The BMW Z4 is offered in two trims. The sDrive30i, is the base model, powered by BMW's latest version of their 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 255 horsepower and 295-pound feet of torque. That engine is paired up with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission sending all power exclusively to the rear wheels. This combination enables 0-60 mph sprints in 5.2 seconds. Fuel economy is respectable, with an EPA estimate of 28 mpg combined in the Z4. The M40i version of the car gets a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder engine aided by two turbochargers. Power is rated at 382 hp and it too is paired to an 8-speed automatic, sending power to the rear wheels. BMW claims a 0-60 time of just 3.9 seconds for the Z4 M40i.
Standard features include 18" wheels V-spoke wheels, LED headlights and a power-folding top with a glass rear window. Inside, a dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, the audio system is a 10-speaker, 200-watt number, while a Harmon/Kardon 12-speaker system is available. BMW's iDrive 7 infotainment system features a 10-inch touchscreen dominates the center control panel. Apple CarPlay is also included.
The M40i version gets a few more standard features as well, in addition to the bigger and more powerful engine. LED headlights and fog lights are standard along with a slightly more aggressive body kit and darker exterior trim details. Inside, the M40i version comes standard M performance 14-way power adjustable seats, voice activated navigation and BMW ConnectedDrive services, among other features.
The options list on the Z4 is extensive and includes three 18-inch wheel options and three different 19-inch wheel. While the Z4's standard seat material is BMW's own Sensatec, leather is available for $1700 while Alcantara seats are also available. Packages include Driving Assistance with collision warning and avoidance technologies as well as blind-spot monitoring and a lane-departure warning. The Premium Package adds heated seats, a heads-up display and in-car WiFi, while a Track Handling package adds an M Sport differential, adaptive suspension and upgraded sport brakes. Other stand-alone options include active cruise control, a heated steering wheel and a front and rear parking assist system.