BMW told about the new roadster Z4September 19, 2018
The company BMW named the main characteristics of the sports roadster Z4 third generation. The novelty, which will premiere at the Paris Motor Show, will be available with three power units.
The top version with the designation Z4 M40i is equipped with a three-liter in-line supercharged “six”, which in the European market develops 340 hp, and in the North American market – 387 hp (the maximum torque in both cases is 500 Nm). The sports car is capable of accelerating from place to 100 km / h in 4.5 and 4.7 seconds. respectively.
This option is equipped with adaptive sports M-suspension, reinforced braking mechanisms and a limited-slip differential with electronic locking.
The roadster will also be available with a two-liter turbo four, developing 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque (Z4 sDrive30i). Acceleration from scratch to the first 100 km/h – 5.4 seconds. The yield of the same engine of the base version for Europe will be reduced to 197 forces and 320 Nm. Such a car can accelerate to 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds, and its maximum speed is 240 km per hour.
All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission ZF. In BMW decided to abandon versions with a manual transmission due to the forecasted low demand for similar modifications.
Recall, the roadster BMW Z4 third generation is built on a single chassis with a new sports car Toyota, for which the name was revived Supra. German and Japanese engineers have been jointly developing a platform for a sports car since 2014.
Serial production of the new BMW Z4 will begin in November 2018, and the start of sales of the roadster is scheduled for March 2019. Prices for sports car will be announced later.
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