Why would we say that? Because the "new" for 2014 Z4 gets updates that include: full access to ConnectedDrive features; three new paint colors: Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, and Valencia Orange metallic (the last can only be ordered with the Hyper Orange package); updated trim and stitching for the interior; a new 18-inch wheel design; and a new side indicator light that "adds a dynamic sweep to the gills on the front side sections of the car" according to BMW.
Yep, that's it in a nutshell.
Updates to the Z4's ConnectedDrive system include: High Beam Assistant, Park Distance Control, and in navigation-equipped cars, internet-based information and entertainment features, including BMW Online portal, Real Time Traffic Information, and iPhone-based BMW apps to scan Twitter and Facebook posts or listen to MOG, Pandora, Aupeo, or Stitcher internet radio. BMW's TeleServices, Remote Services, Concierge Services, and Automatic Collision Notification features are also now included in the Z4's ConnectedDrive package.
2014 BMW Z4
Powertrains and models are unchanged for the 2014 model year, with the 240-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Z4 sDrive28i, the 300-horsepower six-cylinder turbo Z4 sDrive35i, and the 335-horsepower turbo-six Z4 sDrive35is all carring forward. The sDrive35is is available only with the seven-speed DCT dual-clutch transmission, as last year, while the sDrive28i offers a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic and the sDrive35i gets a choice of six-speed manual or the seven-speed DCT.
The new 2014 Z4 arrives at dealerships in spring 2013. Pricing changes, if any, haven't been announced.