The 2019 BMW Z4 was unveiled last month sporting an aggressive look that chooses the roadster in a bold new way. But until now, BMW has been light on specifics, particularly concerning the base engine option. On sale beginning March 2019, the 2019 Z4 will initially start with the sDrive30i version, which is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 rated at 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The Z4 M40i will follow afterward in the second quarter packaging a 3.0-liter turbo I-6 that has now been verified to create 382 hp and 369 lb-ft, the same as the prototype we snapped before this year. An eight-speed automatic will be the only transmission available. BMW says the Z4 sDrive30i can hit 60 mph in 5.2 minutes while the M40i will perform the deed in 4.4 minutes.
2019 BMW Z4 Overview and Specs
However, its wheelbase is 1.0 inch shorter. The car rides on a new platform with double-jointed front spring struts and a five-link rear suspension, which BMW says is a first for its roadster lineup. Suspension components are now made of aluminum to help reduce back weight. To further improve handling, the Z4 will come standard with a new steering system with variable power assist and ratio to improve precision and ease low-speed maneuvering. Of course, the Z4 is best known to Toyota lovers as the collectively developed platform-mate into the Supra.
To distinguish the Z4 M40i from the less power Z4 sDrive30i, it will get a flexible M suspension using a 10-mm lower ride height, M Sport brakes, and an M Sport differential as standard. Three modes will be available, including Comfort, Sport, and Sport+. Electronically controlled dampers come with the M Sport suspension, allowing the driver to pick between a softer ride or sharper handling. All of 2019 BMW Z4 will come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, and if you decide on the optional 19s, you also acquire staggered-width summer tires that are wider at the rear. Blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control with stop and move operate, rear cross-traffic alert, and a new rear collision protection system are discretionary
2019 BMW Z4 Interior Design and Features
BMW will also enable buyers to customize their Z4s via their program, allowing them to choose colors like Frozen Grey on Sport models or elect for a soft top without having a silver influence. Other options include dual-zone climate control, interior ambient light, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
BMW’s iDrive interface comes standard on the 2019 Z4 and maybe had used a 10.25-inch touchscreen when you opt for the optional navigation system. It’ll also be available with BMW Cloud storage, which enables drivers to choose their infotainment configurations from one BMW vehicle to another. Two USB ports come standard and cars together with the built-in navigation system capture 20 GB of storage.
The 2019 BMW Z4 is going to be one of the first BMWs to feature remote software updates, allowing the car to refresh its software over-the-air or via a smartphone. Inside, the 2019 Z4 has a slick-looking interior with a futuristic dash and a readily accessible 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Sport chairs come standard and today have railings which are 0.9 inches longer to provide more range for modification. Trunk space has also increased to 9.9 cubic feet regardless of whether the top is down or up. A ski pass-through is optional for extra practicality.
Price and Release Date
Full specifications and pricing details will be announced on Sept. 18, 2018. The all-new 2019 BMW Z4 30i will go on sale next spring. The BMW Z4 M40i (like the First Edition) will arrive in the second quarter.