BMW Z4: the final test

Munich, 1. June 2018

Long has been rumored about the new BMW Z4, because in 2016 the production of the old Z4 had expired. His successor is created in a cooperation with Toyota. Now, BMW announced the official Details from the testing phase.

Fabric instead of sheet metal

The key features are: Long bonnet, short Overhangs and a low centre of gravity. Is confirmed now also a fabric soft top instead of the metal cap of its predecessor. Currently, as far as the two-seater executed Z4 driving will be tested dynamically on the BMW grounds in the French Miramas. Jos van As, "head of application suspension" promises: "The vehicle concept of the new BMW Z4 is consistently geared towards agility and driving dynamics." Among other things, you can look forward to, according to BMW on precision when changing direction, as well as a dynamic acceleration Out of corners.

First Details of the Z4 M40i

For the first time, the BMW Z4 M40i will be announced. The M Performance model has an in-line six-cylinder. Whose power still remains in the Dark, probably 360 HP but as in the X3 M40i. In the case of the new Z4 (internal G29) equipped with BMW in addition, a lower fixed sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers. To be mentioned also a newly developed front axle (from the M4), M-alloy wheels with mixed tyres, M sport braking system and an electronically controlled differential lock in rear axle gearbox. Officially, the new BMW Z4 is revealed at the beginning of October 2018 at the Paris auto salon, on the market in March 2019.(rh)