New Z4 Coupe based on newly updated Z4 Roadster

Based on the newly revised BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0si, the Z4 Coupe 3.0si features BMW’s latest award-winning 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. With BMW Valvetronic technology and unique magnesium/aluminum construction, this 255-horsepower engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual or new six-speed STEPTRONIC transmission with shift paddles behind the steering wheel and direct selection of manual shifting. If, while driving in D, the driver manually downshifts via paddle or shift lever, the Manual mode engages. But if the driver makes no further manual shifts within 15 seconds, the transmission returns to automatic operation.

The design of the Z4 Coupe instantly catches the eye. It also offers practical benefits, including the ability to carry two golf bags. The outstanding handling of the Z4 Roadster is enhanced by the Coupe’s increased torsional rigidity. As with the Z4 Roadster, the Z4 Coupe 3.0si features runflat tires as standard equipment. It is also the latest BMW model to include the most advance version of BMW’s Dynamic Stability Control. Emergency braking capability is maximized by features such as Brake Drying, which works to keep the brakes dry in wet conditions, and Brake Standby, which immediately positions the brake pads nearer the discs whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal quickly in anticipation of an immediate move for the brakes. Emergency braking is further enhanced by automatic Brake Fade Compensation, which helps to maximize brake pressure and stopping ability whenever the brakes get hot. Smooth starts are facilitated by the Start-Off Assistant, which holds the brakes briefly on a hill after the brake pedal is released in order to prevent the car from rolling back.

The interior of the Z4 Coupe 3.0si can be tailored to individual tastes with a choice of wood trim and the availability of M Sport Seats and Extended Leather Upholstery. A Premium and a Sport Package may both be added. The impressive array of standard equipment includes automatic climate control, on-board computer, and a Premium Sound System that is THX certified.

 Author: Text Source - BMW Press Club