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2012 Paris Motor Show: BMW Z4 sDrive20i M Sport in Melbourne Red

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Due for a refresh any day now, BMW’s only roadster, the Z4, was represented in Paris by the sDrive20i model with the ever popular M …

Due for a refresh any day now, BMW’s only roadster, the Z4, was represented in Paris by the sDrive20i model with the ever popular M Sport package. Since Fall 2011, the sDrive20i and 28i versions are equipped with petrol engines featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The new 2.0-liter engines are fitted in the BMW Z4 sDrive20i and in the BMW Z4 sDrive28i, which now replace the naturally aspirated six-cylinder BMW Z4 sDrive23i and BMW Z4 sDrive30i models.

The sDrive20i produces 135 kW/184 hp at at 4, 800 rpm, with peak torque of 270 Newton meters (199 lb-ft) at 1,250 rpm. Despite a torque increase of 20 Newton meters (14.7 lb-ft), this model too boasts a reduction in average EU fuel consumption of 1.7 liters, or approximately 20 per cent, on its six-cylinder predecessor, the BMW Z4 sDrive23i, while delivering a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 235 km/h 146 mph).

2012 Paris Motor Show: BMW Z4 sDrive20i M Sport in Melbourne Red

BMW Z4 sDrive20i is equipped as standard with a six-speed manual transmission. Optionally, however, drivers can now leave the shifting to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The stunning Melbourne Red paint enhances the sporty lines seen across the car, creating the illusion of “wavy” panels. The Z4 Roadster boasts very long overhangs, typical to a car in this class.

  • Giom

    The weight distribution in this car should be amazing! Looks stunning with those huge wheels.

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  • Andys120

    This descriptive was poorly written. “long overhangs” are not typical of roadsters nor (thankfully) does the Z4 have them. In idiomatic English overhang refers to the bodywork forward or aft of the wheel wells. Perhaps they mean long nose which used to be typical of roadsters (including the BMW 507) but now gives the Z4 a look that is either dated or retro-style depending on your POV.

  • Nick

    Kelly Clarkson’s car from People Like Us!

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