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    Coachella is a town, not a thing. For the 356 days a year when Boy Pablo and Childish Gambino aren’t in residence, it’s a prosaic farm community, where highlighter-pink and yellow signs hawk Medjool dates, shaken fresh from the trees that tower over checkerboards of agri-business green and dust-bowl khaki. That other Coachella makes for a great place to test one-half of the 2019 BMW Z4’s personality: the convertible side. Shush along a stand of date palms, under a scud of clouds, top and windows down, and the scene wouldn’t look too different from those black-and-white...

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    Toyota Supra to be built alongside BMW Z4 at Austrian plant

    Toyota confirmed Wednesday that its new Supra sports car will be built alongside the related BMW Z4 (shown below) at a plant in Graz, Austria. The plant is operated by independent vehicle manufacturer Magna Steyr and has produced the G-Class for Mercedes-Benz for several decades and more recently...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
    2019 BMW Z4 power details revealed: More turbos, more power, no manual

    BMW released powertrain and performance specifications for the 2019 BMW Z4 on Tuesday, nearly a month after revealing the new two-seat roadster at Pebble Beach. Base Z4s, dubbed the Z4 sDrive30i Roadster, will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition
    The 2019 BMW Z4 won't offer a manual transmission

    BMW is unlikely to offer a manual gearbox as an option on its new 2019 BMW Z4. The convertible sports car exists in a niche segment to begin with, and adding in the choice of a manual transmission would slice an already small take rate into quantities too small to matter. Speaking to Road &...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition
    New 2019 BMW Z4 roadster breaks cover with M40i First Edition

    BMW showed the Z4 concept at Pebble Beach last year and further detailed it a month later at the Frankfurt motor show. This year, we finally see the production version. BMW unveiled the next generation of its two-seat roadster with a special 2019 Z4 M40i First Edition. The lines are now locked in...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 leak - Image via Instagram user liucunyi
    2019 BMW Z4 leaked

    BMW's redesigned Z4 has made a premature debut, thanks to leaked photos published by Instagram user liucunyi. This is BMW's car sharing a platform with a new Toyota Supra due early next year. The leaked photos reveal the new roadster's design in great detail and confirm the vehicle's striking...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 prototype (Z4 M40i)

    Just the other day, BMW made us smile as it remains committed to offering a manual gearbox on its performance models for the time being. Today is a new day, however, and that means it's a new chance for BMW to let us down. The automaker is achieving that goal with news that the redesigned BMW Z4 will not receive a dedicated M version. Remember the last BMW Z4 M? It was a delightful sports car that packed M3 power under its hood. The S54 inline-6 was bolted between the fenders and delivered 330 horsepower to the rear wheels. The automaker also ditched the electric power steering for a proper...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 prototype (Z4 M40i)
    BMW to reveal new car at Monterey Car Week, likely the Z4

    BMW has a new vehicle revealed planned for Monterey Car Week, and it's a good bet the car is a redesigned Z4. The company didn't explicitly name the Z4 in its Wednesday announcement but called the debut "an emotional addition to the BMW range." BMW added the model's identity will be revealed closer...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 prototype (Z4 M40i)
    BMW drops first details on next Z4

    There's a new BMW Z4 racing into showrooms next year, and uniquely the car has been developed on a platform shared with the modern-day Toyota Supra due about the same time. This bodes well for the BMW as having a dedicated sports car platform should turn what has traditionally been a hairdresser's...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW Z4 spy shots and video

    It was in 2011 that we first caught wind of BMW and Toyota’s plans to jointly develop a “mid-size sports car platform” to spawn replacements for their respective Z4 and Supra models. Today we have new spy shots plus video of a prototype for the BMW model, previously thought to be...

  • BMW Z4 concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW Z4 concept noses the roadster in a sporty new direction

    Following a debut in mid-August during Monterey Car Week, BMW took the wraps off its Z4 concept this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is hinting at the next generation of BMW's two-seater sports car. Specifically, it previews the new Z4 that BMW says is coming in the next 12 months...

  • BMW Z4 leaked via Autoblog.nl
    BMW Z4 Concept leaked ahead of Pebble Beach debut

    Ahead of its debut Thursday, images of the BMW Z4 Concept have been leaked courtesy of Autoblog.nl. With traditional rear-wheel drive BMW proportions, the Z4 Concept features a long hood, good dash-to-axle ratio, and short rear deck. The front snout is canted forward, with some saying it resembles...

