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Mike Stevens | Nov, 20 2009 | 2 Comments

NOVEMBER SEES a significant update to the 2009 BMW Z4 with BMW Australia announcing the addition of its Brake Energy Regeneration technology to the Z4 line-up.

Along with BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration system, the entry-level Z4 sDrive23i is fitted with low rolling-resistance tyres, listing a fuel economy of 8.2 l/100km for the automatic model.


Fitted with the six-speed manual transmission, the Z4 sDrive23i uses 8.5 l/100km.

BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration first appeared in the BMW M3 Coupe in 2007, and thanks to its introduction to the Z4 range, fuel economy is improved by almost eight percent over the previous model.

2009_bmw_z4_sdrive35i_road-test-review Standard equipment includes cruise control with brake function, Park Distance Control front and rear, electromechanical parking brake, electronic differential lock, Dynamic Driving Control, Bi-Xenon headlights and heated seats.

Other standard features include an engine stop/start button, Bluetooth handsfree, AUX-in and USB connectivity, and Kansas leather upholstery equipped with BMW SunReflective technology.

Power and pricing across the range remains unchanged.

Click here to see TMR's review of the 2009 BMW Z4 sDrive35i (pre-update).


The Numbers

Z4 sDrive23i - $86,200

New - Brake Energy Regeneration

New - Reduced rolling resistance tyres

Optimum Shift Indicator

Electric Power Steering

Fuel consumption improved by up to 7.8 per cent

Auto - 8.2 l/100km (was 8.9); 192 gm/km (was 207)

Manual - 8.5 l/100km (was 9.2); 199 gm/km (was 215)

Z4 sDrive30i - $98,100

New - Brake Energy Regeneration

Optimum Shift Indicator

Electric Power Steering

Fuel consumption improved by up to 7.6 per cent

Auto - 8.3 l/100km (was 9.0); 195 gm/km (was 210)

Manual - 8.5 l/100km (was 9.2); 199 gm/km (was 215)

Z4 sDrive35i - $116,899

New - Brake Energy Regeneration

Optimum Shift Indicator

Electric Power Steering

High Precision Injection

Fuel consumption improved by up to 4.2 per cent

Auto - 9.0 l/100km (was 9.4); 210 gm/km (was 219)

Manual - 9.4 l/100km (was 9.8); 219 gm/km (was 228)

Pricing is Manufacturer's List Price and excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges.

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