2010 BMW Z4 Pricing Announced

2010-bmw-z4 BMW’s popular Z4 is all new for 2010, and comes with an all-new price tag.  The base price of a 2010 Z4 is now a whopping $46,575.  For the record, that’s about $9800 more than the base price of a 2008 Z4.  One might wonder what in the world BMW is thinking.  Ten grand is a huge price swing, and will keep a lot of folks from considering the Z4.

The base engine for the 2010 Z4 is a 258 HP I6, which should send you from 0-60 in about 5.8 seconds.  In the base Z4, you also get leatherette standard.  That’s right, nearly $50 grand, and you don’t even get real cow skin.

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Things start looking up on the upgraded, 306 HP twi-turbo Z4 sDrive35i.  While the name is something I’ll leave you to debate ( I don’t like it ), the numbers are impressive.  Base price on this puppy is $52,475 ( not a huge jump from the base Z4 ), and should get you a 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds.  Not bad.

At the end of the day, the new Z4 is a BMW – that means a couple things.  It’s sure as heck not cheap ( especially with the $10 price hike ).  But it also drives fantastically well.  Acceleration will be impressive, shifting crisp, and handling fantastic.  But at this price point, I have to look across the road at the other German offerings.  The base Boxster is $46,600, and has 255 HP, yet gets from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds.

Published on March 30, 2009 in BMW

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