The new Z4 Roadster is too hot for BMW to hide. This brand new generation leaked early and that's all we hoped for.
Three exclusive photos were posted by a forum member of supramkv.com, a specialized website. They show a red Z4 Roadster from the front, back and side. The images also support the fact that it will debut in Pebble Beach.
This is a home run design for BMW, as the Z4 looks just as good as the concept that saw it. In fact, we prefer the M40i optics package with its black grille surround and much wider, wider exhaust tips.
The Z4 has some of the narrowest taillights that form a pronounced duck-tail spoiler on the boot lid. Of course, not all models will look like this, as BMW plans to go even under 200 HP with cheaper cars.
Th specifications for the top model have been leaked: 360 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque from 1,520 to 4,800 rpm. But there will also be a M40i Competition Package with over 380 hp. Expect a sprint time of 0 to 100 km / h of about 4.5 seconds and a price tag that starts at 50,000 €.
In addition to more aerodynamics, the M models have a mechanical limited slip differential, big brakes and adaptive dampers. "The high body rigidity and the very stiff suspension bracket provide the perfect basis for a setup that guarantees the performance characteristics of a real sports car in terms of steering precision and longitudinal and lateral acceleration," said Jos van As, BMW head of application suspension
The cheapest Z4 will be the sDrive20i, which is available in addition to the usual 8-speed automatic with a manual transmission. This gives him 197 hp and 320 Nm of torque.