When Alessandro Zanardi (IT) arrived at the “Autodromo Internacional do Algarve” near Portimão (PT) today, BMW Motorsport and ROAL Motorsport welcomed him with a big surprise: a special golden livery for his BMW Z4 GT3. With this present, they were referring to the successes Zanardi celebrated with his hand-bike last weekend at the 2014 UCI Paracycling World Championships at Greenville (US). The BMW works driver won two world-titles (time trial and team relay) and one silver medal (road-race). (more…)
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As well as the Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE) on 21st/22nd June, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS is also preparing for the second highlight of the 2014 endurance season: the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps (BE). The Belgian team will field two BMW Z4 GT3s at its home race in the Ardennes on 26th/27th July, and is putting its faith in a strong driver line-up bolstered by BMW works drivers: Jörg Müller (DE) and the two BMW DTM drivers Maxime Martin (BE) and Augusto Farfus (BR) will share one cockpit. In the second car, Team Principal Bas Leinders (BE) will share the driving duties with BMW works driver Dirk Werner (DE) and Markus Palttala (FI). (more…)
The roadster boasts a complete wide body kit including a new front bumper, a pair of bigger side skirts as well as front and rear wheel arch extensions. There is also a new rear bumper with a diffuser. Last, but not least is the ventilated front hood and a set of 20” SSR Executor CV01 wheels fitted with Nitto Invo tires.
Upon request, a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and a “CSL” trunk also from carbon fiber can be installed. (more…)
The power of his will is epic, because after a horrible crash in 2004, Alex lost both his legs. Still, he managed to get gold medals at the 2012 paralympic games in London. Now, Alex at the age of 47 is returning to car racing once again.
“Even after leaving the sport in 2009, I was still a racing driver at heart”, commented Zanardi.
Classic roadster proportions, superior engine and drivetrain technology plus innovative equipment features highlight the individual character of the BMW Z4. The two-seater features an electric retractable hardtop that can be raised or lowered when the vehicle is in motion, a feature that makes driving a joy under sunny skies or any kind of weather conditions all year long. The equipment package known as Pure Fusion Design adds an exclusive aesthetic appeal to the sporty open-air experience. (more…)
The company MB Individual Cars from Augsburg, Germany, has developed a voluminous spoiler packet of ultralight but nevertheless highly strong real carbon for the „face lifted“ BMW Z4 (E89) for the season of springtime 2013, that the Augsburg company will bring out in the beginning of the year 2014 in a limited to 25 units quantity, with MOT certificate, of course. (more…)
2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i. The car is not an entirely new model, it received BMW’s brand new 2.0 liter twin-scroll turbocharged petrol engine with a nice power of 245PS (180 kW) and a train-pulling 350Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque. This new engine replaces the well-known 3.0 liter six-cylinder petrol in 25i and 30i.
2012 Z4 sDrive28i accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and still returns a nice 41.5 mpg on combined cycle with emissions below 160 g/km. This is possible thanks to a number of modern technology – Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC variable valve opening. The top speed of the roadster is 250 km/h (155 mph), doesn’t matter whether the roof is up or down. (more…)
2012 BMW F10 528i is powered by a new TwinPower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The new “28i” replaces the 3.0 liter version. It features a high-pressure direct-injection, VALVETRONIC and a single twin-scroll turbocharger. 2012 528i delivers 240PS (177 kW) at 5000RPM and the torque at 1250RPM is just brutal – 351Nm (260 lb-ft).
The 2012 528i is priced at $47 575. This is $2 505 more than the previous 2011 F10.
2012 BMW Z4 has a price tag of $49 525, which is $2 075 more than the 2011 model.
However, the new models offer better engine with lower fuel consumption and nice power coming from low RPM. The difference in the price is not so much and you’ll enjoy the new 2.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder power unit. (more…)
2011 BMW Z4 GT3 is designed specially for private racing teams. This is the new version of the racing car and includes aerodynamic modifications, advanced engine management system, a steel safety cell, and a variety of CFRP components.
The aerodynamics package includes front and rear wings, bonnet, roof, fenders and many other components are made of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP).
The new Z4 GT3 is powered by a new 4.4 liter V8 mated to a a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The power is in excess of 480HP (353 kW).
The goal of the latest modifications was primarily to improve aerodynamic efficiency in order to grant the car’s competitiveness in the many, hard-fought GT3 classes.
2011 BMW Z4 GT3 is priced at €315 000 ($454 550). (more…)
AC Schnitzer also reworked the Z4-Series. The name of the project is 99d inspired by the 320d Efficient Dynamics edition. The 2.0 liter diesel delivers 190HP (140 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 235 km/h.
The fuel-economy is just impressive 3.8 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions are 99 g/km. AC Schnitzer makes those numbers by means of a 230 kg reduction in weight.