BMW India is all set to roll out a facelifted version of its iconic roadster – the Z4. The carmaker will officially introduce this new model at its showroom in Pune as the launch event gets underway in a few minutes.  

 

First shown in January this year at the Detroit Motor Show, the Z4 facelift gets subtle changes to the design in the form of new shape headlamps with LEDs and new-design alloy wheels. The new model is also being offered with contrasting roof color as an option. Rest of the changes includes minutely redesigned interior bits and a new trim.

 

Now as we wait for the launch event to get underway, we already have the official ex-showroom pricing for the Z4 facelift. The base Z4 sDrive 35i is priced at Rs 68.9 lakh while the sDrive 35i Design Pure Traction version is priced at Rs 69.9 lakh.  

 

Live updates:

 

– Philipp von Sahr, president of BMW India now addressing the media. 

 

– Extensive expansion plans for BMW's plant in Chennai well underway, says Mr. Sahr. 

 

– 1-Series, 3-Series, X1, 5-Series, 7-Series and Mini currently locally assembled at the Chennai plant. Upcoming 3-Series GT too will be locally assembled. 

 

– Upcoming 3-Series GT will be locally assembled from mid-2014 at the brand's Chennai facility. 

 

– New BMW Z4 available in a new design scheme which reflects sportiness and elegance, says BMW. 

 

– New shape headlamps with LEDs and new-design alloy wheels, part of the facelift package. 

 

– The Z4 facelift also offered with a contrasting roof color as an option. 

 

– The twin-power, in line 6-cylinder engine produces 306PS of power. 0-100kmph comes up in just 5.1 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph.

 

– In typical BMW fashion, Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. 

 

– The power-train offers three different drive modes to choose from – Sport, Sport Plus and Comfort.

 

– All India ex-showroom prices announced – Rs Rs 68.9 lakh and Rs 69.9 lakh for base sDrive 35i and sDrive 35i Design Pure Traction version respectively. 

 

– Roadster market not as big as SUV market, says Philipp von Sahr when asked about sales potential of open-top sportscars. Roadster market critical though for brand building, he adds.

Live Webcast: BMW Z4 facelift launch in India