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BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car that began its life back in 2002 before receiving its second generation in 2008. It is offered in both coupe and roadster forms. The current model Z4 is powered by a choice of two engines. The first is a 3.0L I-6 producing 255hp and 220 lb-ft of torque, while the second is a 3.0L twin turbo I-6 producing 300hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, or a seven-speed automatic transmission.

2019 BMW Z4

2019 BMW Z4
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Inspired by the flagship 8 Series

The third-generation BMW Z4 combines styling features seen on the Z4 Concept from 2017 and the flagship 8 Series Coupe. The roadster broke cover at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in M40i trim, but more versions joined the lineup toward 2019.

After more than three years of speculation, which included rumors that the roadster might be renamed, the third-gen Z4 made its public debut exactly 30 years after the first Z1 car went into production in 1988. Unveiled at same location as the Z4 Concept in 2017, the third-gen Z4 replaces a seven-year model that was past its prime. Drawing cues from both the Z4 Concept and the 8 Series, the new Z4 raises above the competition in just about every department.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW Z4.

 

Latest BMW Z4 news and reviews:

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Ford Mustang GT vs. Toyota Supra vs. BMW Z4 - Who Wins?

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2019 BMW Z4 video review roundup - is it the posh compact roadster we’ve been waiting for?

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2020 Toyota Supra Vs. 2019 BMW Z4

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BMW Replaces Entire Engine Line With Toyota 2JZ

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Visual Comparison: The 2020 Toyota Supra and the BMW Z4

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 BMW Z4

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First journos get their hands on 2019 BMW Z4: Videos

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2019 BMW Z4 M Coupe Could Look Like This

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BMW Z4 M40i Prototype Laps Nürburgring in 7:55

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2020 BMW Z4 vs 2017 BMW Z4

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Love It or Leave It - The 2019 BMW Z4

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Full Walkaround of the 2019 BMW Z4 M40i - Does the U.S.-Spec Model Make More Power?

You get to hear it run too
2019 BMW Z4

2019 BMW Z4

Inspired by the flagship 8 Series
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The 2019 BMW Z4 First Edition Breaks Cover at Pebble Beach

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BMW Teases the 2019 Z4 First Edition Ahead of Tomorrow’s Debut

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Update: Leaked Photos of the New 2019 BMW Z4 Surface Ahead of Debut

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BMW Teases Z4 Before Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Debut

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The New BMW Z4 (and Probably the Toyota Supra) Will Debut This Summer!

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The Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 are Expected to Debut at the Geneva Motor show

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BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra: Evil Twins with Different Personalities

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Latest Videos:

2017 BMW Concept Z4

2017 BMW Concept Z4

A look into the design of the upcoming, third-gen Z4
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The BMW Z4 Concept Is Awesome, But Don’t Expect The World As Far As The Production Model Is Concerned

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We Already Have An Idea What BMW’s Mysterious Teaser Is All About

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The BMW Sports Car We’ve All Been Waiting For Will Arrive In Concept Form At Pebble Beach

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Looks Like The BMW Z4 Isn’t Dead Just Yet

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Did The BMW Z4 Quietly Fade Into The Sunset?

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Latest Wallpapers:

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Next BMW And Toyota Sports Cars Will Be Built By Magna Steyr

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Recent Toyota-BMW Collaboration Will Bring Improvements To Both Companies

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2015 BMW Z4 - Driven

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2015 BMW Z4 GTLM

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BMW To Unveil Special 40th Anniversary Z4 GTLM at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

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BMW Wants to Replace the Z4 by 2020

Latest spy shots:

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BMW Z1, Z3 and Z5 in the Works

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