The latest BMW Z4 will go on sale in March 2013 with price starting from £27,610 for Z4sDrive18i rising to £45,795 for sDrive35is.
This is not a new model as such rather a revision of the current one – there has been a reworking of the headlights which now feature white LED corona rings and a white ‘eyebrow' with additional chrome detailing, while in profile the side gill features chrome detailing and LED side repeater lights.
The BMW Z4 still comes with a two-piece, electro-hydraulically operated Retractable Hard-Top roof that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 20mph.
Standard equipment across all models now includes DAB radio, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and Sport multi-function steering wheel. All models apart from the new entry-level sDrive18i SE come with Kansas leather upholstery as standard. Three new colours of Mineral Grey, Glacier Silver and Valencia Orange are offered while two new styles of alloy wheel, 17-inch and an 18-inch V-spoke styling wheel are available.
The entry-level BMW Z4 sDrive18i is powered by a 156 hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine. Capable of 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 137 mph, returning on the combined cycle 41.5 mpg with emissions of 159 g/km.
The most popular selling model is set to be the sDrive20i which outputs 184 hp with same consumptions and emissions as the lower output sDrive18i yet is quicker from 0-62 mph, 6.9 seconds and has a higher top speed of 146 mph.
Moving up the range are the four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged sDrive28i, and the six-cylinder twin-turbocharged sDrive35i and the sDrive35is offer 245hp, 306hp and 340hp power outputs, electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph.
Six-speed manual gearboxes and standard but you can specify an eight-speed automatic transmission if you prefer. The BMW Z4 sDrive35is has a seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission as standard.Published 15 January 2013