BMW Z4 sDrive28i will be first 4-cylinder model in U.S. in over a decade

2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

BMW confirmed today that the new BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster will be the first model in the U.S. to feature the company’s new powerful, efficient and clean TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine. It marks the return of BMW 4-cylinder power to the United States for the first time in over a decade.

“This newest engine, another part of the company’s on-going development of BMW EfficientDynamics, is the latest to combine twin-scroll turbocharging technology with high-precision direct injection and BMW’s Valvetronic throttle-less control system,” BMW said. “Taken together, these technologies improve performance while at the same time reducing emissions and lowering consumption.”

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Power for the BMW Z4 sDrive28i comes from a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine making 240 horsepower at 5,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 260 lb-ft at 1,250 rpm. No word on performance figures but the new turbo 4-banger offers more power and torque than BMW’s normally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-6 that it replaces in the Z4 sDrive30i.

The new BMW Z4 sDrive28i will arrive in US showrooms this fall.

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– By: Omar Rana