All New Z4 Australian Pricing and Specification
- ll new Z4 puts focus purely on driving enjoyment
- Extroverted exterior design by Australian Calvin Luk
- Engaging, connected interior with high-quality touchpoints
- Electrically-operated soft top reduces weight, complexity and centre of gravity over predecessor model
- Wider tracks and shorter wheelbase improve agility, while retaining 50:50 weight distribution for perfect balance
- Rear-wheel drive and new sports automatic transmission standard across the range
- Launch range commences with three variants
- The Z4 sDrive20i produces 145kW from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine
- The Z4 sDrive30i generates 190kW from a tuned version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine
- The Z4 M40i M Performance variant outputs 250kW from its 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine
- In showrooms from April, 2019
21 January, 2019: BMW Group Australia is proud to announce Australian launch variants, specification and pricing for the all new BMW Z4 Roadster.
Designed by Australian Calvin Luk, the BMW Z4 is firmly focused on the driving experience, with the striking road presence to match.
“The all new BMW Z4 is a triumphant return to our enduring Z model heritage,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah.
“It is a real statement piece for the brand, combining stand-out styling and impressive engine performance with handling dynamics to really please the driver,” he said.
BMW Z4 launch range pricing*
BMW Z4 sDrive30i $104,900*
BMW Z4 M40i $124,900*
Bold exterior design by Australian Calvin Luk
The all new BMW Z4 features a clean-cut body style that allows the various design flourishes and sharp contour lines to stand out. It is Calvin Luk’s third BMW design, following his successful X1, 1 Series LCI and latest-generation X3 projects.
This bold design language is emphasised at the front, with the LED Headlights arrayed in a
Senior Vice President, Asia, vertical fashion for the first time on a BMW. Adding further strength to its low and wide Pacific and South Africa stance, the iconic kidney grille takes on a modern 3D-look mesh finish and sits wider and flatter than before.
The elongated bonnet flows into the front section, evoking memories of the legendary BMW 507 Roadster. Furthering this stance is the rising side character line with the large Air Breather leaning forward to create the illusion of movement when standing still. The smoothly integrated bootlid spoiler further announces the BMW Z4 from the rear.
From the rear, 3D taillights are similarly slim and wide, melding with the roadster’s natural curvature. The lower half is dominated by sharp breather cut-outs, dual trapezoidal exhaust pipes and a specific diffuser design.Of course, the most distinctive stylistic flourish on the all new BMW Z4 is the soft top roof. Evoking traditional roadster tops of the previous century, the fabric top weighs less than aluminium or steel alternatives, while also lowering the centre of gravity. It is automatically- operated, with the process to raise or lower the roof taking only 10 seconds. The roof can be raised or lowered at speeds of up to 50km/h.
The strong material offers effective acoustic insulation when the roof is closed, but also stores away behind the cockpit without impacting luggage space.
Individual rollover bars provide an additional safety layer when the roof is down, while the standard-fit wind deflector increases cabin comfort when exposed to the elements.
Increased practicality has also been delivered, with 281 litres luggage capacity available. As the soft top sits above the boot space, no reduction in capacity is realised when the roof is opened.
Light alloy wheels of 18 inches diameter are standard for the BMW Z4 sDrive20i, with a selection of 19-inch light alloys optionally available. The Z4 sDrive30i variant boasts 19-inch light alloy wheels as standard, while the Z4 M40i variant gains bespoke 19-inch light alloy wheels finished in M Performance Cerium Grey.
A choice of one solid and three metallic exterior paints will be offered from launch, with the additional option of ‘Frozen Grey II’ finish from the BMW Individual collection.
A driver-focused interior with high-quality touchpoints
Continuing the sharp exterior theme, the inside door design apes those crisp curves.
‘Vernasca’ leather upholstery is fitted as standard on all variants. Fittingly, this upholstery is applied to range-wide M Sport seats with integrated headrests and impressive bolstering to support occupants during dynamic driving.
The standard Vernasca leather is matched to Alcantara trim and is finished in Black with Blue Contrast Stitching. Upholstery is also offered (at no cost) in Ivory White, Black, Magma Red and Cognac full Vernasca leather finishes.
A Sensatec dashboard complements the high-quality leather upholstery, while textured interior trims – in Aluminium Tetragon pattern – add a further layer of cool sophistication.
The newly-designed cockpit seamlessly integrates BMW’s latest connectivity solutions with its driver-centric layout.
BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional offers a 12.3-inch customisable instrument cluster. This not only displays traditional speed, fuel and engine information but can also display navigation and audio content, among other items.
Augmenting this is the 10.25-inch Control Display, featuring BMW Operating System 7.0. This intuitive interface offers a broader range of customisation, as well as touchscreen operation. Other interaction options include a newly-designed centre console controller, or via the updated voice control interface. A BMW Head-Up Display is fitted for the first time on the BMW Z4, and provides another customisable key information source.
The BMW Z4’s standard Connected Package Professional includes Remote Services, Real Time Traffic Information, wireless Apple CarPlay and Concierge Services, and Wireless smartphone charging and Extended Bluetooth connectivity add further engagement points.
Newly-developed four- and six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines
To maximise the inherent driving qualities of the all new BMW Z4, a range of powerful, responsive and efficient engines has been developed.
