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The first generation (E85/E86) was produced with either a soft-top convertible roof, or as a fixed-roof coupe. The second generation (E89) was produced in one body style, using a retractable hardtop roof.
The Z4 has been powered by a range of inline-4 and straight-6 petrol engines. For the first generation (E85/E86), all of the engines were naturally aspirated. For the second generation (E89), the first turbocharged engine became available and by 2011 the entire range used turbocharged engines.
First generation (E85/E86); 2003–2009)
The E85/E86 is the first generation of the BMW Z4, which was produced from 2002 to 2008. Initial models were in the roadster (E85) body style, with the coupe (E86) body style being added in 2006.
As per the Z3, the Z4 was manufactured solely in Greer, South Carolina in the United States.
Second generation (E89; 2009–2016)
The E89 is the second generation of the BMW Z4, which was produced from 2009 to 2016.
The E89 Z4 is the first BMW Z Series model to use a retractable hardtop roof, unlike the cloth roof used by its predecessors. Since the BMW E89 Z4 had a retractable hardtop, there are no longer separate roadster and coupé versions of the car.
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Media related to BMW Z4 at Wikimedia Commons
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