The new BMW Z4 Roadster has been launched in India with a choice of two engine variants. The BMW Z4 sDrive20i is priced at INR 64.90 lacs and the performance model BMW Z4 M40i has a sticker price of INR 78.90 lacs.
The CBU model is now available at all BMW dealerships across India. With a progressive design and powerful driving dynamics, the new BMW Z4 Roadster offers the freedom between road and open sky.
BMW has a rich history of roadsters that have stood out as icons of pure driving pleasure. With a classic design language, dynamic proportions and sportiness, this open-top two-seater is the everyday roadster of this generation. The performance M variant has the distinction of being the sportiest BMW that combines the elegance of a roadster and the athleticism of an M automobile. One can opt for the Sport Line or M Sport package on the Z4 sDrive20i as well, and add some striking individual touches. While the Sport Line package gives a sportier appearance, the M Sport model gives the vehicle a more dynamic touch.
The exterior sports a long bonnet, the classic soft top and short overhangs, which define the characteristic roadster silhouette. The soft-top opens and closes electrically in 10 seconds at the push of a button, and the newly designed grille has a mesh design and vertically aligned headlights. The standard LED headlights or optional adaptive LED headlights ensure a prominent stance. With large air breathers on the front wheel arches and aerodynamic air vents, it looks and moves like a true driver’s machine. The distinctive rear spoiler stands out from the surface while the lateral design lines flowing in at the shoulders frame the slim LED rear lights. The rear apron that combines with the diffusor and exhaust tailpipes, radiates a sporty flair.
The interior has clearly structured arrangement of control elements, complemented by the driver-orientated cockpit design. The lighting package lends an elegant ambience. The electric seat adjustment and the memory function allows the driver to save preferred settings. The through-loading system can utilise greater storage space when transporting larger items. The new Z4 Roadster features an increased storage space behind the seats with a retaining net, large cupholders under the centre armrest cover and roomy door pockets.
The M Performance version combines sports car like performance with the freedom of a two-seater convertible. Details inspired by M motorsport set powerful accents and provide a measure of dynamics and agility. Features like 19” M light alloy wheels, cerium grey finish in the grille, exterior mirror caps and trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes lend to the sporty character.
Standard interior specification includes leather and Alcantara with blue contrast stitching and blue piping. As an alternative to the standard quartz silver, the trim finishers can also be specified in high-gloss black, aluminium mesh effect or aluminium tetragon. M sports seats with additional adjustment options along with an M leather steering wheel form a part of the high quality cabin.
The 2.0L inline four-cylinder petrol engine in the Z4 sDrive20i produces an output of 145 kW/197 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1,450-4,200 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km / hr in just 6.6 seconds.
The Z4 M40i conjures the power required for its performance from a 3.0L six-cylinder in-line engine, whose instantaneous response, appetite for revs and smoothness combine with improved efficiency. It produces an output of 250 kW / 340 hp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm at 1,600-4,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km / hr in just 4.5 seconds.
The 8-speed steptronic sport transmission performs smooth gear shifts and enables the engine to develop its full power and efficiency. Variable sport steering continuously adjusts the steering effort required depending on the current speed.
Features such as auto start-stop, ECO PRO mode, brake-energy regeneration, 50:50 weight distribution and lightweight construction are some of the other innovative technologies. Drivers can choose between different modes (ECOPRO, COMFORT, SPORT/ SPORT+) to suit diverse driving conditions. The Adaptive M Sport suspension, M Sport brakes and M Sport differential, raise the car’s handling abilities.
Safety technologies include front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist , dynamic stability control including cornering brake control (CBC), side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor and an emergency spare wheel.
The new Z4 Roadster features a modernised cockpit. The layout features a 10.25” digital instrument cluster in a hexagonal frame and a high-resolution (1920 x 720 pixels) touchscreen information display. Together, the two displays provide a large amount of information in the driver’s field of vision. Customisable and personalised displays in the instrument cluster and the menu display in the central information screen can also be configured.
An adaptive navigation system with 3D maps, BMW iDrive with touch controller, wireless Apple Car Play and connectivity through Bluetooth and 2 USB ports are some of the other features. Several driver assistance features like active park distance control (PDC), rear view camera assisted optional parking assistant function and driving assistant function are also available.
Other optional features include a surround sound system from Harman Kardon with 12 speakers and 408 watts output, a full-colour head-up display screen with a resolution of 400 x 800 pixels and wireless charging function.