2015 BMW Z4

2015 BMW Z4

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2dr Roadster sDrive28iGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$48,950.00
2dr Roadster sDrive35iGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
$56,950.00
2dr Roadster sDrive35isGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
$65,800.00

Two-seater Passenger Car
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $48,950.00
Invoice: $45,535.00
Hwy MPG: N/A mpg
City MPG: N/A mpg

Pros

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

Model Highlights

The 2015 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 shift, 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.

Model News

The BMW Z4 returns with few changes for 2015, the most notable of which is that the manual transmission is only available on the 28i.

Value Writeup

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.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Deep Sea Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A76)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black
 

Sparkling Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B53)

  • Ivory White/Black
 

Black Sapphire Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (475)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black
 

Valencia Orange Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B44)

  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
 

Alpine White

Manufacturers Code: (300)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black
 

Jet Black

Manufacturers Code: (668)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black
 

Mineral Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B39)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black
 

Crimson Red

Manufacturers Code: (A61)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black
 

Glacier Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A83)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Orange
  • Black
 

Mineral White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A96)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black
 

Melbourne Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A75)

  • Canberra Beige
  • Ivory White/Black
  • Walnut
  • Black
  • Coral Red
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yearN/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationTwo-Seaters

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeZMT
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.68
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.35
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.08
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - HwyN/A
Cruising Range - CityN/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - CityN/A
Fuel Economy Est-CombinedN/A
Cruising Range - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.0 L/122
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM240 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM260 @ 1450
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)170
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity2
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room39.1 in
Front Leg Room42.2 in
Front Shoulder Room53.3 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head RoomN/A
Second Leg RoomN/A
Second Shoulder RoomN/A
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase98.3 in
Length, Overall166.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.5 in
Height, Overall50.8 in
Track Width, Front59.5 in
Track Width, Rear61.4 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume8 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3263 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP225/45VR17
Rear Tire SizeP225/45VR17
Wheels
Front Wheel Size17 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 8 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx14.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles


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