  • Teaser for BMW concept debuting at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    BMW has released a shadowy teaser image of a new open-top sports car concept set to debut on August 17 in Monterey, California. The car is set to be the automaker’s star attraction at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance taking place on August 20. The concept is thought to preview the new Z4 that BMW is developing alongside a new Toyota Supra. Other possibilities could be a preview of the upcoming i8 Roadster or more distant 8-Series Convertible, though the size and profile of the car in the teaser more closely resembles prototypes for the new Z4. It was originally thought...

  • Man busted speeding 139 mph, Photo: Maine State Police
    Self-proclaimed 'good driver' jailed for speeding at 139 mph

    If you want to call yourself a "good driver," it's important to follow posted speed limits and obey local laws. That's what being a good driver is all about. Good drivers don't speed 70 mph over the posted limit. However, this is all a precursor to an infraction that actually did occur. NJ.com...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    No M for you! BMW won't build hotter version of sports car it's developing with Toyota

    A full M version of BMW's next roadster isn't likely to happen, an engineer with the German automaker has revealed. Road & Track recently learned that the new sports car will instead be offered only as a standard model. BMW itself hasn't exactly been confident in the future of the sports car...

  • BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS Z4 GT3 at the 2015 Spa 24 Hours
    BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS Z4 GT3 Wins 2015 Spa 24 Hours

    Belgium’s BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS won this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Spa, the highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series aimed at private teams. The team’s number 46 BMW Z4 GT3 race car driven by Nick Catsburg, Lucas Luhr and Markus Palttala was the first to cross the...

  • BMW Team RLL Z4 GTLM joins classic 3.0 CSL at Sebring, 2015
    BMW Rocking Old-School-Cool Livery On Z4 GTLM Racers For Sebring

    BMW used to churn out serious race cars with some seriously cool style back in the day. One car in particular is the Batmobile. No, not the one Bruce Wayne uses to fight Gotham's crime, but rather the classic 3.0 CSL racer with full aero gear and a familiar blue, white, and red paint scheme. It is...

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    Sports Car Market Waning, Says BMW

    BMW is well-known for its performance cars but the automaker hasn’t offered a pure sports model for years. There’s a good reason for this, according to its sales chief Ian Robertson, and that’s because the sports car market is waning. “The sports car market is roughly half...

  • Toyota FT-1 concept

    In late 2011, BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration between the two on a number of projects, one of which was the development of a “midsize sports car platform.” For BMW the new platform is expected to spawn a replacement for the Z4, while for Toyota it’s expected to spawn a new Supra. The first stage of the project was a feasibility study that the automakers said would last until the end of 2013. In a statement BMW made to Bloomberg this week, the automaker said the project has since progressed to the second stage, which is a “concept...

  • Toyota FT-1 concept, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    New Toyota Supra Powertrain Details Emerge

    Toyota has teamed up with BMW to develop a new sports car platform that will underpin a new Supra from the Japanese automaker and a replacement for the Z4 from the German side. BMW is thought to be doing most of the development work for the platform and engines that will power the cars, in return...

  • Toyota FT-1 concept, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    New Toyota Supra To Share Platform With New BMW Z4: Report

    Toyota and BMW have confirmed that a common platform is in development for next-generation sports cars, thought to be for a new generation of the Toyota Supra based on this year's FT-1 concept and a replacement for BMW's Z4. According to Japan's Nikkei daily, the first fruits of each manufacturer's...

  • 2014 BMW Z4
    Next BMW Z4 To Share Platform With Toyota Model, Feature Hybrid Tech: Report

    In late 2011, BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on a number of projects, one of which was joint development of a sports car platform that would underpin a model for each automaker. While Toyota has made little secret of its plans for the new platform, having...

  • 2015 BMW Z4 Pure Fusion Design
    BMW Z4’s New Pure Fusion Design Package Launches At Detroit Auto Show

    With an updated Z4 launched only last year, BMW is keeping its updates for the classic roadster to a minimum for the new model year. The only real highlight is a new equipment package, known as Pure Fusion Design, which adds a number of special touches in the cabin. Pure Fusion Design adds premium...

  • BMW Z4 GTE race car
    BMW Rolls Out Its Z4 GTE Racer: Video

    When the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) kicks off its 2013 season at Sebring International Raceway on March 16, BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing won’t be campaigning its familiar BMW M3. Instead, the team will roll out an all-new BMW race car for the new season, based on the production...

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