The upcoming 2018 BMW Z4 is a big surprise. Just like the original models, the new one will combine the feel and the power of a sports car with the open-air fun and style of a luxury roadster.
To ensure the car’s success, the BMW has put in a great effort into implementing all the latest technologies and performance features. With these, the 2018 BMW Z4 will surely prove a tough opponent to the Porsche Boxster and the Audi TT.
2018 BMW Z4 – Exterior Look and Design
On the outside, the 2018 BMW Z4 will look both familiar and fresh. Just like the models from the late 90s, the 2018 model will combine luxury and athleticism in one attractive package. In general, all the traditional features are here. These include a long hood, muscular fenders, a short trunk, and, of course, the well-known BMW grille.
However, all of these elements have been refreshed, so as to offer something that feels new and exciting. When it comes to specific changes, the twin-kidney grille will be somewhat bigger and situated lower in the fascia. This, along with a lowered nose, will ensure a more aggressive stance.
The headlights also appear bigger and they seem to be connected to the frontal chrome frame. Overall, the upcoming Z4 looks like a very attractive sports coupe, one that carries that vintage feeling and still manages to look exciting and fresh.
There will be plenty of room for shoulders and elbows, as well as a decent amount of legroom. Of course, comfort will be ensured by high-quality materials and adjustable seats.
The materials will include natural leather, chrome, and some wood touches. Just like its exterior, the Z4’s interior will also present a mix of both new and old. It will sport a floating infotainment display and a redesigned instrument cluster. However, it will also sport somewhat dated audio controls and HVAC vents.
Tech-wise, the 2018 BMW Z4 will feature a little bit of everything. We will most likely see a bevy of safety features, as well as the BMW’s iDrive system, a touchscreen display, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB and more.
Engine Options and Specs
So far, there has been no confirmation regarding the engines that the upcoming 2018 BMW Z4 will use. But, according to the rumors, it will most likely use the same engines found in the last year’s Z4. These will include a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, with 240 hp and 260 lb- ft of torque, and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6, with 300 hp and 300 lb-ft.
Finally, there will be a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6, with 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The transmission choices will probably include an 8-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual.
Expected Release Date and Price
The release date for the 2018 BMW Z4 is still being kept in secret by the German automotive giant. However, all rumors point out to an early 2018 release. When it comes to the pricing, the Z4 should be around $50.000.