BMW Z4 sDrive35i
The all-new Z4 Roadster that was first introduced in the spring of 2009 will become a 2011 model this spring and offer the sport enthusiast with new several options.
First, a new M Sport Package is now available on the Z4 sDrive30i and the Z4 sDrive35i for $3,900 and $3,500 respectively.
The M Sport Package includes the AdaptiveM Suspension, M Aerodynamic body package, 18″ M light alloy wheels (with a 19″ wheel option on the 35i), exclusive M exterior color Melbourne Red Metallic, M interior trim in Aluminum Carbon, sport seats, M door sills, footrest, gearshift lever, M steering wheel (with paddle shifters if equipped with Steptronic or DCT) and an Anthracite headliner. In addition, the M Sport Package can be combined with the Exclusive Ivory White Package (which adds Ivory White leather seats and trim on the dash and door panels) for a total of $5,350 on the Z4 sDrive30i and $5,050 on the Z4 sDrive35i.
Second, the new 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is model distills the BMW Z4 Roadster”s performance potential to produce one of BMW”s fastest and best-handling Roadsters ever.
This latest Z4 model is characterized by instantaneous response, a fantastic exhaust note, and a free-revving spirit. The engine features increased air intake flow and increased boost pressure to release more power. The turbocharger system developed for the engine of the new BMW Z4 sDrive35is maintains a high output throughout the entire engine speed range. Nominal peak torque is increased to 332 lb-ft available from 1,400 rpm to 4,500 rpm. Maximum output of 335 hp is delivered at 5,800 rpm. The BMW Z4 sDrive35is will complete the sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds (preliminary). Top speed of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is is limited electronically to 250 km/h or 155 mph.
Acoustic tuning of the exhaust system of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is gives the car a very unique sound across the speed range. The sound is characterized by a deep rumble with a focus on the low frequency sound range.
Electric Power Steering (EPS) on the BMW Z4 sDrive35is features very sporty programming, focused to provide intense and clear steering feedback to the driver. This enables the driver to turn-in with remarkable precision and confidence at all vehicle speeds.
The BMW Z4 sDrive35is includes new M Sport upgrades such as M Aerodynamics and adaptive M Suspension. The adaptive M Suspension combines a ride-height reduction of 10 millimeters (almost 0.4″) with electronically controlled shock absorbers to improve the vehicle”s agility without compromising ride comfort. The M Sport upgrades emphasize the Z4″s athletic character through aerodynamically optimized exterior features and customized interior components.
Special 18-inch light-alloy wheels in five-spoke design round off the sporty character of the Z4 sDrive35is. 19-inch light-alloy wheels are optional. In addition, the new model is further distinguished by a striking front bumper with a matte aluminum trim bar in each outer air intake, a rear bumper with accentuated surrounds on the tailpipes, and a rear diffuser finished at top in body color and black textured surface underneath. Inside, a full complement of M Sport details augments the new Aluminum Carbon interior trim and available new Kansas Walnut leather.
Source: BMW press