BMW is one of the highly acclaimed luxury car manufacturers in the world and it is doing quite well in the Indian car bazaar. BMW India has been teasing the Indian car enthusiasts with its Z4 Roadster model that was unveiled long back. Now the company has officially rolled out this model in the Indian auto market in a total of two variants out of which the BMW Z4 35i is the entry level trim. This updated version of Z4 comes with the same 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol plant under the hood that is skillfully mated to a 7-speed, double clutch, sports automatic transmission gearbox that further enhances the performance and power of the engine. It takes only 5.1 seconds for the vehicle to reach a speed mark of 100 Kmph, which is incredible. Technically there is no update given to this vehicle instead it received cosmetic updates in the form of a new radiator grille and a slightly tweaked headlight cluster. Apart from these rest of the design looks to be the same as the outgoing version. The appearance of this particular vehicle is incredibly stylish with a perfect combination of elegance and robustness. Coming to the inside cabin section, this particular sports car comes with high quality leather upholstery for the seats, dashboard, door trims and other parts of the vehicle as well.
Coming to the exterior styling and appearance, this BMW Z4 35i is perhaps one of the most stylish roadsters available in the auto market. The exterior design of this vehicle comes with perfect blend of elegance and sportiness that turns the heads on the go. On its frontage, the stretched bonnet with along with the short over hangings are complimented by low seats. The ideal proportions of this roadster combined with its modish shape make it look alluring. The BMW signature kidney bean shaped grille at the front is in sync with the bold and sporty design bumper and sleek and aggressive headlight cluster. The wheel arches on the side profile have been fitted with the 18 inch stylish alloy wheels . The tail lights at the rear have been given a much sleeker look as compared to the front that adds to the pronouncing look of the rear. The boot lid is very sporty and the rear bumper has been shaped pretty well keeping in mind the sporty and athletic feel of the car. There is no doubt that this new updated BMW Z4 35i will steal your attention in the first impression itself.
The interior cabin section of this new BMW Z4 35i looks to be classic yet urban in their own way. The interior design of this vehicle is complimented by the equipments and controls. The rich interior cabin will definitely enhance your driving experience and will turn it into an inspirational one. There is ample storage space offered with this roadster for storage of all the necessary items. The cabin has been fitted with ergonomically designed seats, keeping in mind the comfort of the occupants. The asymmetrical center console has been feasibly located and it has been well-equipped with instruments and controls that adds to the conveniences. When the roof is closed, this particular roadster doesn’t appear cramped, but rather still gives you a feel of luxury and maintains a soothing ambiance inside. This particular vehicle can be instantly transformed into a solid roadster with just pushing a button. Besides all these, the company has used high quality materials to the seats, door trims and others in order to maintain the standards of BMW.
Engine and Performance :
This new BMW Z4 35i comes fitted with a 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol engine under its hood. This engine has a displacement capacity of 2979cc and it has the ability of producing a peak power output of 306bhp at the rate of 5800rpm that allows it to yield a maximum torque output of about 400Nm at the rate of 1300 to 5000rpm. The company has skillfully fitted this sophisticated engine with a highly advanced double clutch based 7-speed sports automatic transmission gearbox that delivers the torque to the rear wheels. This allows its to reach a top speed of 250 Kmph, while reaching the 100 Kmph speed barrier in just about 5.1 seconds from a standstill, which is rather good. On the other hand, the mileage figures produced by this roadster are not as impressive as its pickup and power. This particular vehicle can manage to deliver 7.16 Kmpl of mileage on the city roads, while delivering 10.37 Kmpl on the highways.
Braking and Handling :
This updated version of BMW Z4 35i is a performance oriented vehicle and its braking system is as incredible as its performance and its power. All the four wheels of this sophisticated four wheeler has been fitted with proficient ventilated disc brakes, which are accompanied by Anti-Lock Braking System, Dynamic Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control functions . Also the company has incorporated the Dynamic Stability Control function that improves the stability and safety of the vehicle when loss of steering wheel.
Comfort Features :
The level of comforts and conveniences inside the BMW Z4 35i is incredible. The particular vehicle been blessed with some very exclusive yet technically advanced comfort features. This particular vehicle has been blessed with sophisticated BMW ConnectDrive functions that will enhance the conveniences to a new high. The most impressive aspect about this function is its navigation system that is quite accurate and takes you to the desired destination when needed. The built-in ultrasonic sensors will measure the distance between the obstacle and the car, while on the go. This luxury roadster comes incorporated with comfort features like power windows, an advanced music system, a multi functional power steering wheel, remote fuel lid and boot opener , a vanity mirror, air conditioning with automatic climate control, trunk light, a low fuel warning light and other advanced features.
Safety Features :
The safety aspects offered with the BMW Z4 35i are top notch in comparison with other vehicles of its segment. This particular vehicle has been loaded with numerous safety features. Few of the major highlights of these protective functions include airbags, ISOFIX on passenger seat, cornering brake control, front and side impact beams, a dynamic stability control, crash sensor, dynamic brake lights, seat belts for all, roll-over safety system and other such aspects.
Pros : Incredibly stylish exteriors, high performance engine, top notch safety aspects.
Cons : Very poor mileage, expensive price tag.