BMW gave the Z4 roadster a styling touch-up for the 2023 model year. In addition, it offers revised and expanded color options that include the popular Thundernight Metallic, aka a cool shade of purple. However, one thing fans were optimistic about does not seem to be shown in press photos – a third pedal. Styling tweaks include a toned-down grille with redesigned air intakes. New for 2023, the Z4 can be optioned with Shadowline trim (black chrome) around the car’s headlights for a dramatic flair. Inside, the 2023 BMW Z4 gains standard M-badged goodies like an M leather steering wheel, M Sports seats and pedals, and a dashboard wrapped in SensaTec. In addition to a new set of 19-inch alloy wheels and an optional matte black (with polished lip) light-alloy wheel design.
For 2023, the BMW Z4 offers the same variants and drivetrains. Buyers have a choice of either the sDrive30i or the M40i. The higher spec M40i features a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 382-hp and 369 lb.-ft. While the entry-level sDrive30i uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 255-hp and 295 lb.-ft of torque.
Regardless of the variant, both models are limited to a top speed of 155 mph. Unfortunately, both models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission option. No manual option on the 2023 BMW Z4 – but never say never. Look for the worldwide market debut for the 2023 BMW Z4 in November of this year.
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