Despite the mid-cycle update, the brand’s smallest sports car still misses out on iDrive 8
Just recently, BMW’s third-generation Z4 received a mid-cycle update, where subtle changes were made to both the interior and exterior of the roadster.
On the outside, BMW has slightly updated the air intakes and the grille that sits inside it. It now wears a black grille, which looks quite striking alongside the new optional dark trim headlights.
As standard, the Z4 comes on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, but buyers are able to option a set of 19-inch wheels in a new design. At the front, these wheels are wrapped in 255mm rubber while, at the back, the Z4 gets 275s.
Rounding out the Z4’s exterior changes are a few new colours, including Portimao Blue, Skyscraper Grey, and most notably, Thundernight Purple, which was made famous on the new 2-Series.
On the inside, international market Z4s gets the M-Sport package as standard, but this doesn’t affect Australian buyers, as this has been standard on the roadster locally since 2019.
The Z4 misses out on getting BMW’s latest iDrive 8 operating system, keeping the same two-screen layout it has always had, rather than the curved displays offering in some newer BMW models.
While specifics for Australia are yet to be revealed, engine options remain exactly the same in Europe, and power and torque figures are unchanged.
This consists of the entry-level 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder sDrive20i with 145kW/320Nm, the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder sDriven30i with 190kW/400Nm, and the turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six M40i with 285kW/500Nm.
BMW has confirmed that this updated Z4 will go on sale in Europe from November, but details surrounding Australian availability are yet to be announced.
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