2019 BMW Z4 Driven: Has The New Roadster Been Worth The Wait?

Nearly two years after BMW discontinued the E89 Z4, they finally replaced it with an all new model.

Co-developed with Toyota’s upcoming Supra, it’s known as the G29, and still benefits from a front-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive set up.

Thus, BMW has stayed true to the sports car recipe, while giving nothing but the best to the new Z4. On paper, compared to its predecessor, it’s better in everything: design, comfort, boot space and, best of all, power.

Also Read: Supra/Z4: Toyota And BMW Engineers Haven’t Talked To Each Other Since 2014

The M40i tops the four-cylinder offerings, namely the sDrive20i and sDrive30i, both of them equipped with a 2.0-liter four-pot, and is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter engine. The lump boasts 340 PS (335 hp / 250 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, and pushes the range-topping Z4 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph).

So far, everything sounds nearly perfect, and as one of the first reviews of the car points out, the engine makes the car very exciting, especially with the Sport mode activated. The steering is accurate, with good feedback, and while the ride may not be the comfiest, it’s still nice enough to allow users to enjoy the new Z4 on a sunny day, with the roof lowered.

Of course, there are some flaws with the German roadster, but the main question is if it has been worth the wait. Well, click and find out what the first reviewers have to say about it.

 

  • EM1

    If it offers AWD, maybe it would be worth it over a Miata for northeastern US.

    • javier

      right that or the supra, they were talking about it with hybrid e awd but i think it will be really limited in both cases with conventional rwd, such a shame that toyota doesn’t showcase its hybrid tech knowhow

  • Gullet

    What the hell is wrong with the BMW design departement? Shape up!

  • ksegg

    Unless this thing is a billion times better than a new ND2 MX-5, I see zero reason to buy this.

  • Kagan

    Not by the looks!

    Hopefully the supra will be nicer and sportier.

Daimler Seeking $1.1 Billion Of Savings Through Job Cuts At Mercedes

The German car maker will cut 10 percent of its management posts and seek to save another 300 million euros from staff costs.

2021 Mustang Mach-E Mistakenly “Leaked” By Ford, Starts At Just Under $44k

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will offer up to 300 miles (483 km) of driving range.

2020 Toyota Supra Driver Floors It, Crashes Right Into A Tree

The driver was probably trying out some kind of mod, but lost control of the Supra and crashed into a tree.

2020 Audi S8 Offers Supercar Performance Wrapped In Comfort And Luxury

The S8 has a rather discreet styling, but with 563 HP and a plethora of safety and comfort features, it’s very tempting.

Holden’s Project Monaro Is A Wonderful One-Off – And You Can Win It

The one-off Holden Monaro in question is painted Panoramo Blue Suede.

2019 LA Auto Show Preview: A-To-Z Guide To All The Debuts

Here’s a full list of all the world and North American vehicle premieres happening at the 2019 LA Auto Show .

Bad Driver Gets Instant Karma After Near Collision

Following the close call, the driver cut off a cop and got pulled over.

2020 Mercedes GLA Will Debut In “A Few Weeks”

Mercedes will reportedly skip auto shows and debut the 2020 GLA online.

1954 Jaguar XK120 Needs More Than A Dust-Off To Be Brought Back To Life

The classic Jaguar XJ120 will be auctioned off online between November 20 and 27 for an estimated $32k-35k.

Is This The Steering Wheel From The 2021 Corvette Z06?

If so, the Z06’s steering wheel will have carbon inserts and a red center line marker.