When the Bavarians unveiled the BMW Z4 G29 in Pebble Beach last month, it did so by introducing a special model – the First Edition. The unique Z4 features a number of options from BMW’s Individual program of exclusive colors and materials, including the Frozen Orange Metallic paint, decorative stitching on black leather seats and gloss-black interior trim. While a customer could theoretically configure a later Z4 to match the First Edition, these won’t be regular options found in a showroom model, so they’d have to be specially ordered.
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Later on, we had the chance to see the Z4 in a Frozen Grey color which is available for M Sport Models. BMW says there is a choice of eight colors for the exterior and we have a chance to see some of them today.
Below, you will find the BMW Z4 G29 portrayed in the Alpine White, San Francisco Red, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic and Black Sapphire Metallic.
The interior choices include both SensaTec and Vernasca leather with a special Vernasca/Alcantara upholstery available for M Sport vehicles. The soft-top roof comes in Black as standard and Anthracite with silver effect as an option.
Overall, the 2019 Z4 has grown in almost every proportion compared to the previous model. The new Z4 is roughly 3 inches wider and 4 inches longer than it was before, while the wheelbase has been shortened by about an inch.
The standard engine in the rear-wheel-drive Z4 sDrive30i is a 255-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 295 pounds-feet of torque and is coupled to an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. The Z4 M40i gets you a turbocharged six-cylinder that delivers 382 hp and 369 pounds-feet of torque. No manual transmission is available.
In the US, the 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Roadster will arrive in March of 2019, and the 2020 BMW Z4 M40i Roadster will follow a few months after. Pricing for both variants will be revealed at a later date. BMW will also offer the limited-run First Edition, which is based on the M40i, at the time of that variant’s launch.