2023 BMW Z4 roadster arrives with bevy of cosmetic changes
Roadsters are a dying breed, but BMW is not ready to give up on its beloved Z4 yet. The company has now decided to update the two-seater. The updated Z4 gets some visual tweaks, three new paints, and some streamlining to its trim structure. The M Sport trim which was earlier standard only on M40i now becomes standard for the sDrive 30i as well.
- The BMW Z4 is the result of a collaboration between the German company and Toyota. The first Z4 was introduced in 2002 and since then, it has continued to withstand the hybrid pull and remain a purist's dream.
- It is refreshing that the roadster is getting a mid-cycle update but fortunately or unfortunately (depending on which side you are on), not much has changed.
The new BMW Z4 sports a sculpted hood, redesigned mesh-style BMW kidney grille, sleek upswept headlights, revamped air curtains, and a soft top. It is flanked by indicator-mounted ORVMs, sharp body lines, and designer alloy wheels. Wrap-around taillamps and a lid-mounted spoiler grace the rear end. It is offered in three new shades namely, Thunderlight Metallic, Portimao Blue Metallic, and Skyscraper Gray Metallic.
The 2023 BMW Z4 sDrive30i is powered by a 2.0-liter, twin-turbo, inline 4-cylinder engine that generates 255hp/398.6Nm. The M40i trim is fueled by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, inline 6-cylinder motor that makes 382hp/499Nm. Both mills are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2023 BMW Z4 has a driver-focused two-seater cabin featuring SensaTech upholstery, multi-zone climate control, welcome lights, heated front seats, and a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel. The roadster houses a 10-speaker HiFi Sound System, a 10.25-inch Live Cockpit Professional instrument cluster, and a 10.25-inch infotainment panel. For passengers' safety, the car has multiple airbags, BMW's Advanced Safety System, and Active Guard.
The 2023 BMW Z4 sDrive 30i starts at $53,795 (around Rs. 44.01 lakh) and the base price for the M40i is $66,295 (nearly Rs. 54.24 lakh). They will be available for purchase in November.