The New BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 M40i combines the performance of a sports car with the freedom of a two-seater convertible. BMW Z4 Roadster, priced at Rs. 89.30 lakhs is launched in India today.


The BMW Z4 is more visually appealing than ever. It is a modern interpretation of the classical open-top sports car. Fresh design accents on the exterior with the contemporary BMW design language.

The newly designed BMW Kidney Grille, large air intakes, vertically aligned LED headlights and a long bonnet that stretches over the wheel arches convey pure dynamism. The classic soft-top opens with a push of a button and closes electrically in ten seconds.

With large Air Breathers on the front wheel arches and aerodynamic air vents, the BMW Z4 Roadster moves like a true driver’s machine. The rear spoiler stands out elegantly from the surface while the lateral design lines flowing in at the shoulders, frame the L-shaped LED rear lights. The rear apron combines with the diffusor and exhaust tailpipes and radiates a sporting flair.

Inspired by BMW M motorsport, provides an exceptional measure of dynamics and agility. Standard features like 19” M light alloy wheels, M Sports Brakes, Cerium Grey finish in the BMW Kidney Grille, exterior mirror caps, and trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes exude a sporty character.


The design of the interior places a focus on the sportiness of the BMW Z4 Roadster. There is a clearly structured arrangement of control elements, the driver-orientated cockpit design enhances the focus on the driving experience.

The Light package lends an ambience that invites passengers to relax. The Ambient Light function creates a cosy lighting atmosphere in the interior. The 2-zone Air conditioning provides individual climate control within the cabin. The electric seat adjustment is easy to use, and the memory function allows the driver to save preferred settings.

The practicality of the BMW Z4 Roadster features increased storage space behind the seats with a retaining net, large cupholders under the centre armrest cover, and roomy door pockets.

The standard specification includes a leather and Alcantara interior with blue contrast stitching and blue piping. The trim finishers are an Aluminium Mesh Effect. Further, M sports seats with additional adjustment options along with an M leather steering wheel form a part of the high-quality cabin space.

A range of optional equipment can be chosen, including Mirror caps in Black, Softtop Anthracite, Adaptive Headlamps, interior and exterior mirror package, M seat belts, Harman Kardon Surround system, comfort Access, Driving Assistant, Active Cruise Control, BMW Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant, and individual paint Frozen Grey m.


The new BMW Z4 Roadster features a revised cockpit. The BMW ConnectedDrive features the new BMW Live Cockpit Professional that comes with BMW Operating System 7.0. The layout features a 10.25” digital instrument cluster in a hexagonal frame and a high-resolution (1920 x 720 pixels) touchscreen information display.

The two displays provide a large amount of information – all in the driver’s direct field of vision. Customizable displays in the instrument cluster and the menu display in the central information screen can also be configured.

The BMW Live Cockpit Professional features an adaptive Navigation system (integrated –GPS) with 3D maps, the next-generation BMW iDrive with a touch controller, Wireless Apple Car Play, and connectivity through Bluetooth and 2 USB ports.

Many driver assistance features are available like Active Park Distance Control (PDC), rearview camera-assisted optional Parking Assistant function, and Driving Assistant function. Other optional features include a high-end Surround Sound system from Harman Kardon with 12 loudspeakers and 408 Watts of output, a first-ever full-color BMW Head-Up Display screen with a resolution of 400 x 800 pixels, and a Wireless Charging function.


The petrol engine from the BMW EfficientDynamics offers more spirited power delivery as well as spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds, thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology.

The third generation of the three-litre six-cylinder in-line engine produces an output of 250 kW / 340 hp and a maximum torque of 500 Nm at 1,600 – 4,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in just 4.5 seconds.

The 8-speed Steptronic Sports Transmission performs smooth gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, which enables it to develop its full power and efficiency. Variable Sport Steering adjusts the steering effort required depending on the current speed.

BMW EfficientDynamics features such as Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, 50:50 Weight Distribution and lightweight construction amongst other innovative technologies. Using the Driving Experience Control switch, the driver is able to choose between different driving modes (ECOPRO, COMFORT, SPORT) to suit diverse driving conditions.

The Adaptive M Sport suspension, M Sport brakes, and M Sport differential, standard on BMW Z4 M40i Roadster raise the car’s impressive handling bar to even greater heights.


It provides optimal support in any situation with airbags front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor and an emergency spare wheel.


  • Vatsal Agrawal

    VATSAL AGRAWAL is a petrolhead and engineer, who loves going for rides and travelling. Since childhood, he has been passionate about cars & the mesmerizing sound of V8’s engines. Explore the automotive industry with Vatsal! He shares detailed experiences from his travels around the world.


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