Did you know that? A South African Performane Artist named Robin Rhode taken the BMW Z4 into a 300hp PAINT BRUSH!
Is it sounds artistic or dreamatic? Let us clear your doubt in this post. Before I begin writing this article, I would like to express our appreciation for the invitation and the support to us! Anyway, our passionate FastMotoring crew are exclusively invited to grand launch of BMW Z4 in Malaysia at Pavilion KL.
BMW’s two-seat roadster is redesigned for 2009 with a first-time, power-fold hardtop, more power, and new fuel-saving features. It’s a successor to the original Z3 and is the BMW’s only two-seat sports car. It features traditional characteristics such as a front-engine/rear-drive layout, a hunkered-down stance, a long hood and rearward positioning of driver and passenger.
The E89 BMW Z4 is now here in Malaysia as 2009 model, this roadster shares its basic platform with the BMW’s latest 3-Series. BMW Malaysia offered in two grade – the sDrive23i and the sDrive35i. For your better understanding, the BMW “sDrive” badge indicates the model is a rear-wheel-drive variant. Which similar to “xDrive” which indicates all-wheel drive like the X6 xDrive35i.
I think the BMW has developed a few fuel-saving tricks that possible making this roadster a better fit for suddenly difficult times due to the world economy tanked. Therefore, the BMW Z4 sDrive23i is introduced with a naturally-aspirated 2.5 litre 6 cylinders engine. This sDrive23i generates the a maximum output of 204hp @ 6,400rpm and 250Nm of torque @ 2,750rpm. The engine on the sDrive23i team with a 6-speed sports automatic transmission with gearshit paddles on the steering wheel. With such specification and amazing torque that generates from a 2.5 litre engine, this car takes 7.3 seconds for acceleration from a standstill to 100km/h and a top speed of 239km/h. Anyway, I would expect this Z4 sDrive23i is reasonable to drive around the city and great enough to deliver the feel of a sexy roadster.
For those who is facing a ‘midlife crisis’ which wanted a hot performance car, the sDrive35i is the car that specially for you. This model is powered by High Precision Injection 3.0 litre Twin Turbo 6 cylinders engine with outputs of 306hp @ 5,800rpm and 400Nm of torque in between 1,300rpm to 5,000rpm. Awesome engines needs a awesome transmission, a 7-speed double clutch transmission with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel is fitted to this model. The double-clutch system are similar to the VW group’s DSG system, which cogs are swapped quicker than the blink of an eye that making the car accelerate from a standstill to 100km/h with only 5.1 seconds. Comparing the top speed with the BMW Z4 sDrive23i, the Z4 sDrive35i does a little faster which has the top speed of 250km/h.
If you are fans of BMW cars, probably you know that all the new BMW cars in Malaysia are now standard with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive. This covers the cost of maintaining, servicing or repairing any wear-and-ear for three (3) years or 60,000km. Of course, the Z4 is not exceptional.
Price effective from 19 June 2009 and only applicable in Peninsular Malaysia
– BMW Z4 sDrive35i OTR Retail Price without Insurance – RM 558,800.00
– BMW Z4 sDrive23i OTR Retail Price without Insurance – RM 411,800.00
If you would like to create your own masterpiece with the Z4. BMW Malaysia does offer a little more spices to the new BMW Z4 with the Original BMW Accessories. You can have it all as below with a price tag of RM 30,350.00 extra.
– 19″ V-Spoke 296 Light Alloy Wheels (as per gallery)
– Aluminium Pedals
– Illuminated Door Entry Strips
– Carbon Front Splitter (as per gallery)
– Wind Deflector
For more information and details, check out the leaflet and our exclusive gallery.
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