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Kelleners Sport BMW Z4 sDrive35is Revealed


The German tuners over at Kelleners Sport have decided to come up with an upgrade program for the BMW Z4 sDrive35is. They took the model fitted with the 3.0-liter twin turbocharged 6-cylinder engine and increased the output of the unit to 400 hp (405 PS / 298 kW) and 398 lb.-ft (539 Nm), significantly more than the standard 335 hp (340 PS / 250 kW) and 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm).

The car can be equipped with rims measuring 19- or 20-inches from Berlin or Hamburg, while the lowering springs bring the car closer to the ground by 20 mm (front axle) and 10 mm (rear axle).

As far as the inside is concerned, this tuned Z4 benefits from a 3-spoke sport steering wheel, velour floor mats and aluminum pedals and foot rests. Customers can also get wood trims and interior finishes in leather.

Source: Kelleners Sport via WCF

BMW Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia limited edition revealed


BMW is really boasting its 70th anniversary from the famous win it recorded with the 328 model at the Mille Miglia endurance race. After revealing a restored 328 Kamm Coupe, the company has also announced a new limited edition: the Z4 sDrive35is Mille Miglia.

Based on the recently revealed top-of-the-range Z4 sDrive35is, this special edition will boast unique features like a coat of matte Polaris Metallic paint, a blacked out front grille, a set of 19-inch wheels finished in Dark Chrome as well as an M aerodynamic kit. On the inside red contrast stitching is present, as well as a lot of Mille Miglia badges, both on the interior and exterior.


For those who forgot the impressive performance of the top Z4, it outputs 340 HP from the 3.0-liter inline six cylinder unit, which is coupled to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.

Only 99 models will be made, so you’d better hurry up if you want to own such a special Z4.

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2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is is the M-badged roadster you’ve been waiting for


BMW‘s entry in the roadster market, the Z4, has reached a whole new level with the latest generation, which gathered praises from many respected journalists. But even though the regular models were pretty quick, the Bavarian company has now announced the Z4 sDrive35is model, which, in lack of a better description, is the M-badged roadster you’ve been waiting for, except it won’t feature the M in its name.

But it will feature it in its highly customized 3.0-liter twin turbo engine, which can now develop 340 HP, in the European version, and 335 in the US one. Torque numbers have been upgraded to 450 Nm, and can even reach 500 Nm thanks to a special overboost button (hopefully that button will be in the gear knob).

The roadster will have a Launch Control system, which will take it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and keep on going to 250 km/h (155 mph). The engine will be coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and provide a fuel consumption of around 9.0 liters/100 km (around 26.1 mpg US), and will emit 210 g/km of CO2.


This new high performance Z4 will be offered with the M Sports Package, which includes a new, properly aggressive front bumper with wider air intakes finished in matte aluminum, a set of 18-inch light allow wheels, with 19-inch ones optional and a new rear bumper which accentuates the tailpipes and features a two-piece diffuser.

Expect the new BMW Z4 sDrive35is to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) and to appear on the European and US markets in spring, 2010.

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