Used Car Review – BMW Z4 (2009-2016)

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Used Car Review – BMW Z4 (2009-2016)

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2009-2016 BMW Z4

History
We all know of which BMW features a soft spot for SUVs as well as also sedans using a touch of class while providing sports car handling, bet you don’t know of which the Munich based company had produced convertibles since the 1950s with the 507. Although of which looked Great, This specific 501 as well as also 502 based vehicle proved to be expensive – despite its position to fill the gap between the cheap British convertibles by Triumph as well as also MG as well as also the top end Mercedes Benz 300SL – as well as also after a run of 252 units built between 1956 to 1959, of which was discontinued. The limited Discharge Z1 was introduced in 1989 as well as also only 8,000 were built although only in 1995 they got serious with the Z3.

Similar to its predecessors, the second generation Z4 (with chassis code E89) was first announced in December 2008 with sales commenced in May 2009. One notable change because of This specific vehicle can be of which assembled in Bavaria, Germany as well as also not in South Carolina, USA as of which was the case of its older brothers, with the latter at This specific point exclusively building SUVs for worldwide consumption. Production ended in August 2016 with rumors of a replacement style jointly built by BMW as well as also Toyota.

Alongside several fresh designs such as the fifth generation 7 Series, the second generation Z4 arrived in Philippine shores in September 2009 in one variant, the sDrive 3.0.

Value as well as also Costs
Brand fresh, you can get This specific one for six million pesos until a cost drop in 2015 which slashed the cost to P4,500,000. What used to be a rich kids plaything used during the weekends can be at This specific point yours for a cost range between P2,400,000 to P3,500,000 bucks. As a rule for premium brands, checking out the certified pre-owned section can be the wise move.

Do not compare This specific one with the likes of the Mazda MX-5, rather maintaining one can be similar to its compatriots, the Mercedes Benz SLK Class as well as also the Porsche Boxster, which can be definitely on the higher side. For such a vehicle like the Z4, do inspect the electronic parts thoroughly as well as also the top if its folds properly.

outdoor as well as also Inner surface
Philippine market designs have a hard top as standard, which was followed suit by several German rivals for our market. Remove the badge, its kidney grille gives an identity of which of which can be distinctively BMW. Let us leave the design alone, which speaks for itself.

Inside, more space was given for the occupants as well as also slightly for the folding top, which hogs trunk space when used. Another room for improvement can be the Inner surface quality, with better materials used than before.

Engine
Paired to an N52B30 3.0 inline six which produces 255hp at 6,600rpm as well as also 310Nm at 2,600rpm, This specific one can be a willing performer. of which does not disappoint you as well as also of which gives you a smooth tone whether driving slow or full bore.

Driving Impressions
Just like all BMWs, This specific can be one entertaining driver thanks to a communicative chassis with an exhaust note similar to muscle cars as well as also a smooth engine, While fun to drive, of which pales in comparison with the Porsche Boxster though.

Verdict
An improvement over its predecessor, the second generation Z4 still doesn’t stray by the core values of a BMW. What used to be expensive when brand fresh can be at This specific point affordable as well as also could be a potential classic.

The Great:

  • Fun to drive
  • Looks Great
  • Somewhat affordable when used
The Bad:
  • As always, impractical when top down
  • Smallish engine
  • Expensive to keep
The Pick: sDrive 3.0i

THE SPECS
Engine: 2,996cc N52B30 I6 gasoline
Power: 255hp @ 6,600rpm
Torque: 310Nm @ 2,600rpm
Fuel Consumption: 4-8km/L (city), 8-11km/L (highway) (*estimated as well as also varies)
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Suspension: Front McPherson strut, rear multi link

MORE INFO
cost (fresh): P4,500,000 (2015), P6,000,000 (2009-2014)
cost (at This specific point): P2,400,000-P3,500,000
On Sale: 2009-2016
Rivals: Mercedes Benz SLK Class, Porsche Boxster
Resources:
http://www.z4-forum.com/
http://www.bimmerpost.com/z4/

Contacts:
Autohaus BMW – (02) 638-0734


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