BMW Z4 (G29)

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BMW Z4 (G29)
BMW G29, Paris Motor Show 2018, IMG 0614.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2018–present
AssemblyAustria: Graz (Magna Steyr)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door roadster
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive
PlatformCluster Architecture (CLAR)
RelatedToyota Supra (A90)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,470 mm (97.2 in)
Length4,324 mm (170.2 in)
Width1,864 mm (73.4 in)
Height1,304 mm (51.3 in)
Curb weight1,405–1,535 kg (3,097–3,384 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorBMW Z4 (E89)
Rear view
Interior

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.[2]

Development and launch[edit]

BMW concept Z4
Rear view

The Z4 (G29) was introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 23, 2018.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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).[6] The boot is 50% larger than that of its predecessor and has a capacity of 281 litres (9.9 cu ft).[7]

The official launch of the Z4 (G29) took place at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October. The car is scheduled for market launch in March 2019.[8]

Equipment[edit]

The sDrive models are available in a Sport line or the M Sport package.[9] Available driver assistance systems include active cruise control, lane change warning system, a parking assistant, and collision warning with braking intervention.[10]

The Z4 is offered with a 10.25-inch display with the iDrive 7.0.[11] The car is available with BMW ConnectedDrive services which allow for over-the-air updates for the navigation maps and operating system.[12] The digital key feature allows the car to be unlocked and started with a smartphone,[13] and access can be shared with other people. It is also available with a customisable, digital instrument cluster (called BMW Live Cockpit Professional).[14]

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.[15]

Models[edit]

Engines[edit]

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-100 km/h acceleration time
sDrive20i 2019– B48B20
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
6.6 seconds
sDrive30i 190 kW (255 hp)
at 5,500–6,500 rpm
400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)
at 1,550–4,400 rpm
5.4 seconds
M40i B58B30
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
4.6 seconds
M40i (US) 285 kW (382 hp)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm
4.2 seconds

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panait, Mircea (2018-06-07). "2019 BMW Z4 Confirmed to Go Into Production Towards the End of 2018". autoevolution. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  2. ^ "FIRST DRIVE: New BMW G29 Z4 M40i in pre-production clothes". BMW BLOG. 2018-06-03. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  3. ^ Constantine, Chris. "BMW Teases New Model Ahead of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance". The Drive. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  4. ^ "Toyota Supra And BMW Z4 Could Be Built Together By Magna Steyr". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  5. ^ "BMW Z4 reborn as 335bhp Porsche 718 Boxster rival | Autocar". www.autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  6. ^ "BMW Z4 (2019) review, release date and spec | Parkers". www.parkers.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  7. ^ Patrascu, Daniel (2018-09-18). "2020 BMW Z4 Full Specs, New Photos Released Ahead of Paris Debut". autoevolution. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  8. ^ "G29 BMW Z4 revealed – first details of M40i variant". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  9. ^ "The next-generation BMW Z4 - bold reinterpretation of what a roadster should be". Wheels. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  10. ^ "BMW's redesigned Z4 gets two turbocharged engines, long list of tech features". Digital Trends. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  11. ^ "2019 BMW Z4 Arrives In sDrive30i Trim With 255 HP". CarBuzz. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  12. ^ "2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Detailed, Launches in March - Motor Trend". Motor Trend. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  13. ^ "2019 G29 BMW Z4 - full details released, three variants". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  14. ^ "The 2019 BMW Z4 Is a Real Roadster Again". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  15. ^ "New BMW Z4 hits the beach". newatlas.com. Retrieved 2018-08-25.

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