BMW Z4

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The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German automaker BMW. Replacing the Z3, first-generation production started in 2002 at BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, with both roadster and coupe forms produced. Starting with the 2009 model year, the second-generation Z4 is built at BMW’s Regensburg, Germany plant as a retractable hardtop roadster.

The first-generation BMW Z4 was known as the E85 in roadster form and E86 in coupé form. It was designed by Danish BMW-designer Anders Warming,[1] who later made the Mille Miglia Concept car with some of the same shapes as the Z4.

The Z4’s design addresses many criticisms of the preceding Z3; the Z4 is larger, and has a significantly stiffer chassis. The Z4 features a strut type front suspension like its predecessor. The rear suspension, however is considerably different from that of the Z3, which was based on that of the E30 BMW 3 Series. Instead of a semi-trailing arm suspension, the Z4 uses a more advanced multi-link suspension. It was built in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Initially, the Z4 was available only as a roadster, but in 2006 a coupé version was officially launched. The last of the first-generation Z4 to be assembled in North America rolled off the assembly line on 27 August 2008.

The Z4 offers a choice of four straight-six engines: 2.2 L, 2.5 L, 3.0 L, and 3.2 L. All are variants of the BMW M54 engine. In the European market, a 2.0 L straight-4 is also offered.

The 2.2 L, 125 kW (170 PS; 168 hp) version can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.7 s. The 2.5 L engine produces 141 kW (192 PS; 189 hp) at 6000 rpm. BMW claims a 6.8 s time to 100 km/h (62 mph) with a manual transmission. It weighs 1335 kg (2,932 lb) with a manual transmission — 30 kg (66 lb) lighter than the 3.0 L version, but still heavier than the 2.5 L Z3’s weight of 1315 kg (2899 lb). The 3.0 L, 170 kW (231 PS; 228 hp) (at 5900 rpm) straight six has a claimed time to 100 km/h (62 mph]]) of 5.9 s.