The next-generation BMW Z4 - bold reinterpretation of what a roadster should be

<i>Image: BMW Group</i>
<i>Image: BMW Group</i>

Boasting a revised design and a new more powerful engines, the latest edition of BMW's Z4 could refined what a roadster is meant to be.

Radically revised proportions, central seating position, shorter wheelbase for increased agility and wider tracks than its predecessor - the new Z4 is a modern addition to the brand’s long history of engrossing roadsters.

Quality redefined

READ: BMW's new 253kW Z4 - a new era for roadsters

The range comprises thre model variants: M40i M Performance model with new 250kW six-cylinder in-line engine, sDrive30i  and sDrive20i with four-cylinder engines and outputs of 190kW and 145kW respectively. Further improved eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard.

All engines have a gasoline particulate filter and emissions that comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard.

Extensive standard equipment exuding sports car flair. Model-specific sports seats with integral head restraints. Vernasca leather upholstery as standard in the sDrive30i, while M40i has a leather and Alcantara interior as standard.

2018 BMW Z4 rear

                                                                         Image: BMW Group

Fixed rollover bars. Driving Experience Control switch can be used to select Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, each of which changes the car’s responses perceptibly.

Overall improvements

Fabric soft-top opens and closes at the push of a button within ten seconds, even on the move at up to 50km/h. Boot capacity has increased by over 50% (to 281 litres) compared to its predecessor. Sport Line model and M Sport package have exclusive design and equipment features.

2018 BMW Z4 interior

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