Series production of the new BMW Z4 Roadster G29 has begun. The first Z4 of the new generation left the production line at Magna Steyr in Graz last Friday. Since then, production has continued with its regular scheduling. Nevertheless, the first customers will not receive the Roadster until next spring, with the market launch scheduled for March 2019.
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In addition to the complete vehicle, all engines of the BMWG29 Z4 come from Austria. Both the turbocharged four-cylinder in the BMW Z4 sDrive30i and sDrive20i and the turbocharged in-line six-cylinder B58 of the BMW Z4 M40i come from the BMW Motorenwerk Steyr.
In addition to the BMW G29 Z4, the G30 5 Series is currently being built at Magna Steyr in Graz. The two current models continue a long history, because from 2003 to 2010, the first generation of the BMW X3 (E83) was built in the same factory. From 2010 to 2016, Graz was home to various MINI models.
Since the start of production in 2003, more than 1.2 million BMW and MINI have been built in Graz. The engine numbers are even larger and more impressive, with more than 1.3 million engines for BMW and MINI being built here each year in Austria. For example, around half of all BMW Group vehicles sold worldwide carry an engine from Steyr under the bonnet.