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2014 BMW Z4 sDrive35is

The BMW Z3/Z4 roadster has never really had a truly widespread following because it has either been too humble and small a roadster (albeit with some fun and very low-volume M editions) or it has been – in this E89 generation – too casual an image leader with no racier aspirations. The current 480-hp Z4 GTEs don't count, since they are as stock a Z4 as today's Pamela Anderson is the same blonde actress we knew as Lisa on Home Improvement. You know, sort of like those ever-so-slightly modified Toyota Camry coupes competing in NASCAR. The ultimate highpoint for the BMW Z roads... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 3.0L I6
Power:
335 HP / 332 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$64,800
As-Tested Price:
$75,000 (est.)
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