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      08-25-2009, 02:49 PM   #23
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question: I am guessing if some mag tested the 23i with test figures....speed consumptions, 0-60mph or 0-100kph......
I saw one 30i italian test, several 35i tests...and nothing about the 23i.....

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      09-06-2009, 11:24 AM   #24
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I just found this lengthy Z4 review. It has a lot of info on the Z4 technology.
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?...CY&feature=fvw
You do have to skip a few commercials but its worth a watch even if you're already familiar with the car.
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      09-29-2009, 11:47 AM   #25
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Jeremy Clarkson's views on Z4 sDrive 35i: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/dri...cle6536632.ece
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      03-10-2010, 04:51 PM   #26
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Review on the sDrive35iS:

http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360301
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      03-11-2010, 11:01 AM   #27
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Z4 named one of Automobile Magazine's All Stars

http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...10_bmw_z4.html
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      09-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #28
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Top Gear Australia posted a quick review of the 35is in their Sept issue. They dont post electronic versions...

They liked it - called it an L4 (as in almost an M4) - and scored it 15 out of 20.
This in comparison to the UK version that gave it an 9 out of 20.

ONly goes to show how opinions vary.
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      10-05-2010, 05:25 PM   #29
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Mixed reviews from Car and Driver...

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t_drive_review
They followed up with a review of the Z4 with the manual transmission:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take_road_test
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      10-06-2010, 03:56 PM   #30
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http://www.insideline.com/bmw/z4/201...full-test.html

My take from the review: If you love the twisties, your kidneys, and your wallet, then just get the 35i. If you have ADD and can only handle life a 1/4 mile at time, then the 35is.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t_drive_review

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      10-07-2010, 11:27 PM   #31
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http://www.insideline.com/bmw/z4/201...full-test.html

My take from the review: If you love the twisties, your kidneys, and your wallet, then just get the 35i. If you have ADD and can only handle life a 1/4 mile at time, then the 35is.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t_drive_review
Or get the 35is with the 18 inch wheels.
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      10-11-2010, 02:32 PM   #32
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Or get the 35is with the 18 inch wheels.
Assuming dealer mentality is still the same, then that may be harder than it sounds. I would have loved to have gotten a Z4 3.0si Coupe with the stock suspension and 17" wheels, but all dealers had were Sport Package cars. And believe me, I searched just about every dealership in New England, NY, and NJ. To get the car I wanted I would have had to ordered one with a non refundable deposit* and pay way more than what the highly discount Sport Package cars were going for at the time.

*The non-refundable deposit was supposedly because they wouldn't have been able to sell a non-Sport Package car if I backed out. As if they could sell the SP cars without huge discounts.
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      11-23-2010, 12:54 PM   #33
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Two reviews I am pretty sure have not been posted before:

http://www.automobilesdeluxe.tv/2009...ve-30i-review/

"BMWs produced a true, honest, classic but not overtly retro, wind-in-your-hair, sweet handling toy that you can drive day in and day out. If you can see past the steep price, the Z4s the best in its class."


http://www.lemonfree.com/reviews.php...e=BMW&model=Z4

"The BMW Z4 picks up right where the last generation left off, or as a more intimate, involving 6 Series cabrio. That it is a bit bigger and more luxurious doesn't indicate any loss of soul or enjoyment, and the folding hardtop offers the best of coupe and roadster forms with few of the drawbacks of either."
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      01-13-2011, 11:52 PM   #34
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The best way for you to know Mario is to test drive it for 1-2 times and you will get to feel if you like how it rides and if comfortable enough for you...
As you can see from this thread, thus is very subjective and vary from one person to another...
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      08-19-2011, 01:47 PM   #35
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First 2012 Z4 sDrive28i with turbo 4-cylinder N20 motor reviews added to original post.
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      08-27-2011, 08:26 AM   #36
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Best review of the 2012 sDrive28i 8-speed auto that I have seen so far;

http://www.insideline.com/bmw/z4/201...rst-drive.html
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      09-02-2011, 01:45 AM   #37
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...and another here;

http://www.windingroad.com/articles/...-z4-sdrive28i/
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      09-17-2011, 10:12 PM   #38
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I found a couple more "first drive" reviews of the 28i that I haven't seen mentioned yet. The first two are pretty good reviews...the first one also has a lot of pictures:

BMW Blog
http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/09/06/fi...-z4-sdrive28i/

Kilometer Magazine
http://www.kilometermagazine.com/art...MW_Z4_28i.html

Road & Track
http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drives/2012-bmw-z4

Motor Authority
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...8i-first-drive


The last one is more of a mini review:

Autoweek
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2011...IEWS/110819904
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      01-24-2012, 04:10 PM   #39
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MotorWeeks Road Test of the SDrive28i.
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      01-20-2013, 10:39 AM   #40
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Here's Chris Harris' 35is review of the Z4.

http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor...823-13gdn.html
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      02-13-2013, 06:23 AM   #41
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Still making my way through this but a great thread.

Can anyone reference or point to a review/thread that compares the different motors? I am a 370Z driver and loved the 2.8 but feel like I should get at least the 3.5i. Something about owning a V6 and never going back...
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      02-13-2013, 03:21 PM   #42
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Still making my way through this but a great thread.

Can anyone reference or point to a review/thread that compares the different motors? I am a 370Z driver and loved the 2.8 but feel like I should get at least the 3.5i. Something about owning a V6 and never going back...
not sure about a review but here are the numbers from wikipedia source:

sDrive20i 2011- N20B20 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) I4 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5000 270 Nm (200 lbft)@1250-4500

sDrive23i 2009- N52B25 2,497 cc (2.497 L; 152.4 cu in) I6 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp)@6400 250 Nm (180 lbft)@2750

sDrive28i 2011- N20B20 1,997 cc (1.997 L; 121.9 cu in) I4 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5000-6000 350 Nm (260 lbft)@1500-4800

sDrive30i 2009- N52B30 2,996 cc (2.996 L; 182.8 cu in) I6 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@6600 310 Nm (230 lbft)@2600

sDrive35i 2009- N54B30 2,979 cc (2.979 L; 181.8 cu in) I6 twin turbo 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800 400 Nm (300 lbft)@1300-5000

sDrive35is 2010- N54B30 2,979 cc (2.979 L; 181.8 cu in) I6 twin turbo 340 PS (250 kW; 340 hp)@5800 450 Nm (330 lbft)@1400-4500 (Overboost: 500 Nm (370 lbft))
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