Available March '19.
Yup - sounds like the 718 segment may be getting some real competition next year.It is interesting to read other early reviews of the Z4...….
I'm just glad to see them make any new sports car these days really.The Z4 30i will arrive first, in March of next year. The M40i will be a couple of months behind, by BMW's reckoning. We don't have final pricing yet, but the four-cylinder looks set to be in the low-$50K neighborhood and the M40i in the mid-$60,000s, overlapping the Porsche 718 Boxster with the promise of much more standard equipment. We won't prejudge that contest, but we can confidently predict it is going to be closer than ever before.
I'm just glad to see them make any new sports car these days really.
Competition makes the entire herd stronger! I was never really a big fan of the Z4, but the Z3 M Coupe with the E46 engine (the one that's shaped like a small, awkward hatchback), that car I've always loved, and will likely have one at some point. I've owned several BMW's, and the idea that it's not a DTC (dual clutch) is probably a good thing, if you've driven recent DCT cars. The DCT feels NOTHING like a PDK. Personally, I prefer the ZF auto to the current DCT. The DCT is quick, but it's jerky, it's rarely smooth (even in the lowest speed shift setting), not even in auto mode. Plus, the lack of having a designated Park button is major p.i.t.a!sounds like it is a automatic torq converter, not double clutch?
Imho, either Bmw or Merc does it for me, dont like the looks or interior :/
100% this in every way.I’m sure the BMW Z4 is going to be more than capable sports car. However, for me anyway there is just always something more special driving a ‘Porsche’ rather than a ‘BMW’.
There will be more than an issue: the two cars will share almost everything below the skin.The interesting challenge will be the Z4 vs the new Supra! Yes, I am sure there is some economy of scale in play by sharing development costs, there could be an issue of cannibalization.
That's not an ///M variant with Sxx internals developed by BMW M GmbH. (Bimmerheads will know what I'm referring to). That's simply using the letter to imply a slightly higher-performance version of a base car by BMW AG -- essentially, one with the six-pot B58 engine.The video above shows it badged as M40i