A few days ago, BMW revealed the gorgeously restyled 2019 Z4 Roadster, but it was a little light on the details. Today, Bimmer filled in the information gaps by releasing all the juicy info on its revived roadster.
The 2019 BMW Z4 will come in two flavors: Z4 sDrive30i and Z4 M40i. The base model will, of course, be the sDrive30i model, and it will feature a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder that cranks out 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Those are boosts of 15 horsepower and 35 pound-feet when compared to the previous-generation base Z4. The M40i will include a TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine that pumps out 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, besting its predecessor by 47 ponies.
Handling the shifting duties will be a revised version of BMW’s existing eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW updated this transmission by widening the ratio spread and modifying the shift speed to maximize the Z4’s acceleration. This transmission also will include a launch control feature to help you get a clean takeoff from a dead stop.
In terms of size, the 2019 BMW Z4 is larger than the previous model in nearly every measurement. It is 3.3 inches longer, 2.9 inches wider, and 0.5 inches taller. The only dimension that’s shorter is its wheelbase, which BMW cut by 1 inch. All this results in a perfectly balanced 50:50 weight ratio.
The 2019 Z4 will hit showrooms in March 2019. Stay tuned for updates.