This model was originally launched in 2002, in South Carolina and that first generation came available in two body styles – convertible and coupe. In 2009, the second generation of this model came out, this time as a retractable hardtop roadster. Now, the company decided that it is a time for the third-generation model, designed together with Japanese car maker Toyota. This new model will be more powerful and striking than its predecessor and it will come under the name of BMW Z4 Roadster as 2016 model.
BMW Z4 Roadster Exterior design
Exterior wise, the new 2016 BMW Z4 Roadster will come with some cool changes, but although this is a next-generation model, the exterior won’t be so drastically changed. It will have a fluid metal feel, which is really cool and interesting.
As for the front end of the model, it will stay the same as its forerunner. It will have a very long hood with powerful black grille, which will be low set with re-profiled headlights powered with LED laser light, along with z designed cross section with deep-set bonnets and side vents.
Around back, there will be slightly flattered deck, providing to this model a more muscular and sporty look. It will certainly have a more aggressive and powerful look than its predecessor. It is also worth mentioning that this model will come with eight mirrors.
Interior of BMW Z4 2016
As for the interior, it will come with a lot of changes, with high-quality materials and the latest technology features from German manufacturer. Actually, it will get an all-new look, with details inspired by famous Zagato’s Z design. The interior will come in black color with new leather seats and a totally revisited control board.
The model will also come equipped with an air conditioner, CD player and atmosphere bags. Furthermore, there will be ABS brake system, navigation system, keyless entry system, USB, Bluetooth, Smartphone connectivity and push-button start.
BMW Z4 Roadster 2016 Engine
Talking about the engine department, the 2016 BMW Z4 should come powered with new-generation engines. The current units will most likely be replaced with one 4-cylinder engine and one more powerful V-6 engine.
The first one, sDrive28i 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, will be able to deliver 240 hp. The other one, sDrive35i 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbocharged power unit, will be able to produce around 300 hp.
These engines will be mated with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift paddle and FWD system.
Beside these two petrol variants, this model should also come as a hybrid, as a result of Toyota and BMW joint operations. It will probably be the same configuration which is in the new i6, so the total output of the car should be 335 hp and 324 pound-feet of torque. This configuration comes with excellent performance and great fuel economy.
2016 BMW Z4 Roadster Price and Release date
Price wise, the 2016 BMW Z4 Roadster should be in range from $46.000 to $69.000. As for the release date, this stunning Roadster should come on the market any time soon. All in all, this is one hell of a model from the famous German automaker, and it will surely make some stir on the market.