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      12-12-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation BMW 2011 Z4 sDrive35is range topping Z4: Videos, Wallpapers, Technical Information

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BMW announces the top end Z4 sDrive35is featuring 335hp / 332tq and the 7 speed DCT transmission!
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BMW’s Roadster Gets Higher-Performance Model for 2011 Range-topping Z4 sDrive35is model makes world premiere at NAIAS.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Combining classic proportions with modern features, the BMW Z4 Roadster enjoys the top spot in its market segment. Now, the new BMW Z4 sDrive35is distills the Roadster’s performance potential to produce one of BMW’s fastest and best- handling Roadsters ever. The BMW Z4 sDrive35is is making its world debut as a 2011 model at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. It arrives at authorized BMW Centers in Spring 2010.

More air, boost, and torque: More BMW performance.
The latest Z4 model is characterized by instantaneous response to the accelerator pedal, fantastic sounds, and a free-revving spirit. The engine features increased air intake flow and increased boost pressure to release more power with the same standard of efficiency. The combination of twin low-mass turbochargers and High Precision direct injection offers an output a naturally-aspirated engine would only be able to provide through more cylinders and larger displacement.

The turbocharger system developed for the engine of the new BMW Z4 sDrive35is maintains a high output throughout the entire engine speed range. Nominal peak torque is increased to 332 lb-ft from 1,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. Maximum output of 335 hp is delivered at 5,900 rpm.

Overboost function for athletic acceleration.
The enhanced engine management system of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is includes an electronically-controlled overboost function to briefly increase torque under full load by another 37 lb-ft. This temporary torque peak of 369 lb-ft gives the car a significant increase in acceleration. The BMW Z4 sDrive35is will complete the sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds (preliminary). Top speed of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is is limited electronically to 250 km/h or 155 mph.

High Precision direct injection and BMW EfficientDynamics.
The BMW Z4 sDrive35is offers outstanding power and performance without an increase in fuel consumption or emissions. Its figures are expected to match those of the BMW Z4 sDrive35i with Double-Clutch Transmission on the EPA test cycle. This balance of performance and fuel efficiency results from the fundamental design and layout of the BMW inline-6, which combines twin turbochargers with High Precision direct injection. The fuel injectors operate at a pressure of up to 200 bar (2900 psi), distributing fuel in a conical spray pattern throughout the combustion chamber. Another advantage of direct fuel injection is its cooling effect which allows higher compression while reducing the possibility of detonation.
Further technologies offered under the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy include Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, and on-demand operation of engine accessory units.

Signature engine sound to accompany the surge of power.
The exhaust system of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is has been tuned specifically for this model. Acoustic engineering gives the car a very unique sound pattern across the speed range. This tuned sound is the result of special baffles and a unique set of mufflers. The sound is characterized by a deep rumble with a focus on the low frequency sound range.
Enhanced Electric Power Steering.

Electric Power Steering (EPS) on the BMW Z4 sDrive35is features very sporty programming, focused to provide intense and clear steering feedback to the driver. This enables the driver to turn-in with remarkable precision and confidence at all vehicle speeds.

7-speed Double-Clutch Transmission with special programming.
The standard 7-speed Double-Clutch Transmission (DCT) in the BMW Z4 sDrive35is combines the best in driving dynamics and efficiency. A highlight is the dual-mass flywheel, configured for the higher levels of power and performance. The DCT can shift gears without the slightest interruption of power to the rear tires, and offers a choice of automatic or manual gear selection. The programming of the DCT has been tailored to complement the sporty nature of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is at every level.
When shifting gears manually or within the SPORT and SPORT+ modes of the Z4’s standard Driving Dynamics Control, the transmission offers an exciting experience through faster gearshifts and a greater increase in torque before shifting. The DCT also features a Launch Control function for maximum performance when accelerating from a standstill. The DCT is controlled by an electronic gear selector on the center console and comes with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.

M Sport upgrades to match the new engine’s performance.
The BMW Z4 sDrive35is includes new M Sport upgrades such as M Aerodynamics and adaptive M Suspension. The adaptive M Suspension combines a ride-height reduction of 10 millimeters (almost 0.4”) with electronically controlled shock absorbers (Dynamic Damping Control) to improve the vehicle’s agility without compromising ride comfort. The M Sport upgrades emphasize the Z4’s athletic character through aerodynamically optimized exterior features and customized interior components.

Special 18-inch light-alloy wheels in five-spoke design round off the sporty character of the Z4 sDrive35is. 19-inch light-alloy wheels are available as an option. In addition to its unique wheels, the new model is further distinguished by a striking front bumper with a matte aluminum trim bar in each outer air intake, a rear bumper with accentuated surrounds on the tailpipes, and a rear diffuser finished at top in body color and black textured surface underneath.

M Sport interior enhancements and new Kansas Walnut leather.
Inside the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, the driving experience is enhanced by features such as a new thick-rimmed M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, an M driver’s footrest, and sport seats. Grey-faced instrument dials feature the “sDrive35is” model designation. Further features inside the Z4 sDrive35is are the Anthracite-colored BMW Individual roof lining, M door sill strips, floor mats with colored piping and the “sDrive35is” model designation, as well as M interior trim in Aluminum Carbon. The new Aluminum Carbon trim features the recognizable “weave” of natural carbon fiber interpreted on a matte aluminum base.

