BMW’s collaboration with Toyota to co-develop an all-new Supra and BMW Z4 Roadster has car lovers buzzing with enjoyment. While there’s been too much buzz surrounding the new Supra and its upcoming reveal, the limelight is now turning to BMW’s Z4 Roadster after camo-clad prototypes were just recently captured using significantly less camouflage.
Because 2009, the BMW Z4 has stayed, for the many part, the same– conserve for a few moderate tweaks here and there. 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
Aesthetically, the idea reveals us that the new Z4 will show up with a more athletic look than the existing model, which focuses more on high-end than athleticism. This is evident in its difficult creases in its bodywork, the rising character lines, the flared rear quarter panels, its bulges behind the seats, and its shortened overhangs. Also revealing its more athletic form are the larger air consumption 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 towards the pilot and a minimalist approach to its buttons and switches. The Concept Z4 likewise shows BMW’s strategies to press forward with its use of screens in location of analog determines, as it has screens where the determines generally are.
2019 BMW Z4 Engine
The under-hood bits weren’t attended to by the Concept Z4, however we anticipate a selection of 4- and six-cylinder engines. We expect the base engine to be a version of BMW’s existing 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the optional engine will be a take on Bimmer’s present 3.0-liter six-cylinder. Respectively, these will likely carry the 30i and 40i model designations. Offered its platform-sharing deal with Toyota, there might also be a hybrid variation with technology obtained from the Japanese automaker.
2019 BMW Z4 Safety
The existing Z4 has not undergone IIHS screening, nor does it have any sophisticated security features, like automated braking or lane-keep assist. We would anticipate 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 arriving 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 present model’s variety of $50,695 to $67,345 (location charges consisted of). The crucial competitors for the 2019 BMW Z4 will include the Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class and the Porsche 718 Boxster.