2016 BMW Z4 Release Date, MSRP Price, Interior, Engine, Review – The new BMW Z4 car brings balanced sportiness combined with cabin comfort like you could only see in a Porsche Boxster vehicle. And although the prices are fairly similar for these two cars and the features can also be regarded as almost the same, the 2016 BMW Z4 vehicle has a lot of is personal features that are only known to be its own.
The first BMW Z4 was released in 2009, and although the design was a stellar one at its debut, there have not been many additions to the car that renovated its look. The car’s design has aged gracefully but it is time for some renovations and changes to happen. The last major overhaul was made in 2012, and since then we have been patiently expecting some renovation with the design of the Z4 vehicle.
And although there have not been major updates for this year there have been some changes regarding the driving performance, The car performs much smoother now and has an updated suspension added to it. Balance, comfort and speed are its major advantages now and represent the best additions that the Z4 has to offer now. The release is scheduled to be next year and the fans are excited to find out when they will be able to purchase it. Till the actual release enjoy reading the review and studying the provided pictures.
2016 BMW Z4 interior
The greatest advantage of the inside is that the interior has been made to be more driver-orientated compared with the other larger BMW vehicles. It has a modern sophisticated look to it and is more like a cockpit than anything else in fact, making the cabin be more like a sportster or a racer than anything else. The materials have been specially chosen and are very comfy and soft, enhancing the comfort levels immensely for the Z4 car. The look is rather minimalistic but actually very good. It is a nod to the classic racer vehicles of the past and has been design in such a way to remind us on the old days. But it does not look dull at all as it is a modern way to return to the past. There is less space in fact but it does not take away anything form the Z4 comfort levels in fact.
The center stack has been newly designed and features a new updated look. There are some high end trim materials added which updated the design and the image of the dash and add certain new elements to it. But we cannot disregard the fact that the center stack has been a bit cluttered with additions. Yes it is all fine when you add special features to the car but it can sometimes be a bit too much when there are too many things placed in a small space. iDrive system’s sleek control layout on the other hand manages to smooth things a bit and bring balance to this stack of controls, but we feel that this is something that can be changed for the future models.
The exterior image of the BMW Z4 has been designed to match the classic roadster proportions of a standard racing vehicle. With a short rear and long, lowered hood it is the embodiment of a typical roadster vehicle. The German design is more than apparent here as it is both aerodynamic and sporty looking and truly has the making of a greatly designed sports vehicle.
What provides a stiff fresh feel to the car are the raised character lines, converging arcs and some smooth swells. The exterior design of the new BMW Z4 is a combination of luxury and sportiness that is rarely found in a car like this, it balances the look well and makes everything very appropriate and interesting for both the driver and the passengers who are driving within it.
There is nothing new to talk about under the hood even for the 2016 year. The new BMW Z4 has decided to stay true to its previous engines and has incorporated them within the lineup for the new design year. The base engine option is going to be as before the Z4 sDrive28i which gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the output of 240-horsepower. The second engine option is the Z4 sDrive35i which uses a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engine with the power of 300-horsepower. Finally, there is the Z4 sDrive35is with a in-line six-cylinder turbo engine and the ability to produce 335-horsepower. The transmission options are also the same as before and you can use the six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic for sDrive28i models, while the sDrive35i and sDrive35is models come with a choice of seven-speed DCT.
Acceleration is one of the major features of all models. The sDrive35is sprints to 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The sDrive35i has the same ability but in a 5.1 seconds time, while the sDrive28i makes it in the slowest 5.5 seconds. The gas mileage is not bad and spans depending on the engine as well. The base engine option has an EPA rating of 4 mpg highway and 22 mpg city for a combined rating of 26 mpg. Z4s with an sDrive35is can produce numbers such as 17/ 24/20 mpg, while the six cylinder engine of the Z4 does not have an impressive gas mileage ability compared to its competition and is used less.
Price and release date
The price range of course ranges depending on the trim of the new 2016 BMW Z4 car. The sDrive35i has a base MSRP rating of 56,960 USD, the sDrive35is is the most expensive one and comes available at 65,800 USD base MSRP, while the sDrive28i is available at a price of 49.250 USD base MSRP. The release date has not been officially set, but expect the car to be released by the end of the year.