BMW Z4 SDrive 20i (G29). Silver version

BMW Z4 SDrive 20i (G29). Silver version

The BMW Z4 (G29) is a two-door roadster produced by German automobile manufacturer BMW. It was introduced in 2018 as a successor to the E89 Z4. As a fifth model in the lineage, the Z4 (G29) marks the return of the soft-top roof to the Z Series sports cars.

The G29 Z4 was introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 23, 2018.

Designed by Australian born Calvin Luk, the car is based on the Z4 Concept unveiled a year earlier, and was developed alongside the fifth-generation Toyota Supra due to BMW’s partnership with Toyota. The design was inspired by the Z8.

The G29 Z4 is based on the Toyota-BMW joint sports car architecture which also underpins the fifth-generation Supra and has a 50:50 weight distribution with weight savings of up to 50 kg (110 lb) as compared to its predecessor.

The soft-top convertible roof returned on the Z4 (G29) instead of a retractable hardtop of its predecessor. The roof can be raised or lowered in 10 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph).

The boot is 50% larger than that of its predecessor and has a capacity of 281 litres (9.9 cu ft). It uses a multi-link rear suspension.

The sDrive models are powered by the 2.0-litre B48 straight-4 engine while the M40i is powered by the B58 straight-6 engine. All engines come with forced induction and are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

A 6-speed manual transmission was made available for only the sDrive 20i from July 2019.

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