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All-new 2019 BMW Z4 breaks cover

The well-known venue of the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach has become the setting for the world premiere of the highly anticipated all-new BMW Z4.

The German carmaker will present the BMW Z4 M40i First Edition, a limited run special edition model with exclusive design and equipment features, including a striking body paintwork in Frozen Orange metallic.

Completely redesigned, the third-generation BMW Z4 continues the nameplate’s hallmark attributes – perfect 50:50 weight distribution, wide tracks and a compact wheelbase. The only departure being the new model’s soft top roof, replacing the previous hard top for lighter weight.

Vertically aligned headlights, the BMW kidney grille sporting a mesh design, the bonnet stretching sports car-like over the wheels, large air breathers on the front wheel arches and the distinctive spoiler integrated into the rear lid all contribute towards the characteristic look of the new BMW Z4.

The design of the interior also places the focus on the driving, with the driver-oriented cockpit styling underscored by dynamic forward-oriented lines.

The Z4 M40i First Edition further amplifies its dynamic potential with exclusive features including BMW High Gloss Shadow Line, black exterior mirror caps and 19-inch light alloy wheels boasting a bicolour, double spoke design.

The interior of the edition model comprises the Vernasca black leather trim with decorative stitching, electrically adjustable seats with memory function, the option ambient light and the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System.

Head-Up Display is featured for the first time in the Z4 roadster, while Matrix LED headlights and BMW Live Cockpit Professional are some of the latest technology underpinning the new roadster.

The Z4 M40i First Edition is powered by a 250 kW/340 hp, 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder engine and a sports suspension with electronically controlled dampers, M Sport braking system and an electronically controlled M Sport differential in the rear axle transmission.

As the performance flagship of the Z4 range, the new Z4 M40i takes just 4.6 seconds to sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h.

BMW will announce all details of further engine variants and equipment features of the two-seater on 19 September 2018, with worldwide market launch commencing in early 2019.

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