The new BMW Z4 will get to Russia, despite the modest sales of its predecessor

The public premiere of the “two-door” of the new generation will be held in October, the start of sales is scheduled for next year. The Roadster will offer the Russian clients.

The new BMW Z4 with index g 29 showed in August this year, but then the Germans presented only the top M40i in the “welcome” version of the First Edition. Now the details of other modifications are disclosed. In Europe, at the start of their sales will be three: in addition to M40i is still sDrive20i and sDrive30i. All options – rear-wheel drive and eight-speed “automatic” ZF. Later, the line of complete sets will certainly expand.

In the Old world, the most expensive Roadster will offer a three-liter inline “turboshesterkoy” 340 HP (500 Nm). According to the updated data, With such a motor Z4 will gain the” first ” hundred in 4.5 seconds (in the August release, another time was specified – 4.6 seconds). In the sDrive20i and sDrive30i versions of the model with row petrol “turboservice” 2.0. The return of the motor base Roadster is 197 HP (320 Nm), to “hundreds” of Such Z4 accelerates in 6.6 seconds. BMW Z4 sDrive30i engine produces 258 HP (400 Nm), acceleration time to 100 km/h – 5.4 seconds. The maximum speed of all modifications is limited by electronics at around 250 km/h.

BMW still does not mention the platform on which the Roadster is built. Earlier it was reported that the basis of the Z4 is a new “truck”, developed in conjunction with Toyota — it is based and revived Supra. However, according to unofficial information, the Germans were responsible for all the” iron”, so there is nothing from the” Japanese ” in the Z4, on the contrary, this Toyota model should get a lot from BMW.

Length BMW Z4 new generation is 4324 mm, which is 85 mm more than the previous “dvuhdverki”. The width of the “German” is 1864 mm (+75 mm compared to its predecessor), height – 1304 mm (+13 mm). The wheelbase, on the contrary, became shorter-2470 mm (-26 mm). Track front-1609 mm (+98 mm), rear – 16 mm (+57 mm). Curb weight of the top version of the M40i-1535 kg against 1525 kg in the former expensive version sDrive35is. The new “zetka” returned to the soft roof-the top rises/folds in 10 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h. The volume of the trunk is 270 liters (+50% compared to the previous model), regardless of whether the top is raised or lowered.

All versions have an adaptive sport steering, which regulates the force on the steering wheel and the maximum angle of rotation of the “steering wheel”, adapting to the traffic situation. Also already in the “base” has a switch modes (Comfort, Sport and Sport+), multi-size tires on the front and rear axle, automatic emergency braking system, warning of the dangers of rebuilding. The BMW Z4 M40i in the list of standard equipment includes adaptive M sport suspension, brake system M Sport and the M Sport differential with electronic locking. Among the options – adaptive cruise control, projection display (for the first time for the Roadster), reverse motion assistant (the car itself can move back along the previously traveled path at a distance of up to 50 meters).

Public display BMW Z4 new generation will be held in October at the Paris motor show. Production of the Roadster starts in November this year, mass sales-in March 2019. The novelty will appear in Russia, despite the fact that the coupe and open models are not in demand. So, in the pre-crisis year 2013 in Russia was sold only 67 BMW Z4 previous generation. For comparison, in Europe in the same year sold the 5970 “setok” in the United States – 2480 units. However, such models are a matter of prestige. In addition, BMW’s sworn competitor — Mercedes — offers in Russia as much as three roadsters: SLC (from 3 210 000 rubles), SL (from 7 360 000 rubles) and a sports car Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster (from 9 200 000 rubles). By information, the total sales of all of the above “Mercedes” in January-June 2018 amounted to 69 copies.


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