The range of leather upholstery is being further enhanced by an additional color variant marking the launch of the BMW Z4 sDrive35is: All versions of the Z4 Roadster are now also available in Kansas Walnut leather as an option. The BMW Z4 sDrive35is is available with a choice of six paintwork colors. In addition to Alpine White and the metallic colors Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, Space Grey, and Deep Sea Blue, the Z4 Roadster is now available for the first time in Melbourne Red metallic. Regardless of the color chosen, the exterior mirror caps on the BMW Z4 sDrive35is are always Oxide Silver.




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      12-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Is this the new single turbo engine?
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      12-12-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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is it just me or the front 3/4 view just doesn't work on the new Zed, especially with that bumper? it's a bit too much of X5 in there for me if im honest...

rear end looks great though!
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it's just you...

on a diff note, JB3 on my car will equal or better the 35is...
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i totally agree ... also like the different carbon style aluminium trim. cannot believe they did not give this new model some bmw performance parts though such as brake kit at least !
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this is beautiful... with some new rims, this would look wicked.
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This thing is awesome, the Melbourne looks really good on it. Also, too bad they did not put traditional paddle shifters on it like the M3's. Either way, swweeeetttt...
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two points here. One, awesome styling upgrade. That front bumper is sweet. Two. This thing will cost more than an M3. I would have liked to seen a upgrade to maybe 360-370 hp for that kind of money.
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I dig it, but I am not feelin the silver side mirrors. can you say Audi.

also did the antenna get even longer on this model?
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What a dissapointment.
1. No Manual option
2. Lackluster performance boost
3. No brake upgrade - should xdrilled discs+6 pistons
4. Horrible aluminium trim - reminds me of stock 135i trim
5. Wheels look cheap and should be 19inch
6. Silly side mirrors
7. Price premium???

What I do like is the new exhaust system (heard it testing at nurburgring) and tightened steering response. But unfortunately for me the negatives outweigh the positives.

Bring on the N55 versions...
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two points here. One, awesome styling upgrade. That front bumper is sweet. Two. This thing will cost more than an M3. I would have liked to seen a upgrade to maybe 360-370 hp for that kind of money.
with the overboost function BMW is claiming 369 lbs torque and 0.4 seconds faster than current 35i. I think that is a respectable increase. this is not a Z4M, with that said I think this new model is perfect.
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audi silver mirrors ftl
but everything else is beautiful, the color as well

lol it looks like a little remote control car with that antenna
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Is this the new single turbo engine?
I'm going to stick my neck out and guess it's the TT. The single turbo n55 torque begins around 1200 RPM and they said this one begins around 1500 RPM, which is characteristic of the n54 engine. Just a guess for FWIW.

I'm not to crazy about the mirror caps, but do welcome some additional ext/int colors.
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No.
Read press release much?
The combination of twin low mass turbochargers...

Love the engine upgrade.. Hopefully it will go into 135 as well. I am betting E92 LCI 335 coupe sport will get this engine as well standard

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I dig it, but I am not feelin the silver side mirrors. can you say Audi.

also did the antenna get even longer on this model?
dont like the mirrors either
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how much different is this red to the other red I wonder,, is it that much different??
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I liked this car since its release....now I love it.....nice additions!!!!
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it's just you...

on a diff note, JB3 on my car will equal or better the 35is...
The point is in stock form the 35is is better. It doesn't need a JB3 to beat you. I'm not saying your regular 35i is a bad car; in fact it is already a very fast car. Just love what you have, there is no point in thinking you could chip your car so you could beat the range topping model.
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I think the new styling changes looks great overall and the front is very reminisent of the E86 and E85 ///M's ! However the wheels are the worst feature and need something distinctive for the M sport model. Also there is no mention of a limited slip diff for that 369 lbft of torque and I have to wonder where the price of this car will fall.

Im sorry but If i was in the market for a more serious roadster I would be looking across town at the new Porsche Boxster Spyder. 176lb lighter than standard with 320 N/A ponies, dual clutch and a STANDARD limited slip diff make it a no brainer for me.
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No.
Read press release much?
The combination of twin low mass turbochargers...

Love the engine upgrade.. Hopefully it will go into 135 as well. I am betting E92 LCI 335 coupe sport will get this engine as well standard
Please give the 3 DCT. Please!

Sharp looking car - I like everything except the busy hood with lines going all over the place. What's with the stupid reflectors in the bumper (probably some US spec safety thing)?

Z4 fans should like this car; the pricetag is going to suck though.

Nice overall! And it's TWIN turbo as someone else pointed out - presumably the tried and true N54 (save the HPFP comments for another thread, please) .

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What does the walnut leather option looks like in terms of colour?
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I'm wondering if some of these style features will carry over to the actual cars on the lot.

Notice the speedometer w/ the 35is and on the floor mats.

Also, the ///M on the sill plate and steering wheel. There's also a different carbon fiber/aluminum trim on the dash and the console.
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