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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive30i

2011 BMW Z4 Review

(3 Stars)  Enjoyable drive, but not BMW's best

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Overview
The BMW is a very competent little sports coupe that only seats two, but offers some very nice open road power. The coupe is more for cruising and enjoying the ride and no so much for storage and features. BMW understands this and has built in only the bare necessities when it comes to interior features. The main engineering in this little pocket rocket is in the ride and the overall driving experience. There are few changes to the body since last year's model, but the engine has received some revisions. Now with a 3.0 liter I-6 instead of a twin turbo, the driver will notice almost no difference in performance, but there is a noticeable increase in fuel economy due to the increased air intake flow.

This soft top roadster is a very small and very fast car. Because of the very light weight this vehicle gets away with a smaller engine that some of its competitors. The price of the vehicle is an issue for some, because this car can only carry 2 passengers the $60,000 + price tag may be a little rich for some peoples blood.

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2011 sDrive30i Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.0L in-line 6 DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 319 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 255 hp @ 6,600 rpm; 220 ft lb of torque @ 2,600 rpm

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'11 BMW sDrive30i Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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