2012 BMW Z4 Owners Manual

2012 BMW Z4 Owners Manual – The 2-seat 2012 BMW Z4 roadster makes use of a typical folding steel hardtop. Trim ranges embody the sDrive30i, turbocharged sDrive35i, and high-performance sDrive35is. All three have customary Dynamic Drive Management, a characteristic that enables drivers to fluctuate steering and accelerator settings to swimsuit their tastes. Anybody contemplating the entry-level Z4 would possibly cross-shop Nissan’s redesigned 370Z; a loaded Z4, then again, may compete with the Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT, or Porsche Boxster.

New for 2012

In a change made in the course of the 2011 mannequin 12 months, a six-speed automated transmission is a no-cost choice to the usual six-speed handbook on the sDrive30i. Beforehand, the automated was a $1,375 possibility.

2012 BMW Z4 Owners Manual

2012 BMW Z4 Owners Manual


BMW says all floor traces try towards some extent on the street forward. It’s evidently proven within the headlights and hood. BMW’s dual-kidney grille stays entrance and middle. Exterior options embody:

  • Normal 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Non-compulsory 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Non-compulsory automated excessive beams
  • Distinctive bumpers, tailpipes, and mirrors on sDrive35is
  • Non-compulsory aerodynamic equipment emulates sDrive35is look (sDrive30i, sDrive35i)


Obtainable sun-reflective leather-based is designed to maintain surfaces cooler on a sunny day. Different choices embody leather-upholstered dashboard and door panels, in addition to dual-zone automated local weather management, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel. There may be an elective trunk pass-through. The Z4’s iDrive unit, included with an elective navigation system, is BMW’s newest model, revamped with higher graphics, extra shortcut keys, and improved menu performance. Inside options embody:

  • Normal fake leather-based seats
  • Non-compulsory leather-based upholstery and sport seats
  • Non-compulsory upgraded stereo
  • Non-compulsory iDrive system
  • Non-compulsory power-adjustable seats
  • Thicker steering wheel, aggressively bolstered seats, fake carbon-fiber trim, and grey devices (sDrive35is)

Beneath the Hood

The sDrive30i’s 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine delivers 255 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque, working with a six-speed handbook or a six-speed automatic. A twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 300 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque powers the sDrive35i, which is equipped with a six-speed handbook or a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch. Each automatic have steering-wheel paddle shifters. The sDrive35is, in the meantime, provides extra turbo enhance to supply 335 hp and 332 pounds-feet of torque. Pushed laborious, the engine can present as much as 369 pounds-feet of torque for a number of seconds. It really works by means of a performance-calibrated model of the dual-clutch automated. BMW says the sDrive35is can hit 60 mph in simply 4.7 seconds, making it faster than the prior-generation Z4 M. Mechanical options embody:

  • 255-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (sDrive30i)
  • 300-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (sDrive35i)
  • 335-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (sDrive35is)
  • Six-speed handbook or automated transmissions (sDrive30i)
  • Six-speed handbook or seven-speed automated transmissions (sDrive35i)
  • Seven-speed automated transmission (sDrive35is)
  • Recalibrated energy steering and suspension tuning (sDrive35is)
  • Normal Dynamic Drive Management
  • Non-compulsory adaptive suspension


The usual stability system makes use of a brake-drying operation to maintain the discs dry throughout a moist climate. Entrance and seat-mounted side-impact airbags are customary, as are four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, with bigger discs on the sDrive35i and sDrive35is. Traction management is customary, and the digital stability system has a high-threshold efficiency mode. Different customary security options embody:

  • 4-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Head-protection extension on facet airbags
  • Knee airbags

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