2005 BMW Z4 Coupe Concept


2005 BMW Z4 Coupe Concept

2005 BMW Z4 Coupe Concept

Frankfurt, Germany, September 12th 2005-BMW is presenting the The BMW Z4 Coupe Concept Car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It clearly bears out all the classic values of the BMW brand and modern design language.

The long aengine compartment, fae rear passenger compartment and the short overhangs are classical attributes so typical of BMW. Within the engine bay lurks a longitudinally mounted straight-six that transfers its power to the rear wheels.

The Concept Car is powered by BMW’s new 3.0-liter straight-six developing maximum output of 195 kW/265 hp and peak torque of 315 Nm/232 lb-ft. Acceleration from 0–100 km/h is expected to take only about 5.7 seconds, with the car’s top speed ending at the 250 km/h (155 mph) mark applicable to BMW’s production models.

The aesthetic look of the Z4 Coupe Concept Car is based on the highly expressive design language of the BMW Z4 Roadster. Indeed, the interplay of concave and convex surfaces merging in powerful and striking lines gives the body of the car not only unique character, but also a touch of clearly perceptible dynamism even at a standstill. The flowing roofline, in turn, characterises the BMW Z4 Coupe as a classic coupe with its centre of gravity moved at least visibly to the rear axle.

The aesthetic look of the Z4 Coupe Concept Car is based on the highly expressive design language of the BMW Z4 Roadster. Indeed, the interplay of concave and convex surfaces merging in powerful and striking lines gives the body of the car not only unique character, but also a touch of clearly perceptible dynamism even at a standstill. The flowing roofline, in turn, characterises the BMW Z4 Coupe as a classic coupe with its centre of gravity moved at least visibly to the rear axle.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineInline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement2979 cc / 181.8 in³
bore84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke89.6 mm / 3.53 in
compression10.2:1
power172.3 kw / 231 bhp @ 5900 rpm
specific output77.54 bhp per litre
bhp/weight166.79 bhp per tonne
torque300 nm / 221.3 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
front brakesNot Available/ABS
f brake sizemm / in
r brake sizemm / in
gear ratios:1