2014 BMW Z4 35i Roadster

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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.




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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



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
Roadster$63,900 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

September 03, 2014 thru September 30, 2014
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
Roadster$63,900$10,000$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Roadster$0$02.90%2.90%2.90%3.90%4.90%4.90%N/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Roadster$0$02.90%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Horsepower @RPM300 @ 5800
Displacement3.0 L/182
Torque @RPM300 @ 1400
Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
Fuel Economy (Hwy)7.6 (Est) L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)11.2 (Est) L/100 km
Body typeConvertible
Passenger2
Drive TrainRear Wheel Drive
Transmission6-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.

Safety features:

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.

Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft) 6.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170

Emissions

G/km Of CO2 Emissions N/A
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A

Engine

Displacement 3.0 L/182
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1400

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 50.8
Length, Overall (in) 166.9
Liftover Height (in) N/A
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 55

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Front Hip Room (in) N/A
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3
Passenger Capacity 2
Passenger Volume (ft) 57
Second Head Room (in) N/A
Second Hip Room (in) N/A
Second Leg Room (in) N/A
Second Shoulder Room (in) N/A

Mileage

Battery Range (km) N/A
Cruising Range - City (mi) 1154.46
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 1701.30
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 11.2 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 7.6 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire Size P225/40WR18
Rear Tire Size P255/35WR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.40
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.58
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 6

Vehicle

EPA Classification Two-Seaters

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3494

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5

MECHANICAL

Engine: 3.0L Twin Turbo In-Line 6-Cylinder
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
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

EXTERIOR

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
Clearcoat Paint
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
LED Brakelights
High Speed Maximum

ENTERTAINMENT

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
Automatic Equalizer
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

INTERIOR

Sport Seats
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
Front Cupholder
Interior Lock Disable
Valet Function
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
Anthracite Roofliner
Full
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
Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
Tracker System
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
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Fixed Front Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Lumbar Support -inc: driver and front passenger
Engine Immobilizer
1 12V DC Power Outlet
Air Filtration

SAFETY

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