2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition G29

It’s been two years since we last had a BMW Z4 model available but the brand new 2019 BMW G29 Z4 has been unveiled and it’s certainly eye-catching. While the looks won’t be to all tastes there’s plenty that will be and lots to talk about besides the styling. For starters, BMW has dropped the folding metal hardtop of the E89 generation car in favour of a soft-top, presumably to save weight, and then there’s the very generous standard equipment line-up which includes leather, LED headlights, eight-speed auto gearbox and M Sports seats. There are three models to choose from: the sDrive 20i, sDrive 30i – both of which deliver impressive performance – and the one we’re really interested in, the M40i.


This is equipped with the single-turbo BMW B58 straight-six making 340hp and 369lb ft of torque, enough for a 0-62mph time of just 4.6 seconds. As standard, the Z4M40i comes equipped with Adaptive M Sport suspension, M Sport brakes and an M Sport diff, all of which combine to deliver a seriously sporty driving experience. Prices should have been announced by the time you read this and the new Z4goes on sale in AU/NZ next March.

2020 BMW Z4 G29

2020 BMW Z4 G29

SPECIFICATION 2019 BMW Z4 M40i M Performance G29

Max Power 335bhp @ 5500rpm

Max Torque 368lb ft @ 1520rpm

Weight 1398kg

0-62mph 4.6sec

Top speed 155mph (limited)

Basic price 39.520

On sale Spring 2019

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Jean-Claude Landry
Jean-Claude is the Senior Editor at eManualOnline.com, Drive-My.com and Garagespot.com, and webmaster of TheMechanicDoctor.com. He has been a certified auto mechanic for the last 15 years, working for various car dealers and specialized repair shops. He turned towards blogging about cars and EVs in the hope of helping and inspiring the next generation of automotive technicians. He also loves cats, Johnny Cash and Subarus.