At last year’s Concours d’Elegance, BMW wowed the world with an all-new BMW Z4 Concept Car; wearing a stunning new metallic orange paint and demonstrating sleek new BMW design, it was a sight to be seen. Now, almost exactly a year on, BMW have taken that design and unveiled the new BMW Z4 that you can own.
Maintaining aspects of the concept’s styling, the new BMW Z4 sees a return of the classic roadster shape to the brand – long nose, removable roof, low stance and short overhangs. This particular car is the Z4 M40i First Edition that comes with special accents and the same Frozen Orange metallic paint that last year’s concept was presented in.
Whilst the specific details of the rest of the range won’t be unveiled until October’s Paris Motor Show, the styling of the First Edition gives us a very good impression of how the entire range of the new BMW Z4 is going to look. We quite like the long sleek lines and muscular arches – what do you think?
Performance wise, power comes from a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six engine that produces 340hp and takes the new Z4 from 0-62mph in 4.6seconds. All of the horsepower is fed to the rear wheels through a paddle shift gearbox and electronically controlled M Sport differential to ensure the best handling possible.
Further strengthening the sporty handling characteristics, the new Z4 has been designed with 50:50 weight distribution and takes advantage of electronically controlled dampers, an M Sport braking system and a soft top fold-away roof to keep the car’s weight to a minimum.
The interior has been designed with focus on the driver, meaning that the large infotainment screen and all of the car’s buttons and air conditioning implements face towards the driver. Adding to the modern feel of this beautiful new roadster, traditional dials have been replaced by a digital display thanks to the addition of BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional.
In addition to the above, the cabin of the First Edition Z4 features Vernasca black leather trim with decorative stitching, electrically adjustable seats, the optional Harman Kardon Surround Sound and ambient lighting.
BMW say that further details about the new Z4 range and an in-depth look at the technology employed will be coming throughout September and October, with the final premiere of the range coming at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. Before then, we want to know what you think of the all-new BMW Z4 – let us know your thoughts on Facebook, Linkedin or Instagram.