Information about the BMW Z4
The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German Car maker BMW. It follows a line of past BMW roadsters such as the BMW Z1, BMW 507, and the BMW Z3. The Z4 replaces the Z3. First generation production started in 2002 at BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, with production of both roadster and coupe forms. When debuted, it won Automobile Magazine "Design of the Year Award". Starting with the 2009 model year, the second-generation Z4 is built at BMW's Regensburg, Germany plant as a retractable hardtop roadster. In 2009, the BMW Z4 won the Red Dot Design Award.
First Generation E85
The first-generation BMW Z4 was designated the E85 in roadster form and E86 in coupι form. It was designed by Danish BMW-designer Anders Warming.
From 2006 the Z4 Roadster is available as a 3.0i (3.0 L I6 with 215 hp), a 3.0si available with the new generation 3.0 L I6 with 255 hp (190 kW) , a 2.5si with a 2.5 I6 with 218 bhp (163 kW; 221 PS) or a 2.0i with a 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS) 2.0 L I4. The Z4 coupι is available only in the high-performance 3.0si trim powered by the 3.0 L 255 hp (190 kW) I6. The Z4 (E85 Roadster/E86 Coupe) was built at the Spartanburg plant.
The Z4 ///M
The Z4 M is powered by a slightly detuned 3.2-litre BMW M3 CSL (E46) straight-six engine. Performance figures are: 3,246 cc displacement, 330 bhp (246 kW; 335 PS) at 7,900 rpm, 262 lb·ft (355 N·m) of torque at 4,900 rpm, 8,000 rpm redline. Output per litre is 103 bhp (77 kW; 104 PS) , and power-to-weight ratio is 9.9 lb/bhp. Acceleration to 60 mph (100 km/h) comes in 4.8 seconds and top speed is limited electronically to 155 mph (249 km/h).
The Second Generation E89
The vehicle was originally announced in 2008-12-13. The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This time a coupι-convertible with folding hardtop, the Z4 (E89) will be built in Regensburg alongside the (E93) 3-Series Cabrio.
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BMW Chassis Codes
E3 2500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0s/si