Detroit NAIAS 2009: 2009 BMW Z4 comes to Motown

BMW today held the world debut of the 2009 BMW Z4 at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Sales of the new hard-top Z4 will start in fall of 2009 with pricing to be announced closer to launch date.

The entry level 2009 Z4 is powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder that makes 255-hp and a maximum torque of 220 lb-ft. 0 to 60 mph comes in at 5.6 seconds with manual transmission and 6.0 seconds with an automatic. The range-topping BMW Z4 carries a 3.0L twin-turbo making a total of 300-hp allowing it to go from rest to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a manual and 5.0 seconds with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The new 2009 BMW Z4 drops its top within 20 seconds with a touch of a button – just thought you’d like to know that.

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2009 BMW Z4 – Live from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show:




2009 BMW Z4: