2019 BMW Z4 will offer improved performance and CLAR architecture

Luxury car giant BMW new Z4 is said to be a reincarnation of the first Z3 roadster that was produced at the company’s Spartanburg, South Carolina-based manufacturing facility in the mid 1990s.

However, the 2019 BMW Z4 will shed the last Z4’s bulky, unimpressive retractable hardtop to make way for a soft top that will be operated electrically.

There will be no more clumsy cutlines segmenting the stylish silhouette, while cargo volume will be increased by 50 per cent with the top down.

Just like other new rear-wheel-drive BMW cars, the upcoming Z4 will be underpinned by a spinoff of the company’s modular CLAR architecture and will have an optional M Sport kit. However, one should not expect air springs or rear-wheel steering. Wheel sizes will likely range from 17-inchers to an optional 19-inch package.

It will be available in multiple versions. The base version s20i will likely have a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine rated at 180 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. The s30i will likely features the same engine rated at 248 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque. The Z4 M40i will have engine rated at 320 hp, 340 lb-ft of torque.

However, all the aforementioned features will come with a heavy price tag. One can expect the new Z4 to come with a price tag of more than $50,000.