German automaker BMW is on a roll following strong performance numbers for the first quarter of 2010, and they are celebrating with the release of a new special edition roadster. The 2010 BMW Z4 sDrive35is Limited Edition Mille Miglia honors the strong BMW performance at the Mille Miglia race in 1940, and was introduced at the 2010 edition of the event yesterday.
Only 99 units of the car will be available, all of which will be sold in Italy. The sDrive35is features the 3.0-liter inline-six twin-turbo direct injection petrol engine that produces 340 PS (250 kW / 335 bhp) and up to 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. This can be increased through overboost to 500 Nm (369 lb-ft).
The car comes standard with the M aerodynamics kit, and has a metallic Polaris matte exterior color offset by a matte black radiator grille. Dark grey 19-inch alloy wheels and Mille Miglia badging rounds out the exterior. Alcantara and leather are seen throughout the interior, with use on the seats, and the M-badged steering wheel.
"The victory in the Mille Miglia in 1940 is still today a milestone in the history of the BMW brand and it is not only a witness to the extraordinary technical competence, but also the passion with which you work in BMW," said BMW board member Dr. Klaus Draeger.