Here are the first official videos of the new BMW Z4, codename G29. The two-seater roadster was unveiled last week in Pebble Beach and will arrive on the market in early 2019. Compared to the Frozen Orange Metallic paint we’ve seen on the launch car, the new footage shows the Z4 with a grey color scheme with chrome accents.
When it comes to design, there are a couple of novelties for the Z4. Rather than vertical slats, the large kidney grilles are filled with little “Y”-shaped designs. That styling cue is pulled directly from the Concept. Another design element pulled from the popular concept car is the use of vertically-aligned headlights, which is another BMW-first. Typically, BMW headlights feature twin, horizontally-opposed halos. For the Z4, though, they’re vertically-opposed.
Inside, the new BMW Z4 features the brand’s new interior design language, which seems to be shared with cars like the new 8 Series, X5 and 3 Series. So it gets BMW’s latest iDrive, a new rotary iDrive controller that features a knurled aluminum bezel, a brand-new Head-Up Display and BMW’s new Live Cockpit digital instrument panel. It looks similar to the 8 Series’ as well, which is a good thing.
Initially, BMW will offer three different models, the Z4 sDrive20i with 197PS, sDrive 30i 258PS and M40i 340PS (European figures) / M40i 382 HP (US figures).
Full specs and pricing will come out September 2018 but cars won’t hit the road until Spring 2019.