After a short break, the famous sports car is coming back as 2020 BMW Z4 Roadster. The previous generation of this amazing model ended its production in 2016. A three-year gap definitely brings a lot of speculations but we are finally getting some official details about the upcoming model. From what we can see from the company’s management, the new Z4 is about to come with a lot of improvements. Besides expectedly new styling, it will come with a completely new architecture. This will provide some significant improvements, including weight savings, perfect weight distribution, better handling and much more.
As we’ve already mentioned, the 2020 BMW Z4 Roadster is about to get a completely new platform. The new architecture is a joint venture of two major carmakers. So, besides new Z4, it will underprint the long-awaited Toyota Supra, which is coming back as well. One of the interesting design solution is the engine position. Two thirds of the engine sit behind the front axle, which provides a perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Also, the company managed to save some weight. According to the latest reports, the new model will be for about 110 pounds lighter. Of course, there are numerous other new design solutions, as well as a completely new styling, which will involve BMW’s newest design language, which sticks to the roots but also brings a lot of novelties.
This aspect of the car is still a mystery. The testing model has been spotted, but we weren’t able to get some details about the 2020 BMW Z4 Roadster’s cabin. One of the things that looks certain is that the company will stick to the traditional soft-roof. Also, we expect to see a driver-oriented cabin, in a classic BMW manner. Of course, expect to see plenty of hi-quality materials and tech features. In terms of luxury and convenience, this sports car should be on par with models like Mercedes SLC or Audi TT.
The upcoming 2020 BMW Z4 Roadster will probably come with two engines in the offer. Without any doubt, base models will come with four-cylinder units. On the other side, a performance M40i version should come with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, the same that powers M2 models. This engine has a max output of 340 horsepower, which automatically determines Z4 as a new rival to Porsche 718 Boxter. The same engine should be in use for the new Toyota Supra. However, it should get a nice power boost for this occasion and feature more than 400 horsepower.
2020 BMW Z4 Roadster Release Date and Price
The new 2020 BMW Z4 Roadster will probably have its premiere next year at some of the major car shows. Sales should start soon after. When it comes to the price, some reports suggest that base models will go around $50,000.