BMW’s collaboration with Toyota to co-develop an all-new Supra and BMW Z4 Roadster has car enthusiasts buzzing with enjoyment. While there’s been excessive hype surrounding the new Supra and its upcoming reveal, the spotlight is now turning to BMW’s Z4 Roadster after camo-clad prototypes were just recently captured using significantly less disguise.
Given that 2009, the BMW Z4 has stayed, for the most part, the same– save for a couple of moderate tweaks occasionally. However that will all change when the all-new Z4 debuts in 2019. BMW offered us a glance into the future with the unveiling of its Concept Z4.
2019 BMW Z4 Design
Visually, the idea shows us that the new Z4 will arrive with a more athletic look than the present model, which focuses more on luxury than athleticism. This appears in its tough creases in its bodywork, the rising character lines, the flared rear quarter panels, its humps behind the seats, and its shortened overhangs. Likewise 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 primary controls angled toward the pilot and a minimalist method to its buttons and switches. The Concept Z4 likewise reveals BMW’s strategies to push forward with its usage of screens in place of analog gauges, as it has screens where the gauges usually are.
2019 BMW Z4 Engine
The under-hood bits weren’t addressed by the Concept Z4, but we anticipate a selection of 4- and six-cylinder engines. We anticipate the base engine to be a variation 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. Given its platform-sharing deal with Toyota, there may also be a hybrid version with technology borrowed from the Japanese car manufacturer.
2019 BMW Z4 Safety
The current Z4 has actually not undergone IIHS testing, nor does it have any sophisticated safety features, like automatic braking or lane-keep assist. We would expect BMW to include these to the new-generation Z4, but 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 anticipate it getting here in mid-2019. It’s too far out to seriously consider pricing at this point, but it will likely be a bit greater than the existing model’s variety of $50,695 to $67,345 (destination fees consisted of). The key competitors for the 2019 BMW Z4 will consist of the Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class and the Porsche 718 Boxster.