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BMW Z4M roadster and ZM coupe features and specifications


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Replacing the aging much criticized 007 car the Z3, the BMW Z4 roadster entered production in 2002. Four years after it's introduction to the market BMW refreshed the model and introduced the M roadster the Z4's M powered variant following later in the production year with the M coupe.

Both variants received the S54B32 3.2 liter engine well known from the BMW E46 M3 with slightly decreased power output from 333hp to an even 330. The power delivery is provided by the same six speed Getrag manual gearbox found in the E46 M3 connected to the M variable differential unit. At 103 bhp/liter, it gives the Z M Coupe a power to weight ratio of 9.9 lb/bhp this ultimately gave the recipe of the perfect track car for many, specially when considering that the M coupe Outperformed the BMW M3 on Nordschleife on the famous Nurburgring in Germany and surpassed the M roadster variant as well.


With this very capable power the M roadster can really live up to it's retro styling features and driving character, simple push on the gas pedal will snap your head back to the headrest and remind you that you are in fact driving the Motorsport version Z roadster, the exhaust giving a slightly detuned sound of the E46 M3, the well known raspiness is still there and even though I personally like it I still have to associate the sound with an old coffee grinder. Driving it is truly a blast, encouraging you to take corners faster and faster , the short gearing further encourages you to fly through the gears and get every single rev out of them, want more? - just switch of the DSC and you will experience the ultimate power turn abilities the M roadster has to offer. Enableing the "sport mode" button will not have any noticeable effect like in the M3, while I can understand having it in the M3 as it is actually functional to the point where you can actually feel the difference in the throttle response in the M roadtser it's just not the case. The chassis is absolutly stunning providing ultimate feedback and you can hardly tell that you are sitting in a roadster and not a coupe.

Styling: The inteior of the M roadster was nearly identical to the non M versions, with a couple of minor differences including sportier seats, red instrument needles, and current mpg display replaced with the uniqe to BMW M models oil temperature gauge. The BMW M colors stitched steering wheel is probably the best M steering wheel made to date with it's perfect size and thick feel.

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Exterior: New lower front valance with agressive styling, larger air intakes, dual lines in the hood, BMW M signature quad tailpipes a new rear diffuser and the 18' double spoke M wheels with 225/45/18 and 255/40/18 " tires are the tell tale signs of an M roadster heading your way or in fact leaving you in the dust.

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Model #

  • Engine
  • Horse Power
  • Torque
  • 0-62mph
  • Top Speed
  • Fuel Economy
  • Drag coefficient:
  • Compression ratio
  • Weight distribution
  • Curb Weight
  • Gear ratio 1-2-3
  • 4-5-6
  • Reverse
  • Final drive ratio
  • Tire dimensions
  • Wheel dimensions
  • Overall Length
  • Wheelbase
  • Width
  • Height

M roadster Z4

  • S54 I6 3246cc
  • 330hp@7900rpm
  • 262 ft-lbs@4900rpm
  • 4.9 sec
  • 155mph ltd
  • 11/17 mpg city/highway
  • 0.38 Cd
  • 11.5:1
  • 49.3/51.7 %  front/rear
  • 3197lbs
  • 4.35-2.50-1.67 :1
  • 1.23-1.00-0.85 :1
  • 3.93 :1
  • 3.62 :1
  • front:225/40ZR-18
  •  18 x 8.0 front
  • 161.9"
  • 98.3"
  • 70.1" front
  • 51.3"

M coupe Z4

  • S54 I6 3246cc
  • 330hp@7900rpm
  • 262 ft-lbs@4900rpm
  • 4.9 sec
  • 155mph ltd
  • 11/17mpg
  • 0.35 Cd
  • 11.5:1
  • 50.2/49.8 %
  • 3230lbs
  • 4.35-2.50-1.67 :1
  • 1.23-1.00-0.85 :1
  • 3.93 :1
  • 3.62 :1
  • rear:255/40ZR-18
  • 18 x 9.0 rear
  • 161.9"
  • 98.3"
  • 74.8" rear
  • 50.7"
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