Visually, the minimal changes include revised LED-infused headlamps and tapered surrounds for the side indicators housings. There will also be a range of alloy wheel designs in 17 and 18-inch diameters to choose from when the Z4 hits showrooms in April. Inside, the air vent surrounds and iDrive display get high-gloss black trim, with Fineline Anthracite wood strips a new option for the first time. The fully-integrated Professional navigation system with internet connection provides entertainment, Real Time Traffic Information and allows short emails and text messages to be dictated by Voice Control.
Customers adding the Hyper Orange Design package are offered Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic or Valencia Orange metallic body finishes, while the interior receives leather and Alcantara upholstery in black with contrasting orange door panels and striping.
The current engine line-up remains in place with the addition of an entry-level Z4 sDrive18i model equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed automatic. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, which develops 115 kW (154 hp) and 240 Nm of torque, it cracks 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds (auto 8.1s) and reaches a top speed of 221 km/h (137 mph. Fuel consumption averages out at 6.8 litres every 100 kilometres with a CO2 figure of 159 g/km.