American pricing for BMW's Z4 convertible has been leaked, providing a helpful hint for what we can expect to pay when the two-seat performance car lands in Australia.
In the States, the M40i version will wear a US$64,695 price tag when it arrives there, which offers a crucial clue as to where BMW is placing its Z4 in its broader line-up.
While things like Luxury Car Tax (and Australia's higher prices in general when it comes to buying cars) mean a straight currency conversion is out of the question (it's about $90k in AUD, if you're wondering), the leaked pricing does show the Z4 will be priced above the cheapest full-blown M car - the M2 - in America.
There, the new M2 Competition costs US$58,900, which puts the Z4 about five grand above it. In Australia, that same M2 costs $99,900 (for the manual) and $104,900 (for the automatic), which means the Z4 M40i will likely land somewhere north of $110,000 when it arrives in March.
While pricing and specification is still being finalised in Australia, the M40i will sport the biggest engine in the Z4 family; turbocharged 3.0-litre, six-cylinder unit good for 250kW and 500Nm. Happily, though, there are cheaper options, too. A four-cylinder, 2.0-litre engine is also on offer, with the 145kW sDrive20i and 190kW sDrive30i both to be priced below the M40i in the line-up, meaning you'll be able to step into a Z4 for less than $100k.
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