Can the 2019 BMW Z4 Revive the Roadster Spirit? | Edmunds

Edmunds Senior Reviews Editor Mark Takahashi got the opportunity to drive the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 roadster in Portugal. He wasn't a fan of previous Z4s and was hoping that this redesign would bring back some of the lively spirit of the Z3 and other past BMW roadsters. In the process of trying to answer that question, Mark delves into more practical concerns and assesses how the Z4 stacks up against the competition.

Q: What 2019 BMW Z4 models will be offered?
A: Initially, the Z4 sDrive30i will be available, with the more powerful M40i to follow.

Q: What's the difference between these models?
A: The SDrive30i has a 255-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The M40i gets a 382-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder along with a different suspension and other performance upgrades.

Q: How much will the 2019 BMW Z4 cost?
A: We expect the SDrive30i to start around $50,000 and the M40i to hit above $60,000.

Q: When will it go on sale?
A: Look for the new Z4 to show up in dealerships this March.

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