BMW Z4 Coupé Priced to Thrill
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2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe
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11th June, 2006
BMW Group Australia will endeavour to set the Coupé market alight with its new Z4 3.0si and M Coupé models when they arrive late in the third quarter of 2006.
Sensationally styled and brandishing a choice of two BMW six-cylinder engines, the Z4 Coupé range will start at $87,900 for the 3.0si, while the M version will be priced from $127,200.
The Z4 3.0si Coupé comes with a six-speed manual as standard plus is optionally available in six-speed automatic form, priced from $90,500. The Z4 M Coupé is available exclusively with six-speed manual transmission.
By comparison the Z4 3.0si Roadster is priced from $90,800 in manual guise and $93,400 as a six-speed automatic. The Z4 M Roadster is priced from $129,500.
Providing buyers with the first opportunity to purchase a two-seat BMW Coupé since the Z3-based M Coupé, the new Z4 Coupé models offer an impressive 32,000 Nm per degree of body rigidity. This translates into pure handling and steering response, and increase on the torsional strength of the Z4 Roadster.
A further advantage is the front-engine, rear-drive layout that delivers a perfect 50-50 front-rear weight distribution to help deliver the ultimate in overall handling balance.
In fact, the dynamics are so good that the Z4 M Coupé is even faster around the Northern circuit of the famed Nürburgring track in Germany than the BMW M3 and BMW Z4 Roadster.
The 3.2-litre 252 kW, 365 Nm engine gets the Z4 M Coupé to 100km/h from a standing start in 5.0 seconds, while the manual-transmission 3.0si version of the Z4 Coupé stops the watch in 5.7 seconds.
The Z4 3.0si Coupé is equipped with the aluminium-magnesium six-cylinder 3.0-litre engine, acclaimed as the most advanced of its type in the world. The lightweight, fuel efficient, advanced technology six produces a lofty 195 kW, along with an exceptional torque figure for its capacity of 315 Nm.
The frugal engine consumes just an average 8.9 litres per 100 km in the EU test cycle with the six-speed manual transmission.
The Z4 Coupé’s styling builds on the long-bonneted, sharply aggressive look of the Z4 Roadster and adds a snug interior with an expanded luggage area. The 3.0si model boasts 340 litres beneath the wide-opening tailgate.
The Coupé roof blends harmoniously with the flowing shapes of the Z4 Roadster, adding an extra side window with the BMW trademark “Hofmeister kick”, a large rear glass area in the tailgate, and an integrated rear spoiler.
Although the new Z4 Coupé is first and foremost a driver’s car, both the 3.0si and M models provide a comfortable, luxurious passenger compartment with high levels of safety and standard equipment.
The Z4 3.0si and M Coupé are equipped in line with the comparable Z4 Roadster models, while a wide range of options provide the opportunity for individual owners to express their unique personalities.
With dual front and side airbags, climate-control air-conditioning, especially supportive leather-trimmed sport seats, and the security of electronic systems such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC+), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) that maximise dynamic safety while retaining superb levels of driving pleasure, the Z4 Coupé models are true BMW sports machines.
With the Z4 3.0si Coupé, optional equipment includes six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddles, M Sport seats, rear Park Distance Control (PDC) and Bi-Xenon headlights with washer system.
As with the Z4 M Roadster, the Z4 M Coupé comes with just about every conceivable luxury, including the THX Certified BMW Professional Hi Fi system, Professional navigation with TV and Bluetooth phone preparation.
Key among the unique features are special M paint colours for the Z4 M Coupé including Imola Red, Interlagos Blue and Sepang Bronze.
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