The current model of the Z4 has been around since 2009 without any real changes made to it and a new model has been rumored for more than 2 years now. However, BMW hasn’t said anything about a new 2017 BMW Z4 until a few months ago when they announced that the next Z4 and the next Toyota Supra were going to share the same platform which would make the Z4 one of the most expected cars of 2016. It is unclear for now how much both cars are going to share but it seems that most of the platform as well as part of the engines are going to be identical. The new BMW Z4 2017 will be, without a doubt, one of the fastest sports cars on the market when it is going to be launched in the mid of 2016.
2017 BMW Z4 price
There is still no word about the pricing of the 2017 BMW Z4 but the base model has been rumored to cost under $50,000. This model is also going to feature a high performance M version which is likely going to get a hybrid drivetrain for the first time in model’s history. Unlike the M3 and the M4 though, the Z4M is quite likely going to fetch well over $80,000, making it nearly as expensive as the M5.
New BMW Z4 2017 specs
Engine wise, the base model of the new BMW Z4 2017 is going to feature a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4, co-developed with Toyota. This engine should make anywhere between 250 and 320 horsepower and up to 310 lb-ft of torque which would allow the car to get a 0 to 60 MPH time of around 5 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 MPH. The M model on the other hand is likely going to get the same inline 4 engine with a pair of electric motors, offering as much as 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, which would mean a 0 to 60 MPH time of less than 4 seconds and a top speed of more than 180 MPH, making for a really impressive car.
2017 BMW Z4 design changes
Unfortunately, at this point in time we do not have any official information about how the exterior of the new BMW Z4 2017 is going to look but if we look at the next generation Supra we can get an idea about the size of the car. The styling is most likely going to be something unique and most of us expect the next Z4 to use a similar design scheme to that of the BMW i3 and i8 with sharp lines and an exposed frame, which would certainly make for something very interesting. On the interior of the 2017 BMW Z4 on the other hand most of the elements are going to be shared with the 4-Series, such as similar seats and even a very similar dashboard.