Edmunds drives the new BMW Z4: “This roadster is for real”

BMW Z4 | March 20th, 2009 by 5
09bmwz4actf342500 Edmunds drives the new BMW Z4: This roadster is for real

Edmunds continues their great series of reviews (Read: BMW M3 by Brabham) and today, they just published a new one. This time, the highly awaited, …

Edmunds continues their great series of reviews (Read: BMW M3 by Brabham) and today, they just published a new one. This time, the highly awaited, acclaimed and drooled over, 2009 BMW Z4, is being tested by the Edmunds folks.

The BMW Z4 is definitely the car that we look forward to the most this year and we cannot wait to get our hands on it. If you had any doubt that the new Z4 doesn’t live up to the expectations, then you can shake those doubts off, “This roadster is for real” phrase says it all.

09bmwz4actf342500 498x313 Edmunds drives the new BMW Z4: This roadster is for real

For 2009, the BMW Z4 finally becomes a serious roadster. More than just a face-lift, some new options and a little bump in power, this Z4 gets a whole new identity. And cute is no longer part of it.

Is It Worth It?
While that amount of money would’ve seemed ridiculous for a 2008 Z4, it somehow seems less objectionable for this recently matriculated Z4 sDrive35i. The engine alone is worth the extra cash, as it grabs your attention the first time you probe its upper ranges. The exhaust note gets angrier and the 7,000-rpm redline arrives suddenly and almost effortlessly, at which point you discover how quickly and seamlessly the seven-speed automated manual shifts gears.

A Quality Cabin
The interior is also a huge leap forward. As with the exterior, the soft and hard shapes and exquisite surfaces coalesce to provide a truly premium environment. Our Ivory White leather-equipped example with glossy black dash was a particularly dramatic combination.

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