BMW's Z series roadsters are no doubt the epitome of the brand: punchy two-seater, begging to be thrown on a winding mountain road. The brand new 2019 Z4 – revealed in the Z4 M40i shape this week on the Monterey Car Week – will follow right in the tire brands, but not everyone is convinced. Only one route seemed fair: throw it up to vote.
On paper, the 2019 Z4 makes sense. Two seats, a single soft top – which opens and closes electrically – and 50:50 balance. The track is wide while the wheelbase is short; The classic roadster proportions of a long hood and a cabin pushed back well are all there.
What's under the hood is also not disappointing. Z4 M40i The first edition gets BMW's 3.0-liter straight-six engine, with 340 horsepower. Not a ridiculous amount of power for a sports car, but absolutely comparable to what you find in a Porsche Boxster. 0-60 mph is expected to reach less than 4.4 seconds.
If recent cars with BMW's M-tuned sport suspension, with electronically controlled damper and electronically controlled rear differential, is something to pass by, the Z4 should be smooth and smooth. In fact, it seems that someone has a problem with the architecture, even though the absence of a manual transmission will interfere with the purists. No, what turns out to be splitting is the design.
BMW is no stranger to voice controversy. During the Chris Bangle years, when the American car designer was the design manager of the BMW Group, the company's traditional aesthetics was raised with a new language that is still polarizing to today. The first generation BMW Z4, and the strong deviation from Z3's softer form, led to the idea that the car manufacturer was not afraid to tear up what had come before and replace it with something completely different.
The question is, will the new Z4 ultimately be seen as a classic or a crisis? Features like the stacked front light design, pushing the clusters back into the wings and the hood, is a new area for BMW. The flared nostrils in the traditional BMW grill now get a strong 3D network, giving it a completely different look than we have seen before.
The previous generation Z4 was a smooth, hazy affair; The new Z4 is more angular and technical. Finally, when the Z4 30i is revealed, some of the scoops and sculpts can be toned down. However, it is a noticeably different look of what we are used to and what is interesting – depending on your design, either promising or unfortunate – tips on the next models of BMW updates.  So the big question is this: After checking out our live photo gallery, do you like the 2019 BMW Z4 design, or has this new aesthetics left you cold? Or do you stay until you see the car in nature? Let us know in the poll below!