Ah, yes – the Supra landed last week, so it’s time for pricing for the sister car, the BMW Z4.
Here in Australia, we’re getting three variants to start the ball rolling.
|Z4 sDrive 2.0i||$84,900|
|Z4 sDrive 30i||$104,900|
As usual, BMW is not mucking about when it comes to sticker pricing, but a quick look at the spec sheets tells me they weren’t mucking about with
BMW Z4 sDrive 20i
Opening the range is the $84,900 20i. That comes with a 145kW (197PS)/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo four. BMW reckons that delivers a handy 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of 6.6 seconds.
The entry-level car starts you off with an M Sport package, 18-inch alloys, heated seats, aluminium trim (no wood! Brilliant!), dual-zone climate control, head-up display, decent 10-speaker stereo with wireless Apple CarPlay as standard (also brilliant), wireless charging pad, LED headlights and a no-cost option Chinese language display. And leather seats, natch.
BMW Z4 sDrive 30i
The 30i has the same 2.0-litre
Compared to the 20i package, BMW swaps the 18s for 19-inch alloys (with performance tyres, apparently), auto parking, Comfort Access
BMW Z4 M40i
No BMW sports car range is complete without the excellent B58 3.0-litre straight-six with twin-scroll turbo. This one is good for 250kW (340PS) and 500Nm and a 0-100 time of 4.5 seconds.
Topping the range means you pick up all the stuff of the lower models as well as an M Performance suspension tune, M
Australian buyers can get their mitts on a Z4 from April 2019. It’s entirely likely dealers will get their mitts on your cash from today if you ask nicely.
What is everyone else paying?
A quick trip around the internet yielded these prices. All of them are basic and don’t include the usual stuff which you’ll know about if you’re from those places.
|Z4 20i sDrive||Z4 30i sDrive||Z4 m40i|
|UK||£36,990||£40,690||£49,050||As at November 2018|
|USA||NA||$50,695||$64,695||As at December 2018|
|South Africa||R755 900||NA||R1,030,500||As at December 2018|
Peter Anderson is the Editor and founder of the theredline.com.au. He’s been writing about cars for years and finds it difficult to talk about anything else.