The new Z4 roadster is too hot for BMW to keep a lid on it. This brand new generation has leaked out early and is all we hoped for.
Three exclusive images have been published by a forum member at supramkv.com, a specialized website. They show a red Z4 roadster from the front, back and side. The pictures also support the fact that it will debut at Pebble Beach.
This is a home-controlled design for BMW, as Z4 looks as good as the concept that previewed it. In fact, we prefer this M40i look package with its black grille surround and much more wider, wider exhaust tips.
Z4 has some of the slimmest tail lights we've seen that hit a distinguished ducktail spoiler in the trunk. Of course, not all models look like this, since BMW plans to go under 200 HP with cheaper cars.
Specifications for the range top model have been leaked: 360 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) with torque from 1,520 to 4,800 rpm. However, it will also be a M40i competition package with over 380 HP. Expect a 0 to 100 km / h sprint time of around 4.5 seconds and a price tag starting from € 50,000.
In addition to several aero, the M models have a locking mechanical differential, large brakes and adaptive dampers. "The high level of rigidity in the body and the very rigid suspension provides the perfect foundation for an arrangement that guarantees the performance of a true sports car with regard to steering accuracy, as well as longitudinal and transverse acceleration," said Jos van As, BMW chief executive of application voltage.
The cheapest Z4 will be sDrive20i, available with manual gearbox in addition to the regular 8-speed automatic transmission. This gives the 197 HP and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) torque.