The New 2014 BMW Z4 Roadster

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Richmond Hill, ON. The new BMW Z4 Roadster   represents a time-honored and yet contemporary interpretation of the   traditional roadster concept. New exterior features, detailed interior   refinements, the new Hyper Orange design package, as well as   availability of full the range of BMW ConnectedDrive features all   provide fresh impetus and lend the BMW Roadster even greater appeal   and individuality. This updated version of the modern classic will   arrive in BMW showrooms in spring of 2013, with a base MSRP of $54,300.


Design: classical proportions infused with modern character.

The success of modern-day BMW Roadsters is rooted in the rigorous   dedication of a concept, a process which has left its mark on both the   design and the driving properties of each car and is clearly   recognizable in the new BMW Z4. The sweeping hood, long wheelbase, low   beltline and low-slung rear end play a more vivid and uncompromising   part in shaping its appearance than is evident with any of its segment   rivals. The low seating position just ahead of the rear axle gives the   driver and passenger a particularly intense experience of the   longitudinal and lateral forces working on the rear wheels. This sense   of being “part of the car” also allows the driver to feel more in   touch with the road.

The hardtop roof also blends seamlessly into the car’s form. As it   closes, it seals a smoothly flowing roofline, while large window   surfaces optimize all-round visibility and the feeling of space inside   the car. Once opened, the two roof elements are accommodated, one on   top of the other, in a compact package inside the Roadster’s trunk.   The A-pillars – painted an understated black – also underline the   low-slung silhouette of the new BMW Z4, especially when the roof is   open. The optional BMW Individual hardtop – available in the two   contrast colors, Jet Black and Titanium Silver metallic – provides a   feast for the eyes when the roof is closed. The hardtop can be opened   at the touch of a button while the car is moving at up to 40 km/h in   an automated process lasting 19 seconds.


The distinctive four round headlights team up with the broad BMW   kidney grille to form a roadster-specific interpretation of the   brand’s signature face. The standard Xenon headlights of the new   BMW Z4 have a slim design and extend well into the front wheel arches.   They feature LED light rings which emit daytime driving light in the   brand’s hallmark style. Added to which, the light sources now have a   strikingly three-dimensional design which accentuates the intricate   technology of the headlights. Cutting across the tops of the   headlights are LED accent lights, whose metal insert bears BMW   lettering. The integrated turn signal indicators have chrome-coloured   surrounds, which lend further emphasis to the sophisticated character   of the light units. Plus, a newly designed, tapered surround for the   side indicators adds a dynamic sweep to the gills on the front side   sections of the car.

Striking touches: new paint finishes, Hyper Orange Design     package, a new alloy wheel and the M Sport package.

A total of 11 external paint finishes are available for the new   BMW Z4, including the new Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver   metallic and Valencia Orange metallic, which can only be ordered   together with the Hyper Orange Design option. This new   aesthetic/design  package lends the Roadster a lively aura; the   interior, for example, boasts an energy-charged contrast of black and   orange. The bespoke Alcantara door panel trim, like the lower section   of the instrument panel, comes in orange. The black leather seats have   contrast stitching in Valencia Orange and an accent stripe running   down the central section of the backrests and seat cushions. This   stripe is likewise orange and is flanked by two thin white lines. The   door panel trim and lower section of the instrument panel can also be   specified in black as an option. Another exclusive element of the   Hyper Orange Design package is the metal weave trim strip, which can   be combined with further decorative elements in high-gloss black for   the door openers and the gearshift or selector lever. This new   equipment package replaces the previously available Citrus Yellow   Package and is also available in combination with other exterior paint   colors as an option.

New BMW Z4 Roadster

New interior additions to standard specification include high-gloss   black surrounds for the central air vents and the iDrive control   system’s folding Control Display, which comes as part of the optional   navigation system. Elsewhere, exquisite Fineline Anthracite wood has   been added to the selection of interior trim strips available as an   option for the new BMW Z4. The BMW Z4 sDrive 28i, BMW Z4 sDrive 35i   and BMW Z4 sDrive 35is are offered with Kansas leather trim. The range   of optional light-alloy wheels includes a newly designed V-Spoke   18-inch wheels combined with staggered front and rear tire sizes.

