Uncompromising, purist, and exceptionally powerful: the new Z4 M Coupe

At the heart of the new Z4 M Coupe is BMW M’s award winning 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine. In 2005, this engine was voted “Engine of the Year” by an international jury a record fifth consecutive time. With its high-speed concept, this engine works through a six-speed manual transmission to provide exhilarating performance in all speed ranges. As in the BMW M3, this engine features dual overhead cams, double-VANOS variable valve timing, and six individual throttle plates. This normally aspirated engine generates more than 100 hp per liter. On the road, this means 0 – 60 in less than five seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.

Identical in concept to the suspension on the BMW Z4 M Roadster, the suspension of the Z4 M Coupe shares many features and details with the BMW M3; including the speed-sensitive variable M differential lock. It provides outstanding stability and traction, particularly when accelerating out of bends. To maximize its braking capabilities, the new M Coupe uses BMW M’s floating compound high performance braking system originally conceived for the M3 CSL and included in the M3 Competition Package as well as the Z4 M Roadster.

Seen from the side, this two-door coupe with its low and dynamic roofline sweeping down to the rear, as well as the “Hofmeister kick” in the rear side windows, ensures a particularly dynamic touch. The M Coupe distinguishes itself from the Z4 Coupe 3.0si starting with its front air dam, consisting of an X-shaped combination of lines and openings, plus the large air intake scoops. The rear of the M Coupe incorporates a horizontal diffuser and the four round tailpipes which have become a hallmark of BMW M design.

The distinctive M touches continue in the interior. As on other BMW M products, the white-on-black instruments include red indicator needles accentuated by white illumination. Also included is the engine speed band in the tachometer. The yellow pre-warning field and red warning field show the safe operating range of engine speed as a function of oil temperature.

New exterior colors, including three that are exclusive to BMW M, allow the new Z4 M Coupe to be tailored to individual tastes.

 Author: Text Source - BMW Press Club