BMW’s partnership with Toyota to co-develop a brand new Supra and BMW Z4 Roadster has car enthusiasts ringing with excitement. While there’s been too much buzz surrounding the new Supra and its impending reveal, the limelight is now turning towards BMW’s Z4 Roadster after camo-clad models were recently captured wearing significantly less camouflage.
Because 2009, the BMW Z4 has actually stayed, for the most part, unchanged– save for a few moderate tweaks here and there. But that will all change when the brand new Z4 debuts in 2019. BMW gave us a glimpse into the future with the unveiling of its Concept Z4.
2019 BMW Z4 Design
Aesthetically, the idea reveals us that the new Z4 will arrive with a more athletic appearance than the current model, which focuses more on high-end than athleticism. This is evident in its difficult creases in its bodywork, the increasing character lines, the flared rear quarter panels, its bulges behind the seats, and its reduced overhangs. Likewise revealing its more athletic type are the larger air intakes on the front bumper, heat extractors behind the front wheels, and air vents on the rear bumper.
2019 BMW Z4 Interior
Inside, the athleticism continues with a more driver-centric cabin with all the main controls angled toward the pilot and a minimalist approach to its buttons and switches. The Concept Z4 also shows BMW’s plans to press forward with its usage of screens in location of analog gauges, as it has screens where the assesses typically are.
2019 BMW Z4 Engine
The under-hood bits weren’t addressed by the Concept Z4, however we expect a choice of 4- and six-cylinder engines. We expect the base engine to be a variant of BMW’s existing 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the optional engine will be a take on Bimmer’s current 3.0-liter six-cylinder. Respectively, these will likely carry the 30i and 40i model designations. Provided its platform-sharing handle Toyota, there might also be a hybrid version with technology obtained from the Japanese car manufacturer.
2019 BMW Z4 Safety
The present Z4 has actually not undergone IIHS screening, nor does it have any innovative safety features, like automatic braking or lane-keep help. We would anticipate BMW to include these to the new-generation Z4, however there is no main word on this.
2019 BMW Z4 Pricing & Release Date
Though there is no official release date for the 2019 BMW Z4, we anticipate it getting here in mid-2019. It’s too far out to seriously consider pricing at this point, however it will likely be a bit greater than the existing model’s variety of $50,695 to $67,345 (destination costs consisted of). The essential competitors for the 2019 BMW Z4 will consist of the Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class and the Porsche 718 Boxster.