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The Z4 comes with all the modern and essential safety features

Safety – The car gets a slew of safety systems including blind-spot assist, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and lane keep assist, all of which can be turned to early, medium or late frequency of intervention. Additionally, the Z4 comes with 6 airbags and other electronic aid to keep you out of harm’s way. Rollover protection is offered by the handsome looking, fixed humps behind the seats.

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The BMW Z4 is the best sporty roadster

Verdict – The BMW Z4 is a potent roadster that does quite a few things well. It has a striking design, an upmarket cabin and stunning performance in the M40i guise. BMW has priced the Z4 at Rs. 81.57 lakhs for the base 20i variant and Rs. 99 lakhs for the top-end M40i trim (all prices on-road, Mumbai) The sDrive20i variant makes more sense if you just want drop-top motoring and while the straight-six petrol has ample performance, for the true-blue enthusiast, we recommend spending more and going for the more thrilling and more practical M2 coupe.

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The top-mounted spare tyre robs away practicality from the boot

What’s Cool

* Attractive design with great road presence
* Luxurious and feature-loaded cabin
* Linear performance with insane ride and handling dynamics
* Comes with all the safety features

What’s Not So Cool

* Ground clearance could be an issue on our roads
* Many features are optional
* Steering could have offered more feel

Alternatives: – Audi A5 Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

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BMW has nailed the design on the Z4

2019 BMW Z4 Specifications

* Engine: 2998cc, 6-Cyl, Petrol
* Power: 340 HP @ 5000-6500 RPM
* Torque: 500 Nm @ 1600-4500 RPM
* Transmission: 8-Speed AT
* 0-100 km/hr: 4.5 seconds
* Top Speed: 250 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 4-8 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 255/35/19 (Front), 275/35/19 (Rear)
* Suspension: Adaptive M suspension (Front & Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP

2019 BMW Z4 Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4324 mm X 2024 mm X 1304 mm
* Wheelbase: 2470 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 52-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1610 kgs

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Driving with the top down is such an enjoyable experience

Further Reading

2014 BMW Z4 Review

Testers’ Note:

“I drove the BMW Z4 on a very rainy day so couldn’t really drive it with the roof open but after putting this car through its paces on wet roads, all I can say is that the driving experience is very involving and with the tail-happy nature of this car, you really need to tame it properly. Power delivery is instantaneous and the Z4 also has a good amount of exclusivity but I feel the new one doesn’t have the same agility that the old one had. In most other aspects though, this one is way better.” Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.

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