The Z4 roadster 2.5i will retail for $33,795 and the Z4 roadster 3.0i for $40,945
including destination and handling.
The Z4 roadster will be available in two models, both featuring BMW's renowned in-line
sixes; the Z4 roadster 2.5i with the 2.5L, 184-horsepower powerplant, and the Z4 roadster
3.0i featuring the 3.0L, 225-horsepower engine. The Z4 2.5i will accelerate from 0-60 mph
in 7.1 seconds with the standard 5-speed manual transmission (7.2 with automatic); the Z4
3.0i needs just 5.9 seconds using the standard 6-speed manual(6.0 with automatic; 6-speed
manual will be available as of December 2002 production.) The optional automatic
transmission for both models is a 5-speed STEPTRONIC automatic.
Both versions come standard with a host of advanced features for improved handling:
Vehicle Speed Sensitive Electric Power Steering, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic
Traction Control, electronic brake proportioning, ABS and cornering/avoidance-stability
enhancement. Also included are run-flat tires with flat tire monitor on 17-inch alloy
wheels on the Z4 3.0i (18 inch with optional sport package) and 16-inch (17-inch with
optional sport package) on the Z4 2.5i. These features, combined with the Z4's wide
track, extremely low center of gravity and optimum 50:50 weight distribution, yield
outstanding agility and handling.