BMW has finally taken off the covers off the 2019 Z4. The long-anticipated model and sibling to the Toyota Supra was shown in a beautiful red color, with the top down. The Z4 looked nothing less than breathtaking with its refined angles, but aggressive stance.
As seen from the leaks that surfaced last week, the showcased BMW Z4 was outfitted with the M40i trim, named the “first edition”. The M40i pumps out 382-horsepower from an in-line six-cylinder engine. If there is one engine option that BMW are known to perfect and make an absolute pleasure to drive, it's their in-line six-cylinder engine. The Z4 will be no different from the other legends that were once outfitted with this powerplant.
One thing that BMW has boasted during the Pebble Beach reveal was the fact that the Z4 will have a 50/50 weight distribution. We were absolutely thrilled to hear this as perfectly balanced cars are hard to come by, especially at the price point that the BMW Z4 carries. When you factor in the perfect weight distribution, plus the sport suspension and a 0-60 time of under 4.6 seconds, any way you cut it, the Z4 looks like it will be an absolute track monster.
Although it didn’t seem like a hard-top convertible was going to be an option, there are many variations of the Z4 that are still to be announced. The model shown at Pebble Beach showed an aesthetically pleasing cloth top that closes, or opens, in as little as 10 seconds. If we base ourselves on the last generation 2011+ E89 convertible Z4, our bet is that a hard-top folding roof will be in the cards at the car’s official release.
In the styling department, the Z4 looks fast while standing still. The 19-inch 2 tone rims gave it an aggressive stance, while the spoiler molded into the trunk made sure that anyone that looked at the car knew it was nothing short of sporty.
The 2019 BMW Z4 is definitely a car that we are looking forward to testing in the city as well as on a track. Ranging from the perfect weight balance to the sophisticated technology and looks, this car will definitely be one to look out for in the near future.