BMW has promised us the revised 2014 (2013 in the Euro market) BMW Z4 and its most anticipated version, the sDrive35is, sometime in the spring of 2013. Well, spring has officially sprung and we have yet to hear a peep from BMW regarding this revised model.
Fortunately, the folks over at Eutechnyx, the company that bring us the free online racing game “Auto Club Revolution,” have developed a special relationship with Bimmer and have permission to sneak the digi-version of the Z4 sDrive35is into the game a little early. Preorders for the car started today (April 11th) and it will set you back about 356 VPR on the game, which translates out to roughly $3.50 if you buy the credits. The Z4 is set to be released on the game on April 24th.
What’s more, the first 200 buyers to preorder it will get access to the car on the 17th, giving them a full week of drop-top-racing fun before everyone else. Now is the time to buy too, as “Auto Club Revolution” is having a flash sale through the 16th, which gets you up to 50 percent off of all the available cars.
If you’re not too sure if the Z4 is for you, you can see it in action in the above trailer.
Click past the jump to read the full press release and more on the 2014 Z4Auto Club Revolution Z4 sDrive35is
About the 2014 BMW Z4
The 2014 BMW Z4 is set to hit the market sometime very soon, as it was promised in the spring of this year. The exterior modifications to the new Z4 are almost non-existent, but there are a few, like the chrome surrounds around the turn signals, the more aggressive front lip and the black rear bumper insert. You’ll also notice three new colors in the selection palette: Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic and Valencia Orange metallic.
The 2014 Z4 will carry the same engines as the 2013 model, meaning the sDrive28i will feature a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter, the sDrive35i will get a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter and the sDrive35is will get a 3.0-liter tuned to 335 horsepower. The respective 0-to-60 mph times for these models are: 5.5 seconds, 5 seconds and 4.8 seconds.
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Auto Club Revolution® Debuts 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is with pre-ordering system
April 11th 2013, Gateshead, UK. Free-to-play online racing game, Auto Club Revolution, continues their relationship with BMW to debut the brand new 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is. Offering an exclusive pre-order for the stylish BMW, this is the only place racers can drive the new Z4 model in a video game.
For the first time ever, players can use a new pre-order mechanic to gain access to the new BMW Z4 ahead of everyone else. Coinciding with the car coming to the real world, the lucky first 200 racers who opt in to the offer will be able to start working on car specific challenges, have access to a unique livery, and use the car in a special leaderboard a full week before anyone else.
“Auto Club Revolution has reached an unprecedented level of game and manufacturer collaboration, pioneering real and virtual car launches. We are the partner of choice for BMW and many other manufacturers because they know Auto Club Revolution is ‘the place’ for car and racing fans alike." Christoph Vietzke, Executive Producer, Auto Club Revolution
Pre-orders will be live from April 11th, with the first 200 players having their new Z4 delivered on April 17th, ready to race with an exclusive Golden livery. General release of the car will be on the April 24th, giving players who pre-ordered a full week’s exclusive use ahead of other players. Watch the teaser trailer then pre-order your 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is here: http://go2acr.com/z4
Making the most of having the slick new addition to the Auto Club Revolution garage, the Showroom has had a makeover. Keeping in tune with the recently redesigned homepage, the Showroom showcases all the available models in a stylish new and easy to use way.
To celebrate the new look showroom, Auto Club Revolution will be holding a 5 day ‘Flash Sale’ event. Starting Thursday April 11th at 6pm and running through to Tuesday April 16th, the price of different cars will be reduced by as much as 50% for one hour only each day. This limited time sale will give players the opportunity to add top tier cars such as the 2005 Bugatti Veyron 16-4 EB and the 2010 Koenigsegg Agera to their virtual car collection for up to half price. Players should follow @AutoClubRev on Twitter for exclusive sale updates and information.