BMW of North America just announced the official sprint time for the 2020 BMW Z4 M40i. It will take 3.9 seconds for the top BMW Z4 to reach 60 mph from standstill, which puts it in a fine category of M models. BMW has also released the curb weight of the Z4 M40i (3,443 lbs) and gross vehicle weight (4,092 lbs).
We’ve already seen the Z4 M40i out-running many sportscars on the famous Nurburgring. Back in September, German magazine Sport Auto posted a lap time of 7:55.41 on the Nordschleife. That’s about the same time they were able to set in a 649 hp, tuned F10 BMW M5 (7:54) and only about 3 seconds behind the M2 Competition.
The high-end Z4 makes use of a 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine similar to the one used in the other BMW M40i models, but with different outputs in North America versus Europe. Since the stringent European emission laws now require a particulate filter, the power on the Z4 M40i was neutered to around 335 horsepower.
Luckily, in the US, the Z4 M40i will maintain its power potency and will offer the customers a whooping 382 horsepower. Both versions produce the same 369 lb-ft of torque.
The official US pricing has yet to be revealed, but a previous leak showed a price of $64,695, which is about the same base price as the BMW M3.