The 2014 BMW Z4 35i can be described as a grown-up roadster with an impressive balance of extravagance, comfort and sportiness. Retract the roof and feel like a shooting star soaring down the road in this sleek modern convertible.
The 2014 BMW Z4 35i is the elite fun-loving roadster that nurtures the driver’s need for—not only speed but—comfort. Representing the next generation of premium convertibles, the Z4 offers top-notch leather upholstery seating, ample legroom and generous cargo space (eight cubic feet with the roof up) that makes it ideal for long road trips. Roominess is often unheard of in convertibles, but BMW has clearly made it a priority for the two-seater.
The aerodynamic convertible’s smooth look is undeniably roadster. Simple details, such as converging arcs and raised character lines add to the distinguished look that comes from the BMW genetics. It’s a high class vehicle, even if it is high-school-graduation-limousine-ride exciting.
The Z4 35i is equipped with an 18-inch wheel, sports steering wheel, lowered suspension and BMW Assist service, in addition to the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that can pack a hefty 300 hp and 300 lb/feet of torque. Although it doesn’t feel as sharp and sleek as other sports cars, such as the Porsche Boxster and the Mazda Miata, the BMW Z4 is still fully capable of taking on curvy turns as well as turning heads.
As for standard features, the 35i offers a multitude of features that include adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power seats and driver memory.
And what’s more enjoyable that driving down the coast with the wind blowing in your hair? Singing along to your favourite tunes while cruising of course. The Z4’s optional Premium Sound package adds first-class hi-fi audio and a one-year subscription to satellite radio.
The standard safety feature for the Z4 35i includes antilock brakes, stability and traction control and side airbags. Also onboard is the BMW Assist eCall system that has an integrated emergency assistance button and automatic crash notification. Upgrades can be added to include stolen vehicle recovery and remote door unlock.
The Z4 35i’s fuel economy is not as impressive as the vehicle’s features and styles. With a 21 mpg combined, the convertible is likely to exceed the EPA ratings.
The 2014 BMW Z4 35i is the decadent choice in terms of comfort and fashion. There is something about roadsters that is just so appealing. BMW has done a fantastic job of combining the power and elegance of a sport car with the modern luxury attraction. There are few that can rival the Z4 35i’s prowess, but if you are still shopping around, consider the Audi TT.
2014 BMW Z4 35i
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.8 / 10
|Engine||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6|
|Horsepower @RPM||300 @ 5800|
|Fuel Type||Direct Gasoline Injection|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Transmission Type||6-Speed M/T|
|Power and Performance:|
The Z4 sDrive35i gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. It gets a standard six-speed manual (no auto stop-start), and a seven-speed automated manual transmission (known as DCT) is an extra-cost option. With the manual, this Z4 hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, which is quicker than the SLK and base Porsche Boxster. It ties the Boxster S. EPA mileage stands at 21 combined (19 city/26 highway) with the manual and 20 combined (17 city/24 highway) with DCT.
Originally appeared on Edmunds.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
The 2014 BMW Z4 sDrive35i’s cabin is snug, tight, low, and spot-on perfect. The seats hold if not grab occupants. An ideal driving position is quickly found and reasons to leave the Z4’s cockpit are not.
Originally posted on Auto123.
The BMW Z4 hasn't been crash tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recent years, but BMW's reputation for chassis engineering, a solid standard safety equipment package, and the innate obstacle-avoidance properties of the Z4's sporty design should make it as secure as any roadster.
Originally posted on The Car Connection.
|Engine: 3.0L Twin Turbo In-Line 6-Cylinder|
|Transmission: 6-Speed Manual|
|3.08 Axle Ratio|
|170 Amp Alternator|
|70-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery|
|4134# Gvwr 562# Maximum Payload|
|Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers|
|Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars|
|Driver Control Ride Control Suspension|
|Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering|
|55 L Fuel Tank|
|Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher|
|Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs|
|Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs|
|4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake|
|Security System Pre-Wiring|
|Wheels: 18" x 8" Fr/18" x 8.5" Rr V-Spoke -inc: Light alloy, mixed-style 515|
|Tires: P225/40R18 Fr/P255/35R18 Rr Perf. Run-Flat|
|Wheels w/Silver Accents|
|Body-Coloured Front Bumper|
|Body-Coloured Rear Bumper|
|Black Side Windows Trim|
|Body-Coloured Door Handles|
|Body-Coloured Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding|
|Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster|
|Light Tinted Glass|
|Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets|
|Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels|
|Power Convertible Retractable Hard Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window and Fixed Roll-Over Protection|
|Front License Plate Bracket|
|Coloured Grille w/Chrome Surround|
|Trunk Rear Cargo Access|
|Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off|
|Front Fog Lamps|
|High Speed Maximum|
|Radio: Anti-Theft AM/FM Audio System w/RDS -inc: diversity antenna, auxiliary input, in-dash CD player w/MP3 capability and high definition radio tuner|
|Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls|
|Audio Theft Deterrent|
|Fixed Diversity Antenna|
|HiFi Sound System -inc: 11-speaker and 2 subwoofers|
|Satellite Radio Pre-Wire|
|USB Integration w/Bluetooth|
|Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity|
|Leather Front Seats|
|Heated Front Seats -inc: 3 stage|
|Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column|
|Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer|
|Power Rear Windows|
|MyInfo Selective Service Internet Access|
|2 Person Seating Capacity|
|Electric Seats w/Driver Memory -inc: 12-way electrically adjustable w/driver memory|
|Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel|
|Interior Lock Disable|
|Power Fuel Flap Locking Type|
|Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy and Illuminated Entry|
|Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch|
|Proximity Key For Doors And Ignition|
|HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter|
|Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls|
|Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning|
|HVAC -inc: Residual Heat Recirculation|
|Illuminated Locking Glove Box|
|Driver Foot Rest|
|Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents|
|Leatherette Door Trim Insert|
|Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob|
|Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors|
|Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror|
|Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet|
|Front Map Lights|
|Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting|
|Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats|
|Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim|
|Cargo Area Concealed Storage|
|Cargo Space Lights|
|FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof|
|Covered Dashboard Storage, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins|
|Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down|
|Delayed Accessory Power|
|Power Door Locks|
|Outside Temp Gauge|
|Fixed Front Head Restraints|
|Front Centre Armrest|
|2 Seatback Storage Pockets|
|Lumbar Support -inc: driver and front passenger|
|1 12V DC Power Outlet|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S|
|Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension, Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners|