2011 New York: BMW Z4 sDrive28i – BMW’s first inline-4 in over 10 Years

2011 New York: 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i
2011 New York: 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i
  • Key Competitors: Mercedes-Benz SLK, Porsche Boxster.
  • Power: 2.0L TwinPower turbocharged I4 making 240-hp/260 lb-ft.
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic; 6-speed manual.
  • Price: TBA.

BMW revealed its first four-banger powered car in over 10 years earlier today at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i features the company’s new efficient, clean yet powerful TwinPower Turbo four-banger and is the first four-cylinder powered Bimmer since the E46 3er.

Click here to read our original post on the BMW Z4 sDrive28i.

The Z4 itself remains largely unchanged. But the new 2.0L TwinPower engine is capable of making 240 hp @ 5,000 RPM and around 260 lb-ft of torque at an almost instant 1,250 rpm. Performance figures have yet to be announced but the new TwinPower already makes a case for itself for being more powerful than BMW’s naturally aspirated 3.0L inline-6 that it replaces in the new Z4 sDrive30i.

Check out the live high-res images from the 2011 New York Auto Show after the jump.

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– By: Chris Chin


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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