2011 BMW Z4  -  $48,325


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $48,325
Base Invoice: $44,730
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Roadster sDrive30i
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Roadster
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.0-liter, 255-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder engine with composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing

Pros

Ride comfort; refinement and quiet with the top up; excellent performance from DCT gearbox; steering and handling; decent cargo space for a roadster


Model News

The Z4 lineup carries into 2011 with a few minor changes. Models equipped with the available navigation system get the newest fourth-generation version of BMW's iDrive screen-based interface. For 2011, a new higher-performance Z4 sDrive is model joins the Z4 lineup, offering 20 more horsepower than the Z4 sDrive35i model plus a host of other M Sport upgrades.


Value Writeup

The 2011 Z4 roadsters are among the top choices among sports cars for long trips, as they have great ride quality along with excellent handling and poise. Seating is very comfortable, and BMW hasn't forgotten about details such as storage bins. The Z4 sDrive35i models especially, with the DCT gearbox offer scorching performance without sacrificing smoothness or drivability. And among roadsters, the Z4 remains one of the most practical because of its 4-season, well-insulated retractable hardtop and reasonable trunk space.


Model Highlights

The Z4 is now offered in three different models: the Z4 sDrive30i, which comes with a 255-horsepower, 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine; the Z4 sDrive35i, powered by a 300-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged six; and the new-for-2011 sDrive35is, which gets a new 320-hp turbo six.

Each of these powertrains delivers satisfying performance with the standard 6-speed manual transmission--including a linkage that's still among the best in the business--but the 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) gearbox in the sDrive35i is a significant step above the 6-speed automatic that's offered in the base model. The DCT shifts very quickly, matches revs for downshifts, and does a great job not interrupting the flow of power. It actually enables slightly quicker acceleration than the manual transmission. Acceleration from zero to 60 mph happens in just 5.0 seconds with the DCT, while top speed with the available Sport Package is 150 mph.

Both 6-cylinder engines in the Z4 come with variable valve control and develop plenty of torque at low revs; but the turbocharged engine in the sDrive35i is surprisingly strong. An M Sport Package, available on either model, brings an Adaptive M Suspension that enables the best of both worlds, with improved ride quality plus tight body control when you need it. All Z4 models come with Driving Dynamics Control, which lets you choose between Normal, Sport, or Sport+ modes--each dialing in different settings for the stability control system, throttle response, transmission behavior, and even steering. In Z4s equipped with the Adaptive M suspension, it controls firmness, too.

The Z4 doesn't make the safety sacrifices that many soft-top roadsters do; it has a stiff passenger cell and a full roster of airbags, including head and thorax bags that deploy from the seat backrests.

Comfort isn't usually something you expect in a roadster, but the Z4 has plenty of it. The 2-seater comes with firm, supportive seats and has a surprising amount of legroom. The available leather is treated with sub-reflective technology that helps keep the interior cool on a hot day. Wind buffeting is good enough at highway speeds to still maintain a conversation with the top down, and with the top up it's nearly as quiet inside as a true coupe. The 2-piece top, made of aluminum, opens or closes in just about 20 seconds. Trunk space becomes a bit smaller with the top down, but with it up the trunk has space for two golf bags, according to BMW.

The latest fourth-generation iDrive interface makes its debut in the Z4 for 2011. It includes a vibrant new 8.8-inch wide-screen display, plus new menu structure, including helpful symbols, and the iDrive controller is now flanked with hot buttons for several common functions. Programmable buttons for radio stations, telephone numbers, or even navigation destinations are now included. The navigation system now includes an 80-gigabyte hard drive, with 12 gigs of music storage.

For those who want a little more performance, a Sport Package brings high-performance run-flat tires and other extras. Also new for this year is the Z4 sDrive35is, which gets a stronger, 320-hp version of the turbo six, plus the DCT gearbox, Adaptive M suspension, special wheels and trim and other BMW M upgrades.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
Two-Seater

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
261.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
406.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.0L/183

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2600

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
147

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.3 in

Wheelbase
98.3 in

Length, Overall
167.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in

Height, Overall
50.8 in

Track Width, Front
59.5 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Trunk Volume
10.9/6.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3241 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type

Suspension Type - Rear
Central Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Double-Pivot

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
14.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.1 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
13.0 x 0.9 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Basic Note
4 years/50,000 Maintenance Program

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V683000

Mfg's Report Date
October 30, 2017

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
740,561

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.

Consequence
An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V176000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 10, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
156,137

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 128i Coupe, 128i Convertible, 328i Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 328i Coupe, 328i Convertible, 328i Sports Wagon and Z4 sDrive 30i, 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 135i Convertible, 335i Sedan, X5 xDrive 35i, and X6 xDrive 35i, 2011 335i xDrive Sedan, 335i Coupe, 335i Convertible, 528i Sedan, 535i Sedan, 535i xDrive Sedan, X3 xDrive 28i, and X3 xDrive 35i, 2010 X3 xDrive 30i, and X5 xDrive 30i, 2012 640i Coupe, and 640i Convertible and 2010-2012 535i Gran Turismo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (VANOS) unit can loosen over time and may possibly break.

Consequence
If the bolts loosen or break the engine may have reduced power or stall. An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four VANOS housing bolts for both VANOS units (intake and exhaust), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. In addition, owners of approximately 170,172 model year 2010-2012 BMW vehicles equipped with inline 6 cylinder engines not covered by this recall, will receive an extended warranty to address this condition. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V044000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 07, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
504,545

Summary
BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle.

Consequence
If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall began on March 13, 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

6-speed manual transmission

3.0-liter, 255-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder engine with composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing

Electronic throttle control

Stronger electricity supply

Rear wheel drive

High-rigidity body/chassis unit with aluminum hood

Front/rear tow hooks

Driving Dynamics Control with normal, sport and sport+ modes

Aluminum double-pivot spring and strut-type front suspension

Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars

Central Link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse links

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering with Servotronic power assist

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, ventilated front and rear

Brake Energy Regeneration to convert kinetic energy into usable electrical power

Star Spoke (Style 290) light alloy wheels 17 x 8.0 and 225/45 run-flat performance tires

Retractable hardtop

Xenon Adaptive Headlights with auto-leveling

Adaptive Brake Lights

Dual power outside mirrors

Heated outside mirrors

White side-turn indicator lenses

Heated glass rear window

Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control

Anti-theft AM/FM/CD Hi-fi audio system with Radio Data System and MP3 capabilities

Auxiliary audio input adaptor for portable music players

HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception

Satellite radio preparation

6-way manually adjustable bucket seats

Leatherette upholstery

Center armrest

3-spoke leather-wrapped adjustable multi-function sport steering wheel with audio and hands-free phone controls (if so equipped)

LCD main and trip odometers

Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout

4-function on-board computer

Outside temperature display

Power windows with "one-touch" push-pull open/close for driver

Dynamic Cruise Control

Remote keyless entry with remote trunk release

Central locking system with double-lock anti-theft feature, selective unlocking and interior locking switch

Coded Driveaway Protection

Vehicle & Key Memory

Electric interior trunk release

Manual climate control with micro-filter ventilation

Glove compartment; storage space in doors and behind seats

2 cupholders in the center console beneath the center armrest plus a clip-in cupholder on the center console

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Silver Matte interior trim

Driver/passenger vanity mirrors

Welcome lights with fade-in/fade-out feature, and actuation from remote control

Front reading lamps

Cornering Brake Control (CBC)

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)

Daytime running lights

Dual-airbag Supplementary Restraint System -inc: head protection chambers side-mounted airbags

Side-impact airbags

Mechanism for disabling the deployment of the front, knee and passenger's-side airbag; includes indicator light (see your BMW Z4 Roadster Owner's Manual for further details)

Crash sensor activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights

BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of safety features

Automatic safety-belt pretensioners

Tire Pressure Monitor

Active Knee Protection

Emergency trunk release

Rollover Protection System

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
CRIMSON RED
$0

 
ATACAMA YELLOW
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
DEEP SEA BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
TITANIUM SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
SPACE GREY METALLIC
$550

 
MELBOURNE RED METALLIC
$550

 
ORION SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
MOJAVE METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, KANSAS LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,250

 
BLACK, KANSAS LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,250

 
WALNUT, KANSAS LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,250

 
CORAL RED, KANSAS LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,250

 
IVORY WHITE, NAPPA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, ALCANTARA/LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TRAINING FEE
$0

 
EXCLUSIVE IVORY WHITE EXTENDED LEATHER PKG
$2,150

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$1,000

 
PREMIUM PKG
$3,900

 
PREMIUM SOUND PKG
$1,800

 
M SPORT PKG
$3,900

 
SPORT PKG
$2,300

 
M SPORT/IVORY WHITE PKG
$5,350

 
M SPORT/CITRUS YELLOW PKG
$5,750

 
EXCLUSIVE CITRUS YELLOW PKG
$2,550

 
19" X 8.0" FRONT & 19" X 9.0" REAR V-SPOKE LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 296)
$1,200

 
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAMS
$250

 
6-DISC DVD CHANGER
$600

 
SATELLITE RADIO W/1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
$350

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

 
SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
$150

 
BMW APPS
$250

 
PWR FRONT SEATS
$995

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
M MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL W/AUDIO CONTROLS
$0

 
3-SPOKE LEATHER-WRAPPED ADJUSTABLE MULTI-FUNCTION M SPORT STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
MULTI-FUNCTION SPORT STEERING WHEEL W/AUDIO CONTROLS
$0

 
COMFORT ACCESS KEYLESS ENTRY
$500

 
ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM
$400

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,100

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROCESSING CODE
$0

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM TRIM
$500

 
ALUMINUM CARBON SHADOW INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
ASH GRAIN WOOD TRIM
$500

 
ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM
$0

 
THROUGH-LOADING SYSTEM W/INTEGRATED TRANSPORT BAG
$195

 
BMW ASSIST
$750

 
BMW ASSIST PROCESSING CODE
$0

 
PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$750


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