The Z4 is dead, long live the Z4, in a complete configuration from all aspects. At least this is how the future BMW Z4 can be described in just a couple of words. The Bavarian carmaker announced the arrival of the extremely sexy and appealing new Z4 for this year`s Paris Motor Show, in October.
Now, we have the chance to see the BMW Z4 taking shape in concept form and slowly making its way onto the market towards the second half of the year.
BMW representatives have also officially confirmed that “the new car will be shown at the Paris Motor Show too, but currently the plan is to show it at its own dedicated event before then.”
As a reminder, BMW and Toyota revealed their plans to create two exceptional models in a joint venture, a couple of years ago, with technology and visual tweaks comprising both the new Z4 and the Supra models.
However, there will be some characteristics that will separate the two models. First, the Supra will arrive as a coupe model, while the new Z4 will be offered only in a roadster form. Next, there are also chances that the new Z4 will feature a manual transmission as optional, while going for the standard automatic along with the Supra as well. These things remain to be unveiled later on this year.
As for engine lineup, the 2019 BMW Z4 is likely to come with a wide range of four- and six-cylinder engines. One of them was officially confirmed and involves the entry-level 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 200 horsepower, and offered in Europe or Australia.
In the United States, the 2019 Z4 will be offered in its cheapest form with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 250 horsepower, or a higher 3.0-liter turbo straight-six cylinder engine, with power ranging between 340 – 390 HP.
Once arriving on the market, the 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster will compete against the likes of Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 718 Boxster or Mercedes-Benz SLC.
You can admire the 2019 BMW Z4 in the concept form in the media gallery below! Enjoy!