The BMW Z4 M Roadster could either be described as either the
replacement to the Z3 M Roadster, the top of the line Z4 roadster, or the convertible version of the Z4 M Coupe. Whatever way you choose see it, the
Z4 M roadster is one of the purist, driver orientated roadsters
on the market today.
Powered by the M division's award winning 3.2 litre straight-six,
which develops 343 bhp and 269 lb-ft of torque, the Z4 M roadster
screams to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, going on to an electronically
limited 155 mph top speed. Power is transferred to the rear
wheels by a conventional 6 speed manual.
Standard to the Z4 M Roadster is a speed-sensitive variable
M differential lock from the BMW M3. This gives the car both superior driving stability
and optimum traction especially when accelerating out of a bend.
The M differential lock enables the experienced driver to enhance
the positive features of a rear-wheel layout to an even higher
standard. While in adverse road conditions the system also gives
the Z4 M Roadster improved traction and stability.
The distinctive styling of the BMW Z4 M roadster is in no great
way different to the standard Z4. Some find the lines to be
awkward and overcomplicated, while others respect the individuality
this creates. Either way it gets looks.