The Z4 is the worst car BMW has ever made so that the M-Class head is in BMW Company The refusal to allow you to get the M badge, saying "not good enough" and the problem that BMW found itself in trouble with this thing, most buyers wanted a luxury and fun car on the road, with all the comforts of home, Relying on compromise In its design, and its mysterious structure, the previous Z has provided enough to meet the buyers' requirements even if it is more like the famous BMW 507 in the 1950s.
BMW needed another company to share the costs of developing the new Z4 and help develop the production tools. Toyota, which was looking to re-launch the new Supra sports car, also shared a common development story with many details. And former head of the development team Subaru BRZ "After the Subaru, I said that I never wanted to participate in such a joint venture again, but after passing the experience of designing that car, the experience of developing the Subaru makes a rosy experience." There were also rumors that, The powerful Akio Toyod, from the prototype display, has announced that it is not a sports car and it is better to be rebuilt again, all of which means that even though the new BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra share the chassis, the lower part, the engines and the small pieces, each company had quite different ideas What the car should be, and in the end it was all m The two companies seek to ensure that its version has achieved those aspirations.
The BMW version will be available in March with three petrol engines. Most of the sales will be for the turbocharged 194 horsepower, and 30 percent of the customers will be split evenly between the twin turbocharged 254 hp and the 335-horsepower turbocharged.
The six-cylinder turbocharged engine is priced at 49050 pounds, up to 155 mph, moving at a speed of 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, and carbon dioxide emissions of 165 grams per km.
The new Z4 looked overgrown and unbalanced by the larger tires on the rear (275/35 / ZR19 versus 255/35 / ZR19 Michelin), it's bigger than its predecessor, and that's not a great start for a sports car. The M40i is heavier than its predecessor, and even the most popular 2.0 liter is only 20 kg lighter. The dashboard is full of buttons, devices and monitors, with a digital steering system, with at least 13 bits of information, numbers and charts. Summary and easy to read, by contrast, the central screen is exactly those things, with graphics class The first and the iDrive from BMW, was not that popular at first, but now (with much improvement) is one of the standard controls for the front panels, especially now that Audi abandoned the MMI for a touch panel suspicious.
The BMW system requires five procedures to stop the driving lane system that spoils the steering; others can manage this with only one button on, which must be a prerequisite in the sports car, and there is not much interior space, only a gap behind the seats will take the sports car bags that Only a sneaker and a toothbrush, the shallow backbox but 281 liters is twice the size of the old car trunk and big enough, the bonnet moves up and down during movement, making it useful, but one can not help but wonder how much added weight In that mechanism.
Not surprisingly during the movement you will feel that the car is huge, and with the height of the ceiling, there is no visibility of three quarters of the rear space, so you continue to bend your neck from side to side when overtaking or changing the warm.
The Z4 can be jogged and handled reasonably quickly on less than ideal surfaces, but the rear feels exaggerated, and that is fine if the steering wheel helps you, but the steering wheel is completely idle and does not help the wheels have a diameter of 19 inches, so the Z4 The new one is more efficient than its predecessor, but it is still not a sports car, perhaps BMW wanted to make it that way, so enjoy the Z4 view as you drive to the golf course or bar.
BMW Z4 M40i
Price: £ 49050
Power: 335 horsepower
Acceleration: 0-62 mph
Fuel consumption is 30.7 mpg / 38.7 mpg
Carbon dioxide emissions: 165 g / km
Rating "Telegraph": 3 stars from 5