2009 BMW Z4 – out in the open

BMW Z4 | January 23rd, 2009 by 9
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Yes, yes, we know. The 2009 BMW Z4 is out and about by now and we have seen already many official and unofficial photos from …

Yes, yes, we know. The 2009 BMW Z4 is out and about by now and we have seen already many official and unofficial photos from auto shows or press launches, but we haven’t had the opportunity to see a fully uncovered Z4 roaming around the streets, especially here in the U.S.

And who else other than our friend and collaborator Palbay, who many times has proven to be a true bimmer fan and showing all of us, lots of BMW spy photos. The Z4 in the photos was spotted near Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.

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We are less than two months away from the moment the new Z4 goes on sale, so we should see more photos of the car just being driven around town. After seeing the multitude of photos and videos, reading plenty of reviews and learning about the options or colors offered in the Z4, we need to get our hands on some pricing information.

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German pricing has already been announced, but as usual, the U.S. market is the last one to do so. The basic model offered in the U.S., the BMW Z4 sDrive 30i  (258 bhp) sells in Germany for 42,900 – euros or the equivalent of 57,445 USD. The high end sDrive 35i (306 bhp)  goes for 47,450 – euros or 63,537 USD. Fairly high prices when compared to the previous generation E85 Z4, but historically, the U.S pricing was much lower, so we expect them to be somewhere in the $40,000 range.

Looking at the photos taken by Palbay, the Z4 looks amazing even outside the showroom, very aggressive, road presence and it certainly stands out. Order it in the Crimson Red or Deep Sea Blue paint and heads will turn.

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