Specs and pricing have been announced for the 2019 BMW Z4 range which is due to hit local showrooms in April priced from $84,900 plus on-road costs.
Opening the range is the sDrive20i which gets 18-inch light alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tyres, wind deflector, automatic anti-dazzle interior and driver’s side mirrors and LED headlights.
On the inside, the entry car features electrically-adjustable M Sports Seat with memory function and heating, Vernasca leather trim, dual-zone climate control, head-up display, DAB digital radio, a 10-speaker audio system, Apply CarPlay and wireless phone charging.
The sDrive20i is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which develops 145kW and 320Nm. Power goes to the rear wheels in all variants through an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW is quoting a 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.6 seconds and fuel economy of 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle.
Stepping up to the Z4 sDrive30i ($104,900 plus on-roads) adds 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, active cruise control with stop & go, comfort access, M Sport brakes and adaptive M suspension. An electronically-operated limited-slip M Sport differential is optional.
The sDrive30i uses the same engine as the entry-model, however, it’s tuned to produce 190kW and 400Nm. The 0-100km/h dash can be achieved in 5.4 seconds with an identical consumption figure of 6.5L/100km on a combined run.
The top-of-the-line M40i ($124,900) gets the M Sport differential as standard, along with unique 19-inch alloy wheels finished in Cerium Grey, lumbar support for the front seats, ambient lighting and a 12-speaker harman/kardon sound system.
Moving to the M40i unlocks the 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine which develops 250kW and 500Nm. From a standstill, it can hit triple figures in 4.5 seconds. The combined fuel consumption jumps to 7.4L/100km.
The 2019 BMW Z4 range will be available from April 2019 priced from $84,900 plus on-road costs.
2019 BMW Z4 pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Z4 sDrive20i - $84,900
Z4 sDrive30i - $104,900
Z4 M40i - $124,900
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