When the 2018 BMW Z4 comes out, it will exemplify great craftsmanship which characterizes the company. This is a model that manages to balance out great sportiness and comfort at the same time. The cabin has a great type of a design and does not only look good, but more importantly feels good. The Z4 is perhaps the oldest model in BMW’s lineup but its design has aged much better compared to the other ones opposing models and Beemer cars.
The BMW Z4 is certainly one of the more balanced roadsters on the market. It provides a perfect blend of sportiness and ride comfort. Although it is not as fast as the highest rated models on the market, it does provide a steady driving offer when taking this car out for a drive within city limits.
The current design has been used since 2009, and the car has managed to go with it for a period of time now. The model does not look dated at all and the last update came in 2012. Now it is time for another freshening up for the Z4 model and even with the looks of the car holding their own it is always good to add something new for the brand.
The release date is going to be offered soon and as all the latest pictures were unveiled we felt it was time to provide a review.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 BMW Z4 Predicted?
The newly announced 2018 BMW Z4 will be given a release date pretty soon. Currently, only the new photos were unveiled with the release date still being under wraps. But according to the latest sources, we are expecting to see the model come out by the beginning of 2018.
What is the Price for the 2018 BMW Z4?
The 2018 BMW Z4’s price tag will resemble the current one. The model does not get a massive boost in costs and it will be offered for around 50,000 dollars. But it still makes it one of the priciest models on the market and its segment as well.
What is the Exterior Design Like?
The new 2018 BMW Z4 will inherit its perfect roadster proportions from its predecessor. The model has a low hood and short front and rear ends. But the car also adds a slew of sporty accessories and also aerodynamic pieces which make it a great car.
The car combines raised character lines smooth swells and converging arcs to give the car a fresh look. The exterior is still one of the best parts of the Z4 and with the update it makes it sporty and conservative at the same time. The Z4 is going to be unique as it will offer a type of a persona which has not been seen anywhere else within the luxury roadster segment.
What does in the Interior Look Like?
The smaller 2018 BMW Z4 has a more simple layout and cockpit-like cabin, making it more driver-orientated than any other BMW product out there. The general feel of the inside is that of an upscale model with elegant and sophisticated lines all brought together in a modern fashion. Perhaps the control panel feels a bit cluttered but the combination of high-end materials and the controls of the iDrive system, makes this part balanced.
The upholstery and the materials that are used for the inside are great. They spared no expenses there, but although the inside is not the best example of roominess it does offer a minimalist take on a classic roadster interior. In terms of style and luxury, the interior of the Z4 certainly has an upper hand compared to the competition.
Powertrain and Output
The new 2018 BMW Z4 will come in the same three setups as before, sDrive28i, sDrive35i, and sDrive35is. The sDrive28i version is going to use a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine, rated 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The sDrive35i is being motivated by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 offer with an output of 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. And the last sDrive35is offer gives us a performance of 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.
0-60 mph Performance
Every version of the 2018 BMW Z4 will have a different acceleration rate based on their used engine and innate capabilities. The first one is able to sprint to 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds, the second one makes it in exactly 5 seconds, while the biggest and most powerful one has a range-topping offer of 4.8 seconds,
Fuel Economy Rates
With the offered version of the 2018 BMW Z4 you will get a fuel efficient offer and also a fast one as well. If you are looking to save fuel and consequently more money, you should choose the sDrive28i, which has an EPA rating of 22 mpg city, 34 highway, 26 combined. The sportiest Z4 model is the sDrive35is and this one is rated 17/24/20 mpg and the sDrive35i is actually rated the same.
Dimensions and Size
With the 2018 BMW Z4 update, the model does not feature any dimensions changes. The model is balanced and as we said in the beginning still sports a good and traditional roadster design. They did not want to break the balance this time and have just transferred the dimensions, keeping everything the same as it was. The interior spacing is still not great, but you would not expect more from a roadster either way.
The safety of the 2018 BMW Z4 is going to be addressed in a serious manner. Although this time we do not get an extensive update, it is still safe to say that this car is a secure vehicle. Expanded safety equipment is probably saved for future models or even a new generation car. For now you will get front and side airbags, adaptive brake lights, and multi-setting stability and brake control systems in every car. Optional equipment includes automatic headlamps, park distance control, and BMW Assist service with Bluetooth. But the down fall of the Z4 brand is that is still does not offer a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning systems, which are considered as advanced and perhaps necessary items for modern vehicles.
What Competition Cars will the 2018 BMW Z4 face?
The 2018 BMW Z4 is coming to a star-struck segment. The models seen here are all great and it will truly be hard to determine which one takes the front seat. The Z4 is perhaps the most expensive one of the lot but one which provides the steadiest offer. Other cars to look for include the Audi TT, Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and the Porsche Boxster.
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