Pebble Beach, California - BMW is renewing its fight with the Porsche Boxster with its third-generation Z4 roadster, which was revealed at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
For now BMW is only showing us the M40i First Edition - an expanded range of variants, along with further technical details, will be announced on 19 September, BMW promises.
BMW has, however, confirmed that the M40i’s straight-six engine is good for 250kW and that the car will sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds.
The M Performance variant also comes with a sports suspension system featuring adaptive damping, as well as an electronically controlled M Sport rear differential and performance braking system.
The First Edition is set apart by black 19-inch alloys, a Frozen Orange exterior paint job and glossy black mirror caps. Inside it gets Vernasca black leather trim and a Harman Kardon Surround Sound System, while ambient lighting is optional.