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BMW Z4 2019: International pricing leaked, here's what you can expect to pay

The USA pricing of the Z4 sheds some light on what we can expect to pay in Australia

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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