BMW Z4 updated with fresh face and added equipment

The updated 2023 BMW Z4 roadster will launch in Australia early next year with a host of key revisions.

The open-top two-seater will feature fresh design accents for the exterior, newly available paint finishes, a new alloy wheel design and an expanded range of equipment to boost its appeal.

BMW Australia will continue its existing two variant line-up via the Z4 sDrive20i and M40i, with both providing a balance of performance and efficiency from their turbocharged petrol engines and eight-speed sport automatic transmissions.

Delivering a fresh and sporting look to the front fascia of the new Z4 is a new BMW kidney grille design that features horizontal slats and new front apron side air curtain intakes.

Complementing the new face is a new 19-inch alloy wheel offering. The M light V-spoke style 772 M Bicolour Jet Black matte wheels with a diamond polished edge add to the Z4’s aesthetic and sporting allure.

The revised M Sport Plus package now integrates M Lights Shadow Line, which replaces chrome touches for the headlight element surrounds with black.

Three new metallic exterior colours are also available, including M Portimao Blue, Thundernight and Skyscraper Grey.

Under the bonnet, the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine powers the Z4 sDrive20i M Sport with 145kW and 320Nm, while the punchier 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder turbo petrol engine motivates the flagship z4 M40i with 285kW and 500Nm.

2023 BMW Z4

Key updates for the 2023 BMW Z4, which add to and enhance the existing specification and equipment offering, are summarised below:

Three new metallic paint colours:

  • M Portimao Blue
  • Thundernight
  • Skyscraper Grey

One new alloy wheel design:

  • 19″ M light alloy wheels, V-spoke style 772 M Bicolour Jet Black matte

M Sport Plus package

Z4 sDrive20i: $3,500
Z4 M40i: $2,500

  • 19″ M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 799 M Bicolour
  • M Sport Brakes, Blue or Red
  • Tyre Pressure Indicator
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • M Seat Belts
  • M High-Gloss Shadow Line with extended contents, featuring the following in Black High-Gloss:

– Kidney Grille frame

– M Lights Shadow Line

– Tailpipe trim

– Inserts in front bumper (M40i only)

– Rollover protection bar (M40i only)

– Mirror caps in body colour (M40i only)

Precision Package

Z4 sDrive20i: $3,600

  • Steering Wheel Heating
  • Lumbar Support for driver & front passenger
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Harman Kardon Surround Sound System

 2023 BMW Z4 line-up:

VariantPowertrainMax. Power


Z4 sDrive20i
M Sport
2.0L TwinPower Turbo
4-cylinder inline petrol engine, RWD


Z4 M40i3.0L TwinPower Turbo Petrol
6-cylinder inline petrol engine, RWD


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