2009 BMW Z4 Unveiled

BMW has finally unveiled the long-awaited 2009 Z4 hardtop roadster. At a quick glance, the new look seems to be derived from the sleek design of the current Z4 and 6 series, with meaner but classier touch.

The 2009 Z4 buyers will now have the option to add “BMW Search Powered By Google Maps” to their BMW Assist and Navigation system-equipped vehicles. This means drivers can use Google Maps directly from their navigator to search for addresses and phone numbers.

The roadster comes with four different trim levels – sDrive 30i Manual, sDrive 30i Auto, sDrive 35i Manual, and sDrive 35i Auto. From the spec sheet alone, the only noticable difference between the Manual and Auto is in the transmission (one with six-speed manual and the latter six-speed auto). The 30i engine outputs 255 hp at 6600 RPM and 220 ft-lbs of torque at 2600 RPM. If that’s still not enough, the 35i will give you 45 more in horsepower (300 hp) at 5800 RPM and 80 more in torque (300 ft-lbs) at 1400 RPM.

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