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BMW Z4 (E89)

BMW E89 is the chassis code of the second generation of BMW Z4. It now has a retractable hardtop like the Mercedes SLK replacing the previous roadster and coupe version for the 2009 model year.
The new model was officially announced on 13 December 2008. Vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Manufacturer
BMW
Production
2009 - present
Assembly
Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Predecessor
Class
Roadster
Body style
2-door convertible
Layout
FMR layout
Engine
1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) I4
1,997 cc (121.9 cu in) twin-turbocharged I4
2,497 cc (152.4 cu in) N52B25 I6
2,996 cc (182.8 cu in) N52B30 I6
2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) N54B30 twin-turbocharged I6
Transmission
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
7-speed DCT
8-speed ZF Prundletronic {2012- )
Wheelbase
2,496 mm (98.3 in)
Length
4,239 mm (166.9 in)
Width
1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Height
1,291 mm (50.8 in)
Curb weight
1,470 kg (3,241 lb) (sDrive30i manual)
1,500 kg (3,307 lb) (sDrive30i auto)
1,565 kg (3,450 lb) (sDrive35i manual)
1,585 kg (3,494 lb) (sDrive35i auto)

Technology

Z4 sDrive35is with M Sport package
In the Z4 sDrive35i, the new 7-speed double-clutch gearbox is used. In 23i and 30ï serving a six-speed sports automatic with Steptronic is offered. Fitted as standard 6-speed manual transmission.
EfficientDynamics regenerative braking is standard in most regions. The standard Drive Dynamic Control, which includes normal, sport, Sport + mode. Optional Adaptive M Sport Suspension adds electronic damping control. The brake electro-mechanically powered.
All BMW Z4 as standard safety equipment: ABS including emergency brake assist and CBC (cornering brake control), the belt pretensioner and load limiter, and ESP with ASR. Moreover, it is equipped with four airbags (driver/front seat passenger and two side airbags). The dynamic stop light feature has two stages, which indicates how strongly the brakes are applied. For normal braking, the main elements of the light blinks, as well as flashing before the vehicle comes to a standstill. Finally, the two roll-over bars behind the seats and reinforced windscreen protect occupants in case of roll-over.

Design

The Rear
The new Roadster a completely revamped interior designed by Nadya Arnaout, and exterior designed by Juliane Blasi in early 2006.
Since the new Z4 now has a retractable hardtop, it is the separate roadster and coupe versions. The two-piece, electro-hydraulic retractable hardtop in lightweight aluminum shell folded or down in 20 seconds automatically. In the open state, the boot capacity is 180 liters (if closed: 310 l).

Differences from the previous

Compared to the previous generation Z4, the new car has grown 148 mm (5.8 in) longer, 9 mm (0.35 in) wider, 2.5 mm (0.098 in) wheelbase, and significantly heavier, adding between of 150 kg (£ 330) and 235 kg (£ 520) in the unloaded weight, when compared to previous models.
E89 is not done, as its predecessor, in Spartanburg, South Carolina manufacturing facility, but in Regensburg. It is also the first BMW roadster to use iDrive.

Model upgrades in 2013


In march 2013 new LED headlights as well as modified back lights and indicators were introduced. Additionally, a new engine in the Z4 sDrive18i is now available. Also added were two interior trim packages "Design Pure Balance" and "Design Pure Traction", which can be combined with the M Sport Package. The theme- and color-balanced interior packages each include new trim and upholstery. In addition, the enclosure of the "Control Panel" has been replaced by a higher-quality material and feel and audible feedback of a few buttons and switches were upgraded in quality. Besides the option to order the hardtop in contrasting color to the body (black or silver), BMW offers the painting "Valencia Orange Metallic" for the Z4 since March 2013.

Specifications

Engine

Model
Years made
Engine Code
Power@rpm
Torque@rpm
sDrive18i
2013-
N20B20
115 kW (154 hp)@5000
240 Nm (177 lbft) @1250-4400
sDrive20i
2011-
N20B20
135 kW (181 hp)@5000
270 Nm (199 lbft) @1250-4500
sDrive23i
2009-2011
N52B25
150 kW (201 hp)@6400
250 Nm (184 lbft) @2750
sDrive28i
2011-
N20B20
180 kW (241 hp)@5000-6000
350 Nm (258 lbft) @1500-4800
sDrive30i
2009-2011
N52B30
190 kW (255 hp)@6600
310 Nm (229 lbft) @2600
sDrive35i
2009-
N54B30
225 kW (302 hp)@5800
400 Nm (295 lbft) @1300-5000
sDrive35is
2010-
N54B30TO
250 kW (335 hp)@5800
450 Nm (332 lbft) @1400-4500
Overboost: 500 Nm (370 lbft)
The BMW Z4 sDrive35is also comes as standard with an M Sports Package including the M Aerodynamics Package and adaptive M Suspension featuring electronically controlled dampers.
US models include sDrive30i (until 2011) sDrive 28i (2012-) and sDrive35i.

Transmissions

Model
Years made
Standard
Optional
sDrive23i
2009-
6-speed manual
6-speed sport automatic
sDrive28i
2011-
6-speed manual
8 speed ZF automatic
sDrive30i
2009-
6-speed manual
6-speed sport automatic
sDrive35i
2009-
6-speed manual
7-speed dual clutch sport automatic
sDrive35is
2010-
7-speed dual clutch sport automatic

Performance

Model
Years made
0–100 km/h acceleration (sec)
Top speed
International models
sDrive23i
2009-
6.6 manual, 7.3 automatic
242 km/h (150 mph) manual, 239 km/h (149 mph) automatic
sDrive30i
2009-
5.8 manual, 6.1 automatic
250 km/h (160 mph)
sDrive35i
2009-
5.2 manual, 5.1 DCT
250 km/h (160 mph)
sDrive35is
2010-
4.8 DCT
250 km/h (160 mph)
US models
sDrive30i
2009-
5.8 manual, 6.1 automatic
150 mph (240 km/h) with Sport Package
sDrive35i
2009-
5.2 manual, 5.1 DCT
130 mph (210 km/h), 150 mph (240 km/h) with Sport Package
sDrive35is
2010-
4.8 DCT
155 mph (249 km/h)

BMW Z4 GTE

In late 2012, BMW Motorsport set out to replace the successful M3 GT/GT2, a car which brought BMW two team and manufacturers' championships (2010 & 2011), one drivers championship (2011), as well as back to back Sebring 12 Hour GT class wins in 2011 and 2012 in the American Le Mans Series; as well as numerous victories in the then Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, now the World Endurance Championship in Europe. BMW turned to the successful Z4 GT3 platform to develop a GT/GTE specification race car for the ALMS, and any GTE class series. The Z4 GTE uses the Z4 body, and same 4.4 litre V8 engine as the GT3 car. The drivetrain and gearbox are much the same in the two different types of Z4. The engine in the GT3 version produces around 500 horsepower, likewise in the GTE version, but the RPM limits are 9000, and 7500, respectively. Most of the differences between the two automobiles are in aerodynamics. The GT3 car has much more sophisticated aero, with a set of winglets on the front fenders to provide additional downforce. Both cars share a front splitter, while the GTE has slight modifications on the side edges to condition the airflow around the front wheels. The GT3 version also has a double deck rear wing, with the GTE car having a single deck wing. The rear diffuser is also less aggressive in the GTE version; it also has much wider bodywork in the rear of the car, with heavily modified aero around the wheel arches, front, and specifically rear, compared to the GT3. The car was debuted at the 2013 12 Hours of Sebring, running competitively despite being a new car. Leading the GTE class at times, both Z4 GTE's encountered suspension problems with three hours to go, and went 3-5 laps down from the class leaders. The cars also showed exceptional handling, but a slight lack in straight line speed, which is expected to be addressed with ongoing aerodynamic development from BMW Motorsport through the ALMS season.

BMW Z4 GT3

2010 BMW Z4 GT3 front view
2010 BMW Z4 GT3 rear view
BMW also offers the BMW Z4 in motorsport, with a FIA GT3-specification car available to private teams. While the production version of the BMW Z4 has a six-cylinder engine, the GT3 car is powered by a 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine derived from the BMW M3 GTS, which produces approx. 515 PS (379 kW; 508 bhp). The weight of the BMW Z4 GT3 is approx. 1,190 kilograms (2,624 lb). In its first year of racing, the car proved competitive in the FIA GT3 European Championship as well as not only emerging victorious from the Dubai 24 Hour endurance event, but also heading to second place from a low 49th position at the 2011 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps event by the Need For Speed Team Schubert.
Nobuteru Taniguchi and Taku Bamba were the champions of the GT300 class in the 2011 Super GT season.

BMW 328 Hommage (2011)

It is a concept vehicle commemorating 75th anniversary of BMW 328. It included exterior and interior parts made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP); leather, matt and high-gloss black polished aluminium as well as the CFRP interior; asymmetrically designed windscreen with a recess in the middle, four wide leather straps run across the bonnet, two-part light alloy wheels with black aluminium rim and black chrome butterfly nut bearing the BMW emblem.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and later in 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Zagato Roadster (2012)

The BMW Zagato Roadster is a one-off concept car made by Zagato in collaboration with BMW. It was introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on 19 August 2012. It reportedly took six weeks to make. Karl Baumer, head of BMW Group Classic, stated at the debut that it "might be produced, if we get enough deposits."
2012 BMW Zagato Roadster Concept front view
2012 BMW Zagato Roadster Concept rear view
2012 BMW Zagato Roadster Concept interior

Zagato Coupe (2012)

The BMW Zagato Coupé is a one-off concept car made by Zagato in collaboration with BMW. Introduced in Lake Como, Italy at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on 25 May 2012.
The bright red exterior paint has an iridescent effect and returns different shades. The alloy wheels have a diameter of 19 inches. The coupe has the signature double-bubble roof of the Zagato design house.
2012 BMW Zagato Coupé Concept front view
2012 BMW Zagato Coupé Concept rear view
2012 BMW Zagato Coupé Concept interior
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Last updated on 16 August 2013 at 03:06.

1 comment:

  1. The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by BMW. This version of BMW cars is much pretty, fuel efficient and delivers overall mileage of 14.5kmpl. It has awesome interior and exterior features.
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