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Pure driving pleasure, new updates: the BMW Z4 for model year 2023.

+++ Fresh exterior design accents and new optional equipment. +++ Three new and rich metallic paints: Thundernight, Portimao Blue, and Skyscraper Grey. +++ Worldwide market debut scheduled for November 2022. +++ Base MSRP for Z4 sDrive30i $67,000 CAD; M40i $80,500 CAD. +++

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Richmond Hill, ON.  A pure-bred roadster, more sporting and visually appealing than ever: this is the BMW Z4 for model year 2023. The latest version of the open-top two-seater incorporates a raft of detail updates, brings fresh design accents to the exterior, expands the range of standard equipment and adds new items to the options list. The 2023 Z4 sDrive30i and M40i have the ideal elements with which to build on the model’s success story as both a symbol of pure driving pleasure in BMW’s product line and the global leader in its market segment.

Continuing the successful roadster tradition at BMW.

The history of BMW roadsters as the embodiment of driving pleasure on the road and success on the racetrack extends back to the company’s formative years as a carmaker. And the brand’s open-top two-seaters have also represented important milestones in the development of BMW in the more recent past. The BMW Z1 unveiled in 1987 was developed by BMW Technik GmbH as a showcase for innovation with its front-mid-engine design, slide-down doors, steel monocoque, and plastic body panels. Some 8,000 examples were delivered to customers between 1988 and 1991, and today each is a coveted collector’s item. The BMW Z3 introduced in 1995 was the brand’s first model to be produced exclusively at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina. The BMW Z3 was introduced to the public on the silver screen – as James Bond’s service vehicle in the film GoldenEye. 
The BMW Z4 has delivered open-top driving pleasure for one driver and one passenger for 20 years now. The first generation of the roadster was revealed at the 2002 Mondial de l’Automobile show in Paris. It was followed four years later by the hardtop BMW Z4 Coupe, out of which a GT3 racing car was developed that enjoyed considerable success in the Nürburgring endurance racing series.
A retractable hardtop appeared on the second-generation BMW Z4 roadster. Flowing lines, a long hood, and a passenger compartment set far back were the defining elements of the two-seater’s appearance. On the racetrack, the BMW Z4 picked up on the success of its predecessor with another GT3 variant. Customer racing teams powered to victory in the 24-hour races in Dubai and at Spa-Francorchamps.
The current BMW Z4 has been on the market since 2019, and over 55,000 units of the third-generation roadster have been sold worldwide. From day one, it has been by far the highest-selling model in a class populated exclusively by German premium brands, and it has consistently increased its market share ever since.

More dynamic than ever: Standard M Sport package, BMW kidney grille with a new design.

The standard M Sport Package on the Z4 sDrive30i includes design elements that emphasize the roadster’s width and powerful stance. They include the three-section air intakes in the front apron familiar from other M models, distinctive side-sill contouring and a rear apron with bold edging at either side. The side air intakes – which guide the oncoming air to the air curtains, reducing turbulence in the wheel arches – have been restyled. And detail updates have been made to the design of the BMW kidney grille, with a horizontal inner structure adding to the impression of width at the front.

BMW Z4 M40i (09/2022).

Exclusive 19-inch M light-alloy wheels, three new exterior colours.

Newly optional are 19-inch M light-alloy wheels designed exclusively for the BMW Z4. The V-spoke design, Jet Black matte finish and burnished rim edge are at once striking and sophisticated. The 19-inch M light-alloy wheels are fitted with 255/35 ZR19 tires at the front and 275/35 ZR19 tire at the rear.
The range of optional exterior paint finishes for the BMW Z4 has been revised, and now includes Thundernight metallic, Portimao Blue metallic, and Skyscraper Grey metallic for the first time.
The headlights’ new dark inserts imbue the front of the Z4 with a discreetly sporting aura and compliment the optional Extended Shadowline Trim.

Classical sports car cockpit with M-specific touches.

The design of the BMW Z4 interior is defined by a driver-focused cockpit layout, sport seats with integral head restraints, clear, forward-facing lines and minimal decorative surfaces. The interior of the BMW Z4 sDrive30i includes an M leather steering wheel, M Sport seats, M pedals, an M driver’s footrest, and a dashboard upholstered in SensaTec.

BMW Z4 M40i (09/2022).

Specifications

 

 

Z4 sDrive30i

Z4 M40i

Seats

--

2

2

Number of Doors

--

2

2

Drive type

--

RWD

RWD

Length

mm

4335

4335

Width

mm

1864

1864

Height

mm

1305

1305

Wheelbase

mm

2468

2468

Ground clearance

mm

119

119

Turning radius

metres

5.4

5.4

Curb weight

kg

1,503

1,607

 

 

 

 

Engine type

--

B46

B58

Cylinders

--

4

6

Valves per cylinder

--

4

4

Stroke

mm

94.6

94.6

Bore

mm

82.0

82.0

Displacement

cm³

1,998

2,998

Compression rate

:1

10.2

11.0

Engine power

hp

255

382

at rpm

1/min

5,000 - 6,500

5,000 – 6,500

Engine torque

ft. lbs.

295

369

at rpm

1/min

1,500-4,400

1,600 – 4,500

Fuel type

--

gasoline

gasoline

Recommended Fuel

--

Premium

Premium

Output per liter

hp/litre

129.1

127.4

Transmission type

--

8HP

8HP

Transmission type

--

automatic

automatic

Gear ratios 1st gear

--

5.25

5.25

2nd

--

3.36

3.36

3rd

--

2.17

2.17

4th

--

1.72

1.72

5th

--

1.32

1.32

6th

--

1.00

1.00

7th

--

0.82

0.82

8th

--

0.64

0.64

Reverse gear

--

3.71

3.71

Final drive ratio

--

3.15

3.15

Power-steering type

--

EPS

EPS

Steering ratio

:1

15.1

15.1

Tires 18” standard front

--

225/45R18 95Y

--

Tires 18” standard rear

--

255/40R18 99Y

--

Wheels 18” standard front

Inches

8.0J x 18 LM

--

Wheels 18” standard rear

Inches

9.0J x 18 LM

--

Tires 18” optional front

--

255/40R18 95Y

--

Tires 18” optional rear

--

275/40R18 99Y

--

Wheels 18” optional

Inches

9.0 x 18 LM

--

Wheels 18” optional

Inches

10.0J x 18 LM

--

Tires 19” optional front

 

255/35R19 96Y

255/35R19 96Y

Tires 19” optional rear

 

275/35R19 100Y

275/35R19 100Y

Wheels 19” optional front

Inches

9.0J x 19 LM

9.0J x 19 LM

Wheels 19” optional rear

 

10.0J x 19 LM

10.0J x 19 LM

 

 

 

 

Cx

--

0.29 – 0.35

0.29 – 0.35

Top speed

km/h

250

250

 NRCan Fuel Economy, city / hwy

l/100 km

TBD

TBD

 

 

 

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