2019 BMW Z4 Roadster makes its debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2018

The new 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster has now been unveiled to the global public at the world renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the same place where BMW first revealed the BMZ Concept Z4 in 2017. The latest generation of the Roadster was unveiled in all glory in the form of the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition.

The sporty yet elegant proportions of the all-new BMW Z4 quickly betray its dynamic and sporting potential as achieved through a central sitting position for the driver, a perfect 50:50 axle load distribution, compact wheelbase, wide tracks and low center of gravity. It looks is defined by the BMW kidney grille with a mesh design and flanked by vertically stacked headlights. The looks of the latest BMW Roadster is also defined by long clamshell hood extending over the front wheels, large air breathers on the front wheel arches as well as by a characteristic spoiler integrated into the rear lid.

All of these visual elements are present in the new BMW Z4 M40i First Edition, which is also laden with a number of specific design and equipment features. Featuring a Frozen Orange Metallic body paintwork, the new Z4 M40i First Edition comes with an electrically operated textile soft top in anthracite with silver effect. These details are complemented by the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line and black exterior mirror caps, as well as a set of two-tone, double-spoke 19-inch light alloy wheels. The First Edition also makes use of Adaptive LED headlights.

Inside, the new BMW Z4 M40i First Edition boasts of Vernasca black leather trim with decorative stitching, BMW Head-Up Display, electrically adjustable seats with memory function, Harman Kardon Surround Sound System, and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with two high resolution digital displays.

Essentially a BMW M Performance model, the new BMW Z4 M40i First Edition can sprint from nil to 60 mph in under .4.4 seconds, thanks to an uprated 3.0 liter inline 6-cylinder engine that delivers 382 hp of max output (rating for US model) and 369 lb.-ft. of peak torque. This power is supported by a BMW M tuned sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers. It also features M Sport braking system and an electronically controlled M Sport rear differential.

As for the non-M Performance Z model -- like the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 30i that will arrive in the United States in Spring 2019 – BMW will release the full details and specs on September 18, 2018. The BMW Z4 M40i, including the First Edition, will arrive in the second quarter of 2019.

Press Release

Promise Delivered: The World Premiere of the All-New BMW Z4 in Pebble Beach.

Today, BMW unveiled the all-new 2019
BMW Z4 M40i First Edition, the latest chapter in the history of BMW Z Roadsters which began
thirty years ago with the production of the BMW Z1. With athletic proportions and a new
emotional design language, the open-top two-seater takes the classic roadster concept into
the world of tomorrow.

The latest generation of the BMW Roadster celebrates its World Premiere at precisely the
same location that served as the stage for the World Premiere of the BMW Concept Z4 last
year: The Reviewing Stand of the world renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where
on Sunday one outstanding automobile will be presented with the prestigious Best in Show
trophy. During the presentation last year, BMW Group Design Chief Adrian van Hooydonk
stated “The BMW Concept Z4 Roadster is a promise of a production version planned for the
future”. That future has now arrived.

With its pure and progressive design, the BMW Concept Z4 Roadster presented a vision of a
charismatic sports car which now becomes a production car reality. Just a glance at the all-new
BMW Z4’s proportions leaves no doubt about its sporting potential. The central sitting position
for the driver, the low center of gravity, perfectly balanced 50:50 weight distribution; the new
BMW Z4 fulfils these expectations in every aspect.

Vertically stacked headlights, the BMW kidney grille sporting a mesh design, the long clamshell
hood stretching over the front wheels, large air breathes on the front wheel arches and the
distinctive spoiler integrated into the rear lid all contribute towards the characteristic look of the
new BMW Z4. The design of the interior places the focus on the pure sports driving enjoyment
of the new BMW Z4. The driver-oriented cockpit styling is underscored by dynamic forwardoriented
lines. Likewise, the clearly structured arrangement of all control elements enhances
the focus on the driving experience inside the new BMW Z4.

For a perfect start into a new roadster era, the new BMW Z4 M40i First Edition offers specific
design and equipment features that add exclusive accents to the car’s sporty flair. The
expressive body paintwork in Frozen Orange Metallic is combined with an electrically operated
textile soft top in anthracite with silver effect, the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line,
black exterior mirror caps and 19-inch light alloy wheels boasting a two-tone, double spoke
design. The interior of the First Edition model features Vernasca black leather trim with
decorative stitching, electrically adjustable seats with memory function and the Harman Kardon
Surround Sound System. Adaptive LED headlights, BMW Head-Up Display featured for the
first time in a BMW roadster and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with two high resolution
digital displays, offering the latest networking technology underpin the advanced status of the
tradition-steeped two-seater, open-top sports car interpretation that is being presented by
BMW in the all-new Z4 Roadster.

Power for the new BMW Z4 M40i First Edition is provided by an uprated 3.0 liter inline 6-
cylinder engine producing 382 hp (US model rating) and 369 lb-ft of torque which will be
enough to propel the BMW Z4 M40i from 0-60mph in under 4.4 seconds (estimated). A BMW
M tuned sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, M Sport braking system and
an electronically controlled M Sport rear differential will ensure that this latest M Performance
Model can carve through the twists of the Laureles Grade as effortlessly as cruising along the
Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur.

Full Z4 model details and specifications to be announced on September 18, 2018. The all-new
2019 BMW Z4 30i will arrive in U.S. BMW Centers in Spring 2019 with the BMW Z4 M40i
(including the First Edition) arriving in the Second Quarter.

 

Source: BMW

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