BMW Z4 (G29)

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BMW Z4 (G29)
BMW G29 Leonberg 2019 IMG 0015.jpg
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 (J29/DB)
Transmission8-speed automatic, for smaller 2.0 L manual six-gearbox in July 2019[2]
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)
PredecessorBMW 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.[3]

Development and launch[edit]

The Z4 (G29) was introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 23, 2018.[4]

It is based on the Z4 Concept unveiled a year earlier, and was developed alongside the fifth generation of the Toyota Supra due to BMW's partnership with Toyota.[5] 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.[6] 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).[7] The boot is 50% larger than that of its predecessor and has a capacity of 281 litres (9.9 cu ft).[8]

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.[9]

BMW Z4 concept (2017)

Technical topics[edit]

As rear axle a multi-link suspension is used.[6]



The sDrive models are available in a Sport line or the M Sport package.[10] Available driver assistance systems include active cruise control, lane change warning system, a parking assistant, and collision warning with braking intervention.[11]

The Z4 is offered with a 10.25-inch display with the iDrive 7.0.[12] The car is available with BMW ConnectedDrive services which allow for over-the-air updates for the navigation maps and operating system.[13] The digital key feature allows the car to be unlocked and started with a smartphone,[14] and access can be shared with other people. It is also available with a customisable, digital instrument cluster (called BMW Live Cockpit Professional).[15]

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.[16]


Rear view
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)
at 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 5,500–6,500 rpm
4.2 seconds


  • 2019 GQ 'The Sideways Is Best Award'[17]


  1. ^ Panait, Mircea (7 June 2018). "2019 BMW Z4 Confirmed to Go Into Production Towards the End of 2018". autoevolution. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  2. ^ 23 August 2018: Sportkeil mit Stoffmütze und bis zu 340 PS, (German) retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ "FIRST DRIVE: New BMW G29 Z4 M40i in pre-production clothes". BMW BLOG. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  4. ^ Constantine, Chris. "BMW Teases New Model Ahead of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance". The Drive. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Toyota Supra And BMW Z4 Could Be Built Together By Magna Steyr". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "BMW Z4 reborn as 335bhp Porsche 718 Boxster rival | Autocar". Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  7. ^ "BMW Z4 (2019) review, release date and spec | Parkers". Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  8. ^ Patrascu, Daniel (18 September 2018). "2020 BMW Z4 Full Specs, New Photos Released Ahead of Paris Debut". autoevolution. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  9. ^ "G29 BMW Z4 revealed – first details of M40i variant". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  10. ^ "The next-generation BMW Z4 - bold reinterpretation of what a roadster should be". Wheels. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  11. ^ "BMW's redesigned Z4 gets two turbocharged engines, long list of tech features". Digital Trends. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  12. ^ "2019 BMW Z4 Arrives In sDrive30i Trim With 255 HP". CarBuzz. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  13. ^ "2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Detailed, Launches in March - Motor Trend". Motor Trend. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  14. ^ "2019 G29 BMW Z4 - full details released, three variants". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  15. ^ "The 2019 BMW Z4 Is a Real Roadster Again". Car and Driver. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  16. ^ "New BMW Z4 hits the beach". Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  17. ^ Taylor, Rich. "GQ Car Awards 2019: all the winners revealed". British GQ. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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