are:

- The car enjoys a superior engine which is situated in the front portion of the car. The engines are available up to three liters in its convertible version.

- The wheels of the car are placed in the rear end of the car, which accentuates its fuel performance.

- Has great steering and braking features, which enhances the driving experience.

BMW Z4 was first announced in an automobile show in US with great pomp and grandeur. In order to kill competition, it changed a few features and was re launched in 2011, with great appearance backed with superior engine features. Thus it has become a popular sport car among its BMW car lovers.

Photo Gallery of BMW Z4

Technical Characteristics of BMW Z4

Technical Characteristics of 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Automatic produced by BMW (DE).

Body Type Drop-head coupe (cabriolet; convertible) 2 doors
Weight 1495 Kg
Length 4239 mm
Height 1291 mm
Wheelbase 2496 mm
Front Track 1511 mm
Rear Track 1559 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Fuel Capacity 55 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
Fuel Supply System direct petrol injection
Max Power 245HP (181 kW) @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque 350Nm @ 1250 rpm
CO2 Emissions 159 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1997 cc
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Aspiration Turbo
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 8J x 17 / 8J x 17
Standard Tyres 225/45 R 17 91W / 225/45 R 17 91W
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 5.7 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 9.1 l/100km
Road 5.6 l/100km
Mixt 6.8 l/100km

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