November 22, 2002


BMW to offer Z4 children’s car

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey – BMW will introduce a Z4 Children’s Vehicle this fall, a reproduction of the all-new BMW Z4 roadster that went on sale in October. This sporty kid’s vehicle will be sold at BMW’s dealerships.

The single-seater Z4 Children’s Vehicle is available in a pedal and electric version, powered by 6V batteries. It is designed for children from about three to five years of age (up to 66 pounds) and features an adjustable seat to accommodate growing bodies.

First on the market is the Z4 pedal car, due at BMW dealers in November 2002, shortly after the grown-up version arrives in showrooms across the U.S. At a mere 16.5 pounds and with adjustable pedals for children of different heights, the self-propelled vehicle offers unlimited hours of entertainment. (The suggested retail price is U.S.$189).

Early next year, a battery-powered model joins the line-up, offering children one and a half hours of continuous driving pleasure before needing to be recharged. Weighing in at approximately 25 pounds, it can reach a top speed of about two and a half miles per hour and runs in both forward and reverse gears. A battery charger is included.

Made to last for many years, the BMW Z4 Children’s Vehicle’s sturdy design features a chassis made of painted steel tubing and a body made of highly resistant non-toxic plastic. Parents will also be pleased to know that both versions come largely preassembled.

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