BMW’s collaboration with Toyota to co-develop an all-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 upcoming reveal, the spotlight is now turning to BMW’s Z4 Roadster after camo-clad models were recently captured wearing considerably less disguise.
Since 2009, the BMW Z4 has remained, for the many part, unchanged– save for a few moderate tweaks here and there. But that will all change when the all-new Z4 debuts in 2019. BMW offered us a look into the future with the unveiling of its Concept Z4.
2019 BMW Z4 Design
Aesthetically, the concept shows us that the brand-new Z4 will show up with a more athletic appearance than the current model, which focuses more on high-end than athleticism. This is evident in its tough creases in its bodywork, the rising character lines, the flared rear quarter panels, its bulges behind the seats, and its reduced overhangs. Also showing its more athletic kind are the bigger 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 method to its buttons and switches. The Concept Z4 likewise shows BMW’s strategies to press forward with its usage of screens in place of analog evaluates, as it has screens where the determines usually are.
2019 BMW Z4 Engine
The under-hood bits weren’t resolved by the Concept Z4, however we expect a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines. We anticipate 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 existing 3.0-liter six-cylinder. Respectively, these will likely bring the 30i and 40i model designations. Provided its platform-sharing handle Toyota, there might likewise be a hybrid version with technology obtained from the Japanese car manufacturer.
2019 BMW Z4 Safety
The existing Z4 has not gone through IIHS screening, nor does it have any innovative safety features, like automatic braking or lane-keep help. We would expect 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 main release date for the 2019 BMW Z4, we expect it showing up in mid-2019. It’s too far out to seriously think about pricing at this point, however it will likely be a bit higher than the current model’s series of $50,695 to $67,345 (destination costs included). The essential competitors for the 2019 BMW Z4 will consist of the Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class and the Porsche 718 Boxster.