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January 7, 2013

Cars: New convertible models are all hotties

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The price? Bentley hasn't announced it. And if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it.

Z4 Roadster

Twenty-five years after the legendary Z1 was introduced, BMW is rolling out a brand-new version of the Z4 roadster for 2014.

Knowing its reputation, the new Z4 ought to be one of the best convertibles in the world when it arrives at dealerships this spring.

It comes with either a four-cylinder or your choice of two different inline six-cylinder engines, all of which use twin turbochargers to boost the power output. Horsepower ranges from 240 on the base model up to 335 on the Z4 sDrive35is.

Styling on the Z4 has historically been avant garde, with futuristic, love-them-or-hate-them lines. The new styling is more timeless, though, with the sloping, sleek shape of a classic roadster and gracefully muscular hood bulges.

It also comes with a dial that lets the driver choose between Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, depending on how aggressive you want it to feel.

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Derek Price is an automotive columnist for CNHI News Service. Contact him at carcolumn@gmail.com.

 

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