BMW has launched the third generation Z4 roadster in India for a starting price of INR 64.90 lakh*. The redesigned model is available at all dealerships nationwide from today onwards.
Interestingly, the third generation BMW Z4 has a much lower entry-price compared to its predecessor, which was priced from INR 81.80 lakh (ex-showroom) early last year. So, it is much more accessible.
The 2019 BMW Z4 is available in India in two model variants: sDrive20i and M40i. Internationally, there’s a mid-range sDrive30i option as well, but that’s not on offer here. The sDrive20i uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine producing a meagre 197 PS and 320 Nm. This engine is married to an 8-speed automatic transmission. A 0-100 km/h sprint takes 6.6 seconds, while the top speed is 240 km/h.
The M40i sports a 3.0-litre petrol engine that dishes out 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque. A specially tuned 8-speed automatic transmission works in tandem with this engine. A nought to 100 km/h acceleration run takes 4.5 seconds, while the top speed is 250 km/h. M Sport brakes and electronically controlled M Sport rear differential are also included in this model variant, but the former is available optionally in sDrive20i.
On the outside, the 2019 BMW Z4 features Adaptive LED headlights with LED DRLs and LED turn indicators, 17-, 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels, LED rear lights and dual exhaust tailpipes. Interior highlights include 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system built-in navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay, Vernasca leather upholstery, head-up display and Harman Kardon surround sound system (408W, 7 channels, 12 speakers). It goes without saying that some of these exterior and interior features are optional.
BMW imports the all-new Z4 to India in CBU form from Graz, Austria, where contract manufacturer Magna Steyr manufactures it alongside its platform-mate - the Toyota GR Supra.
2019 BMW Z4 - Prices*
- Z4 sDrive20i - INR 64,90,000
- Z4 M40i - INR 78,90,000