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BMW has revved up the Z4 with a twin-turbo inline six range-topper fast as an M3

BMW logo20 Aug 2010

By HAITHAM RAZAGUI

IF YOU think the Z4 roadster is a bit soft, consider this: it can match an M3 sedan in a straight line.

Well, it can if you select the range-topping $129,900 version that comes with the cumbersome name Z4 sDrive35is.

Equipped with a sweet in-line six-cylinder engine assisted by two turbochargers, it generates enough mumbo to shoot from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

There is also the added bonus of being able to drop the roof for fun.

The hot Z4 also comes with the super-fast seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which also has a launch control feature.
Model release date: 1 August 2010 to 1 July 2013

Previous model

Z4 M

Released: April 2006
Ended: May 2009
Family Tree: Z4

THE Z4 M is one of those models that bring out a smile when recalled by those who have driven it., , In 2006, BMW crammed the awesome 3.2-litre naturally aspirated engine from the E46 M3 into the engine bay of the Z4., , That engine had served in the M3 since 2001, but was still a cracking powerplant and generated a healthy 252kW of power when it revved all the way to 7900rpm., , It was only available with the six-speed manual, as the SMG automated manual transmission could not be packaged to fit the vehicle. The official 0-100km/h was an impressive five seconds., , Unlike other Z4 models, the M version used a hydraulic steering assistance system (not electric) and regular tyres (not run flats). , , The list price for the Z4 M was $129,500. Sound familiar?

Get the full story: BMW's born-again M Roadster returns Down Under in Z4 guise, and it's the real M deal

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