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M Sport Interior Enhancements
Inside the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, the
driving experience is enhanced by features such as a new thick-rimmed M leather
steering wheel with gearshift paddles, an M driver's footrest, and sport seats.
Grey-faced instrument dials feature the "sDrive35is" model designation. Further
features inside the Z4 sDrive35is are the Anthracite-colored BMW Individual roof
lining, M door sill strips, floor mats with colored piping and the "sDrive35is"
model designation, as well as M interior trim in Aluminum Carbon. The new
Aluminum Carbon trim features the recognizable "weave" of natural carbon fiber
interpreted on a matte aluminum base.
The range of leather upholstery is
being further enhanced by an additional color variant marking the launch of the
BMW Z4 sDrive35is. All versions of the Z4 Roadster are now also available in
Kansas Walnut leather as an option. The BMW Z4 sDrive35is is available with a
choice of six paintwork colors. In addition to Alpine White and the metallic
colors Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, Space Grey, and Deep Sea Blue, the Z4
Roadster is now available for the first time in Melbourne Red metallic.
Regardless of the color chosen, the exterior mirror caps on the BMW Z4
sDrive35is are always Oxide Silver.
7-Speed Double-Clutch Transmission
The standard 7-speed Double-Clutch Transmission (DCT) in the BMW Z4
sDrive35is combines the best in driving dynamics and efficiency. A highlight is
the dual-mass flywheel, configured for the higher levels of power and
performance. The DCT can shift gears without the slightest interruption of power
to the rear tires, and offers a choice of automatic or manual gear selection.
The programming of the DCT has been tailored to complement the sporty nature of
the 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is at every level.
When shifting gears manually
or within the SPORT and SPORT+ modes of the Z4's standard Driving Dynamics
Control, the transmission offers an exciting experience through faster
gearshifts and a greater increase in torque before shifting. The DCT also
features a Launch Control function for maximum performance when accelerating
from a standstill. The DCT is controlled by an electronic gear selector on the
center console and comes with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
The BMW Z4 sDrive35is offers outstanding
power and performance with little increase in fuel consumption or emissions. Its
fuel consumption figures are 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway,
according to the EPA test cycle. This balance of performance and fuel efficiency
results from the fundamental design and layout of the BMW inline-6, which
combines twin turbochargers with High Precision direct injection. The fuel
injectors operate at a pressure of up to 200 bar (2900 psi), distributing fuel
in a conical spray pattern throughout the combustion chamber. Another advantage
of direct fuel injection is its cooling effect which allows higher compression
while reducing the possibility of detonation.
offered under the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy include Brake Energy
Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, and on-demand operation of engine
Signature Engine Sound
The exhaust system of the 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is has been tuned specifically
for this model. Acoustic engineering gives the car a very unique sound pattern
across the speed range. This tuned sound is the result of special baffles and a
unique set of mufflers. The sound is characterized by a deep rumble with a focus
on the low frequency sound range.
Enhanced Electric Power Steering
Electric Power Steering (EPS) on the Z4 sDrive35is features very sporty
programming, focused to provide intense and clear steering feedback to the
driver. This enables the driver to turn-in with remarkable precision and
confidence at all vehicle speeds.
BMW Z4 35is: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications