The upcoming world premiere of BMW: the model is not named, but everyone already guessed itJuly 27, 2018
The world premiere of a certain novelty BMW will be held on August 23 in the framework of the competition of elegance in the American town of Pebble Beach. The name of the model is not disclosed, no photos, no teasers, too. The company promised to share the details later, note that the model “will certainly be an emotional addition to the BMW range.” Apparently, it is a question of a commodity roadster Z4 of new generation (series G29). By the way, the precursor of the two-door roadster – the eponymous concept – was first shown at Pebble Beach last year.
Recall, in early June 2018, the brand distributed a photo of the prototype Z4. The roadster received a soft roof, whereas the predecessor (E89) had a hard folding top. The model is built on a rear-wheel-drive platform, which was developed in conjunction with Toyota: the same platform lies at the heart of the new Supra (not yet officially introduced). According to preliminary information, the structure of the body of the BMW Z4 uses carbon-fiber elements, so that the weight of the “grid” could be reduced by approximately 150 kg compared to the previous generation model.
It is expected that the top BMW Z4 M40i will be equipped with a three-liter three-liter six-cylinder engine power of about 360 hp. With such a motor, the roadster will probably dial the first 100 km/h somewhere in 4.5 seconds, and its maximum speed is limited at 250 km/h. Also in the arsenal of the Z4 M40i are a lowered suspension with adaptive shock absorbers, electronically controlled differential lock, reinforced brakes. More accessible versions will receive four-cylinder engines.
Production of the previous BMW Z4 was discontinued in 2016. The previous roadster was offered with petrol “Quartet” 2.0 (184 or 245 hp) and six-cylinder engine 3.0 (306 or 340 hp). In 2016 in the Old World sold 3,006 cars BMW Z4, in the US – 1,187 cars. In Russia in 2016, only seven roadsters of BMW were sold, in the pre-crisis 2013 – 67 units.