End Of An Era At BMW As Z4 Bids Goodbye

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German carmaker BMW has stopped production of the Z4 roadster, 14 years after the car first rolled off theRegensburg factory in Germany.

BMW started production of the Z4 in 2002, as a replacement for the Z3. The first-generation of the Z4, the E85, was in production for 6 years before it was replaced by the E89 model.

The last Z4 was an sDrive35is in Valencia Orange Metallic and it was the 115,000th Z4 ever produced and it drove off the factory floor last week. The car was powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged engine that produced 335bhp and 450Nm of torque. The car will sprint from 0–100km/h in just 4.6 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h.

However, you shouldn't despair about the loss of the roadster as BMW and Toyota are currently working on joint sportscar project which will result in what many are calling the BMW Z5 and the all-new Toyota Supra.

The new Z5 will be powered by a set of turbocharged 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre engine. Later on its life, the Z5 is expected to get a M variant as well, though we're still not sure about that. The new Z5 is also expected to get rid of the metallic roof in favour of fabric folding top.

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Story first published: Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:33 [IST]
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