2008 BMW Z4  -  $41,525


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $41,525
Base Invoice: $38,270
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe 3.0si
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve HO I6 engine

Pros

Superb handling; unique coupe body style; exclusive M model; outstanding acceleration available.


Model Highlights

The 2008 BMW Z4 roadster comes in three models (3.0i, 3.0si, and M), and coupes come in two trims (3.0si and M). Each trim brings different engines underhood. The 3.0i is powered by a 215-horsepower, 3.0L in-line six-cylinder engine, while the 3.0si gets a more powerful, 255-horsepower version of the 3.0L; both have Valvetronic variable valve lift. The top-of-the-range M includes a 330-horsepower, 3.2L six. All three models come with a six-speed manual gearbox, but a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles is optional on the 3.0i and 3.0si.

Roadsters have a fully automatic power folding soft top, with dual-layer material, an aluminum and magnesium frame for light weight, and a heated rear window.

The Z4's proportions, with a long hood and a rearward seating position, allow for an excellent weight distribution and good dynamics for high-performance driving. The 3.0i and 3.0si models have electric power steering, while the M has a hydraulic power steering system. Coupes get a special performance-optimized suspension calibration, and all Z4s come with run-flat tires.

Inside, the Z4's interior is rather tight, as can be expected from a small two-seater, but it is appointed with luxurious upholster and trim. The dash is trimmed in either wood or brushed aluminum; 3.0i models have faux-leather upholstery inside, while the 3.0si gets "High Performance" leather upholstery in one of four color schemes. The 3.0si also adds automatic climate control, and its top, THX-certified audio system has ten speakers, seven-band digital sound processing, and two subwoofers.

M models get a number of high-performance improvements and appearance enhancements, including M Dynamic Driving Control, a system that allows the driver to change the characteristics of throttle response along with other variables. There's also a semi-dry sump lubrication system, computer-controlled variable differential lock, a heavy duty clutch, a performance-oriented version of BMW's dynamic stability control which includes dynamic brake control and cornering brake control, cross-drilled special-compound four-wheel disc brakes, and larger front and rear stabilizer bars. Inside, the M models also get Nappa leather seat trim with firmer side bolsters, automatic climate control, white-on-black gauges, a thicker steering wheel, and brushed aluminum trim.

A Premium Package brings power sport seats with memory, auto-dimming mirrors, and Bluetooth, while a Sport Package includes Dynamic Driving Control (similar to that in the M), a sportier suspension, and larger 18-inch wheels. Standalone options include a headlight cleaning system, extended leather upholstery, a navigation system, M sport seats, and heated seats.


Model News

The BMW Z4 roadster and coupe are carried over with almost no changes for 2008. The wheels offered as part of the available Sport Package are now 18-inchers, and Stratus Gray Metallic replaces Silver Gray Metallic in the color palette.


Value Writeup

The 2008 BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel-drive sports car available either as a roadster or as a racy-looking, low-slung coupe. Among roadsters, the Z4 especially stands out for its better power-to-weight ratio than the Mercedes-Benz SLK, and for its more traditional soft-top convertible arrangement. The entire engine range consists of smooth, responsive inline six-cylinder engines.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
261.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
406.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

EPA Classification
Two-Seater

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
47.6 ft³

Front Head Room
37.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.5 in

Wheelbase
98.2 in

Length, Overall
161.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in

Height, Overall
49.9 in

Track Width, Front
58.0 in

Track Width, Rear
60.0 in

Trunk Volume
10.1-12.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3108 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type

Suspension Type - Rear
Central Link

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
32.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.0L DOHC 24-valve HO I6 engine-inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, Valvetronic, 3-stage induction

Electronically controlled engine cooling

Electric water pump

Volume-controlled oil pump

Electronic throttle control

6-speed manual transmission

Acoustically decoupled final drive w/hydraulic mount

Rear wheel drive

Dynamic stability control (DSC III)-inc: all-speed traction control, dynamic traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, cornering brake control

Strut-type front suspension w/aluminum lower arms, hydraulic cushions, thrust plate, strut braces

Central link rear suspension w/cast aluminum transverse links

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P225/45WR17 run-flat performance tires

17" x 8.0" turbine alloy wheels (style 201)

Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric pwr steering

4-wheel vented vacuum disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Stainless-steel exhaust tips

Aluminum hood

Front/rear body-color bumpers

Halogen high/low-beam automatic headlights

Daytime running lights

Front fog lights

White turn signal indicators w/BMW logo roundels

Adaptive brake lights

Dual pwr heated mirrors

Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer jets

Leather seat trim

6-way manually-adjustable sport seats

Center armrest

Velour floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel-inc: audio controls, pearl-gloss galvanic trim

4-function on-board computer

Service interval indicator w/miles-to-service readout

Vehicle & key memory

Coded driveaway protection (prevents engine from starting w/o proper key)

Tire pressure monitor

External temp display

Electronic analog instrumentation w/LCD main & trip odometers

Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trap, open/close from exterior lock

Central locking system-inc: double-lock feature, selective unlocking, interior storage compartment

Remote keyless entry w/multi-function remote control-inc: remote hatch release, interior light activation

Pwr interior hatch release

Cruise control

Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability, radio data system (RDS), upgrade audio pwr, Carver technology, (10) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, auxiliary input

Prep for CD changer & alarm

Automatic climate control w/activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation & automatic recirculation control

Rear window defroster

Illuminated glove box

Coinholder

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Dual cup holders

Brushed aluminum trim

Storage space in doors & behind seats

Driver/passenger visor vanity mirrors w/sliding covers

Courtesy lights w/fade in/fade out feature

Lighting-inc: footwells, dual reading lights, storage compartments

Leather handbrake & shift knob

Cargo area-inc: velour lining, retractable cover

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Dual supplemental restraint system (SRS)-inc: 2-stage Smart airbags, passenger disable switch w/indicator light

Side-impact airbags

Active knee protection airbags

Safety belts w/pretensioners & force limiters

LATCH attachment of child-restraint safety seat

Advanced crash safety management (ACSM) for safety system deployment

Emergency trunk release

Dynamic stability control (DSC III)-inc: all-speed traction control, dynamic traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, cornering brake control

Automatic fuel cutoff on severe impact

Battery safety terminal

Daytime running lights

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,325

 
LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EXTENDED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,700

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$550

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,350

 
SPORT PKG
$1,400

 
LIGHT POPLAR GRAIN WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
DARK POPLAR GRAIN WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
8-WAY PWR FRONT SEATS W/3-POSITION DRIVER SEAT MEMORY
$995

 
HEATED SEATS
$500

 
RETRACTABLE HEADLIGHT WASHERS
$250

 
BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS
$700

 
DVD-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,800

 
BMW ASSIST
$750

 
HIGH-DEFINITION RADIO
$350

 
M SPORT SEATS
$500

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