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2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35 is

2013 BMW Z4 Review

(0 Stars)  The classic roadster, as interpreted by BMW.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The Z4 gets additional standard equipment for 2013. All models now have power seats and dual-zone automatic A/C. The 35i gets sport seats. The 35is adds BMW Assist and a premium audio system.
Overview
The Z4 roadster was the first BMW to drop its in-line six-cylinder engine for a four-cylinder turbo, spurred by a quest for better fuel economy. It’s a big deal for BMW, a car company that has made its name with straight-six engines. The fact that the new 2.0-liter four is a good engine makes this change a bit easier to swallow. With it, the 28i is able to race to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds (with the eight-speed automatic). The automatic is a no-charge option over the six-speed manual, which has fluid shift action through its long throws. This engine doesn’t just make the numbers, it makes the right noises, with a sharp bark overlaid with the whoosh of its turbocharger. Still, we’re glad a straight six remains available. The 35i gets a 300-hp turbo version and a choice of a stick shift or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The racier 35is is an M Roadster in all but name. Its turbo six bumps the output to 335 hp and comes only with the dual-clutch transmission. However, many of the 35is goodies—the Adaptive M suspension with driver-selectable modes, the eighteen-inch wheels, the aero body kit, and the sport seats—are available on the two other models. Unfortunately, one thing the switch to a four-cylinder engine has not done is make the Z4 any more affordable.

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2013 sDrive35 is Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 3.0L in-line 6 DOHC with Double-VANOS variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 17 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 276 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 335 hp @ 5,900 rpm; 369 ft lb of torque @ 1,500 rpm

'13 BMW sDrive35 is 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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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Driver Air Bag
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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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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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