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2014 BMW Z4 Offers New Engine, Subtle Updates

2014 BMW Z4 Offers New Engine, Subtle Updates

By Jeff Youngs, December 20, 2012
BMW plans to introduce its 2014 Z4 roadster--a model that is now 4 years into its current lifecycle--at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. However, aside from the addition of a new sDrive18i model at the bottom of the lineup, changes to the new 2014 BMW Z4 are subtle, rather than significant.

The Z4 sDrive18i is equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, just like the sDrive28i, but in this model the motor is tuned to deliver 156 horsepower. It is matched with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Z4 sDrive28i, sDrive35i, and sDrive35is models continue, with engine output ranging from 240 horsepower to 335 horsepower. All versions of the roadster also include free scheduled maintenance for the duration of the standard 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.

Minor styling modifications include slight alterations to the 2014 Z4's front bumper and fender gill trim, headlights with a new 3-dimensional appearance, and additional high-gloss black trim inside the cabin.

New options for the 2014 Z4 include a Hyper Orange package with special Valencia Orange paint and Valencia Orange interior trim. Additionally, a new Design Pure Traction option provides exclusive paint, and the Z4 can be optioned with Fineline Anthracite wood trim for the interior. New aluminum wheel designs are also offered for the 2014 Z4.

BMW also expands its ConnectedDrive services for the refreshed 2014 Z4, adding Internet-based information and entertainment options in addition to existing BMW Apps technology that pairs with an iPhone to stream Internet radio and access social media feeds.

The new 2014 BMW Z4 goes on sale in the spring of 2013.

2013 BMW Z4 Summary, Photos & Specs
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