Videos: 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i with four-cylinder engine

BMW Z4 | August 23rd, 2011 by 7
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Starting this fall, BMW of North America will introduce an update to the BMW Z4 sDrive28i model. The change comes from underneath the hood where …

Starting this fall, BMW of North America will introduce an update to the BMW Z4 sDrive28i model. The change comes from underneath the hood where BMW replaces the six-cylinder natural aspirated engine with a new four-cylinder turbocharged unit.

The replacement powerplant provides equivalent or better performance, refinement, and smoothness with two fewer cylinders. Like the Z4′s last TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter turbo inline-6, the new 2.0-liter engine will combine high-pressure direct-injection and BMW’s VALVETRONIC intake control. With 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, it offers more power and torque than BMW’s normally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-6 that it replaces in the Z4 sDrive30i.

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The turbocharger is a twin-scroll system, a design already seen in other six-cylinder powerplants.

Average fuel consumption for the BMW Z4 sDrive28i in the EU test cycle has improved by an impressive 20 percent.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P52TUZIQZZYWCXJGG7GU6DAADE Hero Sina

    Doesn’t sound as good as N52.

     ” With 240 horsepowerand 260 lb-ft of torque, it offers more power and torque than BMW’s normally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-6 that it replaces in the Z4 sDrive30i ”

    wrong, Z4 30i had 260hp.

  • Tomek Żmudziński

    I don’t like how they record sound of engine, when car is in move. It some kind of unnatural don’t you think?

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    Two-seat roadster deserves NA engine, people can make things wrong by adding a turbo or AWD system on it!

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  • Anonymous

    The power is impressive & I’m sure will drive well but the sweet sound of a BMW 6cyl is one of the things I love most about my 3 series.

  • Brian

    The Z4 has always been aimed at poofs and hairdressers so why have a powerfull engine. This gutless wonder will be fine for its target market.

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