The engaging character of the Roadster as a driver’s tool is given   particular emphasis by the optional M Sport package, which includes M   Adaptive suspension, 18-inch M light-alloy wheels and an M   aerodynamics package with large air intakes in the front wing and a   rear bumper inlay painted Anthracite metallic. Bringing an extra dose   of sporting flair into the interior, meanwhile, are features such as   sports seats, an M leather steering wheel, M driver’s footrest, M door   sill finishers and an anthracite-coloured roof liner. The Aluminum   Carbon trim strip, leather M gear lever knob and grey dials for the   instrument cluster lend the finishing touches to the interior   ambience. The new BMW Z4 sDrive35is comes with a model-specific   version of the M Sport package.

Engines: BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in three output levels   The BMW Z4 will continue to be available in three variants, the   Z4 sDrive 28i, the Z4 sDrive 35i and the Z4 sDrive 35is. Their most   significant shared feature is BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which   ensures an exceptionally effective balance between driving pleasure   and fuel consumption throughout the range.
The BMW sDrive28i features BMW’s award-winning TwinPower Turbo   2.0-liter four cylinder engine, which produces 241 horsepower and 258   lb-ft of torque. It powers the BMW Roadster from 0 –100 km/h in 5.8   seconds with the 6-speed manual (5.9 with the 8-speed automatic) and   returns highway fuel economy figures of 5.8 L/100km with the manual   transmission (5.9 L/100km for the 8-speed automatic). The BMW Z4   sDrive35i features BMW’s N54 TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-6,   producing 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. It sprints from 0 –100 km/h    in 5.3 seconds with the 7-speed DCT transmission (5.4 with the 6-speed   manual) achieving  highway fuel economy figures of 5.4 L/100 km/h with   the manual transmission and 8.4 L/100 km/h 7-speed DCT.  The top-range   Z4 sDrive35is features a higher-output version of BMW’s venerable N54   producing 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and the 7-speed DCT. The top   model goes from 0 – 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds without a achieving   the same fuel economy rating as the 35i..

BMW Z4 Roadster Logo

Extensive comfort-enhancing equipment.

The new BMW Z4 delivers the driving pleasure customers have come to   expect from the brand, fulfilling the desire for both sporting ability   and comfort. Drivers can use the standard Driving Experience Control   switch to select a configuration to suit the situation at hand and   satisfy personal preferences. COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes can all   be called up using the rocker switch on the center console. As well as   adjusting the responses of the engine and DSC stability system, the   different modes also alter the shift characteristics of the automatic   gearbox, the responses of the Servotronic function and the mapping of   the electronically controlled dampers, if these items are specified.   These modes allow the driver to choose from a selection of distinctive   and clearly differentiated set-ups for the car.

Other items of equipment fitted as standard are Xenon headlights,   automatic climate control, a heated glass rear window and runflat   tires with a tire pressure monitor. The standard Z4 sound   system includes CD player, AUX-IN socket and 6 loudspeakers. Customers   can also choose the optional Premium Sound System with higher output   and 14 loudspeakers. The optional navigation system enables   high-resolution map graphics – complete with 3D view – on the 8.8-inch   iDrive monitor. The navigation data for the system is stored on an   in-car hard disk, which also provides 12 GB of capacity for personal   music collections.

The range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from   BMW ConnectedDrive has also expanded once again. The new BMW Z4 can be   equipped with features such as High Beam Assistant and Park Distance   Control with sensors at the front and rear of the car. If the   navigation system is specified, the ConnectedDrive Services option   allows use of internet-based information and entertainment services   inside the car. This system must be fitted to enable access to the   BMW Online portal and apps using the Control Display and iDrive   Controller. The Real Time Traffic Information function is also on   hand, supplying the driver with congestion warnings and diversion   recommendations in real time. Apple iPhone owners can use BMW apps,   for example, to receive web radio stations, display Facebook and   Twitter posts on the monitor and ask for them to be read out. The   range of BMW ConnectedDrive features available for the new BMW Z4 also   includes BMW TeleServices, BMW Remote Services, Concierge Services and   enhanced Automatic Collision Notification with automatic vehicle   location and accident severity detection.

The new 2014 BMW Z4  Roadster will arrive in BMW showrooms in spring of 2013.

BMW Group in Canada

BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a wholly-owned   subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW   luxury performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles,   and MINI.  BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW   Group Canada and offers retail financing and leasing programs and   protection products on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as   well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A   total network of 44 BMW automobile retail centres, 20 BMW motorcycle   retailers, and 29 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country

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