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This quick and nimble two-seat roadster comes wrapped in muscular styling and is best served by a warm, sunny day and twisty country roads.

In its base 2.5i version the Z4 is powered by a 2.5-liter in-line six-cylinder engine packs 184 horsepower, while the 3.0i adds pep via its lustier 225-horsepower 3.0-liter in-line six, but at a much-stiffer price. A six-speed sequential manual shifter is offered for the gadget oriented, but the car works just fine with the standard five-speed manual. A Steptronic five-speed automatic gearbox is also available.

Dynamic Stability Control, traction control and a limited-slip differential come standard across the line, while the 3.0i adds amenities like a Carver audiophile stereo system and heated windshield washers. Already a nimble-handling vehicle, an available Sport Package cranks the Z4's cornering abilities up a notch with a tauter suspension and larger wheels and performance tires (17 inches on the 2.5i and 18 inches with the 3,0i).

An iPod Adapter is newly available for 2005 that allows an Apple iPod MP3 player to work with and be controlled by the vehicle's audio system.

2003 BMW Z4 by Bengt Halvorson (2/10/2003)
The distinctive Z4 is better in nearly every way, but will its glitzy design take it to the head of the roadster pack?

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2004 BMW Z4 2-Door Roadster 2.5i

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