The latest iteration of BMW’s acclaimed Z4 roadster model will launch in Australia early next year with a host of key revisions, including fresh design accents for the exterior, newly available paint finishes, a new alloy wheel design and an expanded range of equipment.
BMW Australia will continue its existing and successful two variant line-up via the Z4 sDrive20i and M40i, with both providing high levels of response and efficiency from their TwinPower turbo engines and eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmissions.
The styling package for the new model includes a new kidney grille design with horizontal slats, and new front apron side air curtain intakes. Both elements serve to deliver a fresh and dynamic look to the front end of the BMW Z4, regardless of the variant.
Three new metallic exterior colours are also available, including M Portimao Blue, Thundernight and Skyscraper Grey. The striking new paint finishes are complemented by a new alloy wheel offering; 19-inch M light V-spoke style 772 M Bicolour Jet Black matte.
The revised optional M Sport Plus package now integrates M Lights Shadow Line too, which replaces chrome touches for the headlight element surrounds with black. The enhancements add flourish to the rear-wheel drive soft top roadster.
For those choosing to opt for the add-on package, you’ll find M Sport brakes in blue or red (already standard on the M40i), tyre pressure indicator, adaptive M suspension (already on M40i), M seat belts and lots of high-gloss black bits, including the tailpipe trim.
The M40i adds darkened inserts in the front bumper, on the rollover protection bar, and body colour mirror caps. A Precision package is also available for the Z4 sDrive20i, which adds steering wheel heating, lumbar support and ambient lighting.
Adaptive LED headlights and a Harman Kardon surround sound system is also included. The 2023 BMW Z4 line-up opens with with the 2.0-litre TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder inline petrol powered sDrive20i M Sport.
Offering 145kW of power and 320Nm of torque, and sprinting to 100km/h in 6.6 seconds, it’s priced at $90,900 plus on-roads. The M40i is powered by a 3.0-litre TwinPower turbo 6-cylinder inline petrol engine, delivering 285kW of power and 500Nm of torque.
It does the run to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds and is priced at $133,900 plus on-roads. More information is available from your local BMW dealer. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, talk to CreditOne.