2012 BMW Z4  -  $49,545


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $49,545
Base Invoice: $45,835
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Roadster sDrive28i
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 23 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: Roadster
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 16-valve, 240-horsepower inline 4-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, High Precision Direct Injection, 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; good cargo space for a roadster


Model News

The Z4 lineup carries into 2012 with a new entry-level model. The sDrive28i features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and a choice of 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Z4 roadsters are a top choice 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, when equipped with the DCT gearbox, offer scorching performance without sacrificing smoothness or drivability. Among roadsters, the Z4 remains one of the most practical because of its all-season, well-insulated retractable hardtop and practical trunk space.


Model Highlights

The Z4 is now offered in three different models: the Z4 sDrive28i, which comes with a 255-horsepower, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine; the Z4 sDrive35i, powered by a 300-hp, 3.0L turbocharged six; and the sDrive35is, which gets a high-performance 335-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 of maintaining a smooth flow of power. 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.

All three 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. Adaptive M Suspension, available on all three Z4s, enables the best of all worlds, with improved ride quality plus tight body control when needed. 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 expected 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 reasonable enough at highway speeds to 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.

Fourth-generation BMW's iDrive interface 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-GB hard drive, with 12 GB of music storage.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7

EPA Classification
Two Seaters

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
333.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
493.00 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 - 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.68

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.7 qts

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

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
10.9/6.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3307 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric 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

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

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Note
Assist Safety Plan

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V302000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 28, 2012

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
162

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 1-SERIES ACTIVE E AND MODEL YEAR 2012 Z4 VEHICLES. VARIATIONS IN ELECTRICAL CURRENT MAY OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, LEADING TO SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE.

Consequence
SUDDEN LOSS OF STEERING ASSISTANCE MAY INCREASE THE STEERING EFFORT REQUIRED TO CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF A VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING ASSISTANCE MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 1-800-525-7417.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V627000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2014

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
8,988

Summary
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.

Consequence
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. 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
13V454000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 26, 2013

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
76,191

Summary
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.

Consequence
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in November 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations 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

2.0-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 16-valve, 240-horsepower inline 4-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, High Precision Direct Injection, 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

iPod & USB adapter

Smartphone integration

6-way manually adjustable bucket seats

Leatherette upholstery

Center armrest

Floormats

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

Anti-theft alarm system

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

Through-loading system w/integrated transport bag

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

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

 
8-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

 
MINERAL WHITE 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

 
BLACK, ALCANTARA/LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CANYON BROWN, EXT MERINO LEATHER
$0

 
TRAINING FEE
$0

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$850

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,200

 
PREMIUM SOUND PKG
$950

 
SPORT PKG
$2,300

 
M SPORT PKG
$3,900

 
M SPORT/CITRUS YELLOW PKG
$5,750

 
M SPORT/CANYON BROWN PKG
$5,350

 
EXCLUSIVE CANYON BROWN PKG
$2,300

 
EXCLUSIVE CITRUS YELLOW PKG
$2,550

 
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAMS
$250

 
6-DISC DVD CHANGER
$600

 
SATELLITE RADIO W/1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
$350

 
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

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,150

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM TRIM
$500

 
ASH GRAIN WOOD TRIM
$500

 
ALUMINUM CARBON SHADOW INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM
$0

 
INDIVIDUAL BLACK TRIM
$0

 
BMW ASSIST
$650

 
PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$750


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