These are the first images of BMW’s new Z4 M40i First Edition, which gets it global debut at Pebble Beach, Monterey, California. Under the bonnet sits a new straight six-cylinder petrol engine with 340hp. It also boasts new sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, M Sport braking system and an electronically controlled M Sport differential in the rear axle.
This M40i First Edition is based on the BMW Concept Z4 presented at Concours d’Elegance 2017 in Pebble Beach and is finished in frozen orange metallic. Vertically aligned headlights, the BMW kidney grille sporting a mesh design, the bonnet stretching sports car-like over the wheels, large air breathers on the front wheel arches and the distinctive spoiler integrated into the rear lid all contribute towards the characteristic look of the new BMW Z4. The design of the interior also places the focus on the sportiness of the new BMW Z4. Forward-oriented lines underscore the driver-oriented cockpit styling. Likewise, the clearly structured arrangement of all control elements enhances the focus on the driving experience inside the new BMW Z4.
BMW will announce all details of further engine variants, technical innovations and the diverse equipment features of the two-seater on 19 September 2018. This will be followed a short time later by the trade fair premiere of the new BMW Z4 at the Mondial de l’Automobile (4 – 14 October 2018) in Paris. The worldwide market launch will commence in the spring of 2019.