BMW Z4 Models and Z4 History

When introduced in 2003, the BMW Z4 sports roadster entered the marketplace with big shoes to fill. The Z4 replaced the popular BMW Z3 as a more refined interpretation of two-passenger sports car riding. The 2003 model year vehicle was offered with a 184-horsepower 2.5-liter engine as well as a more potent 3.0-liter powerplant generating 225-horsepower. Three transmission options could be equipped on the 2003 BMW Z4 with a five-speed manual, five-speed automatic and a five-speed SMG (Sequential Manual Gearbox) was available. Tailored to performance, the two-seat interior also invoked a sense of luxury with power mirrors and a standard 10-speaker stereo system. In 2006, a permanent roof coupe model joined the BMW Z4 roadster. Also in for the 2006, a high-performance M version of the Z4 was introduced. Energized by a 3.2-liter inline-six engine also used to power the BMW M3, the 330-horsepower Z4 M featured some subtle styling enhancements. Acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour was accomplished in as little as 4.8 seconds behind the wheel of the BMW Z4 M. The Z4 M and the coupe model were discontinued when a second-generation model of the two-seat sports car came to dealerships. Along with sharpening some of the bodylines and increasing base engine power to 255 horsepower, the 2009 redesign would also feature an all-new retractable hardtop roof. High intensity discharge headlights, cruise control and rain-sensing windshield wipers were standard on the base Z4 30i roadster. From 2002 to 2008, the BMW Z4 was manufactured in Greer, South Carolina. The production of the second-generation model was moved to Germany. In 2012, the base six-cylinder engine of the BMW Z4 was replaced with a more fuel-efficient turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four.

New and Used Z4 Prices, BMW Z4 Model Years and History

The Z4 by BMW offers the glory of the open road with its retractable-hardtop roof and zippy engine, adorned with all the luxury amenities you’d ever need.
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The two-seat, rear-wheel drive 2015 BMW Z4 roadster remains the purist way of experiencing German automotive engineering and performance.
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Refreshed for 2014, the BMW Z4 is a RWD roadster that seamlessly blends the sportiness of a coupe and pleasure of a convertible.
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The 2013 BMW Z4 is a RWD roadster available with three different engines, AWD, and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
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A RWD roadster, the 2012 BMW Z4 offers drivers an optional 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine that produces 335 hp.
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The 2011 BMW Z4 is a two-door roadster with room for two passengers, features a power hardtop and new engine options this year.
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A two-passenger sports car, the 2010 BMW Z4 features a power-retractable hardtop to let the sun shine in and get even more of an earful from the six-cylinder engine.
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When you can't decide between a sporty two-door coupe or convertible, the 2009 BMW Z4 makes the choice easier due to its power retractable hardtop and performance capability.
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A sports car available in coupe or convertible body styles, the 2008 BMW Z4 is a carryover from the 2007 model.
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The 2007 BMW Z4 is a two-passenger sports car available as a coupe or convertible with three six-cylinder engines to choose from starting at the base 3.0i up to the powerful M version.
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A two-passenger sports car available as a coupe or convertible, the 2006 BMW Z4 ranges from the base 215 hp six-cylinder up to an eye-opening 330 hp six-cylinder engine.
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A two-door convertible sports car, the 2005 BMW Z4 seats two passengers and is available with 184 hp or 225 hp, depending on whether you choose the 2.5i or the 3.0i.
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The 2004 BMW Z4 is a two-door luxury compact sports car with a convertible soft top and seating for two passengers.
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A compact two-door convertible sports car, the 2003 BMW Z4 takes this luxury sports car maker back to the basics of a ride that cares most about the driving experience.
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