2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i: An Excellent Roadster with Full Features

The BMW Z series is a 2-seater roadster icon from BMW, currently entering its 6th chapter. Can the 2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i satisfy enthusiastic BMW fans’ desires with an open roof car?

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i black

The idea of a roadster car existed long before the arrival of the BMW Z Series. Before World War II, BMW had created the roadster figure: BMW 327 (1937-1941) and 328 (1936-1940). Then the cars became a symbol of exotic sporty roadster cars. A few years after World War II ended, the 50s were a historic year for BMW because the iconic BMW 507 (1956-1959) made its debut as Elvis Presley’s favorite car.

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Review

The BMW Z Series began its success story since the BMW Z1 in 1989-1991, continued to the BMW Z3 in the 1995-2002 period, the BMW Z8 was briefly present in a brief period in 2000-2003, and the BMW Z4 was current in three generations.

The first generation E85 / E86 period 2002-2008, E89 (2009-2016), and G29 from 2018-present. Meanwhile, the 2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i is the third generation of the BMW Z4 or the sixth generation of the BMW Z Series.

Body Design

  • Front

At the front fascia of the BMW Z4 sDrive30i, you’ll have a kidney grille with a thinner and broader design. You will see honeycomb accents and interesting vertical details inspired by the racing world’s speed.

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i headlight

The BMW Z4 sDrive30i M Sport 2019 has an LED Headlight Adaptive with a high-beam assistant. The engine hood extends with an arrow-shaped contour line to the kidney grille.

The hood of a classic sports car is an inspiration for BMW to maintain the clamshell’s hood opening style characteristics.

  • Side area
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The hood design is nicely synergized with the front fender that maximizes the body lines on the side to the taillight area.

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i door panel

Also, BMW presents an air damper design in the front fender in the form of a reasonably clear design flow to the door and rear area.

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BMW Z4 sDrive30i wheel

As a roadster, the BMW Z4 uses a soft-top format on the roof with high-quality materials. You only need 10 seconds when opening or closing it. You can also do this when driving at speeds below 50 km/hour.

  • Rear

At the rear, this car combines rear spoiler details in harmony with the trunk door. The LED taillight layout is sleek, horizontally in L shape, giving a more extensive presentation. You can open the trunk door manually without an automatic mechanism. You will find a twin tailpipe with elements typical curve of the diffuser in the lower bumper area.

BMW Z4 sDrive30i Interior

The cockpit room is very compact for two adult passengers. Therefore the placement of critical features in this roadster is more driver-oriented and is packed with Aluminum Tetragon trims.

The concept of the dashboard is modern and futuristic. You can understand this by using the BMW Live Cockpit Pro screen for the device cluster and the excellent 10.25-inch display control.

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i interior

The seats are comfortable, thanks to the bespoke sports seats with integrated headrests. Meanwhile, elegant wraps from Vernascha Leather, contrast stitching, special piping, and seatbelt with typical BMW M motifs further refine the interior.

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i steering wheel and screen display

Besides, the M Leather steering wheel plus audio control buttons, cruise control, and transmission paddle for gearshift will provide more comfort when driving.

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Features

  • Driving Features

The driving features are very reliable in maximizing driving dynamics. Starting from the Sport Variable Steering to optimize car handling, the M Sport Differential is integrated with Driving Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Cruise control with braking function, and Adaptive M suspension.

There is also Driving Experience Control with Sport, Comfort, and  ECO PRO + Adaptive modes. You can adjust these features through the buttons near the transmission paddle with a new design that looks like a crystal.

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BMW Z4 sDrive30i gear shifter

In addition to outstanding driving features, you will also have full active safety features such as:

  1. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  2. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  3. Anti-lock Braking System
  4. Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
  5. pull-away assistant
  6. braking readiness
  7. dry braking
  8. passive airbags safety system (driver + front passenger, side airbags)
  9. Roll-over protection system
  10. Side impact protection
  • Entertainment Features

The BMW Z4 sDrive30i touchscreen control display applies information technology systems for BMW 7.0 OS or iDrive 7.0. The system interface is far more intuitive and intelligent than the previous version. BMW now provides the “Hey BMW!” Voice control system and allows for more intuitive interaction. It also has an iDrive Touch Controller or hand gestures.

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i seats and interior

BMW maximizes the BMW 7.0 OS’s performance with screen mirroring, Bluetooth / WiFi interface capability, Harman Kardon audio surround sound system, and wireless charging with Qi Standard.

BMW Z4 sDrive30i Specs and Price

Specs
Engine
Type 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Power 255 @ 5000 RPM
Torque 295 @ 1550 RPM
Drivetrain
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Transmission 8-speed Automatic w/OD (Standard)
MPG (Miles Per Gallon)
Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Engine Immobilizer
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Headlights-Automatic
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Rollover Protection Bars
Brakes-ABS Security System
Brakes-Type-4 Wheel DISC Traction Control
Daytime Running Lights  
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning-Auto Climate Control Seat-Memory
Air Conditioning-Front Seat-Power Driver
Air Conditioning-Multi-Zone Seat-Power Passenger
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Seats-Front Bucket
Cruise Control Steering Wheel-Adjustable
Keyless Entry Steering Wheel-Audio Controls
Max Seating Capacity: 2 Steering Wheel-Leather
Mirror(s)-Power Steering-Power
Mirrors-Memory Trip Computer
Mirrors-Vanity-Driver Universal Garage Door Opener
Mirrors-Vanity-Passenger Windows-Power
Navigation System Power Locks
Music & Entertainment
Audio-AM/FM Stereo Audio-MP3 Player
Tires
Front Tire Size: P225/45VR18 Rear Tire Size: P255/40VR18
Front Wheel Size (in): 18 X 8 Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in): 18 X 9 Rear Wheel Material: Aluminum
Weight
Base Curb Weight 3,287 lbs
Exterior Specifications
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1
Wheelbase (in) 97.2
Length, Overall (in) 170.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4
Height, Overall (in) 51.4
Track Width, Front (in) 63.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5
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The MSRP is $ 49,700

Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the BMW Z4 sDrive30i has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine plus Valvetronic, Double VANOS as excellent High Precision Injection where BMW has also maximized its performance.

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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive30i engine

This engine can produce power of 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque and channel it entirely to the rear wheels via a redesigned 8-speed Steptronic transmission so you will feel a sportier gearshift. The result is the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and the highest speed of 250 km/hour.

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