After months of speculation about BMW's forthcoming Z4, the new model has now been revealed and will be arriving in SA in early 2019. Here's pricing!
The new BMW Z4 will be a driver's car! That's the claim being made by BMW and given what's gone into the new Z4, we can believe it. A local BMW representative has confirmed that the new Z4 will reach South Africa in Q1 2019.
"The vehicle concept of the new BMW Z4 is geared consistently towards agility and driving dynamics," explains Jos van As, Head of Application Suspension. "The high level of body stiffness and the very rigid suspension attachment provide the perfect basis for a set-up that guarantees the performance qualities of a genuine sports car in terms of steering precision as well as longitudinal and transverse acceleration."
The First Edition of the new Z4 Roadster has now been revealed and will be shown in M40i form with a Frozen Orange metallic paint finish. The 2-seat Roadster features a low centre of gravity, 50:50 axle load distribution, wide tracks and a compact wheelbase.
The new BMW Z4 is due in 2019 and will offer 250 kW in M40i guise.
The big news is the debut of the M40i's 250 kW 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbopetrol engine in the Z4, which will give it some serious driving credentials. The new Z4 M40i will also feature a lowered sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, M light alloy wheels, M Sports brakes and an electronically controlled lockable rear axle differential. Zero to 100 kph will take just 4.6 seconds.
In terms of styling, the Z4 wears a kidney grille in mesh design with large air intakes at the wheel arches as well as an integrated spoiler on the rear lid.The Z4 M40i First Edition features black mirror caps, a fabric soft-top roof in anthracite with a silver effect and rides on 19-inch light alloy wheels with a bi-colour double-spoke design. Adaptive LED headlights with matrix function complement the front-end design.
Inside, the Z4 is adorned in Vernasca black leather trim with decorative stitching, electrically adjustable seats with memory function and a Harmon Kardon Surround Sound System. BMW Live Cockpit Professional is fitted to offer the latest in infotainment technology.
BMW Z4 Price in South Africa
sDrive 2.0i 145 kW / 320 Nm R755 900
M40i 250 kW and 500 Nm R1 030 500
BMW Z4 M40i Video