More powerful and more stylish than ever before, the new BMW Z4 will arrive in Australian showrooms in the third quarter of 2009. The new roadster from BMW is the only open-top two seater in its class to combine classic roadster proportions, such as a long bonnet and flat belt line, with a low seating position just in front of the rear axle, rear-wheel drive and an automatically retractable hardtop. The new BMW Z4 will be launched exclusively with straight-six power offering passionate drivers the choice of three in-line six cylinder petrol engines with power outputs ranging from 150 kW to 225 kW.
The BMW Z4 sDrive35i is powered by the world's first straight six power unit to feature twin turbo technology, high precision injection with direct injection of fuel, and an all aluminium crankcase. The 3.0-litre straight six develops 225kW and 400Nm of torque accelerating the roadster from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds (automatic: 5.1 seconds). The power unit in the BMW Z4 sDrive30i develops maximum output of 190kW from 3.0 litres capacity and maximum torque of 310Nm. With this kind of power, the BMW Z4 sDrive30i accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds (with six speed sports automatic in 6.1 seconds).