The desirability of the new 2017 BMW Z4 has been taken a notch higher by its sleek styling, impressive performance, and a high-class interior. Additionally, the newest Z4 offers a fuel-efficient base model, superb exterior visibility, quick-folding hardtop, ample legroom, and a comfortable ride. The BMW Z4 release date should be expected sometime before the fall of 2017.
The upscale Z4 continues to set the pace in the compact convertible segment with its appealing and compelling features more so for those people who don’t mind getting their hair fused by the wind occasionally. It is offered with three trim models catered for different tastes and preferences.
The base model is the sDrive28i model that gets its motivation from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of cranking out a decent 240 horsepower. But for those of us who appreciate a little dose of energy, BMW has offered both the sDrive35is and the sDrive35i models that churn out 335 and 300 horsepower respectively.
Foibles do exist, though. The BMW Z4 price is rather substantial relative to the segment average. The drive quality isn’t as engaging as that of its Porsche rival, and the four-cylinder’s clattery idle. As such, we recommend you check out what the segment offers first before deciding.
If the 2017 Audi A3 spy photos are anything to go by, lots of interior and exterior changes should be expected. We can gather that there will be some exterior tweaks and addition interior technologies on the A3. The Audi A3 interior is seemingly updated and provides additional driver aids than in the previous model. The A3 release date should be expected sometime before the fall of 2017.
Although the information regarding the 2017 BMW 2 Series redesign is largely unavailable, our sources say the new BMW 2 Series coupe price isn’t expected to change much from the current $32,850, although, the price will go up if one checks additional options. The BMW 2 Series color palette is also set to get some mild changes as sources privy of its development say the new coupe will feature two new colors.
Other solid rivals to the 2017 BMW Z4 include the Mercedes-Benz SLK and the 2017 Porsche Boxster.
2017 BMW Z4 Review of Trims
Three engines corresponding to the engine sizes are available for the 2017 BMW Z4: sDrive35i, sDrive28i, and the sDrive35is. The Z4 M review is offered elsewhere on this blog.
2017 BMW Z4 Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available on the 28i model include automatic headlights and wipers, automatic dual-zone climate control, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, power-adjustable side bolsters, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED running lights, manually-adjustable thigh support, power-folding heated mirrors, driver memory settings, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, a CD player, basic BMW Assist service, a soft-close automatic trunk lid, premium leatherette upholstery, HD and satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, and USB/iPod audio interface.
Opting for the 2017 BMW Z4 sDrive35i add you a sun-reflective leather upholstery, and eighteen-inch wheels.
Upgrading to the sDrive35is gets you an upgraded interior trim, unique styling cues, a sport steering wheel, special eighteen-inch wheels, a more powerful engine, an upgraded audio system, and adaptive suspension dampers.
Several optional packages are available including the M Sport, Cold Weather, Technology, and Sport packages. Additionally, there are host of standalone options, and color optional available as well.
2017 BMW Z4 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 BMW Z4 sDrive28i is a 240-hp- and 260 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Pairing is done with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission system.
A 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 generating 300 pounds-feet of torque and 300 horsepower is provided for the Z4 sDrive35i trim model. EPA estimates the fuel economy for the model to stand at 17/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The most powerful engine is rated at 335 horsepower and 332 pounds-feet of torque and is generated from a more powerful version of the 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine. It powers the 2017 BMW Z4 sDrive35is model. EPA estimates its fuel economy ratings to stand at 17/24/20 mpg.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 2.3 in. (98.3 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 11 in. (167 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.5 in. (70.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 8 ft³
Curb weight: 3263 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 5,6 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Estoril Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jet Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 BMW Z4 Convertible Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will probably go for sale sometime before the fall of 2017, at least for the USA market.
The 2017 BMW Z4 price stands at $49,700.