BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster launched in India

BMW has launched its new BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster in the Indian market, on October 12, 2009.

Photo:BMW Z4 Roadster SDriver35i
Photo: BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster

The two-seater BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster, the top model in the BMW Z4 range, will be available in India at a price of Rs 59 lakhs (ex-showroom).

“With the new BMW Z4 we want to reach out to new target groups in India who appreciate a pure driving experience, high standard of elegance and value, and suitability for everyday driving and comfort,”  BMW India president Peter Kronschnabl said.

The 2009 BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster is a stunning new model  that comes with BMW’s 7-speed double-clutch manual transmission (automatic optional) and 2979 cc twin-turbo 3.0-liter 300-hp inline-six engine.

The engine gives a maximum power of 306 bhp @ 5800 rpm and maximum torque of 400 nm from 1300 rpm to 3700 rpm.

The BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster can go from 0-100 kph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph.

Another feature of the BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster is Dynamic Driver Control that allows drivers to choose from three different modes of driving, Normal, Sports and Sports+.

Photo: BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster retractable hard-top roof
Photo: BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster retractable hard-top roof

The iDrive control system offers navigation features, entertainment, driver information, and telecommunications.

The BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster has a retractable hard-top roof.

Photo: BMW Z4 Roadster
Photo: BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i interior

The interiors of the sports car are classy with the steering wheel, dashboard, and controls done up in Ash Grain wood, brushed aluminum, and satin silver matte.

Customers can also go for Ivory White leather seats or Kansas leather seats.

The BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster will be a step up over rival Mercedes-Benz’s offerings in the Indian market.

The company has said that it hopes to sell 30-40 units of the  BMW Z4 sDrive35i Roadster in India, by the end of 2009.
Reports say that BMW has sold 2,738 units in the country in January-September 2009, up from total sales of 2,908 units in 2008.

BMW Z4 sDrive35i main specifications:

Top speed (km/h) 250

Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 5.1 seconds

Fuel consumption

Composite (km/l) 10,8

Tank capacity in litres (approx.) 55

Engine

Capacity in ccm 2979

Stroke/bore in mm 89,6 / 84

Maximum output in kW at 1/min 225/5800

Max. torque in Nm at 1/min 400 / 1300