BMW the German automobile giant is coming up with new updated version of Z4 to showcase at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. The new 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive 28i is equipped with a new 2.0 liter four cylinder engine which will not only power this vehicle but also the BMW 528i, which is supposed to be launched next year. The current lineup of Z4’s includes three models that includes Z4 sDrive 30i, Z4 sDrive 35i, Z4 sDrive 35is and all these models are powered by a 3.0 litre inline 6 cylinder engine. However BMW has promised that the 4 cylinder engine in the new BMW Z4 sDrive 28i will be producing the same power as the 3.0 liter engines.
The exterior of the 2012 BMW Z4 doesn’t have much of the changes from its previous models. However reports state that the new Z4 will have some of the design elements used in the CS Concept revealed in the year 2007. The BMW Z4 is a two seater roadster with a classic look and features a modern two-piece power retractable hardtop. The car carries the same large upright kidney grille of BMW, dual round headlights, wide air intake which is all typical for a BMW brand. The steering of the BMW Z4 has a rack and pinion arrangement with electric assistance. Safety features include 6 airbags and 2 seat belts. Front Suspension is made independent with wishbone suspension, while the rear suspension is also independent but with multi-link suspension. All these features make the car look elegant that blends the sportiness of a coupe, as well as giving the enjoyment of convertible.
Having increased the price of the vehicle to a base price of $49,525 or $1,200 more than last year’s model, the 2012 Z4 sDrive28i is equipped with a number of additional standard equipment, including Bluetooth and USB, alarm system, loading function, floor mats, etc. Other features includes the front air conditioning that’s manual, voice activated navigation system, driver and passenger heated front seats, ABS & driveline traction control, entertainment system with DVD, Front fog/driving lights..
The sDrive 28i version of the BMW Z4 will be powered by 4-cylinder turbocharged powerplant and will be producing an output of 255hp, however the sDrive 35i will be powered by the same 3.0 liter 6 cylinder inline engine that delivers a power of 300 hp. Accordind to BMW the new 2012 BMW Z4 can hit a speed of 60mp in just 5.6 seconds, which is 0.5 seconds quicker than the previous 6-cylinder engine powered car.
The 2012 BMW Z4 comes in three varients: the sDrive28i which costs about $48,652, the sDrive35i priced at $55,150 and sDrive35is that costs about $59,065.