The two-seat convertible roadster, the 2022 BMW Z4, will reportedly receive a more sporty styling. We like the previous generation, but the new one will be a game-changer from what we heard. Some of the concept images are available, and we must admit, the upcoming model looks much more aggressive at first glance.
Overall, the Z4 is a luxury sports car that’s fun to drive. However, in the same segment, you can find better cars in the same pricing range. The Porsche 718 Boxster is a much better performer as well as the Jaguar F-Type that offers a supercharged solid V8.
2022 BMW Z4 Facelift
The new 2022 BMW Z4 definitively looks more aggressive than its predecessor. Furthermore, it still features a traditional kidney grille associated with attractively shaped headlights. In general, it doesn’t look quite like any other car in the segment. Instead, it comes with sleek styling that is well sculpted and unique.
With the most recent redesign, this model becomes more competitive, especially with the M Sport Package that comes optionally. This appearance package makes it look more aggressive, and it includes M sport suspension. Moreover, customers that choose the Dynamic Handling package will get a more advanced adaptive M suspension, M Sport differential, and M Sport brakes.
More Luxurious Cabin
The new 2022 BMW Z4 has plenty of room to offer inside, considering it is a compact roadster. Besides generous seating space, the trunk is also spacious. As before, the interior of the Z4 remains sporty, featuring plenty of technology and upscale materials.
Stepping in, you will first notice a giant 10.25-inch touchscreen that can also be operated via a rotary control knob like before. Interestingly, besides this screen, there’s another 10.25-inch in front of the driver, replacing the traditional analog gauge cluster. Overall, we should also expect many gadgets to be part of the upper trims.
2022 BMW Z4 Powertrain Specs
The base 2022 BMW Z4 from the latest report should use a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine producing around 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine provides excellent performances, as you can see, and you won’t get bored behind the wheel for sure.
However, the manufacturer offers a potent M40i model for other enthusiasts with a turbocharged inline-6 making 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines come with rear wheels through 8-speed automatic transmission. Sadly, a manual transmission is not available.
Release Date and Price
The release date of the new 2022 BMW Z4 is set for the following year. Most that likely the manufacturer will introduce it this year, while sales might begin in the first quarter of the next one. As we mentioned, some of the concept images are available, and the new roadster looks better than ever.
The current sDrive30i has a starting MSRP of $49,900, while the higher-performance M40i model costs $63,700. As you can see, the base price of the 30i model is above the Toyota Supra and a fully-loaded Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, it’s still below the Porsche 718 Boxster and the upcoming RX-9 model.