2013 BMW Z4  -  $48,275


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $48,275
Base Invoice: $44,665
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Roadster sDrive28i
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 22 | 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

Good ride and handling; luxurious cabin; tight folding hardtop; strong standard equipment


Model Highlights

The 2013 Z4 is offered in three different models: sDrive28i, sDrive35i and sDrive35is. A 240-horsepower, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine powers the 28i, while the 35i gets a 300-hp, 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. With either of these models, a 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, while an 8-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Top-performance 35is models step up to a 335-hp version of the turbo-charged six, and the choice between a manual transmission or performance-oriented 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with steering-wheel paddle-shifters. The DCT system can pull off very quick shift, more quickly matching revs and providing stronger launches (with an electronic aid called Launch Control) when needed. The DCT option is also available on 35i models.

Across all of these models, the Z4's engines have direct injection, which help them achieve strong output figures while returning better gas mileage than most other sports cars; the base sDrive28i has EPA ratings of up to 22 mpg city, 34 highway. In 35is models, there's an overboost function that temporarily increases the engine's torque peak to 369 pound-feet and top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. The 35is is, however, somewhat thirstier, at an EPA 17/24 mpg.

The BMW Z4 steers crisply and handles with the balance and poise of a small roadster, yet it has a little more heft and refinement that make it comfortable for longer trips. The relatively long wheelbase and low center of gravity contribute to that, and the aluminum double-pivot and strut front suspension and constant-geometry rear arrangement contribute to a predictable feel when you go fast into a corner. All Z4 models come with electric power steering and high-performance brakes, while a Sport Package brings upgraded wheels and tires and the Adaptive M Suspension with Electronic Damping Control--including several settings that allow the driver to choose the degree of firmness. That ties in with the Z4's Driving Dynamics Control, allowing the driver to choose between normal, sport, and sport plus modes--affecting everything from the response of the gas pedal to the degree of stability-control intervention.

The Z4's interior is much more spacious than some other small roadsters, with full, supportive sport seats standard on every trim. And the tight-fitting power-folding hardtop yields most of the same benefits of a coupe, sealing out wind and road noise. The Z4 also uses a special kind of seat material that's sun-reflective, keeping darker surfaces especially far cooler than they would otherwise be.

Cargo space is also respectable for this kind of car. When the power retractable hardtop is closed the Z4 can hold up to four crates of bottles or two 46-inch golf bags, while with the top down the space is reduced somewhat. There are also hinged door compartments, stowage space behind the seats, and a large glove box, and a load-through system even allows space for skis. Throughout the cabin, available brushed aluminum and dark wood trim can give the Z4 a true-luxury feel inside.

Z4 models with the optional navigation system include iDrive, an interface that uses a directional and tactile controller--rather than touch screens--to access infotainment, navigation, and communications features. The navigation system also includes a 12-gigabyte music storage capacity.

The Z4 comes equipped more as a luxury coupe, and the long standard-equipment list even on the base 28i includes adaptive brake lights, xenon adaptive headlamps, heated mirrors, a heated rear window, rain-sensing wipers, dynamic cruise control, a universal garage-door opener and an auxiliary power outlet, in addition to a sound system that includes HD Radio and a USB port with iPod connectivity.


Model News

For 2013, the Z4 Roadster gets more standard equipment, as well as a price drop of $1,300 for the base Z4 sDrive28i. The Comfort Access system, a universal garage-door opener, auto-dimming mirrors, ambient lighting, a compass, sport seats with additional lumbar seat support and a wind deflector are now all on the standard-features list, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control and power front seats with driver memory. Wheels have been upgraded to 18-inch alloys, too.

Z4 sDrive 35i models additionally get BMW Assist and the Hi-Fi Premium sound system as new standard features for 2013, while option prices have changed in some cases. And across the model lineup, the retractable hardtop can now be operated at up to 25 mph.


Value Writeup

The BMW Z4 remains a roadster and sports car, but with its last redesign a few years ago it became more mature and upmarket--instead appealing as a more mature grand-touring sports car. Its folding hardtop arrangement is also one of the best of any roadsters or small convertibles and its excellent ride quality means that you won't be compromising comfort.

Although serious enthusiasts will want the sDrive35is, practically speaking there isn't all that wide of a difference in performance at legal U.S. speeds; the sDrive28i can make it to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds, while the more powerful 35is takes 4.7 seconds.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1

EPA Classification
Two Seaters

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
319.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 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)
3.680

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.060

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.310

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.810

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.680

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.350

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.080

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.700 qts

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Leg Room
42.200 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.300 in

Wheelbase
98.300 in

Length, Overall
167.000 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.500 in

Height, Overall
50.800 in

Track Width, Front
59.500 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.100 in

Trunk Volume
10.900/6.400 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 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.400

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.000

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.100 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
13.000 x 0.900 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.800 x 0.800 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.500 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
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.

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.

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

Sport driving mode w/sport button

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

Star Spoke (style 290) 17" x 8.0" light alloy wheels w/P225/45R17 run-flat performance tires

Retractable hardtop

Xenon adaptive headlights

Adaptive Brake Lights

Dual power outside mirrors

Heated outside mirrors

White side-turn indicator lenses

Heated glass rear window

Rain-sensing windshield wipers and auto 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

Satellite radio preparation

iPod & USB adapter

6-way manually adjustable bucket seats

Pwr front seats -inc: driver seat memory

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

Comfort access keyless entry

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

Universal garage door opener

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

Brushed aluminum 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

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
CRIMSON RED
$0

 
ATACAMA YELLOW
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
DEEP SEA BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
TITANIUM SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
SPACE GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
MELBOURNE RED METALLIC
$550

 
ORION SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CANBERRA 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 SOUND PKG
$950

 
SPORT PKG
$2,300

 
M SPORT PKG
$3,650

 
M SPORT/CITRUS YELLOW PKG
$5,500

 
M SPORT/CANYON BROWN PKG
$6,100

 
EXCLUSIVE CANYON BROWN PKG
$3,050

 
EXCLUSIVE CITRUS YELLOW PKG
$2,300

 
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAMS
$250

 
6-DISC DVD CHANGER
$600

 
SATELLITE RADIO W/1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
$350

 
BMW APPS
$250

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

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

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,150

 
DARK WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
BMW ASSIST
$650

 
PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$750


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