The Z4 sDrive20i entry point houses the latest development of BMW’s lauded 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
In this tune, the sDrive20i engine develops 145kW from 4,500rpm to 6,500rpm. This is backed by a strong 320Nm torque peak, ranging from only 1,450rpm to 4,200rpm. Fuel economy is listed at 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle, with 148g/km of CO2.
The sDrive20i accelerates to 100km/h from standstill in only 6.6 seconds.
Stepping to the sDrive30i, a similar engine is specifically tuned to generate an impressive 190kW from 5,000rpm to 6,500rpm, with a diesel-like 400Nm torque peak, supplied from 1,550rpm to 4,400rpm. Fuel economy is similar to the 20i, returning 6.5L/100km. CO2 is listed at 149g/km.
Zero to 100km/h acceleration is achieved in 5.4 seconds.
Heading the range is the M Performance-powered BMW Z4 M40i. This takes the traditional straight-six engine layout BMW is famous for and adds a single turbocharger to hit 250kW from 5,000rpm to 6,500rpm, with an amazing 500Nm from 1,600rpm through to 4,500rpm. This strong performance is matched by high efficiency, with 7.4L100km fuel economy and 169g/km CO2.
Performance astounds, with 100km/h achieved in only 4.5 seconds.
All variants are offered with an eight-speed sports automatic transmission with launch control fitted as standard.
A genuine sports car chassis
Given its rigid chassis, low centre of gravity, 50:50 weight distribution and rear-wheel drive, the all new BMW Z4 has a natural dynamic advantage. With a shorter wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks, the engineers’ intention was clear: make the Z4 a driver’s car.
Making the most of these taut dimensions is a newly-designed double-joint spring-strut front suspension. Aluminium control arms and swivel bearings have reduced unsprung mass while suspension mountings are particularly stiff for increased response.
The five-link rear axle makes its BMW roadster debut in the all new Z4. The combined aluminium/steel construction is lighter and stronger, with stiffer bushings further aiding wheel control.
An electronically-operated limited-slip M Sport Differential is standard on the Z4 M40i and optional on sDrive30i, for even greater traction and dynamic control.
Latest-generation variable sport steering is fitted as standard and adjusts both power assistance and steering ratio based on driver inputs.
The M Sport Package that is fitted as standard to Australian-specification BMW Z4 sDrive20i lowers the car 10mm for even sharper control.
Adaptive M Suspension, BMW’s variable damper system, is fitted as standard to sDrive30i and M40i variants (optional on sDrive20i).
The BMW Z4 M40i and sDrive30i also feature a 17-inch M Sport Brake package with blue- painted calipers. This impressive system is optionally available on Z4 sDrive20i.
The BMW Z4 sDrive20i sits on 18-inch light alloy wheels fitted with performance tyres. These measure 255/40/ZR18 on the front axle and 275/40/ZR18 on the rear.
Moving to the Z4 sDrive30i brings a 19-inch light alloy wheel as standard. The performance tyres are sized 255/35/ZR19 on the front axle and 275/35/ZR19 at the rear.
A similar sizing is offered for the Z4 M40i, and all variants include a Tyre Repair Kit as standard.
The BMW Z4 sDrive20i features an impressively high standard specification. Highlights include:
- 18-inch light alloy wheels with performance tyres
- M Sport Package
- Eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission with paddle shifters
- Tyre Repair Kit
- Wind Deflector
- Interior and driver’s side exterior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function
- Heated M Sport Seats, electrically-adjustable with memory function
- Through-loading system
- Storage Compartment Package
- Interior trims in Aluminium Tetragon
- Instrument panel in Sensatec
- Two-zone Automatic Air Conditioning
- Cruise Control with Braking Function
- High-Beam Assistant
- Driving Assistant
- Parking Assistant including Reverse Assistant
- Active Guard
- Head-Up Display
- DAB digital radio
- HiFi Loudspeaker System with 10 speakers
- Connected Package Professional, including Apple CarPlay
- M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional
- Wireless Charging
- LED Headlights
- ‘Vernasca’ leather upholstery
- Chinese Language Display (no-cost option)
Additionally, the BMW Z4 sDrive30i offers the following:
- 19-inch light alloy wheels with performance tyres
- Comfort Access, including Digital Key to enable remote smartphonelocking/unlocking and engine start from wireless charging tray
- M Sport Brakes
- Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
- Adaptive M Suspension
- Adaptive LED Headlights
The top-range BMW Z4 M40i adds:
- Specific M Performance engine and suspension tuning
- M Sport Differential – electrically-controlled limited-slip differential
- Lumbar support for driver and front passenger
- Ambient Light
- harman/kardon Surround Sound System with 12 speakers
By Variant: Performance and efficiency
|Z4 sDrive 20i||2.0L 4-cyl turbo-petrol||145kW / 320Nm||6.6sec||6.5L/100km||148g/km|
|Z4 sDrive30i||2.0L 4-cyl turbo-petrol||190kW / 400Nm||5.4sec||6.5L/100km||149g/km|
|Z4 M40i||3.0L 6-cyl turbo-petrol||250kW / 500Nm||4.5sec||7.5L/100km||169g/km|
Condition Based Servicing
All maintenance requirements for the all new BMW Z4 are controlled by the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system.
With CBS, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which a vehicle is used, including mileage, time elapsed since its last service, fuel consumption and how a vehicle is driven. Based on the information captured, maintenance requirements are determined, identifying whether an annual vehicle inspection or oil service is due.
Selected BMW service and maintenance costs can be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Service Inclusive (BSI), which is available in two packages: Basic or Plus.