BMW Z4 (G29)
|BMW Z4 (G29)|
|Assembly||Austria: Graz (Magna Steyr)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Sports car (S)|
|Body style||2-door roadster|
|Platform||Cluster Architecture (CLAR)|
|Related||Toyota Supra (A90)|
|Wheelbase||2,470 mm (97.2 in)|
|Length||4,324 mm (170.2 in)|
|Width||1,864 mm (73.4 in)|
|Height||1,304 mm (51.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,405–1,535 kg (3,097–3,384 lb)|
|Predecessor||BMW Z4 (E89)|
The BMW Z4 (G29) is a two-door roadster produced by BMW. It was introduced in 2018 as a successor to the BMW Z4 (E89). The Z4 (G29) marks the return of the soft-top roof as opposed to its predecessor.
Development and launch
It is based on the Z4 Concept unveiled a year earlier, and was developed alongside the fifth generation Toyota Supra due to BMW's partnership with Toyota. It is based on the Cluster Architecture platform and has a 50:50 weight distribution with weight savings of up to 50 kg (110 lb) as compared to its predecessor. The soft-top convertible roof returned on the Z4 (G29) instead of a retractable hardtop. The roof can be raised or lowered in 10 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph). The boot is 50% larger than that of its predecessor and has a capacity of 281 litres (9.9 cu ft).
The sDrive models are available in a Sport line or the M Sport package. Available driver assistance systems include active cruise control, lane change warning system, a parking assistant, and collision warning with braking intervention.
The Z4 is offered with a 10.25-inch display with the iDrive 7.0. The car is available with BMW ConnectedDrive services which allow for over-the-air updates for the navigation maps and operating system. The digital key feature allows the car to be unlocked and started with a smartphone, and access can be shared with other people. It is also available with a customisable, digital instrument cluster (called BMW Live Cockpit Professional).
The initial model is the M40i First Edition which has Frozen Orange metallic paintwork and Vernasca leather, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, a Harman Kardon surround sound system and a head-up display.
|Model||Years||Engine||Power||Torque||0-100 km/h acceleration time|
2.0 L turbocharged I4
|141 kW (189 hp)
at 4,500–6,500 rpm
|320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)
ay 1,450–4,200 rpm
|sDrive30i||190 kW (255 hp)
at 5,500–6,500 rpm
|400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)
at 1,550–4,400 rpm
3.0 L turbocharged I6
|250 kW (335 hp)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm
|500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft)
at 1,600–4,500 rpm
|M40i (US)||285 kW (382 hp)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm
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