The 2009 BMW Z4 sports a retractable hard top, a departure from any previous two-seat BMW. The retractable hard top replaces the roadster and coupe versions of previous-generation (pre-2009) Z4 models with one car. The hard top retracts for the same open-air driving of a convertible, but closes with the press of a button to provide the advantages of better security, rigidity, rearward visibility, quiet and weather control of a coupe.
The BMW Z4 offers the driving character you expect from BMW and it will be familiar to any fan of the marquee. As with other cars getting bigger and laden with more luxury and features, the higher-optioned Z4s tend to feel more like Grand Touring machines than sports cars. In terms of pure sports car, we liked the sDrive30i with sport package. The performance and feel of balanced precision is there in every Z4, and the sDrive35i with dual-clutch gearbox gets close to the previous M Roadster as a track day tool.
While some will choose a Z4 based solely on the badge and others solely on style, they will over time learn the real reasons, both objective and emotional, behind the car and why they want to keep it. Others will appreciate the performance and technology without regard to style, and yet others will shop merely because they've been waiting for a folding hardtop roadster from Munich.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2009 BMW Z4 versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2009 BMW Z4 and their standard equipment and their prices below.
The 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster is powered by a base 3.0-liter Inline-6 with 255 at 6,600 hp. Also available is a 3.0-liter Inline-6 turbocharged with 300 at 5,800 hp.
Standard safety equipment on the 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front head restraints, side-impact airbags in front, front seatbelt pretensioners, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, electronic stability control, knee airbag, roll-over protection, side-impact bars and traction control.
2009 BMW Z4 Roadster Specs & Features
The 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster is available in 2 trim levels: