With all the brand new crossovers and electrical automobiles making the headlines proper now, compact roadsters such because the BMW Z4 have actually taken a backseat by way of recognition, which is placing it mildly.
Final 12 months, BMW bought simply 2,941 Z4 roadsters in the USA, in line with Carsalesbase, with fashions just like the Mercedes-Benz SLC and the Audi TT attracting even fewer patrons. Nevertheless, with the precise spec, automobiles just like the BMW Z4 might be extraordinarily rewarding behind the wheel.
This specific mannequin is an sDrive M40i and is at present on show on the Bavarian firm’s Abu Dhabi showroom. It’s completed in Sapphire Black Metallic (a $550 possibility) and sports activities a set of 19-inch M double-spoke cerium gray wheels, which price an additional $600.
Inside, we are able to see the Magma Crimson leather-based upholstery with black distinction stitching ($1,700) and the Aluminum mesh impact trim – a no-cost possibility. We additionally suspect this automobile has the Premium package deal, which provides wi-fi charging and WiFi hotspot, distant engine begin and a head-up show, as we are able to see the latter’s cut-out within the higher dashboard.
U.S. pricing for the 2020 BMW Z4 sDrive M40i begins from $63,700, though this specific spec would positively set you again at the least $66,550 by our calculations.
As for what makes the Z4 M40i an interesting proposition, that may be its 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder that sends 382 HP to the rear wheels by way of an 8-speed ZF automated transmission. In line with BMW, that’s sufficient for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) dash of simply 3.9 seconds.