2015 BMW Z4 | new car review
Wears a justified price tag.
It's in dire need of an update.
With a large hood stretching far beyond the wheel arches, black A-pillars, gill-like intakes with integrated LED’s on the side, and slim taillights, a rear diffuser and a folding hard top to accompany, it’s no surprise that the second generation Z4 bagged awards such as the Design of the Year Award in 2002 and the Red Dot Design Award in 2009.
The interior of the 2015 BMW Z4 features a two-tone dashboard, a silver U shaped beam that houses the A/C and lighting controls, piano black trim along the gear shifter, and Alcantara along the door panels. But it is the leather wrapped sports seats that we love because they suck you in and keep you low to the ground, just like a true sports car should.
Remember when Pierce Brosnan controlled the car from his phone during Die Another Day back in 2002? Well, the Z4 isn’t there yet, but packs a neat feature that allows the driver to lock and unlock their car, as well locate it within a 1.5km radius using the My BMW Remote App right from their phone.
What’s on offer?
The smallest engine in the line-up is the 156 horsepower, 240 Nm of torque, 2.0 litre 4 cylider that boasts a 0 – 100 km/h time of 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h. But it is the bigger, mightier, 3.0 litre V6 fitted in the sDrive 35is that produces 340 horsepower, 450 Nm of torque and propels the German beauty from a standstill to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds! Now that, is more like it!
A premium two door hard-top convertible that has earned its design awards, doesn’t pack in too many gimmicky features and offers a decent engine under the hood. The price tag of AED 185,000 to AED 270,000 seems a justified one.
|Specifications||2015 BMW Z4 sDrive 18i||2015 BMW Z4 sDrive 20i||2015 BMW Z4 sDrive 35is|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.0 litre Twin turbo 4 cylinder||2.0 litre Twin turbo 4 cylinder||3.0 litre Twin turbo V6|
|Max Power |
|156 hp @ 5,000 RPM||184 hp @ 5,000 RPM||340 hp @ 5,900 RPM|
|240 Nm @ 4,400 RPM||270 Nm @ 4,500 RPM||450 Nm @ 4,500 RPM|
|Tranmission||7 speed dual clutch automatic||7 speed dual clutch automatic||7 speed dual clutch automatic|
|Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||8.1 secs||6.9 secs||4.8 secs|
|Top speed||220 km/h||235 km/h||250 km/h|
|Price||AED 185,000||AED 200,000||AED 270,000|