- 2019 Z4 production to commence by end of this year
- European launch in 2019 followed by India debut later
- Powered by a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine that generates 350bhp/500Nm
- Driving dynamics and rigid suspension setup to be shared with 2019 Toyota Supra
The new-generation BMW Z4 had been spotted on test on various occasions. This time around, the German premium car manufacturer has confirmed its plans to commence the production for the vehicle later this year. The 2019 Z4 will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Graz, Austria, in the last quarter of 2018. The vehicle is expected to be first launched in Europe next year followed by its India debut by the end of 2019. Along with fresh cosmetic and feature upgrades, the new model is also expected to be offered with two engine options.
The company has confirmed that the top-spec variant will be the Z4 M40i which will have a 3.0-litre straight-six engine that will generate around 350bhp of power and 500Nm of torque. Moreover, the vehicle will be offered with a lowered sports suspension and electronically controlled dampers, a newly developed front axle, M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres, an M sports brake system and an electronically controlled lock in the rear axle differential. BMW might also offer a 2.0-litre entry level version along with a 205bhp hybrid version.
In terms of design, the new model will get a detailed bumper design along with dual exhaust tips at the rear and flashy blue brake calipers. Unlike the hard top from the current generation model, the new model will get a soft top roof. The improved driving dynamics and rigid suspension setup will be shared with the 2019 Toyota Supra.