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here's the official press release from BMW NA.

September 19, 2002 16:49

BMW Announces Prices for New 2003 Z4 Roadster

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW released prices for the all-new 2003 Z4 roadster, the direct successor to the
Z3 roadster that won customers hearts and souls, and virtually created the premium roadster segment. The Z4 roadster 2.5i will retail for
$33,795 and the Z4 roadster 3.0i for $40,945 including destination and handling.

The Z4 roadster will be available in two models, both featuring BMW's renowned in-line sixes; the Z4 roadster 2.5i with the 2.5L,
184-horsepower powerplant, and the Z4 roadster 3.0i featuring the 3.0L, 225-horsepower engine. The Z4 2.5i will accelerate from 0-60
mph in 7.1 seconds with the standard 5-speed manual transmission (7.2 with automatic); the Z4 3.0i needs just 5.9 seconds using the
standard 6-speed manual(1)(6.0 with automatic). The optional automatic transmission for both models is a 5-speed STEPTRONIC

Both versions come standard with a host of advanced features for improved handling: Vehicle Speed Sensitive Electric Power Steering,
Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, electronic brake proportioning, ABS and cornering/avoidance-stability
enhancement. Also included are run-flat tires with flat tire monitor on 17-inch alloy wheels on the Z4 3.0i (18 inch with optional sport
package) and 16-inch (17-inch with optional sport package) on the Z4 2.5i. These features, combined with the Z4's wide track, extremely
low center of gravity and optimum 50:50 weight distribution, yield outstanding agility and handling.

The fully lined softtop features a heated glass rear window. The available fully automatic power softtop will open or close in just 10
seconds. Other standard features of the new Z4 include a leather sport steering wheel, sport seats, a rollover safety system, adjustable
steering column and remote entry system.

A 10-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with Radio Data System is standard in the Z4 2.5i and a Premium audio system with upgraded
audio power, Carver Technology and 10 audiophile-quality speakers with two subwoofers is standard in the Z4 3.0i, and optional in the
Z4 2.5i.

Other options available at extra cost include a DVD-based navigation system with 16:9 display which retracts into the dashboard.

These prices are listed in detail, along with all options, in the BMW PressClub website: Additionally, prices
and options for the full range of 2003 models are also available at the same location.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America has been present in the United States since 1975. Since then, the BMW Group in the United States has grown to
include marketing, sales and financial service organizations for the BMW and MINI brands; a South Carolina manufacturing operation;
DESIGNWORKS/USA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations
throughout the country. The BMW Group is represented in the U.S. through networks of 340 BMW car, 327 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle,
148 BMW Motorcycle retailers and 66 MINI car dealers. BMW US Holding Corp., the Group's headquarters for North, Central and South
America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at and

(1) 6-speed manual will be available as of December 2002 production

BMW of North America 2003 Model Year Retail Prices (as of September 16, 2002)

U.S. Models Z4 roadster 2.5i Z4 roadster 3.0i

Base Price USA Port of Entry* $33,795 $40,945
STEPTRONIC Transmission 1,275 1,275
Graphite Finish Trim (1) 150 150
Fully Automatic Power Top 750/PP 750/PP
Dark Beige Softtop (2) NC NC
Grey Softtop (2) NC NC
Sycamore Wood Trim 500 200
8-Way Power Seats with 3-way Driver Memory 995/PP 995/PP
Heated Seats 500 500
Foglights 260/SP STD
Bi-xenon Headlights 700 700
Cruise Control 475/PP STD
On-board Computer 300/CV STD
Navigation system (3) 1,800 1,800
Premium Sound System 875 STD
Metallic Paint 475 475
Cloth/Leather Combination Upholstery 850 NA
Leather Upholstery 1,150/PP STD
Extended Leather NA 1,200

Premium Package (PP) 2,900 1,500
Convenience Package (CV) 1,050 850
Sport Package (SP) 1,500 1,200

*Includes $695 destination and handling.

PP = Premium Package
CV = Convenience Package
SP = Sport Package

STD = Standard Equipment
NA = Not available or not applicable
NC = No Charge
(1) Includes door Handles, roll bars and steering wheel; also gearshift
knob on 3.0i only.
(2) Requires Fully Automatic Power Top or Premium Package
(3) Requires On-Board Computer or Convenience Package, 2.5i only.

2003 Model Year Z4 roadster 2.5i and 3.0i Packages

Packages Z4 roadster 2.5i Z4 roadster 3.0i

Premium Package (PP) - Fully Automatic - Fully Automatic
Softtop Softtop
- Power Seat Adjustment - Power Seat Adjustment
with Driver Memory with Driver Memory
- Cruise Control
- Leather Upholstery

Package (CV) - Auto Dimming - Auto Dimming
Interior/Exterior Interior/Exterior
Mirrors Mirrors
- Storage Package - Storage Package
- Rain Sensor - Rain Sensor
- Automatic A/C - Automatic A/C
- On-board Computer

Sport Package (SP) - Sport Button - Sport Button
- 17 inch Turbine - 18 inch Mixed-Width
Wheels, "Ellipsoid"
Style 106 Wheels, Style 107
- Foglamps - Sport Suspension
- Sport Suspension


SOURCE BMW of North America, Inc.

/NOTE TO EDITORS: Information about the BMW Group and its products is
available to journalists on-line at the BMW Group PressClub at the following
address -

/CONTACT: David J. Buchko, BMW Product Communications Manager,
+1-201-307-3789, or [email protected], or Gordon B. Keil, BMW Product
Communications Specialist, +1-201-307-3790, or [email protected]/

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