Mechanically, the roadster remains unchanged
BMW recently unveiled the updated version of the Z4 roadster, featuring a few cosmetic enhancements as well as a couple of new features.
First and foremost, the Z4 will come with the M Sport package as standard from 2023 onwards, comprising the three-section air intakes in the front apron familiar from other M models, and distinctive side-sill contouring and a rear apron with bold edging at either side.
While the side air intakes have been remodelled, the design of the BMW kidney grille is also new, featuring a horizontal inner structure, reinforcing the impression of a wide front end. Other exterior highlights include the Cerium Grey side mirrors and the trapezoidal exhaust tips.
The Z4's fabric soft-top is electrically operated and can also be opened or closed – within the space of 10 seconds – at the touch of a button while the car is moving at speeds of up to 50 km/h.
Other additions to standard equipment include 18-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design. These bi-colour wheels are fitted with mixed-size tyres: 225/45 R18 at the front axle and 255/40 R18 at the rear. Options now available to customers include M light-alloy wheels in 19-inch format designed exclusively for the BMW Z4.
The range of exterior paint finishes for the BMW Z4 has been carefully revised with new colours like Thundernight metallic, Portimao Blue metallic, and Skyscraper Grey metallic available for the first time. The fabric soft-top of the BMW Z4 will continue to be offered in Anthracite Silver effect as an alternative to the standard black.
Also new to the options list are the M lights Shadow Line, which can be ordered in conjunction with the likewise optional Adaptive LED Headlights.
Inside, the BMW Z4 sDrive30i adds an M leather steering wheel, M Sport seats, M pedals and an M driver’s footrest. Added to which, the classical sports car cockpit is now combined with an instrument panel in Sensatec in the BMW Z4 sDrive30i.
Seat heating, the wind deflector, extended storage, the through-loading system, Park Distance Control with sensors at the front and rear, the automatically dimming rear-view mirror and two-zone automatic climate control are included as standard in all model variants. The BMW Z4 M40i and BMW Z4 sDrive30i are also fitted as standard with ambient lighting and M door sill finishers.
The list of powertrain options remain the same - comprising two 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, and two 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.
The M Sport suspension, now part of standard equipment for the BMW Z4 sDrive30i, optimises driving dynamics with its firm damper and spring tuning. The BMW Z4 M40i has adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers and – like the BMW Z4 sDrive30i – M Sport brakes with a choice of blue- or red-painted callipers. The range-topping model is also fitted with an M Sport differential at the rear axle, and this is available as an option for the BMW Z4 sDrive30i.