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BMW Z4 M Roadster (2006-2008)

The BMW Z4 M Roadster is a lot more than a standard Z4 with a hot engine. The whole car has been modified to provide a tighter more sporting drive. For example, the electromechanical steering of the standard car is replaced by hydraulic power assisted system for better feel. But despite all these careful modifications the classic 6-cylinder normally aspirated engine is still the component that shines the most. With a redline all the way over at 8000rpm, a limited-slip differential and no option other than a manual gearshift driver involvement is guaranteed. The BMW M Roadster has endless amounts useable power and a soundtrack which makes the stereo seem superfluous.

Its main competitor was the Porsche Boxter S which was more precise but less exciting than its BMW cousin and sold in much larger numbers.

The Z4 M Roadster was discontinued in 2009 with no plans for a direct replacement. The following BMW Z4 was a more sophisticated but less driver-focused sports car.

BMW Z4 M Roadster Details

Production dates2006-2008
Luggage capacity 200 litres / 7.06 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 55 litres / 14.5 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals Variable miles

BMW Z4 M Roadster Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 6
Engine capacity 3246 cc
Power 343@7900 bhp
Torque 269@4900 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual
UK retail price from £43.900
UK insurance group 20/46

BMW Z4 M Roadster Performance

Max speed (manual) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 5 seconds

BMW Z4 M Roadster Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 23.3 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 292 g/km

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