2014 BMW Z4 goes topless in Detroit

2014 BMW Z4 facelift live in Detroit 14.01.2013
2014 BMW Z4 facelift live in Detroit 14.01.2013

Minor styling tweaks and an entry-level engine for Europe

BMW has introduced the 2014 Z4 roadster at the North American International Auto Show.

Modestly updated, the model features bi-xenon headlights, new side indicators and restyled 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels. There's also an updated color palette that includes three new options: Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic and Valencia Orange metallic.

The roadster can also be equipped with an M Sport package that adds an aerodynamic body kit, an M Sport suspension and 18-inch light-alloy wheels. The package also includes sport seats, an M steering wheel and "Aluminum Carbon" trim.

Interior changes are limited but include new Fineline Anthracite wood trim, additional gloss black accents and a BMW ConnectedDrive Services option which allows users to listen to internet radio as well as view their Facebook and Twitter feeds. Customers can also order a new Design Pure Traction package which has black and orange interior with unique metal weave trim.

Engine options carryover with the exception of a new Z4 sDrive18i which features a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder that develops 156 HP (115 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. When equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the convertible accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 221 km/h (137 mph). In terms of efficiency, the model averages 6.8 L/100km (41.5 mpg UK / 34.6 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 159 g/km.

The facelifted Z4 will go on sale in Europe this March, while a U.S. launch is slated for spring.

Source: BMW

BMW Z4: Roadster heads into the future with enhanced appeal and individuality.

New exterior features, detailed interior refinements, a new equipment package and a new entry-level engine variant allow the BMW Z4 to make an even more attractive and innovative case for itself in Detroit. Three new body colours are available exclusively with the Design Pure Traction option, which is also new. Meanwhile, black and orange tones create a particularly absorbing contrast of colours in the interior.
Additional scope for individualisation is provided by new 17-inch and 18-inch light-alloy wheels and the optional M Sport package. And there is also the arrival of a new model variant to report; the BMW Z4 sDrive18i is powered by a 2.0-litre engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology developing 115 kW/156 hp. This new entry point to the Z4 range can also be ordered with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The selection of driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive mobility services available on board the BMW Z4 has also been expanded. If the Professional navigation system is specified, the ConnectedDrive Services option enables use of internet-based information and entertainment services inside the car.

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