BMW Malaysia recently introduced its all-new BMW Z4, the automaker’s newest open-top roadster, boasting an ’emotion-packed body design and a purist, driver-focused interior’.
“The BMW Z4 is back! More captivating than ever to rewrite a new chapter for BMW in its brand-defining roadster history,” said Harald Hoelzl, managing director of BMW Group Malaysia at the launch.
The Z4 is fashioned with striking new proportions and combines sporty on-road prowess with highly advanced, top-class equipment features and connectivity such as the BMW Live Cockpit Professional and the BMW Digital Key, says the Bavarian marque.
It is offered in the BMW Z4 sDrive30i M Sport variant capable of hitting the 0-100km/h mark in just 5.4 seconds.
Redefining its iconic, traditional roadster DNA with a modern and contemporary design based on its classic low, elongated silhouette with short overhangs, the new Z4 is available in Malaysia only in the M Sport trim.
The premium roadster stuns with its exterior impression, featuring a significant growth in length by 85mm (4,324mm), width by 74mm (1,864mm) and a slight bump in its height by 13mm (1,304mm) as compared to its predecessor. The wider track makes for more stable and agile cornering says the manufacturer while the shorter wheelbase provides a smaller turning circle. The lower and more centralised centre of gravity delivers sportier handling.
The increased luggage capacity, larger door compartments and additional storage areas behind the seats benefit the driver who is always in need of more space along with the increased legroom for superior comfort when on the road.
The new Z4 features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine delivering to the rear wheel 190kW/258hp with a peak torque of 400 Nm from 1,550 to 4,400 rpm and a top speed of 250km/h.
The low centre of gravity and equal front-to-rear weight distribution showcases its roadster characteristics. The BMW Z4 sDrive30i offers an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, M Sport Suspension and Variable Sport Steering.
Inside, the Z4 gives driving pleasure with its driver-focused cockpit design. The interior is adorned with a sporty two-seater cockpit, a classic canvas roof, minimalist interior trim surfaces and a low seating position to encapsulate the driver in a premium vehicle like no other.
Controls are intelligently grouped into ‘function islands’ for convenience, while the piece-de-resistance is the innovative indirect ambient lighting that allows the drivers to create their preferred lighting moods with calming colours like lilac and mint.
BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional is strategically placed at the same level as the central touchscreen information display and gives drivers information directly within their line of vision.
This new sports car can be locked and unlocked from a smartphone. The smartphone simply has to be held up to the door handle to unlock the door. Once inside, the engine can be started as soon as the phone has been placed in the Wireless Charging or smartphone tray.
The new Reversing Assist, meanwhile, provides an impressive form of support when operating in narrow spaces. The intuitive system remembers the last 50 metres of the drive to the parking space and will use that knowledge to assist the driver in exiting the spot by taking over the wheel.
In terms of colour offerings, the Z4 offers four vibrant exterior colours in San Francisco Red, Misano Blue, Black Sapphire and Alpine White, matched with interior options of Black décor with Black stitching, Magma Red with Black stitching or Cognac with Black stitching.