There is no doubt that BMW is developing a new roadster. This has been spied on since last year and, although there have been rumors about it, only some of them have come to be true. It seems that the car will not be launched as a Z5, but as a 2018 BMW Z4 and it seems that it only sells as a roadster, like its predecessor. So far, BMW has decided not to say anything about it, but the car has already been spied on too often. So far, we have a pretty good idea of what they will launch and the potential of the car.
Exterior and Interior
The new 2018 BMW Z4 is a significant change from the old roadster, but it is by no means out of this world in terms of design. However, this seems familiar only because it is based largely on the 2018 BMW Z4 concept and borrows some tracks from the 8 series. The latter is from 2018, so we are talking about a new design language. On the front, we can see many signs borrowed from the show car, including the huge double kidney grille and aggressive lighthouses. The grille is also very similar to the Series 8. BMW has also retained large side air intakes, although these have been redesigned and the black blade extends to the bottom to form a log splitter. abandoned. Unlike the 8 Series, the 2018 BMW Z4 has extra sheaths in the corners of the bumper’s central grille. The bonnet is incredibly sporty, with two bulges flanking the midline. In addition, the sides extend on the arches of the wheels, as in sports cars in their own right. This has become a hallmark feature on all Z cars and it’s good to see that the third generation 2018 BMW Z4 also has it. The similarities with the concept also continue alongside. Of course, the nose is not so sharp and the flying buttresses have been removed, but the production model includes large windproof respirators on the front fenders and similar character lines, including carved side skirts. At the rear, BMW has borrowed a lot from the 8 Series. The license plate housing has the same position on the bumper, the taillights are thin towards the fenders and the trunk lid has a sharp fin. All these features define the sexy rear of the 8 Series. On the 2018 BMW Z4 , they are all a little more compact and add to the car’s elegant and sporty fascia. The vents of the bumper and the aggressive diffuser with rectangular exhaust pipes remind me of the prototype. You may have noticed that the presentation template has a black border. This is not standard equipment, but the fact that the first edition is sold on the M40i models with the option of BMW’s high brightness individual line. The regular model will have a chrome trim on the grille and bumpers. The first edition of Roadster also features a frozen orange metallic paint, black mirror caps, and two tone, two tone, 19 inch wheels. The normal roadster will have a smoother design, but BMW has not yet released photos of all equipment levels at the time of writing this article.
Inside the cabin, the 2018 BMW Z4 does not stray too far from BMW’s newly renovated interiors. As a sports roadster, the 2018 BMW Z4 has the widest, widest center console that separates the driver and passenger compartments. The central battery is also wider than normal and slightly oriented towards the driver, as it offers better access to the controls and the information and entertainment system. The latter is placed above the air conditioning vents, as in most Bimmers, but it is placed in a trapezoidal unit and “sticks” to the lid of the instrument cluster. It’s like BMW is trying to replicate the system that Mercedes Benz uses today in most of its cars. The graphics of the group of instruments are interesting to say the least. While most cars display speed and turn counters, the 2018 BMW Z4 displays them as bows on the sides, with the navigation map in the center. The speedo on the right side also includes information on the gears and the driving style. The small fuel and temperature indicators are displayed at the bottom. The center console seems quite familiar. The speed selector is flanked by the engine start button on the left and the infotainment button on the right. The three touch controls below the engine start button suggest that the 2018 BMW Z4 has three driving modes: Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport. Sport seats have built in head restraints, but I have the impression that these are standard only on the M40i and Z4 M. The standard model should have simpler seats, but should provide decent side support. There is not much information on driving technology, but according to BMW, the 2018 BMW Z4 comes with a head up display, which is used for the first time in a roadster. It is also equipped with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional. The First Edition model features black vernasca leather and matching seams, but other color options will be available in standard production versions. The car is also equipped with power seats with memory function and Harman Kardon surround system, both optional in the lower section. Finally, the roadster is equipped with a new electric canopy. It was finished in anthracite with a silver effect on the M40i First Edition, but it is likely that BMW offers at least two additional color options in the standard car.
BMW has chosen to reveal the information on the powertrain of the M40i so far. It’s no surprise that your juice comes from the 3.0-liter six cylinder that offers more than 300 horsepower to other Bimmers. On the 2018 BMW Z4 M40i, the engine starts 340 horsepower. That’s 18 more than the 340i in Series 3, but BMW says it’s temporary, so it could change before the market launch. The 62 mph sprint takes 4.6 seconds, so it’s safe to assume the US version of the sprint. UU It will reach 60 mph in about 4.5 ticks. Like all M inspired cars that are not complete M vehicles, the M40i comes with a range of options to improve the performance of the M brand. Standard features include a sport suspension with electronically controlled dampers, an electronically controlled M Sport differential and a M Sport brake system. Combined with the low center of gravity, the distribution of the axle load of 50:50 and wide track, the 2018 BMW Z4 M40i must be agile roadster, both on road and track. The M40i will be joined by two other models in 2019. Expect a basic model of 181 hp and 199 lb-ft of Series 3 and 4, as well as a version of midrange with assessed Even mill at about 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. Rumors claim that BMW could also add a hybrid to the line. Indeed, the transmission will be based on a new sports car architecture developed jointly with Toyota, and the Japanese are definitely considering a hybrid system. However, some argue that the Germans could choose not to add a hybrid to differentiate the 2018 BMW Z4 from his brother Toyota. Naturally, a 2018 BMW Z4 M model will eventually join the range with more than 400 horses. Power will be provided by a reinforced six cylinder similar to that of M3 and M4.
Price and Release Date
Company officials say this new 2018 BMW Z4 model with more pronounced lines and angular light is the “new BMW design language”. This model will arrive on the markets somewhere in the summer of 2018 and its price would start at around £ 35,000.