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New BMW Roadster on the horizon


BMW's Z4 range has been updated with the new sDrive35is model, set to debut at next months 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Performance has been boosted by way of a straight-six engine with twin turbo, high precision injection, BMW’s seven-speed sport automatic with double clutch, and am M Sport package.

BMW says the new technology means the 3.0-litre engine will now produce 250kw/340hp at 5800rpm and a peak torque of 450Nm at 1400rpm – 500Nm with the overboost function.

The roadster will reportedly accelerate from standstill to 100kph in 4.8 seconds.

Other features include special 18-inch five-spoke alloy rims, electric power steering, new front bumper design with matt aluminium air intakes, two-piece diffuser at the rear bumper, leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, sports seats, grey-faced dials on the instrument cluster, and sDrive35is designation on the floormats. It will also be available in a new colour – Melbourne Red metallic.

See the BMW Z4 for sale here.

Read more about the BMW Z4 here.

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