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2011 BMW Z4 2dr Roadster sDrive30i

2dr Roadster sDrive30i

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Price with options: $47,450

MSRP: $47,450

Base Invoice: $43,655

Body Style

Convertible

MPG

City: 18 - Hwy: 28

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2016 BMW Z4 Pros

The BMW Z4 is essentially unchanged for 2016. Nicer seats now come standard on the base sDrive28i trim, while several option packages have seen a reduction in price; including the coveted M Sport package.

2016 BMW Z4 Model Highlights

The 2016 Z4 is offered in three different models: sDrive28i, sDrive35i and sDrive35is. A 240-horsepower, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powers the 28i, which offers a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic. The 35i gets a 300-hp, 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. Top-performance 35is models step up to a 335-hp version of the turbocharged six.

A performance-oriented 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with steering-wheel paddle-shifters is standard on both 35i models. The DCT system can pull off very quick shifts, more quickly matching revs and providing stronger launches when needed.

Across all of these models, the Z4's engines have direct injection, which help them achieve strong output figures while returning better gas mileage than most other sports cars; the base sDrive28i has EPA ratings of up to 22 mpg city, 34 highway. In 35is models, there's an overboost function that temporarily increases the engine's torque peak to 369 pound-feet and top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

The BMW Z4 steers crisply and handles with the balance and poise of a small roadster, yet it has a little more heft and refinement that make it comfortable for longer trips. The relatively long wheelbase and low center of gravity contribute to that and the aluminum double-pivot and strut front suspension and constant-geometry rear arrangement contribute to a predictable feel when drivers go fast into a corner. All Z4 models come with electric power steering and high-performance brakes, while a Sport Package brings upgraded wheels and tires and the Adaptive M Suspension with Electronic Damping Control--including several settings that allow the driver to choose the degree of firmness. That ties in with the Z4's Driving Dynamics Control, allowing the driver to choose between normal, sport and sport-plus modes--affecting everything from the response of the gas pedal to the degree of stability-control intervention.

The Z4's interior is much more spacious than some other small roadsters, with full, supportive sport seats standard on every trim. The tight-fitting power-folding hardtop provides all the benefits of a convertible while maintaining the weather-tight comfort of the coupe. The Z4 also uses a special kind of seat material that's sun-reflective, keeping darker surfaces far cooler than they would otherwise be.

Cargo space is also respectable for a sports coupe. When the power retractable hardtop is closed, the Z4 can hold up to four crates of bottles or two 46-inch golf bags, while with the top down the space is somewhat reduced. Hinged door compartments provide storage space behind the seats. A load-through system even allows space for skis. Throughout the cabin, available brushed aluminum and dark wood trim can give the Z4 a true-luxury feel inside.

Z4 models with the optional navigation system include iDrive, an interface that uses a directional and tactile controller--rather than touch screens--to access infotainment, navigation and communications features.

The Z4 comes equipped more as a luxury coupe, and the long standard-equipment list even on the base 28i includes adaptive brake lights, xenon adaptive headlamps, heated mirrors, a heated rear window, rain-sensing wipers, dynamic cruise control, a universal garage-door opener and an auxiliary power outlet, in addition to a sound system that includes HD Radio and a USB port with iPod connectivity.

2016 BMW Z4 Model News

The BMW Z4 remains a roadster and sports car, but with its last major redesign a few years ago it became more mature and upmarket--instead appealing as a more mature grand-touring sports car. Its folding hardtop arrangement is also one of the best of any roadsters or small convertibles and its excellent ride quality means that drivers won't be compromising comfort.

Although serious enthusiasts will want the sDrive35is, practically speaking there isn't all that wide of a difference in performance at legal U.S. speeds; the sDrive28i can make it to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds, while the more powerful 35is takes 4.7 seconds.

2016 BMW Z4 Value Writeup

Good ride and handling; luxurious cabin; tight folding hardtop; strong standard equipment

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.9
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 147
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas I6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 2600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 22
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Double-Pivot
Suspension Type - Rear Central Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)  
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.27
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3307
ENTERTAINMENT
Anti-theft AM/FM/CD Hi-fi audio system with Radio Data System and MP3 capabilities
Auxiliary audio input adaptor for portable music players
HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception
Satellite radio preparation
EXTERIOR
Adaptive Brake Lights
Dual power outside mirrors
Heated glass rear window
Heated outside mirrors
Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control
Retractable hardtop
Star Spoke (Style 290) light alloy wheels 17 x 8.0 and 225/45 run-flat performance tires
White side-turn indicator lenses
Xenon Adaptive Headlights with auto-leveling
INTERIOR
2 cupholders in the center console beneath the center armrest plus a clip-in cupholder on the center console
3-spoke leather-wrapped adjustable multi-function sport steering wheel with audio and hands-free phone controls (if so equipped)
4-function on-board computer
6-way manually adjustable bucket seats
Auxiliary pwr outlet
Center armrest
Central locking system with double-lock anti-theft feature, selective unlocking and interior locking switch
Coded Driveaway Protection
Driver/passenger vanity mirrors
Dynamic Cruise Control
Electric interior trunk release
Front reading lamps
Glove compartment; storage space in doors and behind seats
LCD main and trip odometers
Leatherette upholstery
Manual climate control with micro-filter ventilation
Outside temperature display
Power windows with "one-touch" push-pull open/close for driver
Remote keyless entry with remote trunk release
Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout
Silver Matte interior trim
Vehicle & Key Memory
Welcome lights with fade-in/fade-out feature, and actuation from remote control
MECHANICAL
3.0-liter, 255-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder engine with composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, ventilated front and rear
6-speed manual transmission
Aluminum double-pivot spring and strut-type front suspension
Brake Energy Regeneration to convert kinetic energy into usable electrical power
Central Link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse links
Driving Dynamics Control with normal, sport and sport+ modes
Electronic throttle control
Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Front/rear tow hooks
High-rigidity body/chassis unit with aluminum hood
Rear wheel drive
Stronger electricity supply
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering with Servotronic power assist
SAFETY
Active Knee Protection
Automatic safety-belt pretensioners
BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of safety features
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Crash sensor activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
Daytime running lights
Dual-airbag Supplementary Restraint System -inc: head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
Emergency trunk release
Mechanism for disabling the deployment of the front, knee and passenger's-side airbag; includes indicator light (see your BMW Z4 Roadster Owner's Manual for further details)
Rollover Protection System
Side-impact airbags
Tire Pressure Monitor