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BMW Z4 sDrive 35i Road Test 1 web

BMW have spruced up their Z4 Roadster. We take the car out with top down to see what’s up and give you the low down

Story: Jim Gorde
Photography: Sanjay Raikar

‘Joy’ is certainly one of the first things you feel when you take a look at the Z4. A roadster is supposed to do that – excite you. It should look as fast as it goes while delivering the style and panache of a proper sports car with an equal amount of thrill behind the wheel. The Z4 does that, and it does it all very well. It is quite simply among the best roadsters you can buy today, which doesn’t cost the earth, but yet delivers the drive experience and fun factor on par with some of the most eminent names. It’s compact, extremely attractive, and the design of the front end makes it look eager to get out and get going. Exactly what we did then: a quick drive in the new roadster with ‘Design Pure Traction’ (I didn’t know what it was either, so that was one of the things to find out). That meant a jaunt to the outskirts of the city and some winding roads to play around on.

The Z4 has been around for quite some time now, and with this update BMW have sharpened their sports convertible, making it edgier and even more desirable. The new front grille has been given some evident attention, and once those corona rings and LEDs come on, it’s hard not to smile back at that grin it gives you. The long bonnet is enough to get any enthusiast’s pulse racing and the compact but comfortable cabin and the tight but beautifully sculpted rear wrap things up very nicely indeed. There’s another thing, the Design Pure Traction (DPT) variant of the car brings more than just a snazzy interior. ‘Valencia Orange’ is an exclusive paint finish available only on the DPT variant, while the interior gets even more exclusive additions.

BMW Z4 sDrive 35i Road Test 2 web

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About the author: Jim Gorde


Automotive Correspondent at Car India and Bike India.
Believes that learning never stops.,and that diesel plug-in hybrids are the only feasible future.
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