New BMW Z4 2020 pricing and specs detailed: M40i flagship powers up
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For 2020, BMW has increased the power output from its Z4 M40i flagship by 35kW, without adjusting its price from $124,900 plus on-road costs.
The range-topping Z4 now generates 285kW/500Nm from its 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine, putting it in line with other M Performance models like the M350i sports sedan and the X3/X4 M40i SUVs.
This means that the Z4 roadster will now accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds, which is four tenths of a second faster than the model that launched earlier this year.
BMW has made no changes to the rest of the range, with the base sDrive 20i and mid-spec sDrive 30i holding steady at $84,900 and $104,900, respectively.
As before, the 20i utilises a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 145kW/320Nm, and like the rest of the range, is standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
However, the base variant can be optioned with a six-speed manual transmission at no extra cost, which according to BMW, does not effect its ability to sprint from zero to 100km/h in 6.6 seconds.
The sDrive 30i uses the same 2.0-litre engine, with a significantly warmer tune. It is capable of a 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds, and produces 190kW and 400Nm.
Other than the increased power output, stepping up to the M40i affords customers a unique suspension setup, an M Sport Differential and a 12-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system.
Dealerships will offer the 2020 BMW Z4 in the first quarter of next year.