Introducing the 2019 BMW Z4: A Fabric Topped Maestro

By Paul Joseph

The eagerly awaited all-new 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster has been unveiled at this year’s Monterey Car Week in California.

Almost identical to the Z4 concept first showcased last year, this latest variant BMW was displayed for the first time at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which forms part of the annual Monterey Car Week .

Called the Z4 M40i Roadster First Edition, it boasts a trim featuring a special Frozen Orange Metallic paint with a BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line, and an anthracite fabric top “with silver effect” that can stow in just ten seconds.

It also comes with adaptive LED headlights, black mirror caps and two-tone, double-spoke 19-inch wheels.

Inside the cabin, the roadster gets black leather with contrasting stitching, power seats, a head-up display, BMW Live Cockpit Professional with two digital screens, and Harmon Kardon surround sound audio.

The Z4 M40i Roadster First Edition features adaptive M-tuned sports suspension along with M Sport rear differential and M Sport braking package.

Under the hood is BMW’s acclaimed B58 engine, while the 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six motor produces 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed ZF transmission which channels the power to the rear wheels.

More details on the engine and the performance figures are set to be revealed next month, along with pricing.

The new BMW Z4 Roadster is expected to hit dealerships in the second quarter of 2019.

By Paul Joseph