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BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)

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BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014) review: 31 facts and highlights

BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)

Why is BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014) better than the average?

  • Acceleration time (0-100 km/h)
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    5.2svs6.38s
  • Top speed
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    250km/hvs248.39km/h
  • Fuel economy (highway)
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    7.1l/100 kmvs8.1l/100 km
  • Fuel economy (combined)
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    9.4l/100 kmvs9.45l/100 km
  • Height
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    1.29mvs1.36m
  • Turn radius
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    10.7mvs11.32m
  • Number of valves
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    24vs22.67
  • Basic warranty (years)
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    4yrsvs3.56yrs

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
2.Has fully independent suspension
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
3.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
4.CO2 emissions

219g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
5.turn radius

10.7m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
6.basic warranty (years)

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

Dimensions

1.weight

1.58t

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.width

1.95m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
3.height

1.29m

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.cargo volume

227l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
5.length

4.24m

We consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.
6.wheelbase

2.5m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Speed

1.acceleration time (0-100 km/h)

5.2s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
2.top speed

250km/h

The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.
3.coefficient of drag

0.35Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Engine

1.maximum torque

400Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
2.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
3.fuel economy (city)

13.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
4.fuel economy (highway)

7.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5.fuel economy (combined)

9.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
6.number of cylinders

6

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Features

1.Has in-car system
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
3.number of airbags

2

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six, but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
4.Has smart key as standard